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  • News: Five smartphone trends from Las Vegas

    In 2013, a high-end smartphone should have a full-HD 5-inch screen and a 13-megapixel camera to remain competitive, if products launched at International CES in Las Vegas this week are an indication of the state of the art for mobile devices.

  • News: ZTE unveils big-screen smartphone, could be coming to US and Europe

    Jumping on the big-screen smartphone bandwagon at CES, China's ZTE on Tuesday unveiled a flagship Android phone with a 5-inch full HD display.

  • News: CES first look: Android tablets tuned for kids

    When your kids see you using a tablet, of course they want to use one, too. Thank goodness there are some tablets out there tailored to them, so they can share the experience--without begging for time on your own device.

  • News: ZTE to bring 'Car Mode' app for hands-free smartphone use

    Chinese handset maker ZTE plans to pre-load a new "Car Mode" app in its Android devices, allowing users to issue voice commands to make phone calls, play music and get text messages read out while driving their car.

  • News: Sony unveils flagship Xperia Z smartphone

    Watch movies in the shower, capture HDR video, or just use it to make phone calls. Sony says it has something for everyone in its new Xperia Z smartphone, the company's flagship handset for 2013.

  • News: Panasonic's new smart TVs include enhanced wide view technology, photo editing

    Panasonic readily admits that these are challenging times for the consumer electronics industry. Its answer: An updated HDTV lineup that focuses on a richer, more convenient user experience.

  • News: A new use for the remote control: beaming shows to your TV

    If you thought your TV remote control was just for switching channels, think again. Sony has a new system that uses the remote control as a transfer device between a smartphone and television.

  • News: Sony unveils flagship Xperia Z smartphone

    Watch movies in the shower, capture HDR video, or just use it to make phone calls. Sony says it has something for everyone in its new Xperia Z smartphone, the company's flagship handset for 2013.

  • News: Apple's iOS edges Android in US during holidays, study says

    Most market share studies indicate Android is dominating the mobile OS landscape, but one study from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech suggests otherwise. It reports that Apple's iOS was the top-selling smartphone platform in the U.S. during the run-up to Christmas.

  • Buying Advice: Android vs iPhone vs Windows Phone 8

    If you are in the market for a new smartphone, the choice can be bewildering. Here's our advice on how to choose your next mobile phone.

  • News: Android moves into the kitchen with Dacor's Discovery smart oven

    LAS VEGAS--Lazy or inexperienced cooks across America long for a future where appliances instinctively know how to make a meal. Well, the future is almost here.

  • News: HTC's Q4 profit falls by 90 percent

    HTC's net profit for the fourth quarter of 2012 fell by 90 percent year-over-year, as the Taiwanese smartphone maker continues to struggle amid heated competition.

  • Buying Advice: Best apps for a Nexus 4

    Google has blown the smartphone market wide open with the Nexus 4. Its low price has attracted the interest of the masses to the point of the device selling out multiple times already. If you're one of the lucky ones to have got your hands on the flagship Android phone, here's what we think are some of the best apps for a Nexus 4.

  • News: Lenovo's new line of Android phones will make you want to move to Russia

    Lenovo might not the first company you think of when it comes to smartphones, but the company's new line of Android handsets drew the biggest crowd at Sunday night's CES Unveiled.

  • News: Jelly Bean breaks the 10 percent mark on Android devices

    The latest versions of Google's mobile operating system, Android 4.1 and 4.2 (Jelly Bean) are running on more than 10 percent of Android devices, chipping away at the Gingerbread version's dominant share, according to Google.

  • News: Google: Fewer than half of Android phones now use Gingerbread (finally)

    Google's Android developer statistics indicate that the proportion of Android users running the outdated Gingerbread version of the operating system has finally fallen below 50%, as the device ecosystem slowly begins to shift toward more modern variants.

  • How-Tos: How to turn your Nexus 7 or Nexus 10 into a digital photo frame

    Daydream is a new feature in Android Jelly Bean 4.2 that in essence turns your Nexus 7 or Nexus 10 into a digital photo frame, displaying a slideshow of images when idle. It can also display a clock, Google Currents articles or colours. Here's how to set up Daydream on Google's latest Android tablets.

  • How-Tos: How to turn your Nexus 7 or Nexus 10 into a family PC

    Jelly Bean 4.2 is an incremental upgrade over 4.1, but it includes some useful new features - notably, the ability to set up multiple user accounts. This enables the Google Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 to become true family PCs, offering unique working environments for every member of the household. Here's how to set up user accounts on the Nexus 7 or Nexus 10 tablets.

  • News: Google Nexus 10 goes back on sale

    The 16GB Nexus 10 tablet is back on sale at the Google Play Store for £319

  • News: Ubuntu, Firefox line up to take on iOS, Android in 2013

    Android and iOS may be at the top of the heap in the smartphone world, but that hasn't stopped competitors, new and old, from trying to grab a piece of the pie. Ubuntu-maker Canonical announced Wednesday that it would enter the smartphone fray with its own Ubuntu phone OS based loosely on its popular Linux distribution for PCs. Research in Motion at the end of January will announce availability for BlackBerry 10, widely acknowledged as the company's last chance to retain any competitive advantage in the smartphone wars. Meanwhile, Microsoft is pushing Windows Phone 8, hoping that it unseats BlackBerry to become the third most popular smartphone OS behind Android and iOS. And the Mozilla Foundation also hopes to crack the smartphone world with a Web-based smartphone.



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