WATCH: Samsung adverts bashing iPhone 6

Its always fun when tech heavyweights make fun of each other – and this series of adverts by Samsung is no different. Promoting the recently announced Note 4, the two actors try to point out that on many features, Samsung got there first. It even makes fun of the terrible live stream we experienced on Tuesday.

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James O'MalleyWATCH: Samsung adverts bashing iPhone 6
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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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Stuart O'ConnorHTC unveils new Desire 510 with 4G LTE
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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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Google releases stock Android launcher to all Android handsets

If you’ve got a Samsung Galaxy, HTC or an LG Android phone then you’re getting an Android experience, but perhaps not the exact one that Google intended. If, however, you’d like to get a taste of what Nexus users have, then now you can simply download the Google Now launcher from the Google Play Store. In addition to the different …

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James O'MalleyGoogle releases stock Android launcher to all Android handsets
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Almost 10% of Android apps are malware: report

Thinking of switching form iPhone to Android? You might want to think again. It seems that as many as nine per cent of Android apps – that’s almost one in every 10 – are fully or partially malware, according to new research. The figure comes from Cheetah Mobile’s security report for the first half of 2014. Cheetah collected 24.4 million sample files, …

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LG G3 Review: LG’s Android behemoth joins the big league

If you think of high-end Android phones, then you’ll probably think of the Samsung Galaxy S5 or the HTC One M8. Both devices were accompanied by huge buzz and marketing campaigns, so you can be forgiven for thinking they’re the best of the best. But there’s another challenger for the Android crown out there. LG have been making Android devices …

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James O'MalleyLG G3 Review: LG’s Android behemoth joins the big league
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Nvidia announces Shield Tablet for mobile gaming

Graphics card-maker Nvidia is expanding its Shield line of handheld Android gaming devices with a new tablet that works with a separate controller. The 8-inch Shield Tablet – which can also stream games from a PC – is powered by a 32-bit Tegra K1 chip with 192 GPU cores. The tablet comes in several different models including wifi-only or with …

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Amazon Prime coming to Android at last!

A good spot from our pals at Shiny Shiny – an Amazon spokesperson has told PC Advisor that Amazon Instant Video is coming to Android “imminently”. Instant Video has been a curious omission from the platform – only previously being made available on iOS and Amazon’s own Kindle Fire tablets. Given that the Kindle Fire runs Android, albeit a distinct …

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Samsung takes aim at Google, launching its own app store

Samsung this morning has launched its own app store – in a major affront to Google. Could we soon see a divorce? Samsung and Google have been one of the most successful partnerships in mobile over recent years, with the Galaxy line of phones being far and away the the biggest selling Android devices, and a major reason that Google’s …

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James O'MalleySamsung takes aim at Google, launching its own app store