Google says it’s planning to launch a new iOS and Android ‘smart messaging’ app called Allo, along with a video calling app called Duo.
Both are based on the user’s mobile phone number, drawing comparisons with WhatsApp.
Android-powered devices being produced by a new Finnish company
Former mobile phone manufacturer Nokia has signed a deal that’ll see a new Finnish company producing Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets.
The new company – HMD global – is being granted an exclusive branding and intellectual property licence to create Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets for the next ten years.
Google introduces its mobile payment rival to Apple Pay
Google has launched its Android Pay mobile payment service in the UK today.
It first introduced the service to the USA around nine months ago.
The European Commission has blocked the proposed merger of Telefonica UK’s O2 network with Hutchison’s Three.
It said it was concerned that the deal would have harmed innovation, reduced consumer choice and caused prices to rise.
A new report from mobile analysts at Juniper Research estimates that 320.3 million smartphones were shipped worldwide in the first quarter of this year.
That's a year-on-year drop of almost 6%.