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In this Friday Debate, we look back at one of the biggest Android devices from 2013 and to its successor, due to make its debut on Monday. Although highly anticipated and predicted to break sales record, the Galaxy S4 was received with less enthusiasm that the S3 and the S2 before it. It wasn’t a failure by any means, but that lack of excitement turned into missed sales targets for Samsung. It’s safe to say that the Galaxy S4 was a disappointment.

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Visa and MasterCard are pushing mobile payments using HCE. In Europe it is a natural step from the existing contactless payments systems but in the US it is a big jump from the traditional swipe and sign system currently in use. Here is run down of some of the things you should know about Android, NFC and Host Card Emulation.

Do we need smartphones with 4K displays?

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by on February 19, 2014 2:16 pm
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With the move to QHD smartphones expected this year, we explore what, if any, benefits increasing display resolutions has for image quality, and if the trend towards 4K is really necessary for mobile devices.

Is Intel totally screwed?

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by on February 18, 2014 8:11 am
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In a mobile world dominated by ARM and Qualcomm, Intel’s fortunes seem to be waning. But is that really the case? We look at Intel’s strategy to remain relevant and innovative in a “Post PC” market,

We still love tablets

Conclusions and final thoughts: is your tablet love affair over? We summarize the results of the polls and evaluate input from our users over the debate that tablets have seen their 15 minutes of fame and are now just paperweights. Can a tablet be as personal and functional of a mobile device as a smartphone?