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Larger Smartphones Beating Tablets in Asia Larger Smartphones Beating Tablets in Asia

As the smartphone and tablet markets begin to become saturated in western countries, manufacturers are now looking to emerging markets such as China and Brazil for growth. However, with smaller tablets becoming more popular and larger smartphones taking off, market …

Apparently, Mobile CPU Performance Is Just Like Playing Guitar Hero Apparently, Mobile CPU Performance Is Just Like Playing Guitar Hero

Qualcomm CPUs are in pretty much every major smartphone available today. There’s a good reason for that – they’re damn good CPUs. That doesn’t mean there aren’t other good CPUs out there, but Qualcomm thinks it still has the best …

HTC Reportedly Developing a Mobile OS For China HTC Reportedly Developing a Mobile OS For China

HTC is in a bad way. After sales of its HTC One smartphone failed to compete with iPhone and Galaxy S4 sales, the company released dismal financial results for its latest quarters. As rumors of a buyout begin to circle …

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The LG G2 Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The LG G2
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Earlier this month, LG revealed its latest attempt to capture the smartphone market with the G2. It’s a high-end smartphone that’s unique in that it places the volume control buttons on the back of the device. Beyond that, it’s your …

Touch Panel Makers Look For Growth in Low-Cost Devices Touch Panel Makers Look For Growth in Low-Cost Devices

Touch panel makers are raking in ever more revenue from larger, higher-resolution top-tier smartphones like the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S4. Even so, the saturation of the high-end smartphone market in the west means that manufacturers are now looking to …

Panel Revenues Double on High-End Smartphone Sales Panel Revenues Double on High-End Smartphone Sales

Though the markets for high-end smartphones are beginning to saturate, millions of the devices are still being sold in the U.S. and Europe. This means that while smartphone manufacturers look to mid- and low- end smartphone markets in the developing …

Android May be Too Much For Low-Priced Smartphones Android May be Too Much For Low-Priced Smartphones

As the high-end smartphone market begins to be locked up by Apple, Samsung, LG, and others, smartphone manufacturers are now looking to the low-end market segment for growth in the industry. In particular, growing demand for low-priced smartphones is predicted …

Ubuntu Edge Doesn’t Reach $32 Million In Funding, Canonical Remains Optimistic Ubuntu Edge Doesn’t Reach $32 Million In Funding, Canonical Remains Optimistic

The Ubuntu Edge was a highly ambitious smartphone with an equally ambitious Indiegogo campaign. Canonical hoped to raise $32 million in a month to fund the creation of what it saw as the future of smartphones, but it only managed …

Smartphone Shipments to Reach Nearly 1 Billion This Year Smartphone Shipments to Reach Nearly 1 Billion This Year

After it was reported that smartphone shipments rose over 6% in the second quarter of 2013, analysts continued to predict record sales for the smartphone market. Smartphones have even, for the first time, overtaken feature phone sales. Today, DigiTimes Research …

Samsung Catches Up With Apple’s Brand Recognition Samsung Catches Up With Apple’s Brand Recognition
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As Apple and Samsung continue to dominate smartphone sales, and smartphone market share, the two companies could now be seen as equal competitors. A new analyst report this week shows that Samsung has even caught up to Apple in the …

Robert Downey, Jr. Stars in Weird HTC Commercial Robert Downey, Jr. Stars in Weird HTC Commercial
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Earlier this week, smartphone manufacturer HTC revealed that Robert Downey, Jr. will be the star of a new ad campaign for the company. The star of the Iron Man movies will be the company’s spokesperson for two years, with HTC …

Google Adds Functionality To ‘Skip Redirect’ For Smartphone SERPs Google Adds Functionality To ‘Skip Redirect’ For Smartphone SERPs

Google has made a change to how Skip Redirect on smartphone SERPs works, so it now also uses the rel-alternate-media annotations recommended in Google’s guidelines on separate mobile URLs. Skip Redirect is when Google changes the link target it shows …

BlackBerry Explores “Strategic Alternatives,” Including Company Sale BlackBerry Explores “Strategic Alternatives,” Including Company Sale

2013 was supposed to be a big comeback year for BlackBerry. The company released its new BlackBerry 10 smartphones in January – its big push to stay relevant in the high-end smartphone market. Despite a name change and rebranding effort, …

Low-Priced Smartphone Market to Accelerate Low-Priced Smartphone Market to Accelerate

As demonstrated by mobile providers shifting their pricing schemes to attract the remaining few customers in the U.S., the high-end smartphone market is beginning to saturate. Industry watchers are now looking to the mid-range and low-cost smartphone markets as the …

LG G2 Smartphone Officially Announced LG G2 Smartphone Officially Announced
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LG Electronics today finally revealed its latest flagship Android smartphone, the LG G2 – not to be confused with the (now ancient, in tech terms) G2 smartphone released by HTC three years ago. LG’s device had been much teased in …

Large Smartphones Could Cut Into Tablet Market Large Smartphones Could Cut Into Tablet Market
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As Android smartphones gradually begin to rise in size, the difference between the so-called “phablets” and 7-inch tablets is beginning to disappear. Samsung’s 5.7-inch Galaxy Note III smartphone is rumored to be only one month from its reveal, news of …

Chinese Smartphone Vendors Are On The Rise Chinese Smartphone Vendors Are On The Rise
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As has already been reported, smartphone shipments continued to grow during the second quarter of 2013. Canalys today released its estimates, showing that shipments grew 50% from the second quarter of 2012 to 238.1 million units. The analyst firm’s numbers …

Apple, Samsung Set to Dominate Smartphone Sales Apple, Samsung Set to Dominate Smartphone Sales

For over one year, industry numbers have been showing that the smartphone market is quickly becoming a two-company race. Apple and Samsung have been taking market share quarter-by-quarter at the expense of companies such as HTC, Motorola, and BlackBerry. Now …

Samsung Prepares to Launch Android Flip-Phone Samsung Prepares to Launch Android Flip-Phone
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As the high-end smartphone market quickly becomes saturated in the U.S. and Europe, tech manufacturers are now looking to the mid-range and low-end smartphone markets for growth. Though most mid-priced smartphones have been scaled-back versions of high-end devices, Samsung is …

Mid-Range Smartphone Market Set to Take Off Mid-Range Smartphone Market Set to Take Off

The market for high-end smartphones in the U.S. and Europe is becoming saturated. As U.S. mobile providers are beginning to change their subscription models to compete for every last subscriber, smartphone manufacturers are now looking to emerging markets for growth. …

Galaxy Owners Now More Satisfied Than iPhone Owners, Shows Survey Galaxy Owners Now More Satisfied Than iPhone Owners, Shows Survey

For years, iPhone owners have been the most satisfied smartphone owners. Apple‘s “it just works” design philosophy and brilliant marketing consistently put the company at the top of satisfaction surveys. Now, however, it seems that Apple’s monopoly on smartphone satisfaction …