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Luxury Smartphone Maker Vertu Goes Bankrupt; Shutting Down Operations

Luxury Smartphone Maker Vertu Goes Bankrupt; Shutting Down Operations

Vertu has always been known for making outlandishly expensive smartphones. The company was once owned by Finnish-giant Nokia before it sold the company in 2012. Sadly, the company has now announced that it would be shutting down its operations after a restructuring plan to save it from bankruptcy failed. 

Essential and Andy Rubin Tease May 30 as Big Announcement Date

Essential and Andy Rubin Tease May 30 as Big Announcement Date

Today, both Andy Rubin and his company, Essential, took to Twitter to confirm that we should all be paying attention to Tuesday, May 30.

Chinese OEMs Continue To Dominate Smartphone Sales As Apple and Samsung Continue To Lose Ground

Chinese OEMs Continue To Dominate Smartphone Sales As Apple and Samsung Continue To Lose Ground

The latest data from Gartner shows that smartphone shipments increased by 9.1 percent yearly in Q1, 2017 to 380 million units. The growth in the market, however, benefitted Chinese OEMs like Huawei, Oppo, and Vivo the most, with the market share of leaders like Samsung and Apple dwindling.

The Marshall London is brought (almost) up to date

The Marshall London is brought (almost) up to date

I’ve been a huge fan of the Marshall London smartphone in the last couple of years. The richest front facing stereo speakers on any phone in the world still, in 2017, by quite a margin. (And yes, I’ve used the ZTE Axon 7.) Stereo microphones that can record the loudest band. A grippy and durable outer skin that has never needed a case. Twin headphone jacks with independent volume controls. A high end DAC for powerful headphone output. A replaceable battery, the list goes on. I reviewed the Marshall London here 18 months ago. And, after an eternity, it’s been updated.

Andy Rubin Teases Essential’s First Smartphone Featuring a Bezel-less Design

Andy Rubin Teases Essential’s First Smartphone Featuring a Bezel-less Design


Andy Rubin, Android co-founder, has been working on a new smartphone, and today, he took to Twitter to tease the device. The tweet from Rubin carries an image that shows the corner of a smartphone that features a bezel-less design, but that’s about it.

Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan To Launch His Own Smartphone Brand ‘BeingSmart’

Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan To Launch His Own Smartphone Brand ‘BeingSmart’

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan will soon be launching his own smartphone brand: BeingSmart. The superstar already runs a chain of clothing and fashion accessories under his Being Human brand.

Kyocera rafre Can be Washed With Hand Soap

Kyocera rafre Can be Washed With Hand Soap

Ever get your phone really dirty, and wished you could just put it under the sink’s faucet, put some soap on it, and clean it up?

Security Expert Fears Trump’s Unsecured Android Phone Could be Used to Listen in on Conversations

Security Expert Fears Trump’s Unsecured Android Phone Could be Used to Listen in on Conversations

Recently, it was reported that President of the United States Donald Trump has decided to break tradition and continue to use his personal, unsecured device on a regular basis.

Donald Trump Reportedly Continues To Use His Unsecured Android Phone

Donald Trump Reportedly Continues To Use His Unsecured Android Phone

While Android and iOS are secure in their own right, they are still not good enough to be used as a daily driver by the President of the United States due to security concerns. However, The New York Times reports that Donald Trump continues to use his unsecured Android phone in the White House.

Best Android Smartphones 2016: The Top 10 Android Phones You Can Buy Right Now

Best Android Smartphones 2016: The Top 10 Android Phones You Can Buy Right Now

Six months on from our last Top 10, here’s the Christmas 2016 list, with mainly new content – as you’d expect in a busy smartphone world. And, in terms of variety and value, we’ve never had it so good in the Android world, even if all but one of the top of the line phones are still as eye-wateringly expensive as ever…