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Qualcomm looks to Samsung for 28nm chip production

Qualcomm has been suffering shortages of their 28nm Snapdragon mobile chips for a while now as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) has been unable to keep up with demand. It has reached the point where smartphone partner HTC has been forced to swap out the latest Snapdragon S4 chip for the older …

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Android 4.0 is now on 10.9% of Android devices

The latest data on how many devices running each version of Google’s Android mobile operating system has just been released, and depending on how you look at it it can be perceived as both good and bad. Starting with the good news, 10.9% of devices are now running the latest …

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HTC and Samsung speak on Android 4.1 updates

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was only announced last week but owners of Android devices are already anxious to hear when their devices will be updated to the latest dessert treat from Google. In order to keep customers are kept informed HTC and Samsung have released statements regarding updates for current …

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Samsung appeals Galaxy Nexus injunction

Late last week Apple was granted a preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone and as we expected, Samsung has appealed the judge’s decision. Samsung are also asking for the sales injunction to be withheld until the appeal is heard. The appeal from the Korean electronics giant contains arguments …

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Google adds new features to Play Store website

Yesterday Google announced that TV shows, movie purchases and magazines were coming to the Play Store but this wasn’t the end of it. The Play Store website has been overhauled and while it still looks familiar some useful features have been added. The My Android Apps part of the website …

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Google Chrome and Drive arrive on iOS

Following yesterday’s news that Chrome had left behind the beta tag on Android it is now available on iOS. Alongside this, Google’s cloud storage system now has its own application for iOS. If you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running iOS 4.3 or newer you will be able to …

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Google Chrome for Android leaves beta

We discovered this morning during the first of two main Google I/O keynotes that Google Chrome would become the standard browser in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Today also marks the release of the first stable update for Chrome for Android, leaving behind the beta tag in the process. The update …

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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is now official

The next iteration of Google’s mobile operating system has just been made official at Google I/O and will be known as Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It appears to be focussed on the user interface and Project Butter has been introduced. Project Butter combines vsync, triple buffering to offer much smoother …

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Images of the Nexus 7 and Nexus Q leak

We knew it had to happen and it has. Thanks to a leak from Google’s Play Store we now have images and some information on the Nexus 7 tablet and a funnily-shaped object called the Nexus Q. [yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F5FO-MyR0o’] The Nexus Q is apparently some sort of “social streaming media …

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Specifications leak for three HTC Windows Phone 8 devices

While the Microsoft storm has subdued following the announcement of the Surface tablets and Windows Phone 8 last week, leaked information about some Windows Phone 8 devices from HTC reveal some powerful hardware. Specifications for three phones have been leaked that are currently referenced to as the Rio, Accord and Zenith. …

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HTC halts operations in Brazil, poor sales to blame

Recent reports have revealed that HTC is cancelling its planned One Series launch in the Brazilian market and ending all phone sales in the nation, effectively immediately. As such, dozens of employees have already been released while a small presence will remain to offer support for current devices. “After careful analysis of …

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Windows Phone 8: What We Missed Yesterday

If you missed our Windows Phone coverage from yesterday we highly suggest you read up on those before venturing onwards – articles are found here, here and here. We also warned you that we were bound to miss something from yesterday and here is the article that will redeem ourselves. …

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