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Canalys: Samsung shipped most 'smart wearables' in H1 2014

The wearable-band market grew 684% year-on-year on a worldwide basis in the first half of 2014, according to the latest device-shipment estimates by industry analyst company Canalys.

Updated: Verizon denies plans to work with carriers, OEMs on an app store to challenge Google

Verizon Communications wants to build a new coalition of wireless carriers and device makers to create an application storefront that would be an alternative to Google's Play Store, according to a report from  The Information. The new store could let app developers take advantage of network-specific functionality, advertise their wares in the store and give consumers more proactive tips about which apps to use, the report said.

Kaspersky Labs warns social networks are dangerous territory for mobile users

Careless mobile users are leaving themselves exposed to hack attacks when accessing social networks, security company Kaspersky Labs warned.

HTC wants to fill a 'huge gap' at the high end with One M8 for Windows Phone

HTC unveiled a variant of its flagship One M8 smartphone running Microsoft's Windows Phone software, giving the platform the same kind of high-end hardware HTC and other phone makers have usually reserved for flagship Android devices. HTC hopes it can fill what it sees as a gap in the premium Windows Phone segment.

IDC: Android, iOS squeeze almost all breathing room for Windows Phone, BlackBerry in Q2

It's been clear for years that Google's Android and Apple's iOS are the two dominant smartphone platforms around the world, but a new report form research firm IDC on second-quarter smartphone shipments makes clear there almost isn't any breathing space for any competitors.

Nokia measures impacts from Spotify and Pandora on network performance, battery life

It is reasonable to assume that the use of streaming music must have some impact on mobile network performance as well as device battery life, but just how much? Researchers at Nokia have quantified the impacts by testing the popular music streaming applications Spotify and Pandora.

Samsung, Apple agree to drop patent litigation outside of U.S.

Apple and rival Samsung Electronics agreed to abandon all of their existing patent litigation against each other outside of the United States. However, the companies have not reached any kind of a formal settlement surrounding their patents, and the battles will go on in U.S. courts.

Iron Man could become an app developer role model

He has fought--and won--battles against warlords, terrorists and (with his fellow Avengers) invaders from outer space. Can it really be that difficult for Iron Man to take on smartphone users?

Microsoft sues Samsung for breaching 2011 patent-licensing deal

Microsoft sued Samsung Electronics for violating an agreement the two companies struck in 2011 to cross license each other's patents. According to Microsoft, Samsung has been using Microsoft's $7.3 billion deal to acquire Nokia's devices and services business as an "excuse" to break their contract.

Google pushes to dismiss U.S. antitrust suit targeting its Android practices

Google argued that an antitrust lawsuit against its Android operating system should be dismissed in part because Android device makers can use the platform without also installing Google's apps and services.