Entries in 'smartphone' (39)

Google Play downloads now outnumber iOS downloads by 60%

Google Play downloads now outnumber iOS downloads by 60%

Global Google Play downloads exceeded iOS App Store downloads by around 60 per cent last quarter, according to a new report.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 16th 2014 at 2:00PM in News
EA wants to recapture mobile success, says Dungeon Keeper 'innovated too much'

EA wants to recapture mobile success, says Dungeon Keeper 'innovated too much'

Two years ago EA was the top player in the smartphone game space. Now it’s starting again in an attempt to recapture that crown.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 10th 2014 at 3:22PM in News
EA is losing faith in 3DS and Vita

EA is losing faith in 3DS and Vita

It’s hard to envisage a future in which handheld consoles remain relevant, EA COO Peter Moore has argued.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 2nd 2014 at 9:47AM in News
Amazon's 'shopping machine' Fire Phone criticised

Amazon's 'shopping machine' Fire Phone criticised

Despite expanding on the successes it has enjoyed with the Kindle, Kindle Fire and potentially promising Fire TV, Amazon’s new Fire Phone has been criticised by some analysts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2014 at 1:28PM in News

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XBOX: Smartphone hit Threes coming to Xbox One

XBOX: Smartphone hit Threes coming to Xbox One

iOS and Android hit Threes is getting an Xbox One release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 9th 2014 at 5:19PM in News
Competitive smartphone market sees EE and Phones 4U snub LG G3

Competitive smartphone market sees EE and Phones 4U snub LG G3

Korean electronics giant LG yesterday revealed the high-end LG G3 Android phone, and already two big names have snubbed the device.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 28th 2014 at 2:49PM in News
Singstar PS4 uses your smartphone as a mic

Singstar PS4 uses your smartphone as a mic

Sony’s karaoke sensation is making its way to the PS4 later this year.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on May 22nd 2014 at 11:50AM in News
Super Monkey Ball Peggle clone bouncing onto mobile

Super Monkey Ball Peggle clone bouncing onto mobile

Sega will this summer release a Super Monkey Ball themed Peggle clone on iOS and Android.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 19th 2014 at 12:43PM in News

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Digital games success drives numbers up at Sega

Digital games success drives numbers up at Sega

Sega has reported a 102 per cent increase in operating income to ¥38.53bn for the year ending March 31st.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 9th 2014 at 2:09PM in News
Rovio launches experimental publishing arm LVL11, first game Retry available now

Rovio launches experimental publishing arm LVL11, first game Retry available now

Angry Birds creator Rovio has launched a new publishing arm designed to bring more experimental titles to the smartphone games market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 7th 2014 at 2:16PM in News
Tesco confirms Hudl smartphone plans

Tesco confirms Hudl smartphone plans

Tesco has revealed that it will launch an Android smartphone by the end of the year.

by Laura Barnes
on May 6th 2014 at 11:51AM in News
New publisher Chorus Worldwide wants to take Western games to the East

New publisher Chorus Worldwide wants to take Western games to the East

Western mobile game devs are being offered a new route into the lucrative Asian digital games market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 30th 2014 at 3:24PM in News

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Amazon smartphone leaked, includes four-camera 3D interface

Amazon smartphone leaked, includes four-camera 3D interface

A custom 3D interface is the USP that Amazon hopes will distinguish its upcoming entry into the smartphone market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2014 at 9:44AM in News
Samsung Galaxy S5 arrives in the UK today

Samsung Galaxy S5 arrives in the UK today

The latest iteration of the Galaxy Android smartphone series has gone on sale in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 11th 2014 at 11:47AM in News
425m paid Tetris downloads and counting on mobile

425m paid Tetris downloads and counting on mobile

Tetris has amassed more than 425 million paid mobile downloads, more than the combined sales of boxed software.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Apr 8th 2014 at 2:16PM in News
Mobile now account for half of Japanese games market as sector nearly doubles

Mobile now account for half of Japanese games market as sector nearly doubles

A new report claims that smartphone gaming now account for around 50 per cent of Japan’s total video games market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2014 at 11:53AM in News

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Call of Duty mobile studio The Blast Furnace will close this month

Call of Duty mobile studio The Blast Furnace will close this month

Activision's Leeds-based mobile developer will close by the end of the month, the publisher has said.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 21st 2014 at 2:27PM in News
BBC announces Stig-themed Top Gear smartphone game

BBC announces Stig-themed Top Gear smartphone game

Top Gear: Race the Stig is due for release on iOS, Android and Windows Phone today.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 6th 2014 at 10:55AM in News
Radiohead release experimental smartphone game

Radiohead release experimental smartphone game

UK despair specialists Radiohead have released what is described as “an experimental mobile game” on iOS and Android.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 12th 2014 at 10:24AM in News
Flappy Bird is generating $50k in ad revenue every day

Flappy Bird is generating $50k in ad revenue every day

The chances are that by now you've probably heard of Flappy Bird

Zen Terrelonge
by Zen Terrelonge
on Feb 6th 2014 at 12:10PM in News
Smartphone shipments grew 43% in 2013

Smartphone shipments grew 43% in 2013

Data from Futuresource Consulting Research has revealed tremendous growth in the smartphone market throughout 2013.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2014 at 12:12PM in News
Nintendo plans to break away from gaming; Wii U price cut "not an option"; Smartphone service revealed

Nintendo plans to break away from gaming; Wii U price cut "not an option"; Smartphone service revealed

You’ve likely read dozens of different editorials this past month predicting what the future might bring for Nintendo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2014 at 9:05AM in News
New RoboCop film gets free-to-play smartphone tie-in

New RoboCop film gets free-to-play smartphone tie-in

Glu Mobile has released a RoboCop game on iOS that ties in to next month’s movie return for the Detroit law enforcer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 10th 2014 at 3:49PM in News
UPDATED: Next-gen Hitman cancelled, but series lives on

UPDATED: Next-gen Hitman cancelled, but series lives on

The online profile of a developer working on IO’s next-gen Hitman game claims the game has been cancelled.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2014 at 2:03PM in News
FIFA 14 notches up 26m mobile downloads

FIFA 14 notches up 26m mobile downloads

The iOS and Android release for FIFA 14 has been downloaded over 26m times, EA has revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 11th 2013 at 1:35PM in News