Samsung Electronics said that global shipments of its new flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone will hit 10 million less than a month after it went on sale, beating the sales pace of its predecessor the Galaxy S III.
Telefónica Digital has announced a deal with Samsung Electronics in a move that many are hailing as the most significant carrier billing agreement to date as it unites one of the world's largest operators with the world's biggest handset maker.
Fierce will be covering this year's Google I/O event to bring you all the news and events from the show. Check back here for the latest news throughout this week .
We asked a range of industry analysts for their thoughts on what could be game-changing smartphone improvements in the years ahead. Obviously there will be advances in screen resolution and processor speeds, but what could be some of the major innovations that could potentially change the way people interact with their smartphones?
When developers attend Google I/O 2013 this week they will probably have a lot to look forward to--in-depth technical sessions, visionary keynotes and major product and service announcements. As they get bombarded with information it could be difficult to remember everything they learn, just as it's easy to forget about what was announced at Google I/O last year. Which is why, before things get underway, it's worth taking a quick look back at I/O 2012 and thinking about the big promise Google made, and which it failed to deliver. I am referring, of course, to the Nexus Q.
The jury is still out on the future of Nokia. The company still has a lot of support in its home market from domestic investors and that will be crucial in the months ahead, but patience is clearly running out.
Nokia is rolling out Microsoft's stopgap Windows Phone 7.8 mobile operating system update to AT&T Mobility's Lumia 900 smartphone. Subscribers can download the update via the Zune for PC application or the Windows Phone Connector app for Mac.
Cellular-capable tablets will generate a total of $20 billion for wireless operators in 2017, according to research firm Strategy Analytics, due in large part to operators' efforts to encourage subscribers to activate LTE connections on tablets through shared data plans.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop came under heavy fire from shareholders, as investors weary with the Finnish vendor's failure to compete with Apple and Samsung Electronics told the company they were running out of patience with its strategy of using Microsoft's Windows Phone software.
As enterprise "bring your own device" (BYOD) programmes continue to become more commonplace, 38 per cent of companies expect to stop providing devices to workers by 2016, according to a global survey of CIOs by research firm Gartner.