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Apple iPhone 4S vs. Samsung Galaxy S II: Which Is the Greatest?

If you're new to the smartphone world, you may not know which way to go. Do you want an iPhone, which seems to be the "it" device that everyone wants,[...]

Google Android OS 4.0 Review: Find Out What’s New and Different

The latest version of Google's mobile operating system is Android OS 4.0 (aka "Ice Cream Sandwich"). This debuted recently on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, but will eventually be running on[...]

Apple iOS 5.1 Update Tweaks the iPhone

Apple released iOS 5.1 for the iPhone today. This operating system and software upgrade brings a number of small improvements to Apple's smartphone, but few major ones.

Apple iOS 4.0 Review

The next version of Apple's mobile operating system is going to bring a range of new features, most notably support for running multiple third-party apps at once. Nick Spohnholtz brings[...]

Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY Getting Android OS 4.0 Upgrade

Sony Ericsson has announced that all the Android smartphones it released this year will be getting upgrades to Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The only one of these widely[...]

Windows Phone 8 Review: Let’s Try This Again

With Windows Phone 8, Microsoft is filling in the gaps found in the last iteration of its mobile operating system and giving it a chance to really compete.

Verizon Wireless Unveils Android 4.2.1 Update for Motorola Droid Bionic

Verizon has begun rolling out an Android 4.1.2 update for the Droid Bionic. New features include voice search, Google Now, keyboard enhancements, and more.

3DMark for iOS Lets You Compare Apples to Androids

Futuremark recently released the iOS version of their popular graphics benchmarking app 3DMark to go along with the Android version which has been available since April.

Evernote Review: Organizing Your Life on an iPhone

Evernote can come in handy even if you aren't a true organizing enthusiast. The app doesn't always work that well, though, on older iPhones. Read the full review.

Google Translate Review: A Global Language Translator on Your Phone

Google Translate is aimed at accurate translation from one human language to another, directly on your phone or tablet. How well does it work? Read the full review of this[...]

Android OS 4.0 Upgrades Heading for HTC EVO 3D, HTC Amaze 4G, Many Others

HTC has revealed the first group of its smartphones that will be getting upgrades to Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). This is made up of newer models available from[...]

Download Lowdown: 10 Must-Have App Types for Your iPhone

Along with the apps that come with your iPhone, you'll definitely want to download more. Here are recommendations on what types to choose out of the hundreds of apps downloadable[...]

Apple Releasing iOS 6.1.3 to Fix iPhone Lockscreen Bug

Users frustrated by a security flaw in Apple's iOS 6.1 may soon find relief as reports are saying that Apple has released a beta version of iOS 6.1.3 to developers.

Microsoft Announces Third Windows Phone 8 Update

Microsoft announces its third Windows Phone 8 update with larger screen support and a new Driving Mode.

Apple iOS 5 Upgrade Review

The day users of the iPhone 4, iPad, and iPod touch have been waiting for has arrived: iOS 5 is now available. Brighthand has everything you need to know to[...]

Apple iPhone Receives iOS 5.1.1 Update

iPhone users, as well as owners of the iPod touch or iPad, received an update to iOS version 5.1.1 today, which contains a litany of bug fixes and improvements to[...]

Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Review

Windows Phone 7 is the latest mobile operating system from Microsoft, and used on a number of smartphones from HTC, Samsung, and LG. Jen Edwards brings us a review of[...]

MWC 2013: Android vs. Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu, Tizen, Sailfish

Android will be sharing some of the limelight in Barcelona with a range of mobile device platforms.

BlackBerry 10 Software Update Brings Improvements to Performance and Camera

BlackBerry issued a new BlackBerry 10 update today. This adds a number of new features, and is already available on select carriers for download directly to devices.

Samsung Details Smartphones Set to Receive Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Upgrade

While there are already some Samsung smartphones that operate on Android 4.1 such as the Galaxy Nexus, Samsung's move to update the Galaxy S III truly marks the beginning for[...]