iPhone 5S knocked off its lofty perch by its own stablemate

Apple's hugely popular iPhone 5S flagship device has been usurped as the company's most popular phone, according to the latest report released this week by uSwitch. However, perhaps a cushion to that blow for the Cupertino firm is the fact that the report shows it was overtaken by another Apple device, the budget-friendly iPhone 5C, which was released at the same time as the flagship handset…

Mobile signal a priority for young homebuyers, study finds

A strong mobile phone signal is a major selling point for young people looking into buying a new home, according to new research. Mobile analytics firm RootMetrics conducted a survey of over 2,000 adults and found that 45 per cent of those aged between 18 and 35 years thought a good phone signal was the most important factor when searching for a new property. This…

Is Google teaming with Motorola to bring a new Nexus to market?

The last few weeks have been busy for Google, with the announcement that it is going to be releasing all future operating systems at an earlier date to developers, to allow for a more seamless rollout on devices not manufactured by itself, and the news it is going to be bringing to market a new range of budget phones called Android One. And now it seems…

A week in smartphones: The latest roundup from the biggest firms

Late summer is the period when the smartphone market starts to return from a well deserved holiday and we begin to see more new phones hitting the shelves around the world. This has meant that the last week has been filled with new announcements and leaks from some of the world's biggest firms about what they're going to be releasing a couple of months from…

LG smartphone sales show strong growth in Quarter 2

LG is starting to challenge the top names in smartphone industry, after the firm released its latest sales figures, showing strong performance in the second quarter of the year.While LG has always had a decent range of smartphones available, it has always lagged behind the likes of Samsung and Apple, and more recently HTC and Sony, but the figures seem to suggest that it is…

Is Samsung on the verge of releasing the prime Galaxy S5 at last?

In the secretive world of smartphones, relatively speaking, rumours of what we're going to see as the next blockbuster device are always on the go, as bloggers speculate about what we're going to be able to get our hands on next. However, while some rumours will fizzle out when companies deny the existence of a certain piece of technology, there is one that has been unrelenting…

Motorola Moto G2 leaks with new features and potential lower price

Motorola has been one of the busiest smartphone firms around this year, and it has taken a rather innovative approach to its new developments, looking to focus almost entirely on the lower end of the market than challenge those who have a stranglehold on the upper echelon. Earlier this year, it released the Motorola Moto E and the updated Moto G that came with new 4G…