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Samsung's Tizen Tops BlackBerry as Fourth Largest Mobile Platform
By Luke Jones on Thursday November 05, 2015

Samsung received some huge news today as it was revealed the company's own Tizen platform as overtaken BlackBerry as the fourth largest mobile platform on the market. That is according to Strategy Analytics (which is always right by the way), with Samsung's OS apparently surpassing BlackBerry during the third quarter running June 1 through September 30.

Facebook Mobile Advertising Revenue Grows
By Ang Torres on Thursday November 05, 2015

Facebook made the decision to transition to a mobile focused company and since then has continued to grow that side of the business. Through the third quarter of 2015 Facebook's mobile ambitions continued to bear fruit as the company revealed 78% of its revenue through advertising came from mobile.

Android Celebrating 8th Birthday Today
By Josh Dasey on Thursday November 05, 2015

Get the party poppers out and dance the night away as Google is celebrating an important milestone in the life of Android. The largest operating system on the market is now enjoying the festivities of Android's 8th birthday. Yes, it is hard to believe that the platform has been with us for that long, and it has come a very long way since those beginnings in 2007.

BlackBerry Getting Serious about Android Security for the Priv
By Micah Bartos on Thursday November 05, 2015

One of the questions surrounding the BlackBerry Priv flagship is how the company will manage to implement its market leading security nous on the Android platform. That should be the notoriously unsecure Android platform as 98 per cent of all mobile based malware attacks happen on Google's platform. Today BlackBerry has said how it will make sure the Priv upholds the company?s excellent security reputation.

Samsung Still Restructuring Smartphone Business
By Josh Dasey on Thursday November 05, 2015

There has been plenty of analysis about Samsung current market position, with the company still out in front but sales generally declining. The Korean giant is still thriving, but there are some who even suggest that the company may leave the smartphone business entirely. The CEO of Samsung Electronics Kwon Oh-hyun has now said that the company is still in the process of restructuring in the wake of a tough 2014.

Xiaomi Mi 5 to Launch Next Month with Snapdragon 820 Processor
By Micah Bartos on Thursday November 05, 2015

We know by now that Xiaomi is holding off launching its Mi 5 flagship as the company awaits the launch of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. It has been a long wait too as the Mi 4 is looking a little long in the tooth and is already over a year old. There is some light at the end of the tunnel for Xiaomi fans though as a report today suggests that the Mi 5 will launch on December 3.

Samsung Sales Decline in India
By Josh Dasey on Wednesday November 04, 2015

India may just appear like just another market that Samsung dominates, but it is much more than that; it is arguably the most important smartphone market right now. It will probably worry Samsung that its place at the top of the Indian pile is being disintegrated, something the company has had to contend with in other markets.

Oppo A53 Makes its Way through TENAA
By Josh Dasey on Wednesday November 04, 2015

We told you last week about the Oppo A53m and Oppo A33m, a pair of smartphone expected to be launched by the company in the coming weeks. The A53 has now passed through TENAA, the Chinese regulatory body that certifies products for sale in China. We are putting two and two together and (we think) safely assuming that the A53 is a variant of the A53m.

LG G4 Receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow Now
By Ang Torres on Wednesday November 04, 2015

We knew that LG's flagship G4 smartphone would be getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow quickly, the company's collaboration with Google on the Nexus 5X means it has had access to Marshmallow for a while. The G4 is now beginning its Android 6.0 rollout with LG sending out the update in its home nation, South Korea.

66% of Devices Running iOS 9
By Micah Bartos on Wednesday November 04, 2015

Apple says that adoption rates of iOS 9 are progressing well and the company says it is the fastest growing operating system build in its history. The iPhone manufacturer says that 66 per cent of all compatible devices are now running iOS 9, including iOS 9.1 which has been recently rolled out by Apple.