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Four things we’re looking forward to in 2H14

Four things we’re looking forward to in 2H14

Lewis Curdie  1 hour ago

There’s clearly been some disruption in the space-time continuum. It seems like only yesterday that we looked back over space year 2013AD, but already we find ourselves in July 2014. JULY. How did that happen?

Yes, we may be racing towards death at an alarming rate, but on the plus side, lots of cool stuff is being released in the second half of 2014. “List four of them in some kind of feature, big man!” Sure.

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha leaked in new pics

Samsung Galaxy Alpha leaked in new pics

Lewis Curdie  2 hours ago

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, Galaxy F, Galaxy Alpha… I think for the good of my sanity, we should simply stick with the Samsung Galaxy Alpha here and temporarily forget the others. Deal? Deal.

Behold! The Samsung Galaxy Alpha has been leaked in a new series of pictures, revealing a phone with some metal bits on it.

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Google Play gets Material Design overhaul, rolling out now

Remember we were saying a few days ago that Google Play was due for an overhaul to bring it in line with the company’s new Material Design standard? Well, you’ll never guess what’s happening right now.

Nope, not the iPhone 6 launch; it’s the global rollout of Google Play’s Material Design makeover. For serious.

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NVIDIA Shield Tablet: ‘ultimate gaming tablet’ made official

Mobile gaming is an increasingly interesting sector, and I reckon it’ll continue to grow as accessories like controllers become more prevalent.

Arguably ahead of the game (pun intended), NVIDIA has officially followed up the original Shield with – as rumoured – the Shield Tablet, hailed by NVIDIA as the “ultimate gaming tablet”. Sounds tasty.

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Is HTC working on THREE tablets?

HTC’s record in the tablet division is – how do I put this? – less than stellar, so it came as somewhat of a surprise to learn that the Taiwanese manufacturer is Google’s choice player for the upcoming Nexus 9 – or so rumour has it.

Even more surprisinger, we’re told that HTC has another two – yes, two – tablets in the proverbial production pipeline.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Premium: metal case, flexible display, OIS?

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Premium: metal case, flexible display, OIS?

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

With the ongoing farce surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S5 Premium… no, wait; the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime… no, wait; the Samsung Galaxy F, you’ll forgive us for taking this story with a bucket of salt.

Word from out east suggests the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be accompanied by a Premium variant. Oh for fff…

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Huawei Ascend P7 Arsenal Edition is a real thing

If you were sitting twiddling your thumbs, wondering: ‘What could possibly make the Huawei Ascend P7 a more attractive prospect for a very particular group of people?’ Well, we’ve got the answer right here.

A splash of Arsenal-scented paint, that’s what. Yes, the Huawei Ascend P7 Arsenal Edition is officially – as of this morning – a thing.

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Gionee GN9005: new world’s thinnest smartphone?

Gionee GN9005: new world’s thinnest smartphone?

Lewis Curdie  3 days ago

Time was, smartphone manufacturers were obsessed with making the next world’s thinnest smartphone, blissfully unaware that what consumers really wanted was a big fat battery – even if it meant a slightly thicker phone. But those days are long behind us now, right? RIGHT?

Ladies, gents; prepare to meet what will almost certainly be the next world’s thinnest smartphone, the stupdily thin Gionee GN9005.

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Sony Xperia Z3X: camera-focused smartphone flagship rumoured

The Sony Xperia Z2 has barely slipped out of the womb, but already we’re talking about the Sony Xperia Z3. Is this 6-month refresh cycle really necessary, Sony?

Crazier still, we’re getting a glimpse of what’s supposedly another Sony flagship, this time with a firm focus on camera smarts. Meet the Sony Xperia Z3X.

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Three new LG smartphones spotted creeping into India

Three new LG smartphones spotted creeping into India

Lewis Curdie  5 days ago

The flagship LG G3 recently went on sale, and the LG G3 Beat was launched earlier this week, but there’s no sign of the LG conveyor belt slowing down any time soon.

Indeed, no less than three as-yet-unannounced phones have been spotted moving from South Korea into India, and their respective specs conveniently recorded.

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