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Microsoft to Bundles Lumia 950 XL with 200 Euros Worth of Accessories
By Luke Jones on Monday September 21, 2015

We are pretty excited about the Lumia 950/950 XL. This handset will be the first flagship Microsoft has made, the first flagship for the Windows Platform in a long time, and the device that is going to show off what Windows 10 Mobile can do... and we hope that is a lot. This is the time for Microsoft to get serious with software and hardware, and the Lumia 950 XL and Windows 10 Mobile could be the perfect one-two punch.

50% Adoption Levels for iOS 9
By Luke Jones on Monday September 21, 2015

At the end of last week we showed how a third party researcher claimed Apple's iOS 9 adoption rates were at 18%, but said that this may be exaggerated. However, Apple has revealed today that the actual figures are well above anything predicted so far as iOS 9 has been downloaded to more than 50% of all devices running Apple's platform.

Samsung Pursuing Monthly Lease Program
By Luke Jones on Monday September 21, 2015

Subsidized mobile contracts are slowly being phased out, especially in the United States. However, smartphone manufacturers will likely turn to their own upgrade models to ensure that their expensive products are still accessible. Apple launched the iPhone Upgrade Plan at its iPhone event earlier in the month and now it seems as though great rival Samsung will unveil a similar service.

HTC Confirms Android Pay Smartphones in U.S.
By Luke Jones on Monday September 21, 2015

HTC may be having a terrible time recently with low sales, but the company is still one of the premier smartphone companies and is among the fastest to react to new Android software. The will be the same with Android Pay and HTC has confirmed which smartphones will be compatible with the new mobile payment system.

LG Debuts Metal LG Class
By Luke Jones on Monday September 21, 2015

We have heard plenty about the LG Class over the last couple of weeks, suggesting the mid-range handset was close to launching. Now the South Korean company has officially unveiled the new smartphone, however some of the specs are not what was previously reported.

ASUS Outs New ZenFone 2 Variant
By Luke Jones on Friday September 18, 2015

ASUS has unveiled a new variant of its rather excellent ZenFone 2. The new handset comes with an even more appealing price tag of $229, more than $100 more affordable that the 1080p display, 4GB of RAM/64GB storage version that made its debut earlier in the year.

T-Mobile Buyout Rumors Surface Again
By Luke Jones on Friday September 18, 2015

T-Mobile has had a stellar few years. The company came from being way behind the likes of Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon to shake up the carrier industry in the USA and even change it forever. In that process the Magenta Network put itself firmly in the mix with the other big four and has been recording impressive financial quarters to suggest a thriving business.

Apple's iOS 9 Nears 20% Adoption Level through 3 Days
By Luke Jones on Friday September 18, 2015

Apple is showing what a tight ship it runs once again as iOS 9 adoption rates are already approaching 20% just days after it launched. Of course, whether a tight ship is your particular thing or not is another matter, but it is impressive that Apple can get this kind of mass updating done efficiently.

Samsung Infringed Apple Software Patent
By Luke Jones on Friday September 18, 2015

Oh yeah, do you remember the Apple vs. Samsung court battle that has been rumbling on in the United States for what seems like centuries? Well, that's still happening. Apple has just grabbed a "win" of sorts as the court found that Samsung infringed on Apple's software with some of its older Galaxy products may result in them being banned, if Samsung does not remove the naughty software in question that is.

Samsung Rolls out S Health for all Android Devices (4.4 and above)
By Luke Jones on Friday September 18, 2015

Samsung is not always the most giving when it comes to sharing its software, but the company could be loosening its grip as the S Health fitness suite is now available for all Android devices. Well, all Android devices running build 4.4 KitKat and above that is, available now through the Google Play Store.