A week in smartphones: Sony looks to the future and Google heads in a new d

As September pulls ever closer, the companies that are planning to release phones in the end of quarter three and into quarter four are gearing up for their big launches, which has left us with yet another busy week, with Sony, Apple and Google all dominating the headlines of tech blogs the world over.So what new developments and rumours have we learned of in the…

Android One budget phones ready for October release?

When Google announced its latest operating system, Android L, at this year's I/O conference just last month, it seemed like it would be the big moment of the year for the company - but it seems that one of its minor announcements at the show may be about to take centre stage now, with the company's new smartphone getting ready for release.As well as being…

How smart are you? Smart enough to get a piece of Project Ara?

Genius may be a term in the smartphone world that is most commonly associated with Apple, but it seems that Google is looking for a crack team of geniuses at the moment to make sure it can get its ambitious Project Ara off the ground.The project was first announced earlier this year, and it involves users purchasing just the shell of a smartphone rather than…

Sony Xperia T3 gets release details for UK market

Details surrounding the release of the Sony Xperia T3 have been revealed, with the Carphone Warehouse being the only carrier in the UK that will stock the new mid-range device.The device has managed to slip under the radar since its reveal in June, thanks to Sony working on its phones higher up in the market. The rumours that were rife about the Sony Xperia Z3…

Sony Xperia Z3 v Apple iPhone 6: Rumours heating up

It will be one of the most anticipated battles of the year, and it seems like the two phones from Sony and Apple that are set to go head-to-head in September are now getting closer and closer to completion, with an increasing number of leaks now starting to show alleged images of the handsets. The Sony Xperia Z3 is expected to be revealed by the…

Sony Xperia Z3 working model images leaked

Sony may put out more flagship handsets than any other company in the tech world - its three Xperia Z variants in the last 9 months are testament to that - but this has not dampened the excitement for the newest of these since details were first leaked almost two weeks ago.Since images first emerged online of the reported Sony Xperia Z3 (along with the…

Smartphone roundup: What’s been happening this week?

While it's hardly been the busiest of weeks in the smartphone world, the past seven days have been filled with new rumours, leaks and speculation about release dates, which leaves the next few months looking exciting and competitive. So what has been happening in the past week? We have a look at some of the biggest stories that have emerged. Sony Just like last week,…

The end of the screen protector? iPhone 6 panel survives attacks

Screen protectors are a common purchase when we manage to get our hands on a brand new handset, but it seems like these might soon be a thing of the past, after a video emerged online apparently showing the new Apple iPhone 6 front panel receiving some serious abuse - and surviving to tell the tale.Most phones use Gorilla glass as their front panels at…