Mozilla is teaming with major operators like Verizon Wireless to bring Firefox OS devices to developed countries where it currently has very little traction. The first Firefox OS phones sold by Verizon will likely hit the U.S. market in 2016.
Samsung Electronics unveiled the next versions of its flagship line of smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, with high hopes that these devices will be a bigger hit than their predecessor, the S5. The two smartphones are dramatically different from the pastic-backed progenitors of the Galaxy S family because they have metal bodies.
As expected, HTC debuted its new flagship smartphone, the One M9, which will available in mid-March from AT&T, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile US and Sprint. The company also revealed a new fitness tracker geared toward serious athletes and surprisingly announced its entrance into the virtual reality market with a VR headset.
Huawei is hoping that the striking design of its new Android Wear-based smart watch, the Huawei Watch, will attract consumers ahead of Apple's April launch of its first wearable, the Apple Watch.
A top Google executive said the company is seeing interest from Chinese Android application developers, and is working on ways it can reintroduce its services into the country.
Ericsson is escalating its legal battle with Apple over patent royalties Ericsson believes Apple owes it for using its wireless technologies in the iPhone and iPad.
eircom said nearly half of its mobile subscribers now have an LTE (4G) compatible device, as it revealed its mobile unit recorded its third straight quarter of revenue growth in the three months to end-December.
Google is working to make its Android operating system more salient for business users with its new Android for Work program. Initially unveiled last year at its annual I/O developer conference, Google this week took the wraps off the program, promising Android enterprise users more security and flexibility.
Google is going to unveil a new API called Android Pay at its I/O developer conference in late May, according to an Ars Technica report, and the platform will enable payments in brick-and-mortar stores and in-app payments for third-party applications.
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is forming the Bluetooth Smart Mesh Working Group to look at standardizing mesh networking for Bluetooth Smart technology and explore various use case scenarios to benefit from mesh, from the smart home to other Internet of Things (IoT) verticals.