Smartphones ‘getting taller and narrower’

Smartphones ‘getting taller and narrower’
For years, the vast majority of smartphones have stuck to the same basic design trend- a flat, slim rectangle - with the only real differences being in the overall size and how thin the manufacturer can make the bezel.However, things are starting to change - at least slightly. A new report from IHS Markit suggests that phones are becoming narrower and taller, as aspect ratios…

Google hit with record EU fine over Android practices

Google hit with record EU fine over Android practices
The European Commission has fined Google a record €4.3 billion (£3.9 billion) over what it claims are non-competitive practices related to its Android mobile operating system.According to the body, the tech giant took advantage of its status - some 80 per cent of mobile gadgets in the EU run Android - to illegally "cement its dominant position" in search by requiring manufacturers to favour its…

BlackBerry and Bullitt Group to create rugged and secure smartphones

BlackBerry and Bullitt Group to create rugged and secure smartphones
Bullitt Group has made a name for itself in recent years with its line of specialised smartphones designed specifically for use in outdoor environments, making them a popular choice among workers in sectors such as construction.Now, the company is looking to step up the robust design of their products in a new way thanks to a new cybersecurity partnership with BlackBerry, who will help to…

Superdrug launches new £10-a-month mobile network

Superdrug launches new £10-a-month mobile network
UK mobile customers have grown accustomed to high street retailers offering their own mobile services at knockdown prices, and now Superdrug has become the latest brand to get in on the act.The chain has partnered with Three to launch Superdrug Mobile is an affordable new mobile service available exclusively to the 12 million members of the firm's Health and Beautycard loyalty scheme, and was launched…

Huawei Mate 20 Pro ‘could feature tablet-sized screen’

Huawei Mate 20 Pro ‘could feature tablet-sized screen’
Huawei's Mate range have proven a popular addition to the phablet marketplace, with users responding well to the functionality and performance of these plus-sized phones.Now, rumours have emerged suggesting that the next addition to the range - the Mate 20 Pro - could be set to double down on the brand's signature size advantage, with leaked specifications indicating that the new device may feature a…

Google ‘planning upgraded pixel smartphone’

Google ‘planning upgraded pixel smartphone’
According to one product review this week by the Register, the desire to provide something new and innovative in the Smartphone world is somewhat hampered by the fact that many of the best innovations have already been accomplished in the market. However, it seems Google could be about to break new ground with its latest Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Android smartphones.Rumours are swirling…

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…

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…