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Kantar's figures show Windows phone sales market share continuing to fall. Indeed, it asserts that Microsoft's mobile OS is now "exiting the market", leaving iOS and Android to fight for customers.
Microsoft has confirmed that a large number of employees will lose their jobs as the company further scales back its efforts in the mobile space, and it will also take a $950m 'impairment' charge.
Nokia has just announced that it is getting back into the smartphone world with new Android smartphones. But it's doing so indirectly, through a new company that's licensing the Nokia brand
Gartner has published a new report predicting that PC shipments will finally bottom out in 2016 but smartphone market will increase only by 7%, its first single-digit growth up till now.
A flat lens has been developed by researchers at the University of Utah. The lens no longer requires curved lenses to be stacked, which will reduce the weight of devices that take photos.
After confirming in December that it was ending Firefox OS development for phones, Mozilla has said that it will "end-of-life support for smartphones after the Firefox OS 2.6 release" in May.
comScore's latest data for the US smartphone market shows that Windows phone share declined by 0.1% for a second quarter, while iOS fell by 1.0% - but Android was the big winner, up by 1.4% to 53.1%.
As we live in an era where smartphones have come into an essential part of our daily lives, a phone has been designed with no capabilities at all, to help us take a break from these things.
Mozilla says it "will stop offering Firefox OS smartphones", admitting that it wasn't "able to offer the best user experience possible" - but the OS will live on across other 'connected devices'.
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Due to a recent significant drop in sales in India, Microsoft is preparing to release a new set of Windows 10 phones in the country. The phones would support all forms of 4G in the country.
A researcher of a recent study has come up with a formula that connects boredom to how we use our phones. They measured how many apps a person uses, as well as how often they check their handsets.
The Android One program for low-cost phones hasn't been a big success, as Google itself acknowledges, but a 'reboot' is in the works, along with plans to bring smartphone prices down to under $50.
A new study has claimed that phone data alone is enough to predict symptoms of depression; it is understood that the more time people spend on their phones, the more they are likely to be depressed.
A new study has found out that notifications received from our phones tend to decrease our work efficiency and productivity, as the brain is reportedly distracted on the message's possible content.
UK pilots have called on airlines to require passengers to carry phones, tablets and laptops in their hand baggage, calling the batteries "an aircraft fire risk that we must all protect against."
A consumer rights commission in China has sued smartphone makers Samsung and Oppo, for the bloatware installed on new devices. The group claims that the apps take up too much storage space on phones.
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Insiders claim Nokia is looking to launch new smartphones next year and get into new markets as well, such as virtual reality. Though the company will only design the products, not build them.
Blizzard's popular card-game is now finally available on almost all smartphones. The new Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft app brings all the game's features and an UI optimized for smaller screens.
OnePlus, the manufacturer of the OnePlus One, has started producing their own 10,000 mAh power banks. Priced at an interesting $15, it should be available for purchase either today or tomorrow.
Despite the high popularity of smartphones all over the world, Japan has seen its shipments of flip-phones rise again after seven years, while smartphones took a decline, after two years.
After losing the top spot in China to Xiaomi last year, Samsung has now been pushed into second place in the Indian smartphone market by Micromax, which grabbed 22 percent of sales there last quarter.
A new rule has been implemented in Xinjiang, China, where people are obliged to register their information whenever they buy gadgets. This was reportedly a move to reduce terrorism in the area.
Facebook has launched a 'lite' version of its social networking app in emerging markets. The app requires minimal specifications and works perfectly even on a 2G connection, according to user reviews.
A law has been expanded in Taiwan that obliges parents to regulate their children's time on the usage of electronic devices. The law now also equates excessive gadget use with smoking and drinking.
A research project from Microsoft has shown how a specialized lamp could be used to seamlessly charge the smartphones of the future. The lamp uses infrared light and small cameras to identify devices.
The $6000 Lamborghini smartphone is available for sale and as seen at CES, it's more of an item of luxury rather than a cutting edge phone. The device is available in extremely limited quantity.
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Toshiba has been hard at work developing technologies that deal with problems of current 3D displays, and they are hinting at glasses-free switchable 2D/3D displays for mobile devices in the future.
Aside from expensive automobiles, there's more to the Lamborghini name: the founder's son, Tonino Lamborghini, has a lineup for phones, and his company's latest could cost you an arm and a leg.
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London's Metropolitan Police has been lobbying the government and tech companies - including Apple and Samsung - to introduce mandatory passwords on all phones sold in the UK, to help reduce theft.
Sprint, one of the largest carriers in the United States has announced a new plan to make it more competitive with the other US carriers. Other carriers might have something to worry about.
While low-cost smartphones are becoming increasingly popular, new flagships remain in demand too. This chart shows just how much users are actually spending on their handsets, broken down by platform.
In an odd twist to its purchase of Nokia's mobility arm, Microsoft actually sold more phones than Apple last quarter - but, of course, the revenues tell a very different story.
According to the report, Apple has a whole lot of confidence in its yet unannounced iPhone 6 line-up. The WSJ says the company is ordering 80 million devices to be ready for the fall launch.
US-bound passengers will be required to prove that their mobile devices turn on, as the TSA increases airport security to deal with the 'credible threat' of a bomb disguised as a phone or tablet.
A study from McAfee labs has revealed that numerous clones of popular smartphone applications are helping the spread of malware and have become a major problem for users.
Microsoft's senior researcher for mobility and networking says that the company is working on extending smartphone battery life to a full week, in research that will also be used for wearable devices.
A new report from Ericsson predicts that smartphone usage will triple by the end of this decade, with low-end market playing a key role. Mobile data traffic is also set to see a tenfold increase.
Microsoft's vice president of OEM partners explained how we will see sub-$200 Windows Phone devices before the end of the year and how Windows tablets will also be getting significantly cheaper too.
Microsoft's recently acquired handset from division accounts for 93.7% of the Windows Phone marketshare according to the latests stats from Aduplex for the month of May, 2014.
Forget Mozilla's promise of $25 Firefox OS handsets - according to ARM, the first $20 Android smartphones will be available this year, with single-core Cortex-A5 processors and 2.5G connectivity.
Lawmakers in the state of California voted this week not to approve a bill that would have required all smartphones to have "kill switch" software installed if they get lost or stolen.
Teachers warn of infants struggling to play with building blocks, children with poor social skills and teenagers unable to handle pen-and-paper exams, due to 'overexposure' to tablets, phones and PCs.
Microsoft has announced that the price of Windows will be free to OEMs that will put the operating system inside smartphones and tablets that are smaller than 9 inches.
According to the latest data from IDC last year's record growth in smartphone sales will be followed by a sharp decline in the following years, with focus switching to emerging markets and low prices.