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Google announces death of mobile operator business model. Finally! [insert hope here]

On Day 2 of Mobile World Congress, it happened. The Earth moved. Mountains rose. Valleys shifted. Islands disappeared. All metaphorically speaking, you understand. Google has announced that they’re getting into the mobile network game. But don’t panic! Don’t panic Mr Mainwaring! You see, Google did the announcement quietly. It wasn’t a full scale Google I/O […]

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Industry profile: Larry Page, CEO of Google

In the third of our industry profiles, we take a look at Larry Page, CEO of Google and the visionary leading the company’s lofty ambitions into self-driving cars, modular smartphones, and “Project Loon” – a fleet of high altitude balloons bringing the Internet to developing nations. Larry Page, the dreamer Larry Page is often said to live in an alternative universe, and […]

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Can Google please put the mobile operators out of their misery?

Google? Amazon? I really don’t mind, but I would like one of the key industry players to start mopping up the business. When the ONLY thing your mobile operator can offer you to differentiate themselves is a flipping Netflix or Spotify subscription — to try and justify the stupidly expensive 24-month price plan you’re about […]

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Who will win the smartphone OS war?

Here at Mobile Industry Review, we like to keep on top of the latest facts and figures in terms of smartphone and mobile operating system adoption. The industry today is dominated by two major platforms: Google’s Android, and Apple’s iOS. But will there ever be a clear winner, or is is the story more complicated and uncertain? […]

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Will tablets make a comeback in 2015…?

Last year there was a lot of conjecture, and some evidence, that tablet sales were slowing. The sales figures from companies such as Apple and Samsung appear to reinforce the idea that tablets’ phenomenal growth has stagnated, but is this trend going to continue into 2015? Apple CEO Tim Cook called slowing iPad sales a “speed bump” in 2014, but […]

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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 worst technology failures of 2014

The end of 2014 will soon be upon us, and even though there is still more than a month left for some major newsworthy gaffes and missteps to happen in the world of technology and mobile, we thought it would be interesting to take an early look back on 2014’s most significant “technology failures”, and examine just where […]

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The mobile payments revolution

Mobile payment schemes are a hot topic at the moment, fuelled by revelations about Apple’s forthcoming  Pay service which is about to be rolled out in the U.S. this month. The concept is not new: the technologies and infrastructure that enable you to pay with your smartphone have been around for well over a decade. And in countries like Kenya, mobile money […]

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