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Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Might Actually be Pretty Good According to New Leak

Now, we know we like to take the odd dig at Samsung's never-ending array of Galaxy handsets, but the latest sneak peak at the rumoured Galaxy S5 Mini points towards a budget-orientated flagship-spinoff that (providing the pricing is right) might ...whisper it... actually be pretty good. Read More >>

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The Best Smartphone Display (It's Not Who You Think)

The Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series of smartphones are flagship products for Samsung to show off its latest and greatest OLED displays and display technology. Samsung provided DisplayMate Technologies with a pre-release production unit of the Galaxy S5 so that we could perform our well known objective and comprehensive display lab tests, measurements, and analysis, explaining the in-depth OLED display performance results for consumers, reviewers, and journalists. Read More >>

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Apple Demands £24 Per Device From Samsung in New Patent Kerfuffle

The Apple and Samsung Patent War is being rebooted for 2014, with this year's blockbuster tech battle seeing Apple demanding a massive $40 per phone in compo from Samsung over claims the Korean giant copied the iPhone's software features. Read More >>

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Fanboys be Warned: Turns Out iOS Apps are Twice as Likely to Crash

There are a number of claims that Apple fanboys use to justify their fondness for a closed operating system. Something something regularity. Something something universal availability. Well I hate to break it to you, but it turns out iOS apps are twice as likely to crash compared to their Android counterparts. Read More >>

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Inside the New HTC One Duo Camera: A Whole New Way to Shoot

There's been a tonne of speculation about the HTC One M8's strange new camera. With one large lens on the back and a slightly smaller one just above it, no one quite knew what to think. Is it just a 3D camera? Is one telephoto and one wide? Is it a light field camera like the Lytro? None of the above. Read More >>

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HTC One 2014 (M8) Review: Don't Let its Familiarity Put You Off

Sighted more times in the wild than Bigfoot, the HTC One (M8) already feels like an old pal, even though it’s only officially been revealed today. That feeling of familiarity however is also down to how similar this year’s HTC flagship is to last year’s model. 2014’s HTC One is an undeniable beauty, but not the revolutionary revelation its predecessor was. Read More >>

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HTC One M8: You Could Say It's a One-Up From Last Year's Mate

You only have to look at market-leaders Apple and Samsung to see how challenging it is for smartphone designers to improve on what's alreadyactuallyverygood. Rather than reinvent the wheel of what's arguably the best-designed Android phone out there, HTC's refined the One with tricks that'll make smartphone-owning more fun, but importantly, more intuitive. Read More >>

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HTC One M8's Blinkfeed App Hits Google Play Prematurely

If the weeks of leaks are anything to go by, the main UI element that will differentiate the HTC One M8 (due to be revealed at 3pm today) will be its returning, revamped Blinkfeed homescreen. And, thanks to someone over-eagerly pushing the "GO LIVE" button, we've got a good glimpse of it over on the Google Play Store already. Read More >>

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Android Smartphones Can Finally Get Predator Vision as Well

Earlier in the year, FLIR got us all hot and bothered by revealing a thermal vision smartphone case that could actually see our excitement. Unfortunately it's only for iPhone users, and won't be available until the early summer. But Android fans will have the last laugh with their own thermal imaging add-on—the Therm-App—that's already available (sorta). Read More >>

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6-Inch Motorola Monster Rumoured for Q3 Launch

New owner Lenovo is set to continue flushing devices out through the Google-era product development pipeline, with reports suggesting the Motorola "phablet" is scheduled to appear in Q3 of 2014. The device, previously expected to have a 6.3-inch display, is now just referred to as being a six-incher, with a late-summer arrival expected. [GForGames] Read More >>

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Six Cameras and Gesture Input May be Amazon's Smartphone USP

A tech industry analyst who has form for getting things right when projecting what the tech giants are planning to launch has outlined his thoughts on Amazon's future smartphone, suggesting it might be a surprisingly high-end model with SIX separate cameras to enable some sort of gesture input. Read More >>

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Huawei Backtracks on Plans to Release Dual-Boot Smartphone

Having proudly claimed the first Android-Windows dual-boot phones would arrive by spring, Huawei is now backpedalling—saying that it won't happen after all. Sound familiar? Read More >>

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Android Wear Video Walkthrough: It's Got the Basics Down

Until Android Wear actually comes out on some real hardware, it's not much more than a bunch of promises, some of which are a little lofty. But if you look at the developer preview, there's some good news: Android Wear gets the basics right. Read More >>

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Tempted by the Crazy Twin-Screened YotaPhone at £419?

The maker of the dual-display YotaPhone has managed to resist charging twice the price of other mobiles for its innovative phone, setting the UK RRP of the twin-screened smartphone at £419. If you're bored of the endless Samsungs, it does at least offer something quite different to prod. Read More >>

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Android Wear is Just a Google Now Watch (And That's Great)

Google just announced its first real foray into the frenzied fray of the smartwatch world: Android Wear. That's an accurate name for a wearable, Android-powered device, sure, but it's also a little misleading. This is a Google Now watch. And that's excellent news. Read More >>

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Android Wear is Google's Operating System for Smartwatches

Google has just lifted the lid on Android Wear, a modified version of its mobile OS designed specifically for smartwatches and other wearable tech products. Read More >>

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