First-gen Nokia X devices close gap to X2 via fresh software update

You know how, much to the dismay of unfortunate Nokia X owners, Microsoft announced a little while back the X2 actually runs a different software build than its predecessor? And how the first-gen would never get updated on account of its humble hardware?

Google to release “Hands-free” car app for Android

Using your smartphone while driving is a recipe for disaster, which is perhaps one of the things that makes a new app leaked by Google so welcome.

Launch of Samsung’s Tizen phone delayed in Russia

Samsung revealed on Monday that it will be pushing back the launch date of its Tizen-based Samsung Z phone in Russia.

LG’s Windows Phone comeback reportedly codenamed D635, 720p screen in tow

Although we’ve known for a good five months now that Microsoft managed to allure LG back to the Windows Phone platform the Koreans abandoned a few years ago, the exact plans of the G3 makers remained a mystery.

Researchers develop stable lithium anode battery

Researchers have long sought the “holy grail” of battery design – a smaller, more efficient, and cheaper battery that can charge everything from electric cars to our handheld gadgets.

Windows Phone-based HTC One version rumored again, ETA is ‘later this year’

HTC has had an on-again, off-again type of relationship with Microsoft for many years now, never truly abandoning the Windows Phone ship, but scarcely showing signs of pure, passionate, lasting love towards the perennially fledgling platform.

LG G Vista now slated for July 31 Verizon launch, AT&T release also in the cards

For a middling “Lite” variation of a not-so-popular phablet, the LG G Vista, aka G Pro 2 Lite, sure spent a lofty amount of time in the public eye. And amazingly, the yet-to-be-announced mid-range 5.7 incher remains in the spotlight, as rumors of a Verizon bow on July 18 obviously didn’t pan out.

Snooze alarms with single gestures, now on Amazon Fire Phone

The changing of the guard, as night trades places with day, is a beautiful thing to behold. Most of us don’t get to enjoy the luxury of sunlight creeping in rooms to gently rouse sleeping bodies. Nope. Instead, people choose to be sonically attacked by an alarm during the depths of slumber.

First Nokia Lumia 530 commercial focuses on… the competition

Nokia’s, or should we say Microsoft’s, first video advertising material for the just-announced low-end, low-cost Lumia 530 smartphone is unusual in more than one way. Following a recipe formulated by Samsung, it pits the device that’s actually advertised against the competition.

Samsung Galaxy W 7-inch ‘phone’ reaches China as Galaxy TabQ

The “bigger is better” mobile trend has got a little out of hand lately, with lines between smartphones and tablets practically nonexistent, as gargantuan devices like Samsung’s Korean-exclusive Galaxy W are advertised as phones.

LG G3 drops to $100 on-contract at Best Buy, $0 down with free $100 gift card

The world’s first Quad HD display-toting smartphone to come from a mobile industry brand name, LG’s G3, has barely been up for grabs stateside a couple of weeks. Yet Best Buy already offers it at half the list price with two-year contracts, or bundled with a nice complimentary $100 gift card when purchased on Sprint Easy Pay, Verizon Edge or AT&T Next.

Acer Liquid Jade Plus handheld, Liquid Leap wearable launching in August

Perhaps sensing they missed their window to make a splash with the technically modest, modestly priced Liquid Jade phablet following multiple delays, Acer decided to give the 5 incher a nice little specs upgrade.