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Android in 2006: ‘Touchscreens will not be supported’

Android in 2006: ‘Touchscreens will not be supported’

Lewis Curdie  Apr. 15 at 16:00

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  Apr. 15 at 14:00

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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Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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  Apr. 15 at 12:00

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  Apr. 15 at 11:30

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

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

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

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

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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Coming soon: plastic HTC One M8

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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