Motorola is going back to school in the latest update to its MotoMaker customization site. Moto X buyers can now choose from nine new back colors or three new accent colors to get more options for personalizing the device. Motorola pitches the new colors as a way to get combinations related to American universities.
Though the Moto X can prompt Google Now even when the phone is off, the Nexus 5 can only do it on the home screen. A new video shows that the Nexus 5 is capable of having always-on listening just like the Moto X; Google simply chose not to include it.
LG, in an attempt to promote its G Flex smartphone, has taken a rather strange path to let people know about the device's self-healing coating and curved display. Very strange.
Wireless provider FreedomPop has offered a new-ish phone for people who care just as much about government surveillance and security as they do about apps and messaging. FreedomPop's Privacy Phone has encryption, privacy controls, and even Bitcoin payment.
Hardly any of the people who have ventured into T-Mobile to take advantage of its BlackBerry trade-in promotion have chosen to remain in the BlackBerry camp, despite higher values for choosing a BB10 phone.
A day after a screenshot emerged of Cortana, the voice assistant that will offer a Siri and Google Now-like search option for Windows Phone, a brief hands-on video of the device has appeared online.
The latest statistics from Google show that Android 4.4 KitKat is still a very small portion of active devices. KitKat notches only only 2.5 percent, up from the 1.8 percent reported last month and likely to increase next month with the release of new KitKat updates and phones from HTC and Samsung. In the meantime, the leading platform versions remain Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (35.3 percent), Android 4.2 JB (17.1), Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (15.2), Android 4.3 JB (9.6), and Android 2.2 Froyo (1.2).
Screening calls on a mobile phone allows device owners to wait until a message is left, listen to a voice mail, and then decide to call back. However, there's a possibility that we might someday be able to screen calls the old fashion way and listen as they are recorded.
Google and Samsung joined Huawei and ZTE in asking that Chinese regulators set conditions that might ensure patent licensing agreements remain in tact following the sale of Nokia's handset division to Microsoft.
Apple today announced that iOS in the Car, the platform that links smartphones and in-car infotainment system, is now CarPlay. The company also revealed that several automobiles will launch with the system later this year.