And so we enter 2014. Happy New Year, you mobile-loving maniacs. Brace yourselves for smartwatches, big iPhones, the long-promised rise of Windows Phone, and the seemingly inevitable downfall of HTC.
In the meantime, it's very much the calm before the trade show storm, with CES 2014 opening its doors this coming Tuesday, and Mobile World Congress at the end of February.
Most comments this week goes to LG: Knock to unlock for all!, thanks to a debate about the, er, originality of LG's tap-to-unlock feature.
In apps, I thoroughly enjoyed Oceanhorn, an unashamed rip of the seafaring Zelda games, and I'll shortly fire up a few hundred words about Paint it Back, which is essentially Picross. It's brilliant.
Happy weekend, tout le monde. If you can't be good, be careful.
- Samsung unveils mobile industry’s first 8Gb LPDDR4 DRAM, hello UHD displays
- HTC exec charged with leaking info, falsifying expenses, taking kickbacks (3)
- LG: Knock to unlock for all! (10)
- Sony working on media-loving Windows Phone handset to launch in mid-2014? (8)
- Asus by the numbers: 4, 5 and 6in smartphones to be unveiled at CES 2014 (1)
- Metal Samsung Galaxy F to launch alongside Samsung Galaxy S5? (1)
- Nokia wins injunction against HTC Android devices in Germany
- Coming soon: Archos smartwatches from less than £50 (2)
- Lenovo announces LTE-friendly Vibe Z powerhouse, but has no plans for a UK launch as yet
- Grand S II and Nubia 5S to lead ZTE's multi-fronted CES 2014 assault
- Samsung Galaxy S5 launching at MWC 2014?
- DigiTimes: iWatch production yields are terrible
- More HTC One Two (M8) specs doing the rounds
- Acer announces entry-level Liquid Z5 smartphone (1)
- Polaroid teases Android 4.4-toting Q-Series tablet trio (1)