Software, hardware, interfaces and audio: OSVR has new partners in the fold in advance of its June launch, and a plan to seed some headsets to universities.
Developers can prototype their devices, simulate a full release, then keep the finished products updated through an open source app store.
The ZTE Source offers Cricket customers inexpensive LTE, but if you can spare a bit more money, pass it over for better devices.
At least one company says smartphones don't have to be rectangular slabs.
Though designed with PCs in mind, these snazzy speakers (reg. $50) can also provide an audio boost to another important appliance.
A Finland-based firm is offering a modular smartphone that's simpler than Google's Project Ara. The open-source device is slated to hit the market in the latter half of 2015.
Commentary: The new open Internet rules are designed precisely to maintain users' Internet experience by preventing ISPs from picking winners and losers in the digital marketplace.
Microsoft is porting its server-side .NET stack to Linux and Mac OS X, and is making more of that stack available as open source.
By not properly vetting the Superfish adware, Lenovo became the most recent unwitting example of broken links in the software supply chain.
The trio of products signals an ambition to be more than just a smartphone maker. But is it enough to break HTC out of its corner?