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. <br/><br/>So what has been happening in the past week? We have a look at some of the biggest stories that have emerged.<br />  <br /> <strong>Sony</strong><br/><br/>Just like last…

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…

Sony plans attack on Apple with September releases

It's been a fantastic year for Sony already in 2014, with the Japanese manufacturer being one of a number of smartphone manufacturers who have managed to challenge the dominance of Samsung with phones critics have praised for their high build quality and fantastic specs.And it seems that the company is now looking to build on the success it found with the robust and high-end Sony…

Smartphone roundup: What’s happening in the tech world this week?

We may not be in the prime period for smartphone releases at the moment, but with the summer months seeing companies preparing for bigger launches towards the end of this month and into August and September, there's no shortage of exciting news flying around the market at the moment. Whether it's the misfortunes of Samsung, the world's biggest smartphone manufacturer, Apple's bittersweet battery news or…

Microsoft announces deal with Canon for future phone cameras

Microsoft has announced details of its latest deal with camera giant Canon, which could see the future of camera phones changed for good thanks to the company's recent teaming up with Nokia for future releases.Nokia smartphones have long been known for their fantastic snappers, and the Lumia range has included some fantastic photo-taking opportunities, with the Nokia Lumia 1020 having been the very top of…

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact details leak again

It's all been coming out for Sony this week - barely 48 hours have passed since the alleged photos of the Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact were all over Twitter, and now we have already had a list of specs posted online for the smaller of the two as-of-yet-unannounced handsets. This latest leak comes courtesy of Twitter user DooMLoRD, who posted the details alongside…

Apple iPhone 6 leaks: Not as different as believed?

Apple iPhone 6 rumours have hardly been thin on the ground in recent times, with many leaks coming from all over the web purporting to show the Cupertino giant's latest handset in all its glory. However, while many showed the phone in a shape that differed quite significantly from versions of the phone we've seen in the past, the latest images coming from a reliable…