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We’re not short on opinion. Indeed, if you’ve got one, chances are, we want to publish to the industry. Drop a note with your viewpoint to our editor, Ewan (ewan@mobileindustryreview.com and we’ll go from there.

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Episode 9 of 361 Degrees Season 8: Android L

We have just published episode 9 of season 8 of the 361 Degrees Podcast, and this week it’s all about Android Lollipop (“Android L” as it’s better known). Here’s the summary: The team consider the changes, impact and achievements of Android L. We discuss material design, the range of new features, the complexity of the (huge) Android ecosystem and commentators’ reactions to […]

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Android revenue: less than you might think…

Recent statistics show that even though Android has a majority share of the global smartphone market, in terms of revenue it’s not quite as successful as you may think. IDC recently published some statistics (below) that show Android is clearly “winning” in terms of the volume of smartphones shipped in 2014 with 82.3% of all handsets, and […]

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YotaPhone 2: an incredible dual-screen smartphone

How many times have you wished that your smartphone’s battery would last for more than a day of moderate use? A few Tweets, checking emails, browsing the web and using a a couple of apps is enough to drain your battery in next to no time. But Russian smartphone company Yota has just released the YotaPhone 2 which […]

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Is the BT and EE tie-up good for consumers?

By now, everyone who has been following the major news outlets will have heard that British Telecom has announced its plans to purchase UK mobile operator Everything Everywhere (EE) for a reported £12.5 billion. Confirmation of the strategic deal comes just months after BT was reportedly in talks to buy either O2 (owned by Spain’s Telefónica) or […]

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Internet of Things network launches in UK

Earlier this week it was announced that sites went live in ten cities around the UK for the Arqiva and SIGFOX Internet of Things (IoT) network. We’ve already written about how the Internet of Things will change everything, but the announcement highlights just how prevalent IoT is expected to become this decade as new devices, networks and standards have blossomed. Nationwide […]

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Mobiles and the environment – can we be greener?

Many of our readers no doubt intend to buy new mobiles, laptops and other gadgets this Christmas for friends and relatives – how about a new smartphone or tablet to while away the cold nights? Keeping up to date with the latest tech has become an obsession for many people, but very people give any thought to how these devices […]

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Episode 8 of 361 Degrees Season 8: Three Rants

We have just published episode 8 of season 8 of the 361 Degrees Podcast, and this week it’s an excuse for the team to have a rant, all in a constructive manner of course. Ewan, Ben and Rafe cut to the case and tell it like it is! Here’s the summary: This week the team take time to blow off some steam about […]

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The life of a digital nomad

You may have heard the term digital nomad mentioned recently, referring to someone who has eschewed the traditional 9-to-5 office job and taken to the road to work. Many such people leave behind their old life to find opportunities with the flexibility to work just about anywhere. Armed with a laptop, tablet and a smartphone, all that’s needed is an Internet connection and a few creative […]

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Can you run a business from a smartphone?

The demands of running a successful business may mean having to be on call 24/7, and even though laptops and desktop PCs are ubiquitous, many executives are finding they can actually run their business from a smartphone. This enables them to better support their employees and keep customers happy, while being more accessible to contacts and sales leads – ultimately creating more opportunities […]

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Episode 7 of 361 Degrees Season 8: Mobile Shopping and Payments

We’ve just published episode 7 of season 8 of the 361 Degrees Podcast, and it’s an awesome one that discusses mobile shopping and payments. As always it’s a relaxed and humorous debate as Ewan, Ben and Rafe pool their collective knowledge to provide insightful, witty and topical commentary on all things mobile… Here’s the summary: This week the team re-visit […]

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Should you swap your iPhone 6 for the 6 Plus?

Have you bought an iPhone 6 but wonder if you should have gone for the larger “don’t-call-it-a-phablet” 6 Plus instead? Perhaps you are holding off until you can get your hands on both devices. So do you plump for the svelte iPhone 6 or the huge display and extended battery life offered by the 6 Plus? The decision of which iPhone to choose can be hard, […]

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5000 unique mobiles online – huge fragmentation

There are now more mobile devices online than ever before – tablets, smartphones, ‘phablets’ and everything in between. With the global appetite for mobile and 4G networks rising ever faster, it’s no surprise that the range of devices being used has increased enormously. Not only are handset manufacturers churning out new devices every month, but we are also starting to see the […]

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