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Robin Android Smartphone

Nextbit announces the Robin, a head-turning Android smartphone

It seems that almost every smartphone is identical – after all, there’s not much differentiation in terms of hardware specs and general design especially in the mid-range price bracket. With hundreds of Android phones to choose from, standing out from the crowd is becoming increasingly difficult. But a company called Nextbit (formed by a collection of ex-Google employees) is aiming to […]

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Video Connectors and Standards

News: Lattice releases the world’s first superMHL solution for USB Type-C

Consumers today tend to connect their mobile devices, tablets, media players and all manner of portable electronics to their HD televisions and other video or audio sources. Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) is one of the de facto standards, and it’s available in more than 750 million devices. But in January at the Las Vegas CES show, the next generation called superMHL (yes, […]

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Classic Handsets: the Siemens S10 (the world’s first colour phone)

In today’s Classic Handset series article, we’re taking a short trip down memory lane to remember what is claimed to be the first mobile with a colour display: the Siemens S10. Back in the mid to late-90’s and well before the advent of smartphones, mobiles were basic devices with the ability to make calls, send messages and perhaps even a selection of rudimentary […]

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Critical Kit: an iPad stylus

In our latest Critical Kit series, we take a look at an item that anyone using productivity software on a tablet will find immensely useful – a stylus. Tablets such as the iPad are immensely useful devices for a huge variety of tasks, but one of the persistent bugbears that many people have, especially those using […]

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Why the Apple Watch will be a hit…

When Apple teased us with a fascinating glimpse of the Apple Watch in September, it was apparent that the forthcoming device was the culmination of years of careful design and planning, with a rich set of features which would complement and enhance the iPhone. Instead of being just another smart watch that’s packed full of technology for the sake of it, Apple has aimed squarely at the fashion and […]

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Google’s Year in Search reveals most popular mobile tech

Every year, Google reveals the most popular searches on its special page dedicated to everything that was hot across dozens of categories. From news to sports, science and technology to pop culture, the year in search is a detailed breakdown of everything the world has been searching for over the last 12 months. Of main interest to us are the […]

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The best smartphones of the past decade

Back in 2004, Android and iOS didn’t exist, Nokia was at the pinnacle of its stranglehold on the industry and the 3G network revolution had only just begun. In the past ten years we’ve witnessed the birth of the truly modern smartphone, with features that seemed like flights of fancy at the time. But today, every phone worth its salt can play videos and […]

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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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