Samsung trademarks Galaxy Adore, Galaxy S Fitness and Galaxy V: (yes, with colon)

Lewis Curdie  4 days ago

A few days ago, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) revealed the Gear Now and Gear Solo (presumably two new smartwatches) in name, and the Samsung juggernaut continues unabated.

The USPTO is at it again, this time revealing the Samsung Galaxy Adore, Galaxy S Fitness and Galaxy V:. And no, that’s not a typo; it’s the Samsung Galaxy V Colon. Weird.

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iPhone 6: 4.7in display ‘confirmed’ by Foxconn mould?

iPhone 6: 4.7in display ‘confirmed’ by Foxconn mould?

Lewis Curdie  4 days ago

You all know the story by now, right? The iPhone 6 is widely tipped to arrive later this year in two sizes – both significantly larger than the 4in iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.

One of those sizes is seemingly confirmed by way of a picture of an iPhone 6 mould, which supposedly originated from Apple’s Taiwanese manufacturing pal, Foxconn.

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Android in 2006: ‘Touchscreens will not be supported’

Android in 2006: ‘Touchscreens will not be supported’

Lewis Curdie  4 days ago

As much as litigation tends to make us sigh, court cases occasionally yield interesting titbits, such as Samsung’s 132-page comparison of the Galaxy S and the first-gen iPhone. BE MORE iPHONE was the conclusion there.

Similarly, the current legal shootout between Apple and Samsung has yielded an interesting document detailing the state of Android in 2006 – prior to the release of the first iPhone.

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HTC One M8 mini release date: yep, still May!

HTC One M8 mini release date: yep, still May!

Lewis Curdie  4 days ago

A couple of weeks ago, I was relaying word from 3g.co.uk, suggesting that the HTC One M8 mini would arrive in the UK in May.

A further hint, this time from HTC’s home territory of Taiwan, gives credence to the notion of the One M8 mini being released next month.

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Google Nexus 10, 16GB, £220 delivered with code @ Expansys

Google Nexus 10, 16GB, £220 delivered with code @ Expansys

Lewis Curdie  4 days ago

Get this Google Nexus 10 deal @ Expansys

Using code 15GONEXUS10, you can grab the Samsung-built Google Nexus 10 for £219.99 at Expansys. That’s £15 off the usual £234.99.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Lewis Curdie  4 days ago

As much as Samsung’s ludicrous output often leaves me shaking my head (Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo, anyone?), I have to concede that the South Koreans are responsible for two of the best smartphones on the market.

I speak of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phablet and the spanking new Samsung Galaxy S5, and it gives me great pleasure to pit the two in a bloody fight to the death.

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Google’s Android app icons to adopt flatter design?

Google’s Android app icons to adopt flatter design?

Lewis Curdie  4 days ago

Prior to release, iOS 7 caused a fair bit of controversy with its “flat” design, with icons largely doing away with fancy things like lighting and shading in favour of, y’know, just being dead plain and that.

There are suggestions that Google’s Android apps are about to go the same way, adopting what’s referred to internally as Google’s “Moonshine” approach.

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LG G3 specs leaked by US network Sprint (oops): QHD display, 3GB RAM

LG G3 specs leaked by US network Sprint (oops): QHD display, 3GB RAM

Lewis Curdie  4 days ago

With the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 and Sony Xperia Z2 all now very much a reality, it’s LG’s turn to wow us with its latest flagship-flavoured delight.

Rumours suggest the LG G2’s successor will launch as early as May (i.e. next month), and in the meantime, US network Sprint appears to have leaked a comprehensive list of LG G3 specs.

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ZTE Grand S II: 50,000 sold in 58 seconds

Lewis Curdie  5 days ago

The ZTE Grand S II (Grand S II LTE, to use its full name) was one of 689,313 new phones unveiled at CES 2014 in January, and early indications are that it’s a rip-roaring success over in China.

ZTE boasts that it sold a whopping 50,000 Grand S II units in under a minute; 58 seconds, to be precise.

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Trials Frontier iOS review

Lewis Curdie  5 days ago

Ask your Xbox-owning chums what their favourite Xbox Live Arcade games are and there’s a good chance someone will mention the infuriating but sublime Trials Evolution.

We’ve had a handful of pretenders over the years, but Trials Frontier marks the first smarphone outing for the series. Huzzah? Yeah, mostly.

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Moto X+1 to offer multiple backplate options: plastic, wood, leather

Lewis Curdie  5 days ago

Around a week ago, Martin set Mobo-hearts racing when he relayed news of a little something called the Moto X+1, essentially the successor to last year’s Moto X flagship.

There’s been a bit of a question mark over customisation, what with the Lenovo takeover and whatnot, but we’re hearing that the Moto X+1 won’t disappoint.

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Samsung Galaxy Zoom 2 touching down April 29 as Galaxy K Zoom

Lewis Curdie  5 days ago

Cast your filthy minds back 10 days or so, and you might recall Martin “Jimmy” James saying that the inevitable Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom had been rumoured as the Galaxy K Zoom.

Well, the official invites are out, and it appears that the phone will indeed be some sort of Samsung Galaxy K. Kool!

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Lenovo Golden Warrior S8 is a wallet-friendly, er, warrior

Lewis Curdie  5 days ago

On these shores, Lenovo hasn’t made much of an impact smartphone-wise, and is perhaps best known as the Chinese manufacturer what done swooped in and bought Motorola from Google earlier this year.

To be honest, that’s unlikely to change with this new chap, but it’s worth mentioning for its name alone. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Lenovo Golden Warrior S8.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, SIM free, £195 delivered @ Smartfone Store

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, SIM free, £195 delivered @ Smartfone Store

Lewis Curdie  5 days ago

Get this Samsung Galaxy S4 mini deal @ Smartfone Store

The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini is currently on sale for £189.99 at Smartphone Store – brand new and boxed and all that jazz.

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Coming soon: plastic HTC One M8

Lewis Curdie  5 days ago

Considering the HTC One M8’s aluminium body is one of its key selling points, and one of the things that sets it apart from the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S5, you’d be forgiven for frowning at the notion of a plastic HTC One M8.

But apparently such a device is heading to China as early as next month – just one month after the release of the aluminium chap. Confused? Read on!

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Samsung Galaxy S5 selling significantly faster than Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S5 selling significantly faster than Galaxy S4

Lewis Curdie  5 days ago

April 11, last Friday, marked the release of the Samsung Galaxy S5 in a whopping 125 countries, and of course what we all want to know is: how well is the thing selling?

According to an early report from out of South Korea, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is – in some territories – more than doubling initial sales of the Galaxy S4.

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Five reasons why the HTC One M8 is better than the Samsung Galaxy S5 (by HTC)

Five reasons why the HTC One M8 is better than the Samsung Galaxy S5 (by HTC)

Lewis Curdie  7 days ago

While Five reasons why the HTC One M8 is better than the Samsung Galaxy S5 possibly sounds like the kind of feature I’d pen during the week, this is actually an HTC production.

Yes, HTC has kindly fired out a training document for sales reps explaining why its latest flagship is better than Samsung’s.

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Amazon smartphone release date tipped for 2H14, hologram-style 3D display

Amazon smartphone release date tipped for 2H14, hologram-style 3D display

Lewis Curdie  7 days ago

Good gawd, it’s the rumour that just won’t go away. I speak, of course, of the Amazon smartphone, an entirely unofficial device that has had rumour tongues wagging for something silly like two-and-a-half years now.

If the latest whispers are to be believed, Team Bezos could put us out of our misery with an Amazon smartphone launch in June, and a release at, er, some point in the ensuing months.

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AU Optronics beats Samsung in the race to QHD AMOLED

AU Optronics beats Samsung in the race to QHD AMOLED

Lewis Curdie  7 days ago

You’d be forgiven for thinking Samsung might be first to unleash a QHD (2560 x 1440) AMOLED display, having announced it was beavering away on such a beast earlier this year.

But nope, that particular accolade goes to the lesser-known AU Optronics, which produces displays for multiple manufacturers, including – you guessed it – Samsung.

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