The Google Search app for Android no longer relies strictly on the web to find the information that users seek. Search now includes the ability to open select apps to display information from search results.
Verizon Communications, the parent company that jointly owns Verizon Wireless with Vodafone, has received approval from the FCC to buy out its partner and assume full ownership of the wireless company.
Microsoft has cleared the last significant hurdle in its mission to acquire the handset division of iconic Finnish company Nokia. Following the US government approving the purchase on Monday, European regulators have also cleared the deal.
LG is gung-ho about devices like the G Flex that are capable of bending or curving to accommodate different features. LG is so confident in the form factor that it estimates 4 out of 10 smartphones will have similar features in the next seven years.
The Amazon Prime Air drone delivery method may be a pipe dream, but Verizons new same-day delivery option is very much a reality. Verizon Wireless has started a new program that will ensure that a phone ordered in the morning will be at the customer's doorstep that evening.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is far and away the most widely used version of Android devices with access to Google Play. More than 17 months after its debut at Google I/O, the first version of Jelly Bean is now on 37.4 percent of devices.
A London judge has ruled that the HTC One mini infringes on microchip patents held by Nokia and the phone will be banned from sale in the UK. To make matters worse for the HTC, the flagship One is also at risk of a ban.
Amazon has announced a 12 Days of Deals promotion that will see the online retailer drop the price of certain books by as much as 80 percent. Each day, a set of books that fit a theme - such as Best of 2013, Cookbooks, etc. - will be offered for $2.99. The deals are for a limited time and can be viewed at Amazon.com/dealsinbooks. Amazon Kindle customers on the Kindle Fire, Android, or iPad can build their libraries or gift these purchases to others. The promotion runs from today until December 14, 2013.
Motorola yesterday tried to increase Moto X phone and accessory sales by offering significant discounts on Cyber monday, but its website proved incapable of meeting demand. To atone for the frustration it caused users, Motorola has announced a new plan to deliver discounts.
Microsoft's planned acquisition of Nokia has been approved by the US Department of Justice and the FTC. With both regulatory agencies approving of the deal, Microsoft needs only the go-ahead from the European Union to make the deal official. Nokia shareholders have already voted in favor of selling its handset division for $7.2 billion dollars. The deal will see the company maintain its networking operations but sell smartphone facilities, patents, and workforce to Microsoft.