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Google unveils Android M, Android Pay and Google Now enhancements

Google used its opening keynote of its I/O developer conference to unveil a new, polished version of its Android mobile operating system, a new mobile payments app called Android Pay and updates to its Google Now proactive personal assistant.

Apple exec hints at strong Apple Watch demand, says the car is the 'ultimate mobile device'

Apple has sold "a lot" of Apple Watches, but it is not giving out a specific sales figure so far, according to a senior Apple executive.

Report: Google's Android Pay enhancement expected to be key part of I/O announcements

Google will use its I/O developer conference, which kicks off today, to unveil an overhaul to its mobile payments offering, according to a New York Times report. Further, the report said Apple is going to soon announce enhancements to its own Apple Pay platform, including a rewards program.

Sprint's Claure: In 18-24 months, we'll be No. 1 or 2 in network performance

Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure has a bold claim: that within two years, Sprint will have the top network among U.S. carriers.

Sony hints at smartphone pricing tweaks to counter currency exchange pressure

Sony Mobile Communications CEO Hiroki Totoki said the company could change its smartphone prices and cut even more costs if needs be to counteract the U.S. dollar's rise in value against the yen. According to Reuters, he said that currency shifts are a bigger potential threat to the mobile unit's turnaround than the cutthroat competition in the smartphone industry.

Russian LTE deployments gathering pace

Russia is gearing up to hold its first LTE spectrum auction in the second half of 2015, although a lack of auctions has not stopped the country's mobile operators pressing ahead with rollouts of the technology.

IDC: Global smartphone growth expected to slow to 11.3% in 2015

Smartphone shipments are expected to increase by 11.3 per cent in 2015, which is down from 27.6 per cent in 2014.

DoCoMo takes steps to eliminate passwords, advance iris recognition technology

Rarely one to be tied to old tried-and-true technology, NTT DoCoMo is taking steps to eliminate passwords, replacing them with a slightly more high-tech option: iris recognition and fingerprint authentication.

Report: Mozilla's Firefox OS to shift focus from $25 smartphones toward more compelling features

Mozilla is shifting its focus with its Firefox OS away from ultra-low-cost smartphones and more toward working with partners to create smartphones with compelling features that may not be as cheap, according to a CNET report.

BlackBerry to slash unspecified number of jobs in its devices business

BlackBerry said it will cut an unspecified number of jobs in its smartphone hardware and software businesses as it continues its turnaround efforts under CEO John Chen.