Phone and Tablet News

Samsung And HiSilicon To Allow Other Manufacturers To Use Their SoCs

Written by Katie on 15 July 2014 at 14:31
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Hardware

For those bored of extreme lack of competition in the mobile chipset market, this might be some welcome news.

Samsung and HiSilicon have both announced that they are planning to sell their own chips to other smartphone manufacturers, opening up competition in a market where currently 90% of smartphone chipset solutions come from either Qualcomm or MediaTek…

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New Chromecast Update Will Allow Users To Stream Mobile Content On Their TVs

Written by Katie on 10 July 2014 at 16:32
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Hardware

The latest update of the Chromecast app on Android has an interesting feature: it will allow Android users with compatible devices to stream media from their phones and tablets onto a TV screen or monitor.

Chromecast product manager Ambarish Kenghe announced the news on the latest Android blog, stressing that whilst the product was in beta, Screen Casting would allow users to view games, photos, music and all the rest on their TV sets...

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Google Removes HTC One M7, Z Ultra and G Pad 8.3 Play Editions From Play Store

Written by Katie on 09 July 2014 at 10:17
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Hardware

The concept of Google Play editions of phones was initially unveiled at Google's 2013 I/O, but it looks like there could be a major shift away from them all together, as Google has remined the majority of handsets from the Play Store.

The Xperia Z Ultra, the LG G Pad 8.3 and the HTC One M7 have now officially been taken down from the Google Play Edition devices section of the Play Store, whilst the Samsung Galaxy S4 remains listed but has been out of stock for a number of weeks now…

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Sony Unveils The Selfie-Centric Sony Xperia C3

Written by Katie on 08 July 2014 at 10:11
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Hardware Specs

Sony teased yesterday that they’d have a selfie-competent phone for release this week, and it looks like they’ve delivered today with the Sony Xperia C3.

Touted as the “world’s best selfie phone” the C3 packs a raft of features aimed at targeting the growing crowd of dedicated self-photographers…

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Rumour: Nokia By Microsoft Releasing Android-powered Lumia Phone

Written by Katie on 07 July 2014 at 15:45
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Software

Microsoft seems to be taking Nokia in something of a surprising direction if recent rumours are to be believed.

Well known leaker of mobile devices @evleaks revealed in a tweet earlier today that an Android-powered phone was coming from Nokia by Microsoft. This in itself isn’t a big story, since the Nokia X range is already Android-based. This phone, however, is rumoured to be a Lumia device...

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CD Projekt RED Announces The Witcher: Battle Arena MOBA For Mobile Devices

Written by Katie on 02 July 2014 at 16:58
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Games

CD Projekt RED surprised mobile fans last night with their announcement of The Witcher: Battle Arena, a MOBA game designed for tablet and phone devices and launching in the fourth quarter of 2014.

The game is apparently a fast-paced take on the likes of DotA 2 and League of Legends, with the controls simplified in order to make them usable with touchscreen control limitations...

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Samsung Reveals Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini With Price Structure

Written by Katie on 01 July 2014 at 17:04
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Hardware Specs

“Mini” versions of flagships in smallers sizes with more mid-range specs have become par for the course in the smartphone market, with virtually every big phone release accompanied by a “mini” little brother.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is no different, and Samsung unveiled their anticipated handset earlier today…

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The Banner Saga Headed To Tablets This Summer

Written by Katie on 26 June 2014 at 14:37
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Games

It’s always great when fantastic games get ported to new platforms to be enjoyed by a wider audience, which is why we were psyched to see that Stoic Games’ viking-themed turn-based tactical RPG The Banner Saga will be heading to tablets within months.

According to publisher Versus Evil, the game is expected on both Android and iOS tablet devices before the summer is out...

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Google I/O 2014 Reveals Android L Developer Version

Written by Katie on 25 June 2014 at 19:06
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News

 It’s that time of the year again; Google’s 2014 I/O is upon us, providing us with insight into developments within Google in both hardware and software.

The focus of the conference from a mobile perspective was on increasing access to Android around the world and, as expected, the changes being introduced in the new Android “L” version update…

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Nokia Introduces Entry-Level Nokia X2 Smartphone Running Forked Android

Written by Katie on 24 June 2014 at 11:31
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Hardware Specs

It looks like Microsoft-owned Nokia is pushing hard into affordable smartphone technology. Nokia just announced the Nokia X2, a step up from the previous Nokia X, and once again the phone will fall into the budget category under $100.

Looking at the phone as an upgrade of the earlier Nokia X, we see a host of improvements,m and it looks like the company has pushed hard to make the X2 a solid but affordable entry-level phone…

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