smartphones

Project Ara update: new processor, second Dev conference

Project Ara update: new processor, second Dev conference

Project Ara, the modular smartphone, is a concept way ahead of its time. By allowing us to switch out components built around a skeletal framework, Google wants to ensure we get the phone we want — every time. The team behind Ara have announced a few exciting pieces of news that could see us in a modular phone sooner than expected.

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Data shows the iPhone 6 is already a runaway success

Data shows the iPhone 6 is already a runaway success

If you’re an Android enthusiast, chances are you’re not too moved by a 4.7-inch screen. For iPhone users, a bigger screen is a feature many have wanted for quite some time, and is all but confirmed as coming to them soon. Are current iPhone users excited enough to trade-in their existing phones for the next big iThing, though? According to a few different smartphone trade-in sites, they are -- more than ever.

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HTC announces the One (M8) PHUNK limited edition

HTC announces the One (M8) PHUNK limited edition

The HTC One (M8) is perhaps the most premium Android phone we’ve ever seen. The metal housing is a joy to put in your hand, but can be a bit subdued to look at. If you’ve been wanting a One (M8), but aren’t a fan of the plain aesthetic, there is good news. HTC is working with art studio PHUNK to create a fresh take on the rear of the One.

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Report: Samsung’s Tizen to be used in emerging markets

Report: Samsung’s Tizen to be used in emerging markets

Tizen, Samsung’s home-grown OS that was originally believed to do battle with Android, may be set to do battle on another front. Samsung has limited it to use on their wearables, like the Gear Fit and Galaxy Gear. While they’re still keen to get it onto smartphones, they might do it with devices that are a bit more comparable to wearables.