Sony, Acer, and LG to Leave Smartphone Market

A report out of Taipei is suggesting that some of the most renowned names in the smartphone world will begin focusing on lower end devices as opposed to flagship handsets. The companies mentioned are Sony, Acer, and LG, with the report saying that declining sales in the high end market will force these companies to focus their attention on other price points. It is a nice theory for sure, but at the moment at least it seems utterly...

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Samsung Out in Front in Wearable Market

While the wearable smartwatch market is still in its infancy, it seems the same two companies that dominate smartphones will fight once more. They are of course Samsung and Apple. Smartwatch sales figures for the fourth quarter of 2014 showed that Samsung is the comfortable market leader, selling more than double the number of devices of the nearest rivals. Of course, the Apple Watch is launching next month and is expected to outsell...

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Google Cuts Nexus 5

When Google launched the Motorola made Nexus 6 back in November, the company took its range in a slightly new direction. Previous Nexus handsets were close to flagship not quite, while the Nexus 6 is bona fide flagship. That meant, with the Nexus 5 still available that there was also a smaller mid-range device option in Google’s portfolio. Not any more however. Yes, Google has decided to kill off the Nexus 5 in a move that we cannot...

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Galaxy S6 Ready for Pre-Order in UK

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have already gone up for pre-order in Europe, but the continents biggest smartphone market, the UK, was not in on the party. That has now changed as the Korean company’s new flagship range is now available for pre-order in the British Isles, although Samsung has not made it official yet. That means there are a number of third party retailers offering the handset for pre-order, but Samsung UK has...

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Huawei Smartwatch will be Expensive

Huawei raised the curtain on its smartwatch at the Mobile World Conference and it is a stunner, one of the nicest looking wearables on the market, and sexier than a certain Apple Watch. The Chinese company has now revealed the prices of the device in the European market, with the gold version of the Android Wear smartwatch landing in Germany The watch oozes a premium look thanks to a sapphire screen, "cold-forged" scratch resistant...

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Wi-Fi Coming to Android Wear

While Apple is winning praise and indeed criticism for the Apple Watch, Android Wear is still out there and while we can argue all day about which wearable OS has the better features, there is no doubt that Android Wear boasts the most choice. There are a number of smartwatches available for the platform now and while Apple brags about its feature set, those rocking an Android Wear device will be getting some new features too. That’s...

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