Kyocera built the Torque to be incredibly strong, but it was also thick as thieves. The new Kyocera Hydro XTRM is also meant to be resistant to life's challenges, but it does it in a thinner chassis with a bit more style.
The Kyocera Hydro introduced Boost Mobile to a waterproof Android 4.0 device that brought durability on a budget. The soon-to-launch Kyocera Hydro Edge coming to Sprint and Boost do the same, but not much has changed in the power and packaging of the new phone.
The Android f-word, fragmentation, has been a thorn in Google's side since the introduction of Android 2.0 left a generation of devices unable to receive the latest software. Google has yet to solve the problem, but the company says it is taking steps to minimize it.
During last week's Google I/O keynote, Google SVP Vic Gundotra highlighted a number of new photo enhancements made for the Google+ web app. Those features are now available for Android devices, along with new options for locations and related streams.
Android currently has an all-or-nothing approach to permission requests for user data, but Google is open to the idea of letting users maintain more privacy by picking and choosing which requests they will allow.
Samsung is rumored to be developing several smartphones that use the Galaxy S 4 as a foundation to make adjustments and appeal to a wider audience. Earlier today, the company may have unintentionally confirmed the existence of two such devices.
Many expressed disappointment that Google failed to unveil a new Nexus smartphone at Google I/O, but a white Nexus 4 has appeared at the show. Here's a collection of photos and one video showcasing the new white Nexus.
Smartphones routinely have 5-inch screens and larger bodies, and the LG Optimus G Pro is a grand device that makes quite an impression. Is this yet another trailing device, or has LG managed to make this new phone for AT&T standout for more than its size?
No one would be surprised to hear that Samsung, the world's largest smartphone producer, expects its flagship product to see a strong wave of early sales. However, few would have expected to see so many sales so soon.
At a crucial time when HTC faces stiff competition and less-than-optimal production levels, the Taiwanese manufacturer appears to have found a way to rapidly increase the number of smartphones its able to build and sell.