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    LTE NVIDIA Shield Gets Android 5.0 Lollipop

    When Android 5.0 Lollipop launched back in October, NVIDIA promised that its Shield Tablet would be one of the first to land the latest and greatest from the mobile platform. The chip manufacturer turned hardware company is fulfilling that promise as the company is now rolling out the Lollipop update to the LTE version of its gaming oriented slate. More

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    Samsung to Pay Apple Royalties, Sort Of

    Apple and Samsung have been locked in a constant war over the last two years as the companies fight each other in the courtrooms. Apple has already won several cases over Samsung in regards to patent infringements, but Cupertino was not happy with the punishment meted out to its Korean rival. It seems that Apple may have its way as Samsung could stand to be punished further. More

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    Amazon Just Made the Struggling Fire Phone a Bargain ($199.99 Unlocked)

    The Fire Phone has been an unmitigated disaster from day one for Amazon and we have documented extensively on these pages just what a flop it has been. It seems as though the company has finally decided to concede defeat with the device and has drove the final nail into the coffin of the device with an, ahem, fire sale. The retails giant has decided to make its Fire Phone a full on budget phone. More

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    Samsung Remains Dominant in North American Phablet Market

    There has been plenty of bad news for Samsung of late, but the company still has some bright points to look at. For example, the company is still the phablet king despite the arrival of the iPhone 6 Plus, at least according to market researcher Chitika. The company conducted research for the North American market, looking at smartphone traffic for devices with a screen size of over 5-inches. More

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    Sony's Next SmartWatch Could be made From E-paper

    Sony was one of the first to jump on the wearable trend with its SmartWatch devices, paving the way for other companies. The Japanese brand is now marketing the SmartWatch 3, a wearable that stands alongside Android Wear products with much the same specs and features as each other. However, Sony is apparently ready to spread its wearable wings with another smartwatch, one with an e-paper screen. More

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    Samsung Enters First Share Buyback Since 2007

    Samsung has endured a torrid 2014 and for the first time in years the company's smartphone business faces an uncertain future. The company has taken steps to address tumbling profits, such as reducing its smartphone output in 2015 to make its products less conspicuous in the market. Also it is being reported that the Korean giant is about to relieve head of mobile and co-CEO J.K. Shin of his executive duties. More

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    Jolla Adds Two More Countries to Tablet Roll Out

    You maybe remember that we told you last week about the Jolla Tablet that will be rocking the company's Sailfish OS and is looking for crowdfunding backing. The Indiegogo funding campaign was such a success that Jolla has said it will be able to begin production because the campaign drew in much more than a million dollars (the company was asking for $300,000). More

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    Blackberry Wants to Make Money off BBM

    When Blackberry went through the floor last year there were few lights guiding the company to the end of the tunnel. However, services provided a small way out and something to build off and with things like BBM, Blackberry started to claw itself out of trouble. The end of that tunnel has not yet been reached and BBM heading to other platforms only proved a marginal success, but yet the messaging service is starting to make an impact for Blackberry and the company is ready to monetize BBM. More

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    Could Apple Cut Google as Default Search on Safari?

    Apple has been working itself away from Google for some time now, with the removal of apps such as YouTube and Google Maps as defaults on iOS devices, while Siri avoids Google searches as much as possible. The voice assistant now used Bing as a default and utilizes services such as Yelp before giving Google and precedence. Cupertino is now continuing its move away from Google integration if reports are true saying the Safari web browser will stop offering Google Search as default. More

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    Sonim's XP7 Extreme is One for the Adventurous

    Not every smartphone needs to be a stylish beast tote and show off to your friends, some just need to get the job done. Whipping an iPhone 6 out when trekking the Amazon or conquering the North Pole is probably not going to cut it, so you will want to get more rugged. Sure, company's like Samsung play at doing the rugged stuff, but if you want a truly rough and tumble handset one of your first port of calls should be Sonim. More

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    OnePlus Opens Retail Store in Beijing

    A few mobile companies have bricks and mortar stores. Apple has had huge success in the retail space, Microsoft has a presence in the US, while Samsung and Sony have been long term retailers. However, they are all huge companies with multiple products to push. So, you can color us pretty surprised that OnePlus has opened its own retail location in China. More

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    Blackberry Passport Now Available in Red

    The Blackberry Passport has sold well since its launch. Not big hit well, but enough to ensure that Blackberry has retained a core of dedicated consumers who want the company's blend of bizarre smartphone, security, and productivity. The handset has only been available in White and Black so far, but the red version that has been teased has finally been launched by Blackberry today. More

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    Google Chrome Used By 400 Million Android Users

    Google is trying to unify the Android market as much as possible and wants the amount of forked Android devices to drop considerably. The reason is because Google makes money from its services and forked Android devices do not have those services. The work is slowly paying off as the amount of people using Google Chrome on mobile device has grown massively. More

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    Apple Share Surge to Record High

    When Tim Cook became Apple CEO there were many who thought he lacked the passionate vision of Steve Jobs to keep the company hitting home runs. That may well be true, but those on Cook's side always said he was a formidable businessman who knew how to build on Apple's success and to build on it. Many scoffed, but Cook has indeed made Apple a bigger company now than it was before his tenure. More

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    Holiday Gift Guide: Budget Smartphones

    The Holiday Season is firmly upon us with Black Friday kicking things off this week, and then we have the run to Christmas. Whether you are buying for someone else or just filling you own stocking, a new smartphone may well be at the top of your shopping list this year. However, it goes without saying that not everyone can afford to splash on the latest iPhone or Galaxy Note device. More



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