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Samsung announces metal Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3

Samsung has implicitly responded to criticism of its plastic-heavy designs today by announcing the Galaxy A5 and A3, which sport full metal unibody designs. It is the outside of these phones that is getting all of the focus. Here's how Samsung describes it: "The Galaxy A5 and A3 are Samsung’s slimmest smartphones to date, featuring…

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Google Fit finally launches on Android

Android-toting fitness fanatics have a new toy to play with this morning, as Google Fit, the company's competitor for Apple's Health app, has appeared on the Google Play store. We've known it was coming since it was unveiled in June at Google's I/O conference, and essentially does the same job as Apple's Health: The idea…

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Is Sony planning a 12″ tablet?

The notoriously unreliable Taiwan Digitimes is reporting that Sony could be planning a 12" tablet. Hmm. According to the short report: "Sony Mobile Communications will launch a 12-inch tablet in the first quarter of 2015. Several other vendors are also developing large-size tablets for launch in the first or second quarters, according to Taiwan-based supply…

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Amazon Instant Video now available for all Android phones… but there’s a catch

Amazon has finally launched its Netflix-style Instant Video service for all Android handsets... but if you want to install it on your phone, it isn't going to be entirely straightforward. So Amazon has a wide range of products: There's Instant Video on the one hand - but there's also stuff like Amazon's own Kindle Fire…

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LG makes its own mobile chips

LG has announced that it is getting into the mobile chips business: Rather than just making phones and buying the innards from elsewhere, the South Korean firm has come up with its first mobile application processor. Here's how the company describes the new processor: "NUCLUN (pronounced NOO-klun) was designed using ARM® big.LITTLE™ technology for efficient…

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Nobody wants an Amazon FirePhone – Amazon takes a big financial hit

Poor Amazon - it put so much effort into the Fire Phone, but it seems that not many people actually want one. The company has just announced it is taking a $170m hit "primarily related to Fire phone inventory valuation and supplier commitment costs." The news comes courtesy of Recode, which has been digging through…

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Microsoft launches three Android apps (!)

How about this for some unexpected news? Despite having Windows Phone to attend to, Microsoft has dipped its toe into Android waters by launching three new Android apps - including one which will give your phone a new lock screen. The apps come out of "Microsoft Garage", which seems to be a "skunk works" type…

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Top 5 reasons why Android is better than iPhone

Okay, so you've seen our reasons why iPhone is better than Android, but that isn't really fair, is it? So to balance things out here's our top 5 reasons why Android is better than iPhone. 1) Greater customisation Don't like the way your homescreen looks? Then why not change how…

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The top 5 reasons why iPhone is better than Android

So which do you prefer? iPhone or Android? It's a war as old as... well not quite time itself, but it is certainly one that has been waging since 2008, which is basically forever in the tech world. So read on to find out 5 reasons why iPhone is better than Android. …

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