Simon is an experienced tech writer with a background in game development. He writes for various websites and magazines about the world of tech and entertainment. He uses Android every day and is currently permanently attached to his Galaxy Note 5.
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Galaxy S3 had four of its five best-selling weeks in the U.S. after the iPhone 5 was unveiled
Samsung has been doing very well in the smartphone market of late. The company posted record breaking profits in Q3 2012 and has a clear lead in global smartphone shipments. On Friday the South Korean manufacturer revealed that four out of five of the Samsung Galaxy S3’s best-selling weeks in the U.S. came after Apple unveiled the iPhone 5.
HTC launch new Best Deals service to bring you bargains
The iPad mini is not a "budget" tablet at all. With prices starting at $329 the budget Android tablet manufacturers can rest easy. The iPad mini is just another underwhelming, expensive release from Apple and this time it is a late entrant to a segment of the tablet market that is really starting to take off.
Zynga in trouble with mass layoffs and studio closures
Game developer and publisher, Zynga, looks to be in serious trouble as CEO, Mark Pincus, reveals plans to shut down studios in Boston, the UK, and Japan. The firm is also closing down 13 games and laying off over 100 staff at its Austin studio. The remaining workforce will be cut by 5 percent.
O2 releases new mobile payments system for businesses
O2 has just released a Mobile Point of Sale service in partnership with Visa and Global Payments. The basic idea is to allow vendors and retailers to easily accept plastic payments from debit and credit cards on their Android tablets and smartphones.
Xbox SmartGlass will land on Android in early 2013
Microsoft has trumpeted Windows 8, along with Windows Phone 8, as the realignment of its range to present a familiar experience across devices. So, what is the difference between Windows 8 and Windows RT?
Sony aims for 50 million smartphone sales next year
Sony has failed to meet expectations so far in the Android smartphone market. According to CENS.com there are plans afoot to change that. They claim that Sony has announced a smartphone sales target of 50 million for next year.