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Is OnePlus working on a smart watch?
By Luke Jones on Thursday July 31, 2014

OnePlus has made a splash in the smartphone arena with its One handset, and the company now has its sights set on another market, namely the wearable one.

Galaxy Note 4 pegged for September 3rd launch
By Luke Jones on Thursday July 31, 2014

We have been hearing plenty about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phablet flagship, from the extreme (folding screen) to the probable (robust S Health features). Now we have a little more news about when the device will land, and this is some pretty concrete stuff so we would say it's alright to take this to the bank.

Huawei teases smartphone launch for Berlin
By Luke Jones on Thursday July 31, 2014

Chinese mega brand Huawei has today teased a product launch for a new smartphone, with an event that will take place at 15:00pm on September 4th. The launch will be held during the IFA show in Berlin, Germany, where a number of smartphone vendors will be releasing new products.

Sales of "mini" smartphones are falling
By Luke Jones on Thursday July 31, 2014

A report today suggests that sales of "mini" versions of smartphones are "falling short of expectation" in what yours truly think is fantastic news. As someone who is wholeheartedly against the mini trend, I have been waiting for the day when these devices are no more, so for me this is a step in the right direction.

OnePlus could ditch CyanogenMod for the One
By Luke Jones on Thursday July 31, 2014

One of the exciting things about the OnePlus One was that it came rocking the CyanogenMod ROM, the first mainstream smartphone to do so in fact. That made it an instant fan favourite among those who simply must have Android and was one of the reasons why the One became an overnight sensation before even being rolled out.

Samsung's mobile division slips by 31%
By Luke Jones on Thursday July 31, 2014

When Samsung announced its overall company financials a few weeks ago it revealed a slip in profits. The Korean giant said this was because of decreased demand in its mobile division and warned that specific numbers for its mobile hardware would not make for pretty reading (if you are a Samsung fan).

HTC press event for August points to Nexus 8
By Luke Jones on Wednesday July 30, 2014

After plenty of product leaks and reports over the last couple of months, it seems as though HTC will be launching something significant. The Taiwanese company has scheduled a press event to take place in New York City, Tuesday August 19, but of course HTC has declined to say what the event will be for.

How to sideload Android apps to the Amazon Fire Phone
By Luke Jones on Wednesday July 30, 2014

Amazon has done a pretty good job in beefing up its Appstore recently and indeed when the Fire Phone was launched the company boasted that there was 240,000 apps and games in the store. That is impressive, but it still pales in significance to the amount available on Android's Google Play Store and Apple's App Store.

The LG G Vista heading to Verizon tomorrow
By Luke Jones on Wednesday July 30, 2014

The LG G Vista is a device we have been waiting to see for some time and now Verizon has confirmed that the smartphone will land on July 31st.

Mobile Platform market share: Android grows, Windows grows, iOS slips
By Luke Jones on Wednesday July 30, 2014

Kantar Worldpanel uses consumer research, market trends, and manufacturer figures to create its respected monthly sales stats for mobile platforms.