Tag Archives: smartphones

Windows Phone market share falls, overall smartphone growth slows

The market share enjoyed by Windows Phone handsets has more than halved in the last year. The latest Worldwide Smartphone Shipments report from Gartner shows that Q4 2015 shipments of Windows Phone devices fell to 4.4m units, giving it around 1.1 per cent market share of the period. That’s down …

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There’s going to be a Rocky Horror Show game

1970’s film and musical The Rocky Horror Show has emerged as the unlikely star of a new rhythm action game. It’s called ‘The Rocky Horror Show Touch Me’ and is being developed by new studio Rocket Lolly Games. It’s being made for smartphones and tablets, although the release is a …

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Miitomo will have microtransactions

Nintendo has confirmed that its free debut smartphone app will offer microtransactions. Pre-registration for social app Miitomo went live today. The platform holder has revealed that some items in the game, such as avatar clothing, can be obtained with Miitomo coins. These can be earned in game or purchased with …

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Mobile graphics will overtake PS4 and Xbox One by next year, ARM claims

Smartphone and tablet titles will be graphically superior to the current generation of consoles by the end of next year. That’s the bold claim from chip manufacturer ARM, which said that as mobile hardware already exceeds the visuals of the PS3 and Xbox 360, portable devices would surpass PS4 and …

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NX and smartphones to return ‘Nintendo-like profits’

Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima says the twin release of the NX and smartphone titles will restore balance at Nintendo. It has been our priority to take a close look at areas of our existing business where the revenue and expenses had become unbalanced, and to make sure that we corrected …

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Cartoon Network releases its first original smartphone game

Kids TV empire Cartoon Network is branching out by publishing its first original mobile title not based on an established show. OK K.O.! Lakewood Plaza Turbo is actually based on a pilot for a show called Lakewood Plaza Turbo by Ian Jones-Quarterly. That series was never commissioned, and Jones-Quarterly instead …

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Taylor Swift and Glu team up for mobile title

Glu Mobile has a celebrity title in the works featuring popular songstress Taylor Swift. Buoyed by its success with Kim Kardashian, Glu seems especially enamoured with Swift’s social media presence – which apparently total over 227m. As it did with Kardashian, Glu’s deal will see the title promoted directly to …

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Second Nintendo smartphone game will feature its big IP

Mario? Zelda? Metroid? Donkey Kong? One of Nintendo’s bigger brands has been teased as the lead for the company’s second smartphone release. The Wall Street Journal reports that Nintendo has told investors that its follow-up to debut smartphone title Miitomo will utilise a more recognisable character and IP – as …

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Nintendo fans can pre-register for smartphone app Miitomo this month

Miitomo – the unusual smartphone app from Nintendo – will launch next month in 17 countries, and fans can pre-register for the game by February 17th. To pre-register, users just need to set up a Nintendo Account. Nintendo will launch its new Rewards Programme – which replaces Club Nintendo – …

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In-app ad warning could come to Google Play next year

As mobile users become increasingly wary of monetisation initiatives within apps, Google is reportedly modifying its marketplace to warn customers about in-app advertisements. An email found byDroid Lifesuggests that listings on Google Play could introduce a mandatory warning of whether or not downloads feature ads. This is expected to be …

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