Cell C goes black

2017-11-19 06:07

Mobile operator Cell C has launched its own media and video-on-demand platform. Called Black, it comes complete with the option of its own interactive TV set-top boxes, powered by Android.

Amazon joins Tencent in bid to launch new smartphone

2017-08-10 16:39 has joined Tencent and the main assembler of iPhones in backing Essential Products, the startup that’s getting ready to sell a new smartphone.

BlackBerry's latest Android phone packs powerful security

2016-11-06 10:53

With public awareness around the need for smartphone privacy and security could BlackBerry’s “most secure Android smartphone”, the DTEK50, be launched at a critical time?

9 new updates for WhatsApp on Android, iOS

2016-09-14 13:34

Instant messaging app WhatsApp has moved to install a number of updates to the service for both Android and Apple iOS users.

How Android phone makers are trying to stand out

2016-08-17 13:56

It's difficult for Android phones to stand out these days, yet Samsung is trying with an iris scanner and related security features in its new Galaxy Note 7

Why your phone may never get Android's latest features

2016-05-20 07:37

Google announced several new Android features, but many phones won't get them for a while, if ever.

Google pulls Taliban app from online store

2016-04-04 08:49

Google has removed a Taliban-developed online application for Android smartphones aimed at increasing the militant group’s visibility worldwide.

LG creates a stir with its flagship G5

2016-03-17 10:48

Many devices were launched a day ahead of the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, Spain, last month, with companies trying to push the envelope and be seen as pace-setters for the conference.

Arthur Goldstuck: Can Priv save BlackBerry?

2016-02-01 15:28

The new Android Priv smartphone could help turn around BlackBerry, if it gets the marketing right, writes Arthur Goldstuck.

Google's Android Pay rolls out in US

2015-09-11 16:13

Google's Android Pay rolled out Thursday to US customers, becoming the latest system to allow consumers to tap their phones to pay for purchases at retailers.


Android co-founder has a plan to cure our smartphone addiction

2017-08-18 21:00

Playground Global's Andy Rubin is working on solving the tendency to check one's phone every five minutes.

BlackBerry's latest with full keypad hits SA next week

2017-07-26 10:25

In an age when most smartphones are in slate form, Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry is set to launch a device in South Africa with full physical QWERTY keyboard.

BlackBerry's swansong coming to SA

2016-10-28 16:38

BlackBerry’s last smartphone, the DTEK50, is coming to South Africa after the company announced recently that it would stop making smartphones.

Apple’s iPhone 7: Copycat or cutting-edge innovation?

2016-09-09 13:20

Many of the top specs introduced by Apple in its launch of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have already been included in smartphones on the market today.

Google serves a 'Nougat' to fans of its Android software

2016-07-02 09:55

Google is serving a new morsel for fans of its Android software

Google to rival WhatsApp with ‘Allo’ app

2016-05-19 11:02

Internet search giant Google is preparing to launch a smart messaging app dubbed ‘Allo’ that will take on Facebook-owned WhatsApp.

Sony takes world by surprise with Xperia X series

2016-03-18 08:24

The Sony Xperia X series, which was first launched at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, last month, came as a surprise to many.

10 hot smartphone games for Android

2016-03-10 12:45

Gaming has come a long way since the days of the Nintendo Game Boy and consoles such as the first version of the Sony PlayStation.

Google’s Android revenue pegged at $31bn

2016-01-22 16:27

The search giant's operating system has generated revenue of $31bn and $22bn in profit, a court case has revealed.

Nokia prepares for mobile comeback

2015-08-10 12:00

The phone maker is hiring software experts, testing new products and seeking sales partners as it plots its return.

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