Huawei, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung and ZTE vied for attention with high-profile device launches as the telecoms industry descended on Barcelona for Mobile World Congress (MWC).
Nokia made headlines last month when it was found to have filed a patent for a new digital assistant.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices caught fire because of two separate faults with batteries, the company revealed, as it announced measures to prevent the same incidents happening again.
High-end smartwatches will be the biggest casualty of the wider slowdown in wearable sales, as consumers remain unconvinced by their appeal, a new report has claimed.
Fingerprint scanners will become more common on smartphones throughout 2017, a new report from Deloitte has claimed, with around 40 percent of devices in developed markets offering the feature by the end of the year.
Samsung has brought iOS compatibility to the latest generation of its Gear wearables.
Nokia's OZO virtual reality ecosystem is to power content from Chinese digital entertainment platform Youku, the two companies have announced.
Google Now and Siri will play a more central role in how consumers interact with their smartphones, with a new report predicting a fifth of all user interactions will be through virtual personal assistants by 2019.
TIM is boasting the fastest consumer network for smartphone users in Europe after launching a tri-band carrier aggregation network in Italy with speeds of 500MBps.
Nokia's next generation of phones will go back to the future with 31 days battery life and mobile gaming pioneer Snake.
Virtual reality headset sales are set to grow by 900 percent over the next three years, according to new research.
US fitness tracker maker Fitbit has acquired smartwatch brand Pebble for an undisclosed fee.
Almost one in three people stop using their smartwatches and fitness trackers because they do not find them useful, get bored of them, or they break, according to a new survey by Gartner.
Research house Frost & Sullivan has claimed a new generation of imaging, chemical and biological sensors across smartphones and wearables will drive technological innovation in the military, industrial and environmental sectors.
Samsung has unveiled its latest attempt to make the Tizen operating system a commercial reality by launching an app incentive programme.
Google has hit out at Europe's attempts to regulate the Android operating system, accusing it of making fragmentation worse and damaging competition.
Infrastructure owners have been warned to brace themselves for a flood in data traffic from virtual reality (VR) during the next few years.
Infrared (IR) cameras are finding their way into an increasing number of mobile phones, providing more sophisticated imaging and new applications, according to a report from ABI Research.
BlackBerry has struck a deal with US automotive manufacturer Ford for expanded use of QNX operating system and security software.
Apple has delayed the release of its AirPods, claiming it needs "a little more time" to refine the wireless headphones that were designed for its latest generation of iPhones.
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