Tag Archive: Smartphone


ComScore has released its latest report on the smartphone industry market share in the United States, this time for May 2014. The new info shows Android remaining on top of the smartphone OS industry with a 52.1 percent share.

Crowd funding sites like Indiegogo have spurred a tons of mobile-focused innovation, and the latest huge campaign looking for more contributors is called GOkey. The basic idea behind GOkey is being a bit of an all-in-one smartphone tool — a large key-sized device that is a battery, a charging and data sync cable, a device locator and a file storage device all in one. It’s a pretty neat idea, and it’s pulled in nearly $ 1 million after looking  [Read More...]

While other manufacturers are facing waning sales and a decline in year on year growth, Xiaomi is breaking its own sales records. Earlier today, co-founder Bin Lin announced on Facebook that Xiaomi sold 26.1 million smartphones in the first half of 2014, which amounts to a 271 percent increase from the same period last year.

Is my Android smartphone compatible with Android Wear?

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So you’ve heard the news, seen the pictures, and are already thinking about buying an Android Wear smartwatch. The only hangup, as you see it, is knowing whether your smartphone is compatible with the new software experience. Thankfully, finding out is as easy as visiting a website from your phone. Simply navigate your browser to… Read more »

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Tesco is set to team up with its Blinkbox music service to offer free music to its Mobile customers through summer. Those who upgrade their mobile device to a Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 or the Sony Xperia Z2 will receive three months of free access to the music service for free. They can then stream their favorite tracks over 4G LTE without additional cost.

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Amazon on Wednesday finally revealed the long-anticipated Fire phone. Making its debut at an event in Seattle, the smartphone teeters on the the balance of mid-range and top-tier hardware.

Specifications include a quad-core 2.2GHz processor with Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB RAM, and a 13-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization and f/2.0 five element lens. The display, as we’ve come to expect, is a 4.7-inch screen  [Read More...]

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Due to be unveiled at an event in Seattle tomorrow, the Wall Street Journal have reported that the upcoming Amazon smartphone will be exclusive to AT&T.

Amazon are expected to continue their partnership with AT&T for which they offer their cellular versions of Kindle tablets with their smartphones, which makes sense. It could also indicate the introduction of a long rumoured Prime Data service which  [Read More...]

Amazon smartphone reportedly exclusive to AT&T

Citing anonymous industry sources, The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon’s first smartphone, which is scheduled to be officially unveiled in an event in Seattle tomorrow, will be exclusive to AT&T.

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In what can only be a matter of sheer coincidence (hardly), Amazon is touting some incredible figures surrounding its Appstore. Nearly tripling in the last year alone, the selection now figures to more than 240,000 apps and games. What’s more, it’s widely available (nearly 200 countries) and continues to build steam.  Developers seem to be more than pleased with the services and tools available and  [Read More...]

Oppo has introduced their latest device, the R3, and is touting it as the world’s thinnest 4G LTE smartphone. Measuring just 6.3mm (0.25 inches), the R3 is thinner than other LTE devices on the market, though it’s not the overall thinnest. That title currently goes to the 5.5mm Gionee Elife S5.5.