Windows Phone, Android And iOS Enjoyed A Holiday Bump In The U.S., BlackBerry Cratered

During the November to February period, Windows Phone, Android and iOS picked up market share in the U.S. smartphone game. Windows Phone grew the most in real percentage terms — 0.3 percent — and in terms of relative percentage growth — 9.7 percent more share compared to its previous tally of 3.1 percent. That pace of growth, while better than holding fast for the holiday… Read More

TC Droidcast Episode 24: A Couple Of Mates Talking About The HTC One M8

This week, Chris Velazco joins me, Darrell Etherington, to talk about HTC’s new One (M8) flagship smartphone, which we already like quite a bit. The new device is HTC’s big chance to make a splash in the smartphone market, and they haven’t squandered it; let’s hope consumers are willing to give it a look. We also catch up on the Nvidia Shield, the handheld Android-powered… Read More

Philips Introduces Android-Powered 4K TVs Coming Later This Year

Google TV is likely going away entirely, to be replaced by a familiar face – Android. Philips has just unveiled new Ultra HD (4K, whatever you prefer) TVs (via 9to5Google) that will be running Google’s mobile OS when they hit stores in Q2 of this year. The sets seem to be coming to Europe and Russia first, but it won’t be long before the little Android bot makes its way to all of… Read More

Nvidia Shield Update To Add Remote Streaming, More To The Android Mobile Game Console

Nvidia’s Shield is the best Android gaming handheld currently available, and though the field isn’t that rich or deep, a new update coming to the device in April takes a solid offering and makes it even better. The new update offers Remote GameStream for playing full console-quality PC games on the road, notebook streaming, Bluetooth keyboard/mouse support, and a redesigned Tegra Zone… Read More

HTC Dodges Carrier Update Lag By Separating Sense 6 Features Across Multiple Google Play Apps

HTC is hardly unique in facing challenges updating its software for its Android smartphones – carriers must approve OS updates, including those for the UI skins that Android OEMs make for their devices, but it is trying something different to make it less of an issue. Sense 6 (which HTC annoyingly refers to constantly as ‘Sixth Sense,’ too) will have many of its core components… Read More

Meet The HTC One ‘M8′, Available Today With Google Play Edition Shipping Soon

HTC has revealed its HTC One (M8) smartphone, the gorgeous, if somewhat inelegantly named Android flagship and successor to last year’s original HTC One, the best-selling phone in HTC’s history. The device is debuting in ‘Gunmetal Gray,’ a finish we got a look at in a video leak yesterday, ‘Glacial Silver,’ and ‘Amber Gold,’ with a unibody all-metal… Read More