The U.S. is the world's second-largest Android market, accounting for 11 percent of all Android sales.
More than half of the smartphones sold in 2017 will be priced under $150 as demand for entry-level devices soars over the next few years.
According to new data, 19 billion chat messages were sent each day last year, compared to 17.6 billion SMS messages.
That's the word from the China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, which complained that the core Android technology is "strictly controlled by Google."
Instant messaging through chat apps has overtaken texting for the first time ever.
While people in the U.S. are still sending trillions of text messages per year, they sent 5 percent less in 2012 than they did in 2011.
The prepaid carrier offers a new choice of unlimited data plans to users hankering for speedy 4G LTE.
Neck in neck with heavy hitters -- like Twitter, Skype, and Facebook Messenger -- the messaging service has grown quickly over the last few years.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is the phone most recommended by high street retailers, according to a study.