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Last week at The Fonecast: 12th August 2013

Welcome to the not-so-silly season

Mark Bridge writes:

August is traditionally known as the ‘silly season’… but last week’s mobile industry news was all very serious. Apple started with a move designed to reassure customers about unsafe iPhone chargers by arranging a discounted exchange scheme – and it ended the week with a patent victory in the USA.

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LG finally reveals its new G2 flagship smartphone

LG Electronics formally announced its latest flagship smartphone yesterday following a number of pre-announcements and rumours.

The LG G2 introduces LG’s new ‘G’ prefix for premium devices.

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Google's new gadgets, freedom for 4G frequencies and many mid-year mobile results

Podcast - 31st July 2013

In this week's show we look at Google's new product announcements, O2's closure of its mobile telecare service and the clearance of radio frequencies for 4G services.

We also talk about the latest collection of quarterly results from Apple, Samsung, Amazon, LG and Facebook. Who's doing well - and should anyone be worried?

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New report says worldwide smartphone shipments up almost 50% from last year

Juniper Research estimates that 230 million smartphones were shipped worldwide during April, May and June this year.

That’s an increase of almost 50% from the same quarter last year and almost 13% up from the previous quarter.

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Last week at The Fonecast: 29th July 2013

Surprises and statistics

Mark Bridge writes:

Google’s big announcement last week involved the company introducing Android v4.3 (as expected), launching a new Nexus 7 tablet (as expected) and also revealing a ‘Chromecast’ HDMI adaptor that’ll stream from most portable devices. That was more of a surprise.

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