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Google Continues To Improve Crawling Capabilities For Smartphone Content

Throughout 2013 and into 2014, Google has been making various improvements to the way it handles website content on mobile devices. That continues this week with the announcement of a new user-agent for crawling smartphone content. Google says it’s retiring “Googlebot-Mobile,” for smartphones, which has been used to refer to various mobile-specific crawlers that index content for both feature phones …

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LG To Unveil G Pro 2 At MWC 2014 [Report]

In 2013, LG released two flagship mobile devices – the G2 and Nexus 5. While we’re not likely to see a G2 or new Nexus 5 anytime soon, the company will reportedly be unveiling a new high-end smartphone at next month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. ET News (as translated by Droid Life) is reporting that LG will unveil the …

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Samsung, Apple Bought 17% of Semiconductors in 2013

While Apple remains the top brand for the premium smartphone market, Samsung has managed to top global market share for the entire smartphone market with its large selection of differently-priced devices. These facts map almost directly to the semiconductor market, where Samsung and Apple are by far the largest buyers of semiconductors in the world. Market research firm Gartner this …

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Large-Smartphone Market to Continue Growth

Though it seems smartphone sizes may have topped out in the 6-inch range, it appears that consumers are still eager for large smartphone screen sizes. Market research firm Juniper Research today released a new report predicting that over 120 million large-screen smartphones will ship by the year 2018. The firm estimates that just 20 million such devices shipped during 2013. …

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Here’s A Closer Look At The LG G Flex

2014 will either be the year of the wearable or the year of the flexible display. Until manufacturers can combine both into a single product, they’re going to try to sell you one or the other. While Samsung has both a wearable and a flexible display on tap for 2014, LG may be going the solo route with the LG …

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Samsung May Revamp UI For Galaxy S 5 [Rumor]

At CES, Samsung introduced us to a number of new mobile devices, including the Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO. As expected, the Galaxy S 5 was nowhere to be seen as the company will likely unveil its latest flagship smartphone in February or March. As is the case with any major hardware launch, the rumors and leaks are starting to roll …

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Samsung Makes Its Smartphones Easy To Use For First Timers

While a majority of Americans now owning smartphones, it’s hard to think that there are still people out there who have never used one in their life. There still are, however, and many of them don’t want to upgrade out of fear. They’re scared of change and think it’s going to be more complex than what they currently have. Well, …

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Apple Still Dominates U.S. Smartphone Ownership

Smartphones now make up over half of mobile phone sales worldwide and no two companies have benefitted more than Apple and Samsung. While Apple has continued to dominate the premium smartphone market, Samsung is now out-shipping every other smartphone manufacturer with its wide variety of smartphones at all sizes and prices. In Apple’s home territory the story is a bit …

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Smartphone Shipments to Hit 1.2 Billion This Year

As established markets begin to saturate, smartphone manufacturers are now facing more intense competition than ever before. Though Apple and Samsung have emerged as market leaders, even their shipment numbers may be threatened by inexpensive smartphones from Chinese manufacturers like ZTE and Huwei. Today DigiTimes Research provided its smartphone estimate for the year, predicting that over 1.24 billion smartphones will …

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Sony Announces Two New Xperia Smartphones

At CES, Sony announced its latest flagship smartphone – the Xperia Z1s. While Xperia fans no doubt appreciated finally getting a new phone from Sony, it’s a little annoying that it was basically the Xperia Z1. Where were the brand new phones at? Well, Sony was apparently saving those for after CES. This morning, Sony announced two new smartphones for …

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CES 2014: Sony Announces the Xperia Z1s Smartphone

At last year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Sony first announced its Xperia Z smartphone. The device was the company’s first serious stab at the high-end smartphone market. Though the hardware was impressive, the Xperia Z and its successors (the Xperia Z1 and the Xperia Z Ultra) failed to catch on in the quickly saturating market. This week, Sony has chosen …

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Lenovo Announces Vibe Z, Three Other Smartphones

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) starts next week, but brands are already jumping the gun and announcing upcoming products. Lenovo today announced four new smartphones that will lead its mobile lineup in 2014. The most noteworthy of Lenovo’s new offerings is the Vibe Z, the company’s high-end offering and its first smartphone to offer 4G LTE capabilities. The device will …

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