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HTC stops selling phones in the UK due to patent dispute

Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC isn't dead, although it may as well be in the UK. Due to a patent dispute with Munich-based research and development company Ipcom, the company has pulled its smartphones from the UK market. The patent specifically pertains to car phones, which HTC agreed in 2012 to sell their phones in the...

[Update 2: NatGeo photos] OnePlus partners with National Geographic and Three UK, announces London pop-up store for May 17th

OnePlus is getting ready to announce both the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro across the world on May 14th. The OnePlus 7 is expected to be an iterative upgrade to the OnePlus 6T, sporting the same chassis but upgraded specs, including UFS 3.0. We know a lot more about the OnePlus 7 Pro,...

Google Home routines roll out in India, Canada, UK, Germany, and Australia

Google announced routines as a new feature in the Google Assistant back in October in 2017 at the Made by Google event. Basically, what routines are is that you can execute a string of commands with a single command. For example, you can set it to start your favorite Spotify playlist, turn on the lights,...

Xiaomi partners with Three to sell phones in the UK

Xiaomi released their first smartphone back in 2011 and have since made a huge splash in markets all around the world. They were named China's largest smartphone company back in 2014 and have continued to grow to become the 4th largest in the world as of last year. On the heels of their IPO announcement,...

Google Home Hands-Free Calling is Available in the UK, Can Now Display Your Own Number

Google Home may not be able to match Amazon's Echo platform in terms of feature parity, but the company continues to expand the functionality. During the second half of last year, we saw Google bring hands-free calling to the Google Home family of products. Everything is handled with voice commands and you can even hang...

Report: UK Mobile App Developer Market Shows 2% Rise in Vacancies

Earlier this year, a report was published by Adobe Digital Insights which said that there was a 5% decline in the United Kingdom's mobile application installs since 2014. This is quite interesting as the number of devices sold per year has not seen this type of drop, so it would seem consumer behavior has changed...

Essential’s US Launch is Imminent, Also Coming to UK, Western Europe and Japan

Andy Rubin and Essential officially unveiled their smartphone a couple of months ago toward the end of May. At the time, they hadn't come up with a launch date for the device, but were asking people to pre-order the device directly on their website. The next day, Andy Rubin appeared on stage at Recode's Code...