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WhatsApp stops support for 1.5bn phones, here’s the full list of devices affected

Popular messaging app WhatsApp has ended support for a long list of Nokia phones, and will cut support for older Android and iOS systems in 2020. As of 1st January, 2019, devices running Nokia’s Series 40 operating system will no longer be supported. Although the smartphones are older models, with …

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UK adults check their smartphones once every 12 minutes

A new report from Ofcom has highlighted the extend of the UK’s internet and smartphone addiction. Its annual communications market report found that 20% of people spend 40 hours a week online – that’s an average working week for many full-time employees. The smartphone appears to be the device of …

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Huawei plans to “revamp” smartphone gaming with new GPU Turbo

Huawei has unveiled the release schedule for GPU Turbo, a graphics processing technology built from the ground up that the company believes will “revamp the ability of smartphones to process graphics-intensive applications like games”. Arriving as part of an EMUI update to a range of Huawei devices, GPU Turbo promises …

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Google completes $1.1 billion deal to buy chunk of HTC

Google has completed its $1.1 billion deal to buy a chunk of HTC’s smartphone division. Announced back in September, the paperwork has now been finalised to bring the team behind the Pixel phone to Google. In total some 2,000 HTC engineers will transfer over to Google. The firm will also …

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Top five smartphone vendors all achieve year-on-year growth in Q3

The top five smartphone vendors have all recorded year-on-year growth for the third quarter of 2017. While Samsung captured the largest market share of 22.3 per cent, selling more than 85 million devices, Xiaomi saw the biggest growth. Registering 80 per cent growth, some 26.8 million Xiaomi devices were snapped …

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Safe smartphone is created to ‘prevent tech addiction’ among children

A new smartphone has been created to ‘prevent tech addiction’. Now, many of you will no doubt ask why? And then argue that we don’t need to prevent tech addiction. But the monqi smartphone is aimed at kids, and there are some undeniable merits to the youth of today becoming …

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Will Google’s $1.1 billion gamble on Pixel pay off?

Google is banking on Pixel smartphones proving a success. The tech giant has announced that it will pay $1.1 billion for the division at HTC that develops Google’s Pixel smartphones. Google will not be gaining any manufacturing assests from the transaction but the company will inherent 2,000 HTC employees who …

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Bullitt is booming as demand for tough smartphones soars

Britain’s only remaining mobile phone manufacturer is enjoying a boom in revenue, bolstered by a growing demand for ‘rugged mobiles’. Reading-based Bullitt Group has seen year-on-year revenue increase of 36 per cent, largely buoyed by sales of its JCB and CAT brands. Marketed as ‘durable mobiles’, the phones are resitant …

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Is Apple running out of ideas?

Yesterday at its campus in Cupertino, Apple revealed two (three if you include the 8 Plus) iPhones. The more hotly anticipated of the two was the iPhone X which, confirming expectations, became the company’s first $1,000+ smartphone. (The RRP is $999, but sales taxes ranging from 1.69 per cent in Alaska …

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LG and Apple plan to derail Samsung OLED expansion plans

Samsung’s plans to dominate the OLED arena appear to have been scuppered by both LG and Apple. After recording second-quarter profits of $721 million, LG has announced that it will pile more than $7 billion into manufacturing facilities to increase it production of both large and small OLED panels. Meanwhile …

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