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  • Verizon confirms plan to throttle the top 5% of LTE users during peak data usage

    25 July 2014, 6:23 pm by: Roberto Baldwin

    Verizon has introduced new Network Optimization guidelines to help ease network congestion. That’s a fancy way of saying that if you’re in the top five percent of LTE data users and you have an unlimited data plan on Verizon, expect to get throttled…
  • Firefox for Android Beta update brings better customization options and new add-on APIs for devs

    25 July 2014, 5:07 am by: Ben Woods

    Mozilla has released an updated version of its Firefox for Android Beta app, which it promises will make the browser more easily customizable for end-users and more powerful for third-party developers. Announced today in a blog post, the updated app now…
  • LG bucks struggling Android trend with record shipments and highest revenue since 2010

    24 July 2014, 1:40 am by: Jon Russell

    LG is bucking the trend of struggling Android smartphone companies like Samsung and HTC, after revealing that is shipped a record 14.5 million smartphones in the second quarter of 2014. That’s a 20 percent increase on one year previous. The company isn’t…
  • Nokia Lumia 930 review: Finally, a flagship Lumia that feels like a phone first and a camera second

    23 July 2014, 10:51 am by: Ben Woods

    The Lumia 930 is Microsoft’s first flagship Windows Phone handset since completing its acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services division earlier this year. Nonetheless, you’ll still find 5-inch handset branded as a Nokia. Having started to trickle…
  • LG introduces the first game you can play without even opening the G3′s case

    23 July 2014, 3:07 am by: Jon Russell

    LG is giving owners of its new G3 smartphone fewer reasons to pop open the device’s QuickCircle case, after it announced the first game that is optimized to run entirely within its see-through window. The case is designed to offer protection for the device…
  • Microsoft sold 5.8M Lumia smartphones and 30.3M non-Lumia handsets during its last quarter

    22 July 2014, 4:44 pm by: Nick Summers

    Microsoft sold 5.8 million Lumia smartphones and 30.3 million non-Lumia handsets, including Asha and Nokia X devices, during its last quarter. “Low price point devices drove a majority of the Lumia smartphone volumes,” the company added. The figures for…
  • Tango launches a $25m fund for mobile games as it looks to win the US chat app race

    21 July 2014, 11:00 am by: Jon Russell

    Tango, the mobile messaging app firm that recently raised a $280 million funding round led by China’s Alibaba, is the latest chat app to make a big mobile gaming push after it announced a new $25 million fund dedicated to games. Money from the fund, which…
  • Amazon expands its Mobile Ads API to support iOS devices, says the Fire phone will be added on July…

    17 July 2014, 9:53 am by: Emil Protalinski

    Amazon has announced that its mobile ad network supports iOS devices as of today, and will be adding support for its Fire phone on July 25, the day it launches. The move means developers can now place both banner and interstitial ads across Android, iOS, and…
  • Snapchat may be planning a mobile payments service inspired by China’s top messaging app

    17 July 2014, 1:52 am by: Jon Russell

    Snapchat may take a leaf out of Asia’s messaging app playbook when it comes to making money, after two potentially telling trademark filings were unearthed. TechCrunch dug up filings related to processing electronic payments (Trademark Serial…
  • LG announces the G3 Beat, a 5-inch, mid-range version of its flagship G3 smartphone

    16 July 2014, 10:56 pm by: Jon Russell

    LG has announced the G3 Beat, a new, mid-range version of its flagship G3 smartphone. With a screen size of five inches, the G3 Beat is slightly smaller than its 5.5-inch older sibling, but LG claims the device “retains the best features and functions of…

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