Samsung set for plus-sized S6 launch

Samsung is reportedly set to launch a version of its Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone with a larger screen and Qualcomm processor. According to website SamMobile, the device will feature either a 5.4-inch or 5.7-inch display with curved edges on both …

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Honor on track for strong 2015; debuts latest device

Honor is on course to hit its target of 40 million shipments by the year end, having sold half of the target in the first half of the year, Reuters said. Citing comments from George Zhao, president of the Huawei …

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Samsung readying Tizen smartphones as sales top 1M

Samsung Electronics has reportedly sold one million Tizen-powered smartphones in India, showing some (if not staggering) momentum for the fledgling platform. The first device in the line – Z1 – is available in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, and is …

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EC makes no exception for spam, porn in net neutrality rules

The European Union mistakenly said an exception to net neutrality rules – covering spam filtering and blocking porn – was part of its new compromise deal. The European Commission, European Parliament and Council of the EU earlier today announced an agreement …

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Shazam updates music discovery features

Shazam introduced a music discovery feature which lets users follow their favourite artists and see what they are “Shazaming”. Fans will also be kept up-to-date about new singles, albums, and videos from the artists they follow. “This gives fans a …

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MTN brings in Ericsson mobile money platform

MTN Swaziland deployed Ericsson’s converged wallet platform in a rollout impacting more than 275,000 existing mobile money users and 3,000 agents. The new platform serves as a hub for mobile money services, connecting the operator’s operations in several countries and …

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Keynote and Appium partner to “close gap between quality assurance and developers”

Keynote is integrating its mobile testing platform with Appium, an open source framework designed to help automate the testing of native and web iOS and Android mobile apps. The integration will allow app makers to improve the quality of apps …

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App marketing costs and downloads fall in May

A new Fiksu report has revealed that marketing costs, which have been on the rise all year, finally fell in May, although app install volumes were also on the slide. The cost per loyal user (CPLU) in May for mobile …

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Alibaba builds position in India’s Paytm – report

China’s Alibaba is in “advanced talks” to buy a stake in India m-commerce firm Paytm, as the country’s mobile payments market looks set for rapid expansion. According to Reuters, the deal would see Alibaba directly invest about $600 million in …

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