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  • EE switches on Wi-Fi calls and texts for customers with compatible handsets

    6 April 2015, 7:01 pm by: Ben Woods

    EE has announced that its Wi-Fi calls and texts feature, which allows customers to route voice calls and SMS through Wi-Fi networks when they have no mobile reception, is now available. A spokesperson for the company told TNW that testing had been going on for…
  • OnePlus One smartphone owners can now download the Lollipop-based OxygenOS

    4 April 2015, 5:30 am by: Ben Woods

    It’s been a little while coming, but OnePlus One smartphone owners can start getting to grips with the company’s first custom operating system called OxygenOS. Originally slated to arrive before the end of March, the release slipped behind schedule due to…
  • Xiaomi launches special edition Mi Note and Redmi 2 Android phones and a new Bluetooth weighing…

    31 March 2015, 6:44 am by: Abhimanyu Ghoshal

    Ahead of its fifth anniversary on April 6, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has announced five new products in the country today. There’s a special edition of the company’s latest flagship Android phone, the Mi Note, in pink. The limited run of this…
  • How the PuzzlePhone is shaping up as a rival to Google’s Project Ara modular smartphone

    5 March 2015, 5:23 am by: Anna Heim

    Circular Devices, the company behind the upcoming PuzzlePhone modular smartphone, took to the stage at the Mobile World Congress’ startup conference 4Years From Now (4YFN) to reveal its progress. The company has partnered with Spanish manufacturer ImasD,…
  • BlackBerry unveils its mid-range 4G all-touch Leap smartphone

    3 March 2015, 4:44 am by: Abhimanyu Ghoshal

    BlackBerry unveiled its new Leap smartphone today at Mobile World Congress. It’s a 5-inch all-touch 4G LTE device aimed at young professionals and features the latest version of BlackBerry 10 OS. The Leap has a 720p screen, a 1.5Ghz processor, and 2GB of RAM…
  • Google falters on promise to encrypt Android Lollipop devices by default

    3 March 2015, 3:47 am by: Abhimanyu Ghoshal

    When Android Lollipop was announced last year, Google said it would require full-disk encryption by default. However, new devices shipping with Android 5.0 don’t include it as a standard feature, Ars Technica discovered. Last October, Google published a…
  • Telefónica will provide connectivity to Bluesmart’s smart suitcase

    2 March 2015, 3:00 am by: Anna Heim

    IoT startup Bluesmart has partnered with Spanish carrier Telefónica, the company announced today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The operator will be providing Machine-to-Machine (M2M) connectivity for Bluesmart’s upcoming smart luggage. As you may…
  • Samsung announces Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, arriving next month

    1 March 2015, 12:53 pm by: Owen Williams

    Today at MWC in Barcelona, Spain, Samsung unveiled its two new flagship handsets for 2015: the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Both of Samsung’s Galaxy S6 devices tout a 5.1” Quad HD (at a whopping 2560×1440 resolution) 577ppi display, a quad-core processor, 3GB…
  • LG’s Android Lollipop-based G Flex 2 rolling out today

    25 February 2015, 12:33 am by: Abhimanyu Ghoshal

    LG has announced that its G Flex 2 smartphone is rolling out to major carriers in the US, UK, France, Germany, Hong Kong and Singapore. The device will next become available in other key markets in North and South America, Europe and Asia in the weeks…
  • Why are people still using SMS in 2015?

    16 February 2015, 10:10 am by: Jamie Tolentino

    This post is part of a new series titled, 'Future of Communications,' and is brought to you by Nexmo.Short Message Service (SMS), more colloquially known as ‘text,’ is a protocol used for sending short messages over mobile networks. The first SMS was…

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