Google and Samsung: The new flagship and the worst kept secret

Google and Samsung: The new flagship and the worst kept secret
When it comes to the world of smartphones, there are few companies that even come close to being able to compete with the might of Samsung and Google, with the smartphone giant and Android developer both coming top of their class in their chosen specialist field.However, while they are often working in perfect synergy to bring some of the best smartphones around to the market,…

HTC vows speedier Android updates for its handsets in the future

HTC vows speedier Android updates for its handsets in the future
HTC has promised that it will be looking to bring future operating system updates to its handsets quicker than it has in the past after Google made its own vow to allow manufacturers access to new versions of Android quicker.Ahead of the Google IO event earlier this week, officials at the search giant promised that they are taking a new approach to unveil new Android…

Google starts to roll out its 4.4.4 update for Android

Google starts to roll out its 4.4.4 update for Android
If you are the owner of a Samsung, Sony or LG phone, among others, you may just have got your new update to Android 4.4.3 KitKat, but it seems like the Google operating system is in for another revamp already, with Nexus devices already having received an even newer version.The Nexus handsets, which are Google's own smartphones, have been on 4.4.3 for some weeks, but…

Leaked iPhone 6 images ‘are the real deal’

Leaked iPhone 6 images ‘are the real deal’
When photos emerged recently of Taiwanese star Jimmy Lin reportedly holding a beta version of the Apple iPhone 6, most of us were sceptical about whether or not it was the real deal.¬†According to new confirmations from apparent insiders at the Cupertino giant, though, it seems like the pictures may have been legitimate after all, although no one seems to know how Lin got his…

Over half of Australians using broken handsets

Over half of Australians using broken handsets
More than half of Australian smartphone owners (56 per cent) are continuing to use their device, despite them being damaged.According to a new survey, Save Our Smartphone, which was released by OtterBox, one of the main reasons for users sticking with their damaged handset is cost, with many phone contracts across the country lasting 24 months.One in five people have had to spend between AU$100-AU$500…

BlackBerry to make a return with new innovative phone?

BlackBerry to make a return with new innovative phone?
It's been a quiet couple of years for BlackBerry, but it seems like the company - which was once one of the biggest providers of business-to-business handsets in the world - is back with a brand new innovative design.Ever since the company released its BlackBerry Z30 handset in November, it has been a very quiet time, and while the likes of Samsung, Sony and Motorola…

Acer debuts a number of smartphones at new conference

Acer debuts a number of smartphones at new conference
Acer has announced a number of new devices at its latest press event, with five unique smartphones among those that were unveiled by the company.Perhaps best known for its affordable laptops and latterly its tablet devices, Acer's venture into the smartphone will certainly be one that makes the bigger companies sit up and take notice, with it likely to attack the mid-market price level, and…