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Tesco confirms Hudl smartphone plans

Tesco has revealed that it will launch an Android smartphone by the end of the year. Philip Clarke, Tesco’s chief executive, told BBC Radio 5 Live that the handset will be called the Hudl smartphone and will come with pre-installed Tesco services and feature hardware comparable to the Galaxy S5. …

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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. Chorus Worldwide, founded by Shintaro Kanaoya, helps devs to fully localise their games for markets such as Japan and Korea. Its first two games are Alex Trowers’ Glyph Quest and Beartrap Games’ Sky …

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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. BGR reports that the device houses a total of six cameras, four of which are infrared and found on the front of the device, with one in each corner. These track …

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Samsung Galaxy S5 arrives in the UK today

The latest iteration of the Galaxy Android smartphone series has gone on sale in the UK. The Samsung Galaxy S5 arrives less than a year after its predecessor the S4, packing a 16MP camera and an Apple-like fingerprint scanner. The Shimmer White and Charcoal Black versions of the Android-based handset …

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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. The Game Boy version of Tetris sold 35 million copies, with boxed products altogether selling around 70 million, according to the founder of The Tetris Company. Develop has more details.

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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. Serkantoto says that data from CyberZ says that of the total $10.8bn annual Japanese games spend in 2013, around $5.4bn of this was spent on mobile games. Furthermore, that’s up …

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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. The Blast Furnace’s 47 staff face redundancy, although the company has told us that it is seeking new homes for some of the employees. Activision revealed in January it was ‘exploring options’ for the …

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BBC announces Stig-themed Top Gear smartphone game

Top Gear: Race the Stig is due for release on iOS, Android and Windows Phone today. The BBC Worldwide published title is published by Mastertronic and developed by Top Gear: Stunt School Revolution creators Supersonic Software. It’s an endless runner-style racer in which players must collect nuts while charging about …

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India world’s fastest growing smartphone market – Gartner

Smartphone sales in India grew at 166.8% in 2013, making it the fastest growing market in the world, research firm Gartner has reported. Worldwide smartphone sales grew to 968 million units last year, an increase of 42.3% over 2012, with the most robust growth coming from developing regions, such as …

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Radiohead release experimental smartphone game

UK despair specialists Radiohead have released what is described as an experimental mobile game” on iOS and Android. CVG reports that the game, called PolyFauna was made in collaboration with UK design firm Universal Everything and sees players traversing a succession of abstract environments. Player creations from within the game …

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