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Sprint HTC One M8 Receiving Android 6.0 from Today
By Luke Jones on Saturday January 30, 2016

The Sprint variant of the HTC One M8 will be receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow today according to Mo Versi, the VP of product management at HTC and the guy who always drops this kind of news. He says the technical details have been approved for the HTC One M8 and the special Harmon Kardon edition of the handset on Sprint.

Rumor: HTC to Build Two Nexus Smartphones in 2016
By Luke Jones on Monday January 18, 2016

It still feels as though the LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P are barely out of the gates, but already thoughts are being cast to the next manufacturers of Google's smartphone series. Currently leading the way according to rumors is Taiwanese giant HTC, with the company apparently geared to make two Nexus smartphones in 2016.

BlackBerry Updates BB 10.3
By Luke Jones on Thursday January 14, 2016

BlackBerry has already confirmed that there will be no new hardware this year running the BB10 operating system, and unless something changes we may never see hardware running the company's proprietary platform ever again. However, the Canadian manufacturer is not turning its back on BB10 and will continue to maintain and update the platform for existing devices, starting with the next upgrade.

Apple Takes Bulk of Enterprise Activations in Q3
By Luke Jones on Wednesday November 25, 2015

Apple is continuing to make significant strides in the enterprise market and through the third quarter of this year (June 1 to September 30) the company was responsible for 66% of all enterprise devices activated. The company's iOS platform, which includes iPhones and iPads, led the way in the market and rose 2% compared to the 64% enterprise activations in the second quarters.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Officially Launched
By Luke Jones on Tuesday November 24, 2015

We are still waiting for Xiaomi to launch a replacement for the nearly 18 month old Mi 4 flagship, but while we are waiting for that handset the company has treated us to another high end device. The Redmi Note 3, in many ways, is a clear pointer to where the Chinese company is going with its next flagship as it comes with plenty of Xiaomi firsts. With a killer price and appealing specs, one may even wonder if we need the Mi 5 to launch.

Huawei Wins Big through Third Quarter, Samsung's and Apple's Hold Strengthens
By Luke Jones on Thursday November 19, 2015

Whenever smartphone sales figures are announced we of course discuss how Samsung is comfortably atop the pile and how Apple is second, and how the two companies are both doing very well for themselves. However, below Sammy and Apple there is a huge battle going on for third place in the market, and this folks is where the action is at.

Motorola Launches Moto X Pure Collection with Unique Designs
By Luke Jones on Wednesday November 18, 2015

Motorola has announced a special edition collaboration with New York based designer Jonathan Adler, and the result is the new Moto X Pure Collection. These three phones have been designed by Adler and brings a unique touch to Motorola's current flagship with three new designs that will not be available through the normal Moto Maker process.

Google Launches YouTube Music
By Luke Jones on Thursday November 12, 2015

YouTube Music launched today for users of Android and iOS, downloadable from those platforms respective app stores. This is the latest music streaming service that will be taking the fight to the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora. Google's YouTube Music has a potential ace card in that it also delivers video content, building on the services roots as an online video portal.

TAG Heuer Connected: First Android Wear Luxury Smartwatch
By Luke Jones on Monday November 09, 2015

Swiss based luxury watch maker TAG Heuer announced earlier this year that it would enter the wearable market with its first ever smartwatch. Not much else was revealed by the company, although we knew this was going to be an expensive entry in the market. That?s entirely true as the TAG Heuer Connected was unveiled today as the first truly luxurious smartwatch on the Android Wear platform.

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.