NTT DoCoMo, Modu and Microsoft have all showed modular concept phones, but Ara might be the most advanced yet.
But Google's modular smartphone architecture is at best a long shot, according to an analyst.
With the Cortana digital assistant and a vibrant new interface, the OS is finally positioned to attract the users and developers it critically needs.
Samsung's latest flagship phone hits 125 countries and all the big U.S. carriers.
The Wi-Fi Alliance adds near-field communication to WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup), so that NFC-enabled devices can gain network access by simply tapping an access point.
The latest flagship phone from Sony has a vibrant screen and snappy processor. Too bad it's limited to just T-Mobile's network here in the U.S.
3D Systems' CEO says modular parts for Project Ara will have basic circuitry at first but grow more sophisticated over time
Doctors can add the device to their stethoscopes and send heartbeat data to their phones
A survey from a Creighton University professor finds almost all consumers want the ability to remotely kill a stolen cellphone.
The new version of HTC's smartphone features camera improvements and clever gesture controls, but is it enough to bolster the struggling phone maker's fortunes?
The company needs better marketing to explain why the next One can compete with the likes of Samsung, Apple and LG
The only way to recover from such an attack involves wiping all user data from affected devices, researchers from Trend Micro said.