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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.

Samsung's recruitment drive to find the next hit smartphone
By Luke Jones on Wednesday July 30, 2014

It has not been a great few months for Samsung as the company has suffered declining sales and a slip in overall smartphone market share. The bad news was confirmed yesterday by the IDC after Samsung previously announced a drop in revenue and profit.

Burgundy Red and Moon Violet LG G3's coming in August
By Luke Jones on Tuesday July 29, 2014

When LG launched the G3 flagship back last month, the company's official press shots showed that the G3 would come adorned in five different hues. Fast forward a couple of months and the device is pretty much rolled out everywhere at the moment, but oddly it is only available in three different colors.

Does Amazon lose money on each Fire Phone?
By Luke Jones on Tuesday July 29, 2014

Amazon's hardware has always been a conduit to get consumers to buy things from the retail business that built the company. That is why the Kindle range has always been affordable and high spec'd, simply because Amazon was willing to take a loss on each one sold to get consumers into the online store. It is a model that worked for the company's tablets and e-readers, but what about the recently launched Fire Phone smartphone?

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha WILL have a 720p display
By Luke Jones on Monday July 28, 2014

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha (previously the F or Prime) is the smartphone that just keeps on giving as another leak has arrived today, this one a little more concrete. Just about everything there is to know about this device is already out there, so we will keep this brief.

HTC One M8 to launch on Windows Phone
By Luke Jones on Monday July 28, 2014

If we asked you to name the best current Android flagships we imagine some familiar names would appear, among them the HTC One M8.

Moto G 2 casing hints at svelte body
By Luke Jones on Monday July 28, 2014

If you have been craving some information about the upcoming Moto G sequel then you should take a look at this reported rear cover from the device.

Motorola working on the Nexus 6 with Google
By Luke Jones on Monday July 28, 2014

There has been a mystery surrounding Google's Nexus range this year, with some rumours even pointing towards the brand being discontinued. Google is working on a new product line called Android Silver, and it was widely accepted that it would replace the outgoing Nexus branding.

Samsung's Galaxy Alpha is not what you thought it was
By Luke Jones on Thursday July 24, 2014

Here it is, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, a handset that is meant to be something of a new dawn for the Korean company. However, this is Samsung and the company rarely does the thing YOU want it to