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MediaTek’s new Dimensity 9000 is the world’s first 4nm mobile chipset – coming to flagship smartphones in 2022

Having rehabilitated its reputation in the smartphone segment with its new breed of Dimensity chipsets, MediaTek has just announced its latest flagship processor, the Dimensity 9000, which is a slight leap up from the brand’s previous flagship chip, the Dimensity 1200. The world’s first 4nm smartphone processor, the Dimensity 9000 follows an Octa-core design and […]

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Niantic’s ‘Pikmin Bloom’ mobile game starts rolling out

Pokémon Go's creator has a new augmented reality mobile game, and this time, it's all about Pikmin. Niantic is now rolling out Pikmin Bloom worldwide, starting with Singapore and Australia where it's already live. Similar to Pokémon Go, you'll have to go out and interact with the real world enjoy the game. It's really more of a fun and colorful companion for daily walks or hikes, though, since it doesn't have battles and doesn't have the incentive of catching rare monsters like Pokémon Go does. 

In Pikmin Bloom, you'll find seedlings when you walk that you can pick up and grow into plant-like creatures that'll follow you around. The more you walk, the more Pikmin you can pluck and the more Pikmin will follow you around. Onscreen, you're depicted as a Mii avatar, with a bunch of creatures walking behind you and making more flowers bloom along your path. You'll also be able to collect items on your walks, including clothes Pikmin can wear and fruit you can feed your creatures to make flowers bloom on their heads.

Niantic CEO John Hanke said in the game's video announcement that the flowers the Pikmin make can be viewed by other players, so you can create shared gardens with your neighbors. Pikmin Bloom is now live for Android and iOS in Singapore and Australia, and it will be arriving in more countries and regions "shortly."

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Nothing could launch something mobile in 2022

Fresh from nabbing a $ 50 million investment from Qualcomm, Nothing’s Carl Pei has confirmed on Twitter that the brand will be launching ‘Something’. While Pei was coy about revealing any further info, it’s being reported that Nothing is preparing to launch a smartphone during 2022, as well as a power bank. According to 91Mobiles, Nothing […]

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LG rejigs its loss-making mobile phone division once more, outsources low and mid-range handsets

2020 has seen LG launch the Velvet, a mid-range flagship, and the wild and wacky dual-screened Wing, but its mobile division is still losing money, which means that the brand is once again changing its mobile strategy in order to better compete with Samsung and Chinese smartphone makers. According to a company statement, LG is […]

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Verizon and Yahoo Mobile team up to bring you an extremely purple handset for $50

Verizon and Yahoo Mobile have teamed up to bring you the ZTE Blade A3Y with budget-level specs and a matching $ 50 price tag. Sporting a vivid purple finish, the Yahoo phone manages to look both garish and appealing at the same time. For just $ 50 the Yahoo phone can hardly disappoint, and to be perfectly […]

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UK will ban mobile carriers from selling locked handsets in 2021

Mobile operators in the UK will be banned from selling smartphones locked to their networks, according to the regulator Ofcom (via the BBC). The rule will take effect starting in December 2021 and affect companies that still sell locked handsets, spe…
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[Deal] Football Manager 2020 Mobile is down to just $3/£3 on the Play Store

As we edge towards the weekend and a chance to chill, we’ve happened upon a great way to make use of your spare time in the days, weeks, months, and years ahead by way of a game that can only be described as a ‘timesuck’. We are, of course, referring to Football Manage 2020 Mobile, […]

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Razer Kishi Xbox edition controller review: Closer to the future of mobile gaming

The Razer Kishi released a few months ago, offering a controller for your mobile phone that takes more than a little design inspiration from the Nintendo Switch. That’s not a bad thing, necessarily, since that form factor has turned out to be one of the best for portability without too many sacrifices. To take things […]

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Samsung’s 120Hz mobile displays use variable refresh rates to save power

Last week Samsung revealed its new Galaxy Note line, and the highest-end model comes with a 120Hz screen. A higher refresh rate allows it to feel more responsive using a pen or playing mobile games and scroll even more smoothly, but as people with 90…
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Call of Duty Mobile Season 8: The Forge released with a stunning post-apocalyptic wasteland theme

Call of Duty Mobile Season 8, The Forge, is now available and includes a whole swathe of new features. The developers took to Reddit to announce the new season, which is centered around surviving in a new post-apocalyptic wasteland. There’s a new multiplayer map, play mode, weapons, and more. Season 8’s post-apocalyptic wasteland looks stunning […]

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The Benefits of Android in Mobile Business Apps

In the modern business world, an online presence is absolutely essential. If you’re not visible online, you may as well not exist at all. Not long ago, enterprises of all kinds invested a great deal of time and effort into developing their websites and making sure they were reaching as many people as possible via […]

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Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile becomes one of the first prepaid carriers to offer 5G, and it’s free

It’s pretty rare that Comcast is in the news for anything good, but their wireless MNVO service, Xfinity Mobile, just made a big announcement that’s going to earn some goodwill from customers. At least for a while. Xfinity Mobile 5G service 5G isn’t very widespread at this point, and that’s just for bigger postpaid carriers. […]

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Call of Duty Mobile update adds Zombie mode, controller support, and new maps

I haven’t played CoD since Modern Warfare 2 around a decade ago, but dang it, the mobile game that launched a few weeks ago has got me hooked, bigtime. Call of Duty Mobile is a game that harks back to the best of the CoD franchise, with something for everyone from hard-charging assaulters, campers snipers, […]

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The Black Desert Mobile combat game by Pearl Abyss launches on the Play Store on December 11

After a soft-launch in seven countries and more than three million pre-registrations, Pearl Abyss has announced that its Black Desert Pearl free-to-play game will officially launch on December 11. The launch will bring the addition of new gameplay features as and support for nine languages. The fast-paced combat game offers open-world gameplay, detailed character customization […]

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Microsoft merges all of their mobile productivity apps into one Office hub

Microsoft has announced that they’ll be taking their existing Word, Excel, and Powerpoint applications on Android and iOS and merging them into a single Office app. Fortunately there’s no loss of functionality with this change, but it should make things a little more fluid on your phone and take up less space, too. Alongside this […]

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Activision’s Call of Duty Mobile is ready to download to your phone or tablet now

If you can remember when the very first Call of Duty game came to PC then you’ll no doubt have lost days or even weeks of your life playing what was then the most realistic shooting game around. Back then it was inconceivable that it would soon be possible to play Call of Duty on […]

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‘PUBG Mobile’ will add characters and gear from ‘The Walking Dead’

The PUBG team is continuing its quest to counter Fortnite's media tie-ins. PUBG Mobile is adding a handful of characters and equipment from AMC's version of The Walking Dead on October 1st, giving you that little bit of extra menace in battle royale…
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‘Call of Duty’ comes to mobile on October 1st

Get ready to compete in Team Deathmatch or play Battle Royale on your smartphone. Activision announced today that Call of Duty: Mobile will be released on Android and iOS devices on October 1st. The game, developed by Tencent's Timi Studio, will be f…
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Popeyes pushes its mobile app as a way to find the sold-out chicken sandwich

We're still not sure how a chicken sandwich turned into the latest viral craze, but after about two weeks of hype Popeyes has announced that The Sandwich is officially sold out — everywhere. Since it's 2019, the answer provided to anyone still try…
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Dish Network is reportedly first in line to buy Boost Mobile and wireless spectrum from Sprint, T-Mobile

The Sprint/T-Mobile merger has been put on hold while the concerns and details get squashed out, and it looks like another roadblock has been taken down. Originally, the Justice Department had issues with how many carriers the new mega-carrier would own; to resolve this, Sprint or T-Mobile would have to sell something off. Early rumors […]

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LG’s really late to the mobile payment party, but finally brings LG Pay to the US

Mobile wallets and mobile payment systems have slowed down now that we’ve got a few major competitors, but you still see new entrants from time to time. On Android devices, Samsung Pay and Google Pay are the obvious options, while Apple users get Apple Pay. Other than that, it’s hard to see any other app […]

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League of Legends will be the next powerhouse game to be ported to mobile

Since phones have gotten more and more powerful we’ve started to see more high profile games ported over to smartphones and tablets. This current trend works a little bit better than a few years ago when old PS2 era games got mobile ports with questionable controls and lacking graphics, too. Just ask Fortnite. But the […]

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Sprint officially turns on their mobile 5G network in several cities

Sprint has officially entered the 5G market, turning on their new and upgraded network in a few places around the US. This is just the start of their 2019 plans to have 5G turned on in several new cities, and should be a big boost in coverage and speeds for anyone in one of those […]

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Huawei’s new mobile OS is only half-baked, putting Huawei in another bad position

Huawei has reportedly been working on an internal mobile operating system for a few years now, which is apparently called Project Z. It’s designed to help give Huawei a way out of using Google’s Android without giving up the massive library of Google apps. Despite earlier rumors suggesting that this new OS would be ready […]

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Samsung announced the first 64MP mobile image sensor

Samsung has just launched two new Isocell mobile image sensors including the world’s first 64MP module and a revamped 48MP unit. Samsung’s Isocell brand of mobile imaging hardware have been around for years, and whilst they play second fiddle to Sony‘s market dominance due to generally lower quality results, they often also lead in technologies. […]

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Sony’s mobile division might be on the chopping block

It’s not much of a surprise that Sony’s mobile division has never done very well relative to the rest of the industry, and it’s been a rumor for quite some time that the company will drop out of the smartphone game entirely. The move would make sense, especially considering it has recently been losing more […]

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‘Call of Duty: Mobile’ brings classic gameplay to smartphones, beta signups are live now

Activision is finally bringing Call of Duty to smartphones, not in the same way as previous spinoff titles. Call of Duty: Mobile is the latest iteration, and it promises to bring classic CoD gameplay to your phone, including some older fan favorite maps from Modern Warfare and Black Ops. The performance and graphics of this […]

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OnePlus will show a 5G prototype at Mobile World Congress

OnePlus is finally ready to show off 5G hardware after months of talking about it. The phone maker will have a presence at Qualcomm's booth during Mobile World Congress (February 25th through February 28th), and it plans to feature a 5G "prototype."…
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Nintendo is making a ‘Dr. Mario World’ mobile game with Line

Nintendo is developing yet another mobile game, this time making Mario put on the lab coat he wore once back in the '90s. The gaming giant has announced that it's working on an action puzzle game entitled Dr. Mario World with Line Corp. If it's anyth…
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911 mobile services are gradually returning after CenturyLink outage

911 services are gradually coming back online in several states and cities following an outage. An outage at a CenturyLink data center affected 911 mobile calls in Oregon, Arizona, Idaho, Missouri, Seattle, Salt Lake City and other locales.
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HTC says it hasn’t given up on mobile yet, plans to release new phones soon

The former ‘King of Android,’ HTC, has been absent from our minds in recent months that have seen flagship smartphones launched by just about every other handset maker. With the exception of the ludicrous blockchain smartphone, Exodus 1, HTC has been quietly existing in the shadows of its competitors, with its most recent offering being the […]

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Android at 10: Google’s mobile OS has come a long way

The mobile world is celebrating a momentous anniversary today: Android is ten years old. The T-Mobile G1 (and Android 1.0) made its debut on September 23rd, 2008, launching both a new operating system and a new era. It didn't look like much in those…
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Gmail’s ‘Confidential Mode’ arrives on mobile devices

Google's big Gmail redesign was revealed this past April (with G Suite customers getting the first look). It became default for everyone starting in July. One of the key features, Confidential Mode, is now available for mobile devices, though not eve…
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LG’s mobile division posts a loss for the fifth quarter in a row

It’s that time again where LG posts their financial results, for Q2 in this case, which shows its mobile division to be making losses, for the fifth quarter in a row, despite the company changing its mobile strategy. In a nutshell, LG made sales worth $ 1.92 billion and an operating loss of 171.96 million between April and […]

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Spectrum Mobile wireless service now offered by Charter

Increasingly we are seeing companies attempting to become both the source and the delivery platform for the consumption of entertainment, in particular sources that would have traditionally been considered part of cable television packages. This move is accelerating as the providers of services, notably subscription services like cable and satellite TV, fight off the cord-cutters […]

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Tesla’s mobile app can turn on top speed limits from anywhere

If you're a little worried about handing over the keys to your Tesla to a valet, then you might be tempted to engage the car's "Valet Mode," which limits the speed of the car to 70MPH and tops out the power and acceleration to just 25 percent. But th…
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HBO’s Westworld mobile game has landed in the Play Store

If you’ve watched the somewhat surreal Westworld TV series from HBO, you may want to pay particular attention to the game that Warner Bros. has just published on the Play Store, some three months after preregistrations began. The game puts you in charge of managing the park at Westworld, where you’ll have to entertain each of […]

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FBI admits to ‘over-counting’ inaccessible mobile devices

For the last two years, the FBI has repeatedly claimed that thousands of phones linked to criminal investigations were inaccessible due to locks and encryption. Last year FBI Director Christopher Wray said it had failed to access 7,800 mobile devices…
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PUBG Mobile hits version 0.4.0, includes new arcade mode, controls, and more

PUBG Mobile has officially been updated to version 0.4.0, and it’s a pretty sizable update with some new features and control options to improve your game. The biggest changes are a new Arcade Mode, a Training Ground, and a Dusk setting. The Arcade Mode is a smaller mode with specific item modifiers, which sounds like […]

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[Sponsored] PUBG Mobile vs Fortnite Mobile: An Honest Comparison

In the quest for Battle Royale supremacy, two games have moved way ahead of the pack: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite. While PUBG undoubtedly has a substantial advantage regarding general realism, Fortnite took the opposite route and is breaking new ground with its innovative and fun approach. Each game has its inherent characteristics. Whether or not […]

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HBO’s ‘Westworld’ mobile game is up for pre-registration

HBO’s hit series Westworld is getting a mobile game adaptation, and as of today you can pre-register for the game to get some extra stuff when it does release. As a twist, the more users that pre-register, the more rewards everyone will get when the game unlocks. There are four milestones, with each tier unlocking something new. […]

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‘Player Unknown’s BattleGrounds Mobile’ now available in Canada

Gamers who are interested in a mobile version of Player Unknown’s BattleGrounds (PUBG) battle royale game have been watching to see when it might be available for their market. In a bit of a twist on many typical game releases, PUBG Mobile first surfaced for the Chinese market back in December. Since then, consumers in […]

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Qualcomm adds Tobii’s eye-tracking tech to its mobile VR kit

Tobii's eye-tracking tech was such a great fit for virtual reality that taking it for a spin at CES 2018 ruined every headset without its capabilities for Engadget editor Devindra Hardawar. Now, Tobii has teamed up with Qualcomm to create an updated…
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LG’s 2017 financials are good, but mobile is still looking bad

LG has announced their 2017 financials as a company, and for the most part, they did pretty well. Their home appliances and television division were both strong performers for the fiscal year, bringing in strong profits for the company. 2017 also saw LG reach their highest annual sales ever. They pulled in $ 55.4 billion in […]

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The best mobile games

Mobile gaming has come a long way. Over the past few years we've gone from simple distractions like Snake, Words With Friends and Doodle Jump to full-on narrative experiences crafted specifically for Android and iOS devices. What's more, at least a f…
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Wireless mic Mikme brings high-end sound to mobile videos

There are plenty of portable audio recorders and microphones on the market, but MikMe goes a step beyond all of them. It's a compact wireless microphone that synchronizes with an iPhone app, allowing you to make quick mobile videos with high-quality…
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SEGA’s Football Manager Mobile 2018 is now available on the Play Store

It doesn’t matter if you prefer to call it soccer or football; if you are a fan of the sport you can lose hours of your life either playing the game in real-life or following your favorite team. You can also lose entire days playing the game online, which means that the release of Football […]

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Google tweaks the design of their mobile site by axing corners

Google has a lot of software to maintain, from apps and Chrome OS to mobile sites and Android, but Google Search is still at the heart of the company. Design changes to their main mobile site have been tweaked and tested for months, and they’re now rolling out to the masses. Changes are subtle, but […]

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Viacom chases mobile deals to make up for cord-cutting

To win over young US cable-cutters, Viacom is attempting to cut deals with mobile phone networks to provide their subscribers with its content. The media conglomerate's move is a quiet strategic redirect to target younger users where they are — on t…
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