Entries in 'smartphones' (55)

HTC and Google reveal $1.1bn smartphone deal

HTC and Google reveal $1.1bn smartphone deal

After months of falling profits, HTC has announced a $1.1bn cooperation agreement with Google that will see a number of HTC employees join the search giant. What's more, Google will ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 21st 2017 at 9:50AM in News
New Pokemon game lands on iOS and Android

New Pokemon game lands on iOS and Android

The Pokemon Company has released another Pokemon title on smartphones.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 25th 2017 at 9:21AM in News
Nintendo is planning a smartphone Zelda game, report claims

Nintendo is planning a smartphone Zelda game, report claims

The Legend of Zelda might be the next big Nintendo IP in line for the smartphone treatment.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 15th 2017 at 9:56AM in News
Samsung Galaxy S8 breaks S7 records

Samsung Galaxy S8 breaks S7 records

It appears that Samsung has not been badly damaged by the Galaxy Note 7 scandal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 25th 2017 at 10:44AM in News

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Super Mario Run did not hit Nintendo expectations

Super Mario Run did not hit Nintendo expectations

Nintendo has admitted that its first Mario smartphone game has fallen short of the mark.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 27th 2017 at 10:20AM in News
Super Mario Run lands on Android this week

Super Mario Run lands on Android this week

Three months after its iOS debut, Nintendo’s Super Mario Run will make its debut on Android this Thursday (March 23rd).

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2017 at 9:48AM in News
Samsung reveals second generation Gear VR headset

Samsung reveals second generation Gear VR headset

Smartphone virtual reality system Gear VR has undergone a redesign.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2017 at 10:02AM in News
Super Mario Run requires a constant internet connection

Super Mario Run requires a constant internet connection

Nintendo’s upcoming smartphone platformer Super Mario Run will only work if the player is connected to the internet.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2016 at 10:05AM in News

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Google Daydream VR arrives next week

Google Daydream VR arrives next week

Yet another VR competitor will be arriving on the scene next week in the UK, US, Germany, Australia and Canada.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 2nd 2016 at 10:15AM in News
Pokemon Go sends Super Mario Run expectations sky high

Pokemon Go sends Super Mario Run expectations sky high

The unimaginable success of Pokemon Go seems like an almost impossible target to aim for, but that’s exactly what Nintendo is doing with the release of Super Mario Run in ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 1st 2016 at 10:57AM in News
DeNA withdraws from western markets

DeNA withdraws from western markets

Japanese mobile publisher DeNA has dissolved DeNA Global and ngmoco LLC in a filing with the Tokyo Stock Exchange, informally announcing their retreat from western markets,

by Jake Tucker
on Oct 19th 2016 at 2:30PM in News
Pokemon Go traffic was 50x greater than Niantic expected

Pokemon Go traffic was 50x greater than Niantic expected

Lots of us were frustrated by Pokemon Go’s early server struggles, but a glimpse into Niantic’s preparations has revealed why it wasn’t something that could be fixed overnight.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2016 at 3:11PM in News

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Red Dwarf XI gets its own game

Red Dwarf XI gets its own game

iOS and Android owners are now able, should they choose, to download a new game based on the 11th series of cult UK sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 23rd 2016 at 3:37PM in News
Premium mobile title Reigns passes 600,000 sales

Premium mobile title Reigns passes 600,000 sales

Reigns has sold more than 600,000 copies, primarily on iOS and Android.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 15th 2016 at 2:59PM in News
Pokemon Go update locks out rooted and jailbroken smartphones

Pokemon Go update locks out rooted and jailbroken smartphones

Many players who had invested cash into Pokemon Go have suddenly found themselves locked out of the game after its latest update.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 15th 2016 at 1:40PM in News
Pokemon Go's US paying users have dropped 79% since peak

Pokemon Go's US paying users have dropped 79% since peak

Two months on from its launch, Pokemon Go’s US revenue is down to a fraction of what it was at its peak.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 13th 2016 at 4:09PM in News

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Pokémon Go passes 500m downloads

Pokémon Go passes 500m downloads

Its community of active players may be dropping, but that’s not stopping Pokémon Go from reaching new milestones.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 8th 2016 at 12:55PM in News
Miyamoto reveals Super Mario Run at Apple iPhone 7 event

Miyamoto reveals Super Mario Run at Apple iPhone 7 event

Is there a more telling sign of the times than Shigeru Miyamoto taking to the stage at an Apple event to announce a new Mario platform game for smartphones?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 8th 2016 at 9:06AM in News
Sony boss: Pokemon Go is a game-changer

Sony boss: Pokemon Go is a game-changer

PlayStation is to renew its focus on mobile gaming.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 5th 2016 at 9:33AM in News
Google rumoured to be abandoning 'Nexus' smartphone branding

Google rumoured to be abandoning 'Nexus' smartphone branding

Last year’s Google Nexus 6P may have been the last handset to feature the branding.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 2nd 2016 at 3:31PM in News
Exploding batteries lead to Galaxy Note 7 recall

Exploding batteries lead to Galaxy Note 7 recall

Samsung is recalling its latest high-end smartphone after a number of reports citing overheating and explosions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 2nd 2016 at 1:30PM in News
2017 iPhone will have curved edge display, reports claim

2017 iPhone will have curved edge display, reports claim

Next month’s iPhone 7 reveal is expected to have little in the way of surprise, but 2017 sounds as if it could be a totally different story.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 23rd 2016 at 2:06PM in News
Mobile gaming grew 22 per cent in Q2 2016

Mobile gaming grew 22 per cent in Q2 2016

The mobile games industry continues to grow, with downloads far outstretching those in any other category.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 22nd 2016 at 4:02PM in News
Worldwide Pokemon Go revenue passes $160m, report claims

Worldwide Pokemon Go revenue passes $160m, report claims

Niantic’s Pokemon Go has, in less than a month, surpassed $160m in global App Store and Google Play revenue.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 3rd 2016 at 3:23PM in News