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Xiaomi expands to US and European markets

Disruptive Chinese mobile player Xiaomi is taking its first tentative steps into western markets this week, but initially only selling accessories, not handsets.

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Open IoT platform launched by Samsung

Samsung has announced the launch of a platform for the Internet of Things, “ARTIK”, which it claims is completely open and serves the entire software and hardware requirements of IoT.

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Internet usage doubled since 2005, Ofcom says

Ofcom has released its annual summary of online activity, and revealed the average internet user now spends more than twice as much time online every week than those in 2005 did. Nearly 90% of all adults in the UK are now using the internet, the regulator said.

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Global smartphone market Q1 2015 – Samsung top but Xiaomi could be third

Samsung announced its quarterly earnings overnight and Strategy Analytics wasted little time in publishing its initial global smartphone vendor share numbers. They revealed Samsung has reclaimed the number one spot outright, but with a diminished share compared to the same quarter a year ago.

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New LG G4 flagship smartphone has a leather or ceramic case

Korean tech giant LG has formally unveiled its latest flagship smartphone – the LG G4 – which features innovative case materials as its principal differentiator. G4 customers have a choice of leather or ceramic covering for their 5.5 inch smartphone, which LG is claiming makes it more “human-centric”.

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Chinese mass market iPhone adoption drives strong Apple quarter

US tech giant Apple continued to ride the popularity of its new iPhone 6 models to another very strong quarter. Apple sold 61.2 million iPhones globally in the March quarter, which was 40% more than the year-ago quarter and generated 55% more revenue, implying improving margins too.

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Xiaomi moves on Indian market with Tata investment

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has underlined its strategic interest in the Indian market by announcing Ratan Tata, former Chairman of Indian giant conglomerate Tata Sons, has made an investment in Xiaomi.

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Imagination takes on ARM and x86 with free MIPS CPU access

UK processor designer Imagination Technologies is offering a free and open access complete MIPS CPU to universities. While this initiative is positioned as a boost to computing and electronic engineering studies, it could also serve to boost the adoption of MIPS architecture as it battles giant rival microarchitectures ARM and Intel’s x86.

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Google responds to antitrust investigations opened by EC

As has been long mooted, the European Commission has officially announced a Statement of Objections against Google on its comparison shopping service, while also opening a separate formal investigation on Android. Google, predictably, has come out with its view of the matter.

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Public gets first glimpse of Apple Watch today

Apple’s much anticipated wearable debut is edging ever closer and the hype surrounding the launch of the Apple Watch ramped up another notch today. The watch, Apple’s “most personal device yet” according to CEO Tim Cook, is now available for pre-order globally.

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Xiaomi sells 2 million phones in 12 hours

Disruptive Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has announced its best ever single-day sales performance by shifting 2.12 million phones over a 12 hour period via its Mi Fan Festival 2015 online customer event.

Google has announced that it has extended its Android mobile platform to support wearable devices

How important is a modem for smartwatches and wearables?

Samsung is apparently lining up a new addition to its wearable range, according to a blog page heavily associated with Samsung Mobile. According to SamMobile, the Korean consumer tech giant is planning for the next addition to its range of wearable technology, which will feature 3G connectivity, but how important is having a modem to the future success of wearable technology and smartwatches?

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US smartphone penetration still only 64% – survey

A new survey conducted by US polling house Pew Research Center has revealed 64% of US adults own a smartphone. While this is almost double the population penetration of four years ago, it’s still relatively low for such a developed country that is, after all, the home of Apple and Android.

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