You won't be left too far behind without it, but Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is a worthy update that brings improved voice search, notifications, and sharing.
News, analysis and tips on the Google Android operating system, and devices and apps that use it.
If pulling down to refresh a mobile app has become second nature, then you'll enjoy the latest update to Chrome for Android.
The data savings that have been previously available on mobile Chrome have arrived on the desktop.
In Windows 10, Microsoft's browsers -- both IE and Spartan -- will get the tech Firefox uses to speed up Web-based games. And that's a challenge to Windows itself.
The "Windows Phone" OS will be no more, as the version of Windows 10 tailored for smaller devices will be called simply Windows 10. Will that help improve Microsoft's lot in the smartphone market?
BlackBerry says it has not engaged in discussions with Samsung, while Samsung called the report "groundless."
Microsoft's new Lumia 532 and Lumia 435 further bulk up its low-end and help it reach new customers around the globe.
As the holiday shopping season moves into full swing, the tech giant offers a sweet deal on a premium Android Wear device, along with incentives on many more.
The iPhone 6 Plus alone accounted for 41 percent of all phablet sales in the US in the fall, according to research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
CNET goes over the hits and misses that helped define our year in smartphones.