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​Startup lands $100 million to challenge smartphone superpowers Apple and Google

With a Firefox OS offshoot called H5OS, Acadine Technologies hopes to succeed where Microsoft and others have failed. A China-run backer has begun paying the bills.

By July 15, 2015


Qualcomm, fined $975M in China, prepares to move forward

The chipmaker won't contest the record fine as part of the resolution, and agrees to make several changes to its patent-licensing business in China.

By February 9, 2015


For Qualcomm, health care, autos represent the next frontier

In an interview with CNET, the mobile-chip maker's president, Derek Aberle, discusses his company's strategy to grow in 2015, as well as its China troubles.

By January 13, 2015


Intel tops Q3 expectations despite a $1B loss in mobile biz

The world's largest chipmaker by sales continued to post stronger numbers in its PC and data-center businesses, but its mobile unit posted just $1 million in revenue and another huge loss.

By October 14, 2014


Intel doubles down on mobile with $1.5B China investment

Despite a rocky start in mobile, the chipmaker forged ahead with its second major mobile partnership in China this year.

By September 26, 2014


Mozilla plans permission toggles in Firefox OS

Firefox OS phone owners will be able to flip app permissions on and off at will in a far-future version of the browser-based mobile operating system.

By August 26, 2014


Mozilla launches low-cost Firefox OS phone in India

Smartphone shoppers in India can now buy the affordable Cloud FX for just slightly more than Mozilla's target price of $25.

By August 25, 2014


Mozilla's $25 Firefox OS phones look to score in India

The alternative to Android and iOS is geared for low-budget markets, and it's about to hit one of the biggest in the world. Will that price tag light a fire?

By June 11, 2014


To avoid Android pitfalls, Mozilla shoulders Firefox OS update burden

Mozilla doesn't want Firefox OS users to have out-of-date versions of the mobile OS, so it's working to offer updates itself over Wi-Fi connections.

By February 27, 2014


At MWC 2014, phone makers go after the next billion, biometrics

As Mobile World Congress winds down, we take a look at some of the bigger themes of the show.

By February 27, 2014