Tesco says it’s stopped working on its Hudl-branded smartphone so that it can concentrate on tablets.
Earlier this year the retailer revealed plans to build on the success of its Hudl tablet with a smartphone launch in 2014.
Microsoft has agreed a $2.5 billion (£1.5 billion) deal to acquire Mojang, the game developer behind the popular Minecraft franchise.
The acquisition is expected to be completed late this year.
Amazon’s Fire smartphone will launch exclusively on O2 in the UK this month, having seen USA sales begin in June.
The phone, which boasts a 4.7-inch HD display and a 13 megapixel camera, runs Amazon’s own version of Android on a quad-core 2.2 GHz processor.
Apple says demand for its new iPhone and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones has exceeded the anticipated demand.
Orders for over four million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets were placed within 24 hours last Friday, which means some customers won’t receive their new phones until October.
Over 5,500 jobs at risk
UK mobile phone specialist Phones 4u and a number of its associated businesses - including MVNO Life Mobile - have gone into administration today.
The company says it follows the decisions of Vodafone and then EE not to renew their network agreements, which represented over 90% of all connections it made.