HTC Countersues Apple over iPhone Technology

The mobile wars have gone code red as cell-phone maker HTC, a key partner in Google's exploding Android mobile ecosystem, filed a patent lawsuit against iPhone-maker Apple. It comes two months after Apple filed its own patent suit against HTC.

Look Out, Apple: Google's Android Gaining Steam

Is Google's (GOOG) Android platform the long-awaited iPhone-killer? Not yet, but new data shows Android is posing a serious threat to Apple's (AAPL) popular smartphone. According to mobile research firm Flurry, Verizon Wireless's Google-powered Droid smartphone outsold Apple's original iPhone during the first 74 days that each device was on sale.

Why the iPhone needs competition

Traditionally, when you went to purchase a cell phone you had a few features to compare but it all boiled down to the price of the phone, price of...

Is Google's Nexus One Really the One?

At first, the iPhone-killer, Android-running smartphone was the Cliq. Then it was the Droid. Now it's the Nexus One. Each was hailed as the best one yet. Will the rapid-fire emergence of new smartphones anger potential Android devotees?

Android Spells Trouble for iPhone

Google's Android is proving to be the first true competitor to Apple's iPhone in terms of bandwidth consumption and rich application use. If providers such as MetroPCS or Leap Wireless start offering Android-powered smartphones, it could be a big problem for some big players.

Google Phone Rings Up Apple

In the heart of the holiday phone-buying season, AT T handed Google a fabulous present and partner Apple a lump of coal. Both were wrapped in one spectacular network failure, which stranded thousands of the Web's most vocal and demanding iPhone users.

Too Many Android Models?

The quickly rising popularity of cell phones powered by Google's new mobile operating system is making one cohort of the mobile phone ecosystem nervous: Application developers could suffer if they need to keep tweaking code to work with multiple models.

Watch out iPhone, here comes the Droid

Verizon Wireless, Motorola and Google set the smartphone market on fire yesterday with Droid, their latest offering. Does this mean the iPhone, which...