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LG details the G Watch R
By Luke Jones on Thursday August 28, 2014

Rather than wait until the IFA trade show in Berlin next week, LG has decided to shed some light on its upcoming G Watch R by detailing its specs. This is nothing new for the Korean company as it has been showing off products before their official launch all year. The G Watch R is LG's first round faced wearable and could be the first such smartwatch to hit the market.

New ScarePackage Ransomware hits Android
By Luke Jones on Thursday August 28, 2014

We have heard plenty about Android's security (or lack of it) in recent times, but Google's platform is under the spotlight again today. A new form of ransomware known as "ScarePackage" has been targeting Android devices and in the last 40 days has hit 900,000 smartphones and tablets. That adds to the already 5 million Android products that have malware problems.

Archos details new range of smartphone and tablets
By Luke Jones on Wednesday August 27, 2014

IFA is less than a week away and the companies are already rolling into town for the Berlin event; the latest to take its place is Archos. The French company that largely specialises in lower end budget devices is not having a big reveal at the event, but has instead been showing off what it will launch on the floor of the trade show.

Android L to arrive in India next month
By Luke Jones on Tuesday August 26, 2014

At Google's I/O event back in June, the company had an awful lot of Android to talk about, such as Android Auto, Android Wear, and of course the full mobile Android L. There was so much to chat about and so much aftermath to wade through that we had almost forgotten about Android One, Google's ambitious new project.

Sprint issues Android 4.4.4 for the Moto X
By Luke Jones on Tuesday August 26, 2014

Sprint has confirmed that the Moto X variant that it carries will now be getting the update to Android 4.4.4, bringing the latest released version of Google's mobile platform to Motorola's 2013 flagship. It is a timely bump as the new Moto X+1 is expected to land on September 4th and that will probably be running Android 4.4.4 from launch.

Samsung to launch Galaxy Alpha series
By Luke Jones on Tuesday August 26, 2014

Samsung has recently launched the Galaxy Alpha, the company's first smartphone made from premium materials. Of course, when we say premium we mean metal, but either way the Alpha stands as a one of a kind in Samsung's range. Not for long though as some device codenames point to a new series being built around the Alpha.

Nexus 6 specs show up on benchmark
By Luke Jones on Tuesday August 26, 2014

A new leak of the Motorola built Nexus 6 has revealed that the device will be the most powerful ever to have Google's branding, while it is also the most powerful Motorola has ever built. However, some reports today suggest the handset may get a different moniker, a one we are familiar with already.

LG shows off the G3 Stylus
By Luke Jones on Tuesday August 26, 2014

LG unveiled the latest variant of its G3 range a few weeks ago in the form of the G3 Stylus, and that handset has now been officially rolled out, giving us the lowdown on its specs and design. While it was thought this handset would be a true phablet alternative, it is actually the same size as the G3 flagship and is very much a budget addition to LG's market leading device.

Huawei to launch Ascend P7 with sapphire glass
By Luke Jones on Tuesday August 26, 2014

Corning, the company behind the Gorilla Glass that is found on just about every decent smartphone would have you believe that sapphire glass is not a threat. The company even created a video showing how Gorilla Glass is better than sapphire, that's how not worried Corning is. However, it seems more companies are willing to use sapphire and Chinese company Huawei is the latest.

Moto X+1 to get 3D screen
By Luke Jones on Monday August 25, 2014

You thought you knew all there is to know about the upcoming Moto X+1? Well, think again because yet another bit of information has emerged about the handset, although this one can be filed in the rumour pile for the time being. A press quality render of the handset, leaked specs by a retailer, and even material options for the rear case have all ensured that the Moto X+1 is far from a rumour anymore, but the device still has a few secrets it seems.