Samsung cruises past Apple in white-hot smartphone market

Samsung cruises past Apple in white-hot smartphone market

The two top smartphone vendors continue to rule the roost. Looks like Samsung and Apple pretty much own the smartphone market, though there are some scrappy contenders starting to make headway. According to International Data Corporation (IDC), handset makers shipped a total of 337.2 million smartphones worldwide in the last quarter of 2015 (Q2). This is up 11.6 percent from last year, an amazing bit

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Screenshots provide a sneak peek at Sony’s concept Android software

Screenshots provide a sneak peek at Sony’s concept Android software

Sony's concept Android software. Screenshots: SonySony is rebuilding its Android software from scratch in an effort to generate more interest in its Xperia smartphone business, and it’s about to begin trialling it with 500 users in Sweden. These screenshots provide us all with a sneak peek at the software in advance. Sony describes the new software as “a fresh take on our

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2015 Moto X gets pictured in black, white and gold ahead of debut

2015 Moto X gets pictured in black, white and gold ahead of debut

The new Moto X hasn't changed much, but it now comes in gold. Photo: WeiboMotorola is having a hard time keeping its next-generation smartphones under wraps ahead of their official unveilings, it seems. We’ve already seen lots of leaked images of the 2015 Moto G, and now the new Moto X has been pictured for the first time in plain black and white and gold color options. The new

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AT&T makes it more expensive to upgrade your smartphone

AT&T makes it more expensive to upgrade your smartphone

Don't be surprised if you see angry mobs forming around your local AT&T store.The carrier that’s built up quite an army of discontent from its customers over the years probably didn’t win over anyone with its latest announcement. AT&T is raising its upgrade fees for postpaid customers and tacking on a weird, unnecessary activation fee for new AT&T Next customers. For customers on one-year or two-year contract plans, the upgrade

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Sprint document claims Galaxy Note 5 will have a microSD card slot after all

Sprint document claims Galaxy Note 5 will have a microSD card slot after all

Samsung may not have given up on microSD just yet. Photo: iFixitRecent reports from reliable sources have claimed that the Galaxy Note 5, like the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, will not have a microSD card slot — and that’s been corroborated by leaked CAD drawings of the device. But according to one Sprint document, Samsung may have had a change of heart. Samsung is expected

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Sony rolls out Android 5.1 for Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z3 series

Sony rolls out Android 5.1 for Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z3 series

Sony brings Lollipop to more Xperia devices. Photo: SonySony has begun its rollout of the Android 5.1 Lollipop update for handsets in the Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z3 families. In addition to the usual Lollipop features, it brings LinkedIn integration, camera improvements, better enterprise support, and more. The complete list of devices in line for this update includes the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3

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YouTube for Android makes watching portrait videos less painful

YouTube for Android makes watching portrait videos less painful

YouTube-portraitIf you want to enjoy a YouTube video in fullscreen on Android, you have to watch it in landscape mode, which makes watching videos recorded in portrait an even more horrifying experience. But thanks to the app’s latest update, portrait videos are ever so slightly more bearable. Now when you make a portrait video fullscreen, it will

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Last chance: Choose your next smartphone in our Android phablet giveaway! [Deal]

Last chance: Choose your next smartphone in our Android phablet giveaway! [Deal]

images_mediumHave you ever wanted to take your flat screen TV off the wall and stick it in your pocket? If so, this giveaway is for you. No, we’re not giving away a foldable pocket TV, but we are giving away the next best thing – a top of the line Android phablet. There are too many

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