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Big announcements from Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and LG

Podcast - 4th June 2014

Iain, James and Mark begin this week's podcast with Apple's recent iOS 8 revelation and its plan to acquire Beats Electronics.

They then move on to discuss Samsung's Tizen-powered smartphone, a new flagship device from LG and the latest Microsoft Surface tablet - as well as a network takeover in Ireland, BlackBerry’s M2M moves and UK price changes for Vodafone.

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Vodafone moves its R&D facility from Silicon Valley to London

Less than three years after opening its Research & Development centre in California, Vodafone Group says it’s moving the facility - called Vodafone xone - to London.

Vodafone’s existing London R&D facility will be expanded, becoming responsible for developing new technologies to complement existing products and services.

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Apple unveils iOS 8 ahead of autumn release for iPhone customers

Apple has announced iOS 8, the new version of its operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.

Features include a ‘predictive text’ keyboard, enhanced photo editing and storage, video and photo sharing within the messages app, an iCloud Drive for file storage and a health app that provides an overview of personal data.

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How mobile phone retailers must embrace technology to diagnose phone faults

Amir Lehr of Cellebrite writes:

Mobile phone faults pose a daily problem for mobile phone retailers. According to mobile diagnostics expert Cellebrite, 60 per cent of cases are software-related issues with the smartphone, and can be resolved within minutes.

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Samsung announces its first commercial smartphone using the Tizen operating system

Almost three years after Tizen was announced as a successor to the MeeGo platform, Samsung has announced its first commercially available Tizen-powered smartphone.

The Samsung Z runs Tizen v2.2.1 on a 2.3GHz quad-core processor.

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