Podcast - 17th September 2014
Iain Graham, James Rosewell and Mark Bridge start this week's podcast by looking back at the launch of the iPhone 6, the Apple Watch and the Apple Pay service.
They then move on to discuss the troubles at Phones 4u, a UK smartphone launch from O2, another smartphone launch that's been put on hold, Microsoft's gaming plans - and more.
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.
Samsung has used the IFA electronics trade show in Berlin to announce two new mobile devices and a virtual reality headset.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is the latest version of the company’s stylus-controlled phone/tablet hybrid. It’s equipped with a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, a 16 megapixel rear-facing camera and a 3.7 megapixel wide-angle front-facing camera.
Apple and Samsung have decided to end all legal action against each other, with the exception of cases in the USA.
According to a joint statement reported by Bloomberg.com and the BBC, the agreement “does not involve any licensing arrangements”.
Samsung Electronics says its next quarterly report is likely to show a 25% drop in operating profit.
The fall is being blamed on a slowdown in the smartphone and tablet markets as well as the strong South Korean currency.