Google will release in two weeks a software-development kit for developers to let them more easily put Google's Android platform into wearable computing devices, according to a senior Google executive.
Research firm IDC thinks the tablet market will grow in 2014 compared to 2013 but at a slower pace than it previously forecasted, with a maturing market, stabilizing prices and a decline in low-cost tablets all contributing to the weaker growth.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, co-founder Bill Gates and other board members and executives initially were against former Steve Ballmer's idea to purchase Nokia's handset business and licenses its patents for $7.5 billion, according to a Bloomberg BusinessWeek report.
Sprint MVNO FreedomPop is unveiling an encrypted smartphone designed to protect voice calls and text messages from being hacked. The phone is the latest product to respond to increased reports of government snooping, even into mobile devices.
Almost all T-Mobile US customers who traded in their BlackBerry phones during a recent promotion switched to another smartphone platform, according to a blog post from TMoNews.
Struggling electronics and wireless retailer RadioShack said it will shutter as many as 1,110 stores across the United States as it seeks to turn itself around with a smaller footprint.
Google and Samsung Electronics are prodding Chinese regulators to ensure that once Microsoft's deal for Nokia's handset unit closes they won't be forced to pay higher patent licensing fees, according to a Bloomberg report.
Apple announced that its "iOS in the Car" program has been rebranded "CarPlay" and that it will bring iOS into cars from Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo this week, with more automakers set to launch the service later this year.
Longtime Sprint executive Fared Adib has left the company, a Sprint spokeswoman confirmed to FierceWireless, just months after he was given responsibility of a new group following SoftBank's purchase to take control of Sprint.
Finnish handset maker Jolla shipped its first smartphone in Europe in December and now the company is eyeing a bigger market.