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Android claimed 84.7% smartphone sales share in Q2 2014

84.7 per cent of smartphones shipped worldwide in the quarter ending June 2014 used Google’s Android operating system. That’s up from 79.6 per cent in the same quarter a year before, IDC data claims. iOS claimed a market share of 11.7 per cent, down from 13 per cent the year …

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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. And EA Mobile boss Frank Gibeau blames the decline on the switch from premium to free-to-play. "I think we’ve successfully gotten back into position and we …

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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. Aside from the device’s 3D Dynamic Perspective screen, which tracks a user’s head and alters the screen image to create a pseudo-3D …

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XBOX: Smartphone hit Threes coming to Xbox One

iOS and Android hit Threes is getting an Xbox One release. The hit puzzler is a natural fit for smartphones, so the arrival on Xbox One is certainly a surprise – albeit a very welcome one. The game sees players group matching tiles to form multiples of the number three. …

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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. Cnet reports that both EE and Phones 4U have said they won’t be stocking the handset. "The LG G3 goes head-to-head with other flagship devices that most retailers have …

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Singstar PS4 uses your smartphone as a mic

Sony’s karaoke sensation is making its way to the PS4 later this year. The platform holder has announced SingStar Ultimate Party will launch on both PS3 and PS4 ahead of Christmas. And the biggest addition to the new title is the ability to use any iOS or Android device as …

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Super Monkey Ball Peggle clone bouncing onto mobile

Sega will this summer release a Super Monkey Ball themed Peggle clone on iOS and Android. Called Super Monkey Ball Bounce, it features over 120 levels and eight playable characters. It will be free to download and presumably then supported via IAPs. That’s about all the info for now, although …

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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. Net sales climbed 17.6 per cent to 378bn thanks in part to the launch of titles such as top performer Total War: Rome 2 (1.13m units), Football Manager 2014 (790k), Sonic …

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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. It’s called LVL11 and its first title – the Flappy Bird inspired Retry – is available now on iOS in some select countries. We’ve always been doing a lot …

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