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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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Apple iPhone 6: 70-80 million units built by year-end?

Incredibly, I’m currently staring at a headline that reads: “Next iPhone Will Offer Bigger Screens”. THAT IS BRAND NEW INFORMATION. Well, if you’ve been in a coma for the past six months.

They’ll measure 4.7in and 5.5in, blah blah blah… The more interesting part of the story, for our money, is the notion of Apple ordering more iPhones for launch than ever before.

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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  12 hours 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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LG G3 Prime launching this week in Korea?

LG G3 Prime launching this week in Korea?

Martin James  2 days ago

LG disappointed a fair few high-end smartphone lovers when it revealed that the high-octane Snapdragon 805 version of its G3 flagship with 3GB of RAM wouldn't be coming to the UK.

Well, get ready for more disappointment as LG is set to announce the even more potent G3 Prime this very week, but it probably won't even make it out of South Korea.

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Motorola Moto G successor leaked: design refresh, almost identical specs?

Motorola Moto G successor leaked: design refresh, almost identical specs?

Martin James  2 days ago

The smartphone world loves its sequels, especially when it's rebooting a successful device, so we've been expecting to hear details about a successor to Motorola's popular Moto G for a while now.

And today's the day, thanks to Spanish site Mellando no Android, which has furnished us with both a pic of the alleged Moto G2 (as we'll refer to it for now) and some news on its specs.

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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  2 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  4 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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Google Play’s freemium games won’t be labelled ‘free’ much longer

The European Commission loves sticking its political beak into the world of mobile, but to be fair, we’re usually pretty happy with the results – such as the recent lowering of data roaming caps.

Similarly, I’m quite happy with the decision that freemium games shouldn’t really be labelled free on app stores like Google Play and, well, the App Store.

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LG G3 Beat seemingly reasonably priced

LG G3 Beat seemingly reasonably priced

Lewis Curdie  4 days ago

The LG G3 Beat is essentially the obligatory “mini” version of the flagship G3, but at 5in, at least the South Korean manufacturer had the good sense to ditch the “mini” moniker.

When the LG G3 Beat launched earlier this week, we were told it would sit at a “lower price point than was previously possible”, and now we gots more specifics.

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Review of the week

Review of the week

Lewis Curdie  4 days ago

Sweet Moses, what a week. Note to self: don’t ever buy a house ever again, and definitely don’t count on your broadband being activated in a timely fashion. This edition of Review of the week is brought to you via the magic of tethering. Sigh.

Anyway! What happened this week? Smartphone rumours, tablet rumours, smartwatch rumours… the usual; check it out below. Mostestest comments went to Three makes 0800 calls free for SIM-only customers but ends unlimited tethering.

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NVIDIA Shield Tablet leaked in picture

Remember the original NVIDIA Shield? It was – and indeed still is – a portable gaming thingy with a built-in controller capable of streaming PC titles and playing Android games.

Its successor, the NVIDIA Shield Tablet, has been leaked in picture format, revealing a device that recalls the HTC One M8, and – appropriately enough – the NVIDIA Tegra Note 7.

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Report: 4.7in iPhone 6 production to start next week

Report: 4.7in iPhone 6 production to start next week

Lewis Curdie  5 days ago

Ready for your daily Apple iPhone 6 rumour? Of course you are, Jeeves! OPEN WIDE.

The headline here is that the smaller, 4.7in iPhone 6 will supposedly go into production next week, bringing it one significant step closer to being in your sweaty paws. Y’know, assuming you fancy buying one.

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Google unhappy about Samsung’s Tizen-fuelled wearables?

I was saying the other day that Tizen was – at one time – tipped to come between Google and Samsung, with the world’s top mobile manufacturer potentially forsaking the world’s top mobile OS, Android, in favour of what essentially amounts to its own software.

It doesn’t look like that’ll happen any time soon with smartphones (the first Tizen phone appears to have been delayed indefinitely), but it’s a different story in wearables. Oh, the drama!

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Microsoft ditching 18,000 staff... and Android

Microsoft ditching 18,000 staff... and Android

Martin James  6 days ago

As expected, Microsoft has just announced significant staff cuts, with 18,000 employees set to lose their jobs in the near future as part of a broad restructuring.

But that's not the only cut revealed by CEO Satya Nadella in an email to employees today. Microsoft is also seemingly calling time on Nokia's curious Android adventure.

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iPhone 6’s A8 processor: dual-core but super-fast?

iPhone 6’s A8 processor: dual-core but super-fast?

Lewis Curdie  6 days ago

To Apple’s credit, it’s never really been one to join in the smartphone spec race. The iPhone’s camera, for example, has technically been 8MP since 2011’s iPhone 4S, with the Californians opting to make the technology better (shock horror) rather than half-heartedly upping the megapixel count.

Similarly, we’re told that the inevitable Apple A8 processor powering the iPhone 6 will be dual-core, same as the A7, A6 and even A5 before it, but with significantly better performance.

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First Android One phone landing in October?

Ironically, in the world of mobile, there’s more than just one One. HTC, for one, has several Ones, and not forgetting the OnePlus One. One? One.

Room for One more? How about Android One? Launched at this year's Google I/O, it’s aimed squarely at emerging markets, and we’re hearing that the first handset might land as early as October.

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LG G3 Beat ‘sets new standard in mid-tier’: 5in 720p, QS400, 1GB RAM, 8MP

LG G3 Beat ‘sets new standard in mid-tier’: 5in 720p, QS400, 1GB RAM, 8MP

Lewis Curdie  6 days ago

Well, looks like those rumours of the LG G3 mini being 4.7in – same as the LG G2 mini, or even a tad smaller at 4.5in, were wide of the mark.

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the LG G3 Beat (or LG G3 S as it’s occasionally referred to), essentially a more affordable, mid-tier version of the flagship G3.

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Google search to warn when sites won’t work on your mobile

Google search to warn when sites won’t work on your mobile

Lewis Curdie  7 days ago

In the world of mobile browsing, there’s nothing more annoying than entering a site only to find that it’s not supported. “Mother fugging son of a cult!” is just one possible permutation of resulting expletives.

In a neat twist, your Google search will now warn that a site mightn’t work before you click, adding seconds to your life and avoiding unnecessary frustration.

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