25% of under-sixes have their own phone

25% of under-sixes have their own phone
Smartphones have been incredibly useful aspects of modern life, serving as our personal computers, gaming devices and - of course - telephones. However, many of us never even saw a mobile until our teenage years. Now that the devices are more prevalent, however, people are getting into them at younger and younger ages.Children are often excited by mobile phones, partly for the novelty value and…

Deal agreed to create world’s first blockchain smartphone

Deal agreed to create world’s first blockchain smartphone
If any smartphone users out there have spent a lot of time thinking: "This device is great, but I'd love a blockchain one," then that wish is to be fulfilled at last. The uninitiated may simply wonder what a blockchain is and what jewellers shop they can be bought from, but all may be about to become a lot clearer thanks to a collaboration between Swiss…

Auction moves 5G smartphones a step closer to reality

Auction moves 5G smartphones a step closer to reality
The advent of 5G mobile and smartphones has moved closer with the completion of the auction of the bandwidth for the next generation of mobile internet services. Regulator Ofcom said £1.36 billion was raised in the auction, which saw Vodafone, EE, O2 and Three all managing to secure the necessary bandwidth. Not only will access to the internet be generally faster on 5G, but Ofcom said it…

Could tomorrow’s iPhone look to yesteryear?

Could tomorrow’s iPhone look to yesteryear?
Technology in new smartphones has evolved at a blistering rate with features such as facial recognition, fingerprint sensors and virtual reality quickly becoming commonplace.The situation has reached a point now where consumers and the device manufacturers themselves are wondering where they go from here.Well, rather than developing entirely new ideas, the future could actually be the past after a report from Bloomberg suggested that Apple…

Is LG about to reveal its new flagship smartphone?

Is LG about to reveal its new flagship smartphone?
Apple and Samsung have proudly paraded new flagship smartphones in 2018 (with the iPhone X and Galaxy S9 respectively), but consumers are still waiting on one major player in the mobile marketplace to do the same: LG.But it seems we won’t have to wait much longer if fresh rumours are to be believed.According to TechRadar.com and South Korea’s ETNews, LG will unveil the G7 -…

Samsung Galaxy X delayed?

Samsung Galaxy X delayed?
The fabled Galaxy X - Samsung's long-rumoured foldable smartphone - has been one of the most hotly anticipated devices in the industry. The idea of a flexible screen that can be bent whichever way the user chooses promises to be one of the most innovative things to happen to mobile devices for a long time.However, such an innovation is obviously quite hard to achieve. While…

Apple to come up with a foldable phone of its own

Apple to come up with a foldable phone of its own
When it comes to foldable smartphones, Samsung has been dominating the headlines. Despite not having yet released anything, the Korean tech giant has long been rumoured to be developing a device with a bendable display that could revolutionise the mobile phone industry.It seems like these rumours are probably true, with several inside sources reporting that Samsung is trying to work out a way to make…

Is a 512GB phone on its way?

Is a 512GB phone on its way?
Our mobile phones are genuinely amazing bits of kit, and it's easy to forget that. They are mini supercomputers that can fulfil all our digital needs, after all. However, as we use them for more and more, we place additional demands on manufacturers that can be hard to keep up with.For example, our storage space needs have changed immensely. Back in 2000, the Nokia 3310…