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FreedomPop launches its own branded $89 Android phablet, targets low-cost device market

Sprint MVNO FreedomPop is launching its own branded tablets and soon a smartphone for under $100, hoping that the low-cost devices will help drive subscriber growth. The company is still going to support devices from branded OEMs like Samsung Electronics, but is working with contract manufacturers on its own devices, which could help build up its brand.

Google's address policy is just the beginning for app developers

There are still some small businesses--admittedly, very,  very  small businesses--that still don't have a website. Unless it's a convenience store or something so mom-and-pop that you get to know the owners really well, it's hard not to think of such firms as fly-by-night. The same thing applies to app developers with no visible means of contact, which explains why Google is cracking down with an unpopular new policy.

Startup Business Texter aims to give SMB market new tools for text-based marketing

A new startup called Business Texter is aiming to shake up the text-message-based marketing world with an artificial intelligence platform and automation program to lower costs for businesses that want to use texting to reach their customers. The company is also actively talking with carriers and MVNOs to get them to use its services.

TDS addresses consumers' digital device appetite with new personal cloud service

TDS is tackling its consumer customers' growing desire to carry content on multiple wireline and increasingly, mobile devices, with the introduction of its "younited" personal cloud service.

Google unveils $105 Android One phones in India, promises to expand to more partners and countries

As expected, Google announced the first phones as part of its Android One program, and the software giant is teaming up with local device makers in India to produce smartphones that cost around $105 without subsidies. The Android One initiative is Google's boldest attempt yet to increase smartphone penetration in emerging markets and ensure that Android maintains its firm grip on the low-cost smartphone market.

Alcatel-Lucent reveals sharp rise in mobile malware in H1 2014

Android smartphones are more vulnerable to mobile malware attacks than handsets running other operating systems, Alcatel-Lucent said as it revealed a sharp rise in security threats to mobile devices

Rumor Mill: Google to unveil first Android One phones in India on Sept. 15

Google sent out invitations for a media event in India on Sept. 15, according to gadget website  NDTV, where it is expected to formally announce the first low-cost smartphones as part of its Android One initiative.

Samsung prepares to debut its first connected smart watch at IFA trade show

Samsung is readying a new smart watch that it claims will redefine the meaning of the term 'wearable device' by offering wireless connectivity without being tethered to a smartphone.

Huawei has no plans to build a Tizen phone and won't release new Windows Phones

Huawei does not plan on building a smartphone running on the open-source Tizen platform, according to a senior company executive, dealing yet another blow to the fledgling smartphone platform. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's consumer business group, also said Huawei is putting on pause plans to introduce new phones running Microsoft's Windows Phone platform.

Researchers demo 92% success rate in hacking smartphone apps

The vast mobile applications ecosystem, enabled by the ability of apps to run on a shared smartphone infrastructure or operating system, has created open doors for hackers that want to obtain personal information from mobile device users. And the threat is believed to extend across Google Android, Apple iOS and Microsoft Windows operating systems, according to a group of university researchers.