Facebook Lite, now Facebook’s fastest-growing app, reaches 100M monthly users

 Facebook Lite, Facebook stripped down version of its service for Android, just past the notable landmark of 100 million monthly active users and became the social network’s ...

Google surprises with early preview of Android N

 Google unexpectedly launched the Android N Developer Preview today. And to make things even easier for developers — and adventurous users — the preview is available ...

Jide’s Slick Remix OS Tweaks Android For PC-Style Productivity

 A startup comprised of a trio of ex-Google engineers is doing something Google has roundly failed to do: make Android compelling on larger screen devices like tablets and even ...

Jolla Signs African OEM Mi-Fone To Sell Sailfish-Powered Handsets

 Mobile OS maker Jolla, who with its Android alternative Sailfish has been trying to carve out a niche for a third platform in the smartphone space for the past five years, has ...

Jolla Signs African OEM Mi-Fone To Sell Sailfish-Powered Handsets

 Mobile OS maker Jolla, who with its Android alternative Sailfish has been trying to carve out a niche for a third platform in the smartphone space for the past five years, has ...

Gmail For Android Gets Rich Text Formatting And Instant RSVPs

Google announced two small but useful updates for Gmail on Android today: rich text formatting and instant RSVPs. Rich text formatting has long been available for Gmail on the web, ...

Is Smartphone Innovation All Tapped Out?

 A panel session probing the perennial heads or tails of mobile device commoditization vs mobile device innovation here at MWC 2016 earlier today heard an interesting range of ...

After Jibe Mobile Buy, Google To Provide Carriers With Android RCS Client

 Here at Mobile World Congress 2016, the annual Barcelona-based flesh-pressing of the telco industry, Google and a bunch of carriers have put out a press release talking up how ...

Cyanogen’s New MOD Platform Will Allow Developers To Deeply Integrate Their Apps Into Its OS

 Typically, mobile apps are stand-alone experiences that play nicely with the operating system but aren’t fully integrated in it. Cyanogen — the company best known ...

Hands-On With The Modular LG G5

 It’s nice. That’s about the G5 in a nutshell. With rounded edges and premium build, the handset feels great in your hand. The camera works well and dual lenses allow ...

Here’s The First Look At The Swappable Battery In LG’s Next Smartphone

 Remember when high-end smartphones had swappable batteries? It looks like LG is about to bring that feature back in its upcoming G5 smartphone. The feature was rumored for weeks, ...

Google Decouples Play Games From Google+, Lets Gamers Choose Their Own Names And Avatars

 Until today, you needed a Google+ account to use Google Play Games, Google’s online gaming service for bringing online multiplayer gaming, video recordings and social features ...