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Samsung’s dominance over the global smartphone market has stopped being a surprise for a while now, but what may shock you is the pace at which the Android king is continuing to grow. According to a new report conducted by IDC, Sammy has doubled its shipments in just a year, capturing a whopping 31.3% of the worldwide market share in Q3 2012.

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Last week a report from the U.S. House Intelligence Committee accused Chinese manufacturers Huawei and ZTE of being a threat to national security. Both companies were quick to deny the claims, but a number of complaints have emerged in the days following the report and suspicions of Chinese espionage will be investigated further.

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You don’t get to be the largest wireless service provider in the United States by sitting around and doing nothing, which is why we were expecting Verizon for a while to reveal its plans for this fall. But before Big Red got a chance to officially tell us something other than the Droid Razr HD and Maxx HD are coming “soon” and other “surprises” are to be expected, a Phone Arena tipster went on and shattered the mystery.

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The ZTE Anthem 4G has been announced and it is headed for MetroPCS. It will be the smart phone maker’s first LTE-enabled device and despite some mid-range specification, it could be a big hit with the smaller carrier.

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It usually takes a leaked phone some time to see the light of day, but when the specs aren’t great, manufacturers and carriers skip a few hype-building marketing steps. Therefore, we should not be too surprised to see Boost Mobile’s pretty modest ZTE Warp Sequent handheld already up for grabs, just ten days after its first online leaked appearance.

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China’s second largest smartphone manufacturer, ZTE, and Mozilla, developers of the Firefox web browser, are planning to introduce and new mobile operating system this year. This is part of ZTE’s plan to “create a better balance of products using various operating systems,” according to spokesman David Dai Shu.