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Android and iOS make gains in UK market-share

Blackberry is dangerously close to becoming completely irrelevant as Android and iOS capture more of the UK market, leaving the Canadian phone maker clinging on to just 1.6 per cent of the market. All of this is according to the latest statistics from Kantar Worldpanel Comtech. These statistics show that during …

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Microsoft Mobile working on new Android-powered X smartphones

Microsoft Corp. does not have plans to discontinue Nokia X-branded smartphones that are based on the heavily-modified Google Android operating system. Furthermore, a media report claims that a team at Microsoft Mobile is already working on the next-generation X handsets featuring the same OS and some improvements. The Nokia X …

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WhatsApp has been pulled from the Windows Phone Store

Whatsapp has been mysteriously taken off of the Windows Phone Store by the app developer as it is completely incompatible with the upcoming and long awaited Windows Phone 8.1 update. The incompatibility was discovered by the developers while beta testing a preview version of the app. The developer has found …

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Students get iOS apps running on Android

Mobile app emulation isn’t always an easy task, BlackBerry devices have been known to run some Android apps but emulating Windows Phone or iOS apps inside Android has been mostly unheard of until now. A team of students have successfully managed to emulate native iOS apps on Google’s mobile OS, …

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Apple to add split-screen multi-tasking to iPad with iOS 8

Apple’s mobile devices feature very advanced application processors as well as operating system, but they still cannot run two apps on the same screen at once, something that greatly limits functionality of such devices. According to unofficial information, starting this Fall, when Apple releases its new iOS 8, the iPads …

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Blackberry hoping to halt slide with budget handset

Blackberry is one of those company names that seems destined to limp off into the sunset before long, having fallen from smartphone darling of the business world to vaguely remembered third wheel in the handset race. However it’s not going down without a fight and is hoping to at least …

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Apple hires senior Nokia PureView camera specialist

Although sales of Nokia smartphones have been on the decline for quite a while, many market observers agree that the company’s handsets feature the industry’s best cameras. Select smartphones from Nokia even provide better imaging capabilities than many mainstream cameras. Apparently, not all people who developed the know-hows that are …

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Samsung is replacing its Mobile Design Chief

Samsung’s Galaxy flagships have been defiantly plastic for years despite other manufacturers moving on to more premium designs like the metal body of the HTC One. However, it seems that the company is looking for change as it has replaced its Chief of Mobile Design, Chang Dong-hoon. Dong-hoon isn’t losing a …

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Tesco is planning to launch its own smartphone

Upon the success of Tesco’s budget Android tablet option, the Hudl, the supermarket has revealed that it is now focussing on bringing out its own Hudl branded smartphone. The supermarket’s latest device is said to be out by the end of the year, just in time for the holidays which …

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S leak reveals 2560×1600 display

Samsung has been expanding its Galaxy line to no end in recent years with several different tablet models, smartphone models and even smart watches. It seems that right now the Korean company is focusing on its Tablet line as some specs for the upcoming Galaxy Tab S have leaked revealing …

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HTC One M8 mini specs and body leaks

The HTC One M8 launch has passed and most of the hype has settled but it seems that HTC is almost ready to reveal the mini version of its new Android flagship as some specs and the images of the phone leak. EVLeaks is behind this one, revealing what appears …

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Apple and Samsung retain lead as tablet market stagnates

It is not a secret that the market of media tablets is not growing like it used to just a couple of years ago. Apparently, many people are satisfied with their current devices, whereas some other prefer hybrid devices, i.e., phablets. According to International Data Corp., shipments of tablet and …

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Final look of Amazon smartphone unveiled

Amazon is rumoured to reveal its first smartphone only sometimes in June, but we already know what is inside it and how does it look thanks to a publication of its alleged image in a media report. Based on the first look on what is claimed to be the final …

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