Carriers rejected a technology last year that supporters say would have dramatically cut the number of smartphone theft.
Intel's new Atom chips code-named Merrifield and Moorefield will be in smartphones during the second half
Qualcomm's new 64-bit, eight-core Snapdragon 615 will be in mobile devices during fourth quarter.
New phones based on Firefox OS and Ubuntu will be on display in Barcelona.
Canonical aims to have the top 50 apps available at launch.
The two companies have been trading harsh words for a week, and now T-Mobile is offering a $200 credit to trade in their Blackberrys.
Vendors and operators will show how LTE can get to 450Mbps at Mobile World Congress (MWC), to be held next week in Barcelona.
LG says the latest version of Google's OS will help improve performance in the third-generation of its low-end L series.
Sony is on a quest to duplicate earlier successes like its storied Walkman, but its Xperia smartphones could face troubles cracking a crowded market.
MLB and fashion retailer Alex and Ani use location-sensing beacons to ping customers' phones.