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Nokia Lumia Icon review: The best Windows phone yet

Advertisement<p>21 Comments<p>Credit: Alex Colon<p>The Nokia Lumia Icon is the best Windows(s msft) phone yet. It’s also the first Windows phone to nail just …

Code.org Lets You Program Your Own Game Of Flappy Bird

Code.org is putting the incredible popularity of Flappy Bird to good use. It just released a new initiative to help young people (or whoever, really) learn how to code by building their own customized version of the absurdly simple yet highly addicting game.<p>You don’t have to know anything about …

Dear App Developers, IBM Wants Your Ideas for Watson | Inc.com

Calling all app developers--IBM has an opportunity for you.<p>At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, the tech giant announced the Watson Mobile Developer Challenge, a competition for mobile app developers to come up with ideas for apps based on its Watson supercomputer technology,</i> …

Apps

Samsung KNOX will soon play nice with Microsoft enterprise software

Samsung has announced that its new security platform, Samsung KNOX, will support Microsoft’s security minded enterprise software, which includes Workplace Join, Windows Intune, Windows Azure and cloud printing of Microsoft Office documents.<p>The press release dated February 28th represents a big win …

Samsung Galaxy S5

Sailfish OS: it's not Android, but it runs its apps (hands-on)

Remember a Nokia-led smartphone operating system project called<p>MeeGo? Nokia axed it in favour of Windows Phone. Some of those building MeeGo left to …

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 review: Pocket Windows, with a sharp screen - CNET

MSRP: $429.00<p><b>The Good</b> The <b>Lenovo ThinkPad 8</b> runs full Windows 8.1, has an excellent higher-res 8.3-inch display, 64GB of storage standard, all the basic ports you'd need, and fits into a super-slim package.<p><b>The Bad</b> More expensive than other 8-inch Windows tablets; doesn’t come with a stylus, or …

Consumer Tech

ASUS reveals its Android 4.4 KitKat roadmap for its PadFone range

Waiting for Android updates can be a slow and painstaking for non Nexus or GPE owners. Fortunately Asus, a company which has recently been slower than most with its updates, has decided that it might please its customers a little better if it keeps them in the loop.<p>Asus has kindly decided to reveal …

Android News

Save $224 With This 3D-Printed Adapter To Affix Google Glass To Standard Frames

Google is now selling its own Glass-compatible frames for prescription lenses, but they’ll set you back $225 a pair, lenses not included. That’s a bit steep, especially when you’ve already forked over $1,500 for Glass itself. A DIY project from design studio Pixil 3D can modify Glass to work with …

MWC 2014: Mobile Nations Podcast wrap-up!

Mobile World Congress 2014 is over and we're wrapping it up in full-on Mobile Nations style! Join Phil Nickinson, Alex Dobie, and Andrew Martonik of …

Windows Phone

Motorola’s Moto X successor to be unveiled in ‘late summer’

When Motorola took the stage at Mobile World Congress this week, the company didn’t have much to offer in the way of new devices. Other than …

Pictures leak of the Motorola-made Google smartwatch that might have been

You may not have to wait until later this year to see a smartwatch from Google or Motorola -- in fact, you may be looking at a jointly developed watch right now. <i>Android Police</i> claims to have photos of Motorola-built prototype wristwear from 2013, nicknamed Gem, that was intended as an official …

Samsung And PayPal Move Against Apple With Galaxy S5 Finger Swipe Payments

The usual complaint about Samsung’s smartphones is that they shamelessly copy Apple, but can’t quite surpass the iPhone. This despite the fact that the Galaxy S line consistently has specs that do indeed surpass their American counterparts. Apple fans then counter that it is the iOS software …

Samsung debuts two new mobile processors at Mobile World Congress

Samsung revealed its two latest mobile chips today during the World Mobile Congress: the Exynos 5422 and 5260. The 5422 is an octa-core processor featuring four ARM Cortex A15 cores clocked at 2.1 GHz and four smaller Cortex A7 cores clocked at 1.5 GHz. The 5260 is a hexa-core chip that sports two …

Huawei MediaPad M1 hands on (MWC 2014)

Huawei unveiled a couple of tablets this week at MWC 2014, and while the MediaPad X1 is facing an identity crisis as to whether it’s a small tablet or a smartphone, the other tablet announced, the MediaPad M1, with its 8-inch display, falls squarely in the tablet category, albeit also with …

Mobile Technology

Wrists-on with the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit

Although Samsung decided it couldn’t quite wait for the start of Mobile World Congress to announce the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, the event is the first chance we’ve had to get any hands-on time with the devices. Plus, the company had one extra surprise up its sleeve in the form of the Gear Fit, a …

Microsoft sends out mixed messages about Nokia Lumia brand

Microsoft has discussed the survival of the Nokia and Lumia brand names after it completes its Nokia acquisition.<p>BARCELONA, Spain -- Lumia lives! Microsoft will continue the Nokia and Lumia brands when it takes over Nokia's phone business, although the company is sending out mixed messages on the …

Windows Phone

Samsung Is Looking For Some Good Wearable Developers

At Samsung’s MWC Developer Day today, the company introduced several software development kits with the hope of luring developers to its platforms. Among the kits were several aimed at the company’s just-announced wearables including the Gear 2 and Gear Fit. Samsung needs 3rd party developers to …

Samsung Unveils Galaxy S5 Smartphone

Today at the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Samsung unveiled its latest flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S5. Samsung mobile …

Samsung Galaxy S 5 leaks in advance of today’s Unpacked event

The day is upon us: we are literally hours away from seeing Samsung go official with the Galaxy S 5. While of course we’ll be covering that news as …

Lenovo's improved Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ launches with a new app suite (hands-on)

While Lenovo's original Yoga Tablet had marathon-like battery endurance, an interesting design and a good price, it also had the muscle of a marathon runner, thanks to weak specs. However, the company just launched the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ at MWC 2014 with a much more desirable set of components. For …

Samsung booth at Mobile World Congress (pictures)

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Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S5 pictured before launch; specs, fingerprint scanner 'confirmed'

Samsung's much anticipated Galaxy S5 flagship, which is all set to see the light of day at MWC 2014 in Barcelona on Monday, might have been leaked in …

This is the new YotaPhone: A 5" Android smartphone with a 4.7" touchscreen e-ink display on the back

Russian handset maker Yota Devices has revealed details of its second generation e-ink display equipped YotaPhone today at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona.<p>The new device follows in the footsteps of the original, but shows a maturation of the technology concepts it was showing off first time …

Selfies, Frontbacks and More: The New Wave of Mobile Photo Apps

These apps take your mobile photos beyond the flattering Instagram filter.<p>Instagram is old news at this point … right? Okay, I still use the app regularly. But smartphone cameras have progressed to the point where we can get pretty artistic with our mobile photos, beyond just ultra-flattering …

Huawei E5786 MiFi announced, blazingly fast 300 Mbps over LTE

Huawei wants you to download HD movies in just 30 seconds, or upload your videos to YouTube in under 10 seconds, all over LTE. In an early announcement out of MWC in Barcelona, Huawei has introduced a few new toys, including the E5786 LTE MiFi unit. The E5786 is an impressive upgrade to previous …

Mobile

BBM Comes To New Android-Based Nokia X And Lumia Devices In Coming Months

Nokia and Windows Phone users have been asking for it — and earlier today Nokia and BlackBerry confirmed it: free messaging app BBM is coming to Nokia devices, both the Lumia devices based on Microsoft’s Windows Phone and the new Nokia X handsets built on a forked version of Android announced …

Nokia’s Mobile UI Mixology Serves Up A Hybrid Family Of Devices To Outshine Budget ‘Droids

This morning Nokia finally took the wraps off a long rumoured (and leaked) Android phone – unveiling a family of smartphones, called the Nokia X range, with the first three handsets being the Nokia X, X+ and XL, the first two with 4-inch displays, and the latter on the cusp of phablet territory …

Intel LTE poised to join upcoming Galaxy S5 family

The chipmaker -- not known for its presence in mobile devices -- is close to reaching a deal to supply LTE chips for some members of the upcoming Galaxy S5 family.<p>BARCELONA, Spain -- At least one device in Samsung's Galaxy S5 family of smartphones could ship with Intel inside.<p>The Santa Clara, …

Mobile