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KaiOS, a feature phone platform built on the ashes of Firefox OS, adds Facebook, Twitter and Google apps

Mozilla called it a day with Firefox OS for mobile handsets back in 2015 and said it would test the waters for an IoT effort using some of the same technology (and it has). But that hasn’t spel

Nokia 8110’s slider ‘Matrix’ feature phone returns with 4G and a €79 price tag

Nokia’s 8110 — the distinctive ‘candy bar’ feature phone with a slider opening — was once the phone that everyone wanted but no one could afford, made popular through the

Google is now using deep learning to measure store visits

Google is announcing a major update to its store visits measurement tool today at its Google Marketing Next conference. Google has used anonymized location and contextual data since 2014 to estimate b

Gartner: Android’s smartphone marketshare hit 86.2% in Q2

What growth there is left in the smartphone market continues to center on emerging markets where consumers are upgrading from feature phones.

The OnePlus 2 Returns With Another Indie Phone Powerhouse

If you’ve been out of the Android game for a while you’d be hard-pressed to understand why people love OnePlus so much. These phones, conceived by the folks who initially launched Oppo, ar

Microsoft Also Axing Nokia’s Entry Level Mobiles

It's not just Nokia's Android line of devices that are for the chop: Microsoft plans to ramp down production of Nokia devices running the legacy Series 40 platform too, so no more Asha or basic Nokia

For Microsoft, Nokia Represents A Crossroads In Its Emerging Markets Strategy

Microsoft's <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/09/02/microsoft-enters-into-7-1b-deal-to-buy-nokias-devices-and-services-business-and-license-key-patents/">acquisition</a> of Nokia's Devices &am

It’s Still A Feature Phone World: Global Smartphone Penetration At 27%

With all the talk of iPhone vs. Android these days, it's easy to forget how the majority of the world's mobile users still make calls and access data: via feature phones. A recently released <a href="