Next Nexus to have a Microsoft Surface-style keyboard?

Google is planning a keyboard built into a cover for its next tablet – rumoured to be the high-end 9″ Nexus 9, according to reports. Android Police has the scoop on the new keyboard/cover, which will fold up in a number of different configurations so you can position the tablet how you like it, in addition to the keyboard. Just …

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James O'MalleyNext Nexus to have a Microsoft Surface-style keyboard?
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LG G3 to hit 10 million sales… Amazon Fire Phone to receive patronising “good effort” award?

We’ve seen some big launches over the last year – but that doesn’t ever mean companies launching phones can expect big results. First, the good news for LG, which according to the Korea Times, reckons that it is going to hit 10 million LG G3 units sold for the first time since it entered the smartphone market. That’s pretty impressive …

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James O'MalleyLG G3 to hit 10 million sales… Amazon Fire Phone to receive patronising “good effort” award?
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HTC unveils new Desire 510 with 4G LTE

HTC has launched what it says is its most affordable smartphone in the Desire lineup to support 4G LTE. The Desire 510, the successor to the budget Desire 500 launched last year, features a 4.7-inch screen with a resolution of 480×854 pixels, is powered by a Qualcomm quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 processor, has 8GB of on-board memory and an expandable …

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LG to unveil G3 Stylus

Korean manufacturer LG will officially launch its new G3 Stylus budget Android smartphone at the IFA trade show in Berlin next week. The stylus-equipped LG phone features a 5.5-inch screen with a 960×540-pixel resolution, is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and a 3,000 mAh battery, has 8GB of onboard storage and 1GB RAM, a microSD card slot and a …

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Huawei dumps Windows Phone

Bad news for Microsoft as it has emerged that Chinese handset makers Huawei has dumped Windows Phone – and won’t be releasing any more phones running Microsoft’s operating system. The reason? Money, of course – with Huawei’s Richard Yu telling the Wall Street Journal that: “We have tried using the Windows Phone OS. But it has been difficult to persuade …

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha UK release and pre-order details announced

Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Alpha will be available for pre-order in the UK from August 28th (that’s a week today) and will be on sale generally from September 12th. Pre-orders will be available from the Samsung e-store and “select partners”, and the shop release will actually be slightly staggered: With Samsung “Experience Stores” and the Samsung Store at …

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Here’s why making apps for Android is so difficult

If you’re an Android user, you could be forgiven for feeling a little hard done by: Why does iPhone get all of the new apps first? Why did lots of major apps – like Vine – start life on Apple’s platform before taking a while to reach Android? It turns out that part of reason is fragmentation: Whilst there are …

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Windows Phone HTC One M8 is official!

The rumours were true! HTC has announced a new version of the HTC One M8 – which runs Windows Phone 8.1 instead of Android. Hardware-wise the phone appears to be identical to its Android counterpart, coming complete with the M8′s clever dual-focusing camera and Samsung-taunting full metal body. And though the phone will be a Windows Phone, HTC is porting …

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Samsung Galaxy S6 to be fully METAL?

Samsung has been struggling recently – with many analysts pinning the blame on the plastic designs, which have been long surpassed by rivals. New rumours though suggest Samsung could be about to remedy this. According to G for Games, there is speculation that the Galaxy S6 – which we’re expecting around March next year – could have a metal unibody …

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Entry-level LG phones to get the G3 treatment

LG has announced plans to introduce the LG G3 user interface to its other phones, following the critical success of the flagship handset. The plan is to roll out the interface to other, more entry level and mid-range handsets. “With the basic principles of the G3’s UX features rooted in making complex technologies simple and convenient, our goal was to …

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James O'MalleyEntry-level LG phones to get the G3 treatment