Amazon launches the Fire Phone on Friday. But will it be a big seller?
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos showed off his company’s first entry into the smartphone market with features like a 3-D display, tangle-free flat-cord headphones, and it’s own operating system, sort of.
Facebook is gearing up to take on Snapchat once again by launching its own disappearing messaging app, Slingshot.
Mountain View-based Google’s Motorola Mobility smartphone unit will shutter its Moto X factory by the end of 2014, barely a year after it opened with much fanfare as the first smartphone factory in the U.S.
Motorola’s Moto E might not be considered the most high-end Android phone, but with unveiling of their new smartphone, it looks like they want to lure customers away from pricier manufacturers.
A bill by state Sen. Mark Leno, that would require all smartphone manufacturers sold in California to come equipped with anti-theft “kill switches” passed its first legislative hurdle on Thursday in the state Senate with a 26-8 vote.
Apple has now dropped opposition to State Sen. Mark Leno’s ‘kill-switch’ bill that would render stolen phones inoperable. A new vote on a re-worked bill takes place Thursday.
State Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) said money may have been one reason his fellow State Senators may have refused to go along with a bill that would require mandatory kill switches that would make stolen phones useless.
A bill that would force electronics manufacturers to install a shut-off function in all smartphones narrowly failed in the state Senate on Thursday.
A bill that would force electronics manufacturers to install a shut-off function in all smartphones narrowly failed in the state Senate on Thursday but could be revived later this spring.