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Xiaomi leapfrogs Apple

Xiaomi leapfrogs Apple for number 2 spot in China, Samsung next in Sights

Xiaomi is a name that is still very foreign in the Western smartphone market, though they have recently been on the radar courtesy of their bold “Hunger Marketing” campaigns which generally result in thousands of devices being sold in not much time at all. While that in itself...
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Apple iPhone 6

Why the Apple iPhone 6 may cause other phones to get slightly more Expensive

It’s probably somewhat of an understatement to say that many of us in the Android community couldn’t care less about what happens to Apple‘s latest rumoured device, the Apple iPhone 6. Unfortunately, its existence might have an undesired side-effect on the rest of the...
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LG's quarterly results

LG’s quarterly results show a strong recovery of their Mobile Business

‘Tis the season for quarterly results. Next up, LG who has reported that their whole company has logged a 165% increase in net profit when compared to the same period last yea, raking in 412 billion won or $399.8 million USD. This in large part was thanks to a revival of its mobile...
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Samsung's Campinas factory

The Brazilian Job: Thieves hit Samsung’s Campinas factory, steal $36 million worth of Gear

All the action really is happening in Brazil. While the World Cup has been going on, an ambitious heist has occurred in Campinas, Brazil, specifically at Samsung‘s Campinas factory, where thieves have allegedly taken around 40,000 laptops, phones, and tablets that are estimated...
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HTC is back in the black

Guess who’s back?: HTC is back in the black thanks to the HTC One M8

Late last year, Taiwanese device manufacturer, HTC, was not in a good place. While its flagship device, the HTC One, had exceeded expectations, a slow start due to supply issues ensured that it never really saw its full potential. A bevy of subpar devices that followed it, including...
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Samsung catching Apple

ABI Research: Samsung catching Apple in tablet shipments in 2014

Apple pioneered the tablet device market and has had a headstart on its competitors for years, opening up a huge lead in the number of devices sold. That gap is gradually closing, however, and the latest statistics to support this comes from ABI Research who has just released its latest...
May The 4th Be With You

May The 4th Be With You: Our favourite tweets from phone manufacturers on Star Wars Day

Happy Star Wars Day one and all! We hope you all had a pleasant May 4th even if you don’t see the novelty of naming a day after one of the greatest film franchises of all time. As it turns out, the Star Wars themed day is a prime catalyst for the social media teams at the largest...
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Motorola to Unveil New Phone on May 13th at Event in London

Motorola is far from dead my friends. Even though it seemed that anyone that owned a Moto X felt like Google walked up and kicked their dog when the Lenovo acquisition of Motorola took place. Motorola assured us that the Moto X line wasn’t dead, and we have seen some hints that...
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HTC poaches Samsung Galaxy marketing guru

HTC poaches Samsung Galaxy marketing guru, looking for “The Next Big Thing”

HTC‘s marketing in the past year has been wildly hit and miss; the slightly absurd Here’s To Change campaign featuring Robert Downey Jr. was met with very mixed opinions though its HTC Technical Translations videos seemed to be a lot more popular. Either way, HTC is probably...
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next Nexus phone won't be made by LG

[OP-ED] Why I think it’s likely the next Nexus phone won’t be made by LG

Image courtesy of For the last two years, we’ve all be witness to two of the best value smartphones the Android world has ever seen, the Google Nexus 4 and Google Nexus 5. Both were amicably manufactured by LG, though it’s not quite clear how the financials were...
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Who is the number two smartphone manufacturer in India

Who is the number two smartphone manufacturer in India? Sony, that’s Who!

India is one of the largest emerging smartphone markets in recent years (China of course being the other), so it stands to reason that many smartphone manufacturers are vying for the attentions of the Indian population. While the global market distribution of devices seems to be relatively...
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