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Opinion Services

The transition to 5G

Connected technologies are increasingly becoming a part of our everyday life. A very considerable portion of the world already owns a smartphone and things like wearable gadgets and Internet of Things (IoT) devices are also penetrating the market at a steady rate. At its core, the Internet is considered a basic commodity nowadays. Aside from […]

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Applications News

Roundup of the month: 5 things you may have missed in December

It feels like December has flown by, and as usual there hasn’t been a dull moment in the mobile industry as 2015 reaches its inevitable conclusion. This year, as ever, smartphones became more powerful, network speeds increased, traditional television viewing slid into decline, and the industry sped forward like Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon making a hyperspace jump. The shoehorned Star Wars reference out of […]

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Devices Opinion

The future of mobile technology – surely it’s intuitive?

Today’s post is something a little different to normal, in that it’s an opinion piece on the future of mobile technology by Waiman Lam, ZTE’s Senior Director of Mobile Devices. In the article below, he discusses ZTE’s take on where mobile technology is going in the immediate future. ZTE is a Chinese telecoms company based in […]

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Devices News Services

I now have 2 petabytes of Google storage

    I’ve been experimenting with Google Photos recently. My policy has been to stick 7,000 photos and videos from my iPhone on to Google Photos via their iOS app and then see how the service performs.  I am pretty impressed. The iOS client is lightweight in UI and nicely laid out and uploading is fast.  […]

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Devices Opinion

Mobile technology is making our life more complicated

On a bright weekday morning, Wallace (of Wallace and Gromit fame) is just waking up from a restful night’s sleep by an electronic alarm, which then kicks off a series of machines and gadgets that help him get dressed and into his day clothes. Various contraptions whizz and whir and his breakfast is made, he is […]

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Opinion

Mobile technology is improving life for those in developing nations

There are now billions of mobile Internet users on the planet, probably around a third of the total population. And when you consider desktop computers and laptops, the overall number of people who are able to get online is closer to 3 billion. So if you thought that the mobile Internet is the future, think again […]

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Applications Opinion

Apps that changed the world: Candy Crush Saga

As part of our apps that changed the world series, today we’ll briefly highlight one of the most perennially popular apps that has taken the world by storm – Candy Crush. It’s not often that we focus on video games here on Mobile Industry Review, but it’s pretty hard to argue against the fact that Candy Crush has […]

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Applications News

ContractIQ’s app development report highlights latest mobile trends

Mobile app development is a way of life for thousands of independent developers, and also brings in massive revenues for all manner of companies, big and small. ContractIQ recently conducted a report on the state of app development, revealing some interesting facts and figures on the burgeoning industry. ContractIQ report finds 1 in 4 turn apps […]

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Applications News

New mobile site helps young voters cut through election bullsh!t

There is only one day left until election day, and there are apparently still plenty of people who are still on the fence. So come Thursday, it’s time to make a decision. A team at Code Computerlove is trying to help young electorates and first time voters cut through the noise and decide which party is worthy of their […]

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Operators

We’re getting there with BT’s Quad-play and Google’s Project Fi

I am pleased to see the mobile operator trend toward commoditisation. Long term readers will recognise that I have a rather binary view on the mobile operator industry: Either innovate, or get out of the way. Sadly — and yes, I’m using broad brush strokes here — we’ve seen next to zero innovation in recent […]

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News Opinion

Are Mobile TV and Video Still Killer Apps?

Mobile TV and video were once considered “killer apps” that would entice subscribers to use more data, helping the networks increase ARPU and hold onto customers in an increasingly cutthroat market. Video was perhaps thought of as a panacea that would prevent operators becoming merely bit-pipes; but in reality, this is the situation they face […]

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Devices News Operators Services

If you’re a regular international traveller, you need the Uros Goodspeed MiFi hotspot

For quite a while I have been searching for the ultimate MiFi device service. While I religiously use my EE 4G MiFi here in the UK, I’ve always had problems when I go abroad, whether it’s getting charged stupid rates or spending a silly amount of money buying local sims that don’t actually work. I […]