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App Store has Fewer Apps than Google Play Store
By admin on Monday July 27, 2015

Apple's App Store is a triumph and the company loves to boast just how much, frequently reeling off impressive stats to back up the store's position. However, Cupertino of course stays quiet about other areas, specifically the ones where the App Store loses to Android's Google Play Store. At the WWDC keynote recently CEO Tim Cook did not mention how many apps were now available, because the App Store has less that the Google Play Store.

Xiaomi Sold 5.1 Million Redmi 2A Handsets in 3 Months
By admin on Thursday July 23, 2015

At the close of the first quarter, Xiaomi announced the mega-affordable Redmi 2A, a variant of its Redmi 2 that was even more of a bargain. Three months later and with the second quarter closed for business the Chinese company has revealed that the budget Redmi 2A has been a monster success over its first period on sale.

Huawei Mate 7 Plus coming to IFA, not Mate 8
By admin on Thursday July 23, 2015

Huawei has a new smartphone ready to launch at its scheduled September 2nd event at the IFA trade show in Berlin, but the handset getting announced is unlikely to be the Mate 8. When the press event was first teased it was thought that the Mate 8 would be the subject of the launch, but it now seems a revamped version of the current Mate 7 will be launched instead.

Google to Buy LG? Rumor Denied as Shares Rise
By admin on Wednesday July 22, 2015

There has been a rather surprising rumor out of South Korea today with several reports suggesting that Google is interested in buying electronics giant LG. The result has been LG's shares soaring at the prospect of the company falling under the wing of the Android owner.

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Coming in October
By admin on Thursday July 16, 2015

It is hard to class Microsoft's Surface Pro line as true tablet products because they are essentially PC's instead, but either way they are fantastic. The trouble is Microsoft cannot sell many of them, which is a shock considering how good the Pro is; it seems the price tag is just a touch inhibiting for the casual consumer. That said, Redmond is committed to the series and will prove it again when it launches the Surface Pro 4 in October.

Samsung Spreading Tizen, Bringing Z3 to Europe
By admin on Thursday July 16, 2015

Samsung has not been too ambitious with its Tizen based smartphone so far, but the company certainly has huge plans for its own platform in the long term. The Z1 launched in India and so far is Samsung's only Tizen smartphone (the company's wearables also run the OS), but the Korean giant is going to spread Tizen's wings and may even launch a new smartphone in the process.

Did the LG Nexus 2015 Pass Geekbench?
By admin on Thursday July 16, 2015

Huawei may be making the brand new Nexus flagship that will launch later in the year, but old Nexus manufacturer LG will also be returning to Google's brand. However, while Huawei will be making a true successor to the Nexus 6 by Motorola, LG will be making a successor to its own Nexus 5, the last handset the company partnered with Google on.

Microsoft Explains New Strategy amid Job Cuts
By admin on Wednesday July 08, 2015

In the wake of Microsoft's announcement of over 7000 job cuts and a write off of $7.8 billion the company's CEO has sent an email to employees explaining Redmond's new strategy moving forward. Satya Nadella detailed how the company is deciding to move away from the idea of building a full smartphone company and instead focusing on key devices that best show the Windows platform.

BlackBerry Dallas Certified for Sale
By admin on Tuesday July 07, 2015

BlackBerry is working on several rumoured smartphones, such as the Android running Venice, although it has yet to be confirmed. Another handset that is still not official is the BlackBerry Dallas (also known as BlackBerry Oslo), but we know the device is now imminent as it has been certified in three countries.

Coolpad Fengshang C+
By admin on Monday July 06, 2015

Not all smartphones are coming from major companies, as the Coolpad Fengshang C+ proves. The handset was announced on Sunday and will arrive as a high end mid-range device with a list of solid specifications.