DirecTV updated its app for Apple's iPhone this week to allow subscribers to use voice commands to change channels and search for content.
Google has mailed a cease-and-desist letter to Microsoft demanding the removal of a new YouTube video application for Windows Phone introduced last week.
Microsoft said it will start rolling out a software update to existing Windows Phone 8 phones "later this summer" that will include a handful of new features.
Microsoft is eliminating its Points virtual currency system in favor of a new gift card system spanning platforms including Windows Phone, Windows and Xbox.
Nokia stopped teasing and formally unveiled its latest high-end Lumia Windows Phone smartphone, the Lumia 925, which T-Mobile US will exclusively launch for the U.S. market.
Verizon Wireless confirmed it will exclusively launch the high-end Nokia Lumia 928 Windows Phone later this month. The Lumia 928 will be available May 16 for $99.99 after $50 mail-in-rebate with a two-year contract.
One of the biggest announcements at Google I/O is likely to be the introduction of the long-awaited Google X Phone, rumored to be manufactured by Motorola Mobility and scheduled to launch in the second half of 2013. How could the Google X Phone affect Google's relationship with leading Android smartphone makers?
Close to three-fifths of all smartphones, tablets and notebooks shipped worldwide during the first quarter of 2013 run Google's Android mobile operating system, independent analyst firm Canalys reports.
The jury is still out on the future of Nokia. The company still has a lot of support in its home market from domestic investors and that will be crucial in the months ahead, but patience is clearly running out.
Microsoft is offering $1 billion to acquire the digital assets of Nook Media, its joint venture with bookseller Barnes & Noble, TechCrunch reports.