smartphones

iPhone 5s and 5c Boost Mobile pricing unveiled ahead of launch

iPhone 5s and 5c Boost Mobile pricing unveiled ahead of launch

The iPhone 5s (and to a degree, the iPhone 5c) is still a hot item, even if the newly launched iPad Air is currently getting all the attention. For those who want to grab one of the new iPhones but don't want to take on the financial burden on a big-four carrier contract, the smartphone is arriving at another prepaid budget wireless carrier -- Boost Mobile. Though there's still a week of waiting left, the pricing has been announced.

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Nexus 5 camera sample shots appear on Google+

Nexus 5 camera sample shots appear on Google+

The Nexus 5 has been covered forwards and backwards today, but the camera has gotten little attention. In past weeks, some images popped up here and there online from those who had their hands on the smartphone already, but most had been pulled for various reasons and we've seen little produced by the camera. Now that the handset has been made officially known, those pictures are reappearing, and some more with them.

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Android scored record 81% market share in 2013 Q3

Android scored record 81% market share in 2013 Q3

Strategy Analytics has released its third quarter Android smartphone shipment numbers, and in them we see a new victory for Google's mobile OS: a record 81-percent global market share, something it has scored in light of BlackBerry and Apple failings. Microsoft has also had a strong third quarter, with the numbers showing a doubling of Windows Phone market share, making it the fastest growing big-name smartphone platform in the world.

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Nexus 5 subsidized pricing marches with mid-tier

Nexus 5 subsidized pricing marches with mid-tier

The Nexus 5 pricing has been the subject of many rumors, all of which can be put to rest now that Google has made the handset official. The handset is listed now in the Google Play Store, where we see that many of the rumors has the price spot-on or very nearly so, and now word is beginning to surface from carriers regarding their Nexus 5 plans and how much of a subsidization discount can be expected with a two-year contract.

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Android 4.4 KitKat release starts November: Nexus first

Android 4.4 KitKat release starts November: Nexus first

Last night, a long bit of details on Android 4.4 KitKat appeared online via a confidential document that has leaked, and a few hours later on this fine Halloween Google rolled out the red carpet for the Nexus 5 running the next OS iteration. We'll be seeing the Nexus 5 on November 1, and not too long after, those with certain devices will be seeing Android 4.4 rolling their way, followed by a larger wave in due time.

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Motorola’s Project Ara joins Phonebloks in modular smartphone ambitions

Motorola’s Project Ara joins Phonebloks in modular smartphone ambitions

We've discussed the relatively new initiative Phonebloks a couple times this year, a project kicked off by creator Dave Hakkens that has taken to social media to garner mass support for its mission. As it turns out, Motorola has had a similar project in mind -- a modular mobile phone with removable parts -- which it announced today as Project Ara, a sort of update to its Sticky endeavors that have taken place over the last few months.

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Huawei ban upheld in Australia following government review

Huawei ban upheld in Australia following government review

Huawei, alongside with ZTE, has been the subject of concerns and scrutiny by the United States government and others, with fears revolving around possible spying that could be taking place on behalf of the Chinese government. The maker has previously been banned from use on Australia's National Broadband Network, something that was recently reviewed with the anticipation that the block would be ended. Such was not the case, however.

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