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…

Honor 7S launches for just under £100

Honor 7S launches for just under £100
In the smartphone world, you usually get what you pay for - but there are a handful of manufacturers looking to buck that trend, offering premium features and functionality in handsets that cost a fraction of the price of the powerhouse flagships.The Honor 7S, which has just launched in the UK, aims to take that principle to the extreme, offering solid performance and attractive features…

Samsung unveils new and improved smartphone camera tech

Samsung unveils new and improved smartphone camera tech
With photography now firmly enshrined as one of the core pillars of the smartphone experience, manufacturers are always looking for new ways of upping the ante and delivering higher-quality images than ever before.Now, Samsung is looking to raise its game even further with the launch of Isocell Plus, a new innovation in imaging technology that will allow future Samsung smartphone cameras to capture more light,…

Launch details and pricing confirmed for Asus Zenfone 5

Launch details and pricing confirmed for Asus Zenfone 5
The Asus Zenfone 5, a new player in the midrange smartphone market, was unveiled in February this year, catching attention with its snappy design and comprehensive range of features.Now, Asus has revealed that its latest device will be arriving in the UK on July 9th, and will initially be available exclusively through the company's online channels. The device is priced at £349.99, but those who…

Qualcomm launches improved chips to power affordable smartphones

Qualcomm launches improved chips to power affordable smartphones
Qualcomm isn't a brand name that most smartphone users would regard as instantly recognisable, but it's quietly become one of the sector's most important players, providing the Snapdragon processors and chipsets that power many of the most popular phones and tablets. As such, the launch of new additions to the Snapdragon range should be seen as a big deal for mobile users, as the platform…

BlackBerry KEY2 launches in UK this week

BlackBerry KEY2 launches in UK this week
After a few years on the sidelines watching Apple and Samsung bask in the limelight, the BlackBerry is looking to make a comeback in a big way with the launch of the all-new KEY2 smartphone.The revamped version of the iconic device is available in the UK now from Selfridges. Carphone Warehouse will begin selling the phone on June 29th, when it will also be made…

Samsung Galaxy S10 ‘could be available in three different models’

Samsung Galaxy S10 ‘could be available in three different models’
As one of the world's premier smartphone manufacturers, Samsung always draws a lot of attention with its Galaxy S range - and it seems that the latest generation of the company's flagship offering could be bigger than ever. A report from Chinese website ETNews, translated by TechRadar, has indicated that the firm could be set to launch as many as three versions of its forthcoming…

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…