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New products from Microsoft, Samsung and Huawei... plus the rest of the week's news

Podcast - 5th November 2014

The new Microsoft Band, the Samsung Galaxy A smartphones and the Huawei Honor 6 are all discussed in this week's podcast.

We also look at some of the mobile industry's other big stories, including Amazon UK's mobile phone deals, the Lenovo purchase of Motorola Mobility, LG's quarterly results and the anticipated increase in WiFi hotspots.

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LG quarterly results reveal record Q3 smartphone sales

LG quarterly results reveal record Q3 smartphone sales

LG Electronics has published its unaudited figures for the third quarter of 2014, with revenue up 7.4% year-on-year to KRW 14.92 trillion (£8.83 billion) and operating profit more than doubling to KRW 461.3 billion (£273.04million).

It says this reflects strong performance from its mobile business. which hit a new record for smartphone sales in the third quarter.

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National security, phones for children, a new UK mobile network and a change of name

Podcast - 16th July 2014

This week's mobile industry podcast begins with a quick look at the UK government's emergency legislation affecting fixed-line, mobile phone and broadband traffic.

We then talk about Microsoft's plans, a new virtual network from the Post Office, Samsung's renamed app store, budget 4G smartphones, a wearable phone for children and some misleading advertising.

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LG announces KizON, a wearable mobile phone for children

LG Electronics has announced a new child-friendly mobile phone that’ll be available in South Korea from tomorrow, with a launch in North America and Europe planned for later this year.

The LG KizON is worn on a wrist band, allowing parents of pre-school and primary school children to track and call their offspring.

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Android-powered Samsung and LG smartwatches go on sale in the UK

Google revealed more about its ‘Android Wear’ platform at the Google I/O developer conference last week, with Samsung and LG both confirming the availability of new smartwatches.

Android Wear - a version of the Android mobile operating system for wearable devices - was previewed in March

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