Andy Boxall

Andy Boxall

Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a technology writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and owned a series of audacious cars.
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Data reveals LG’s experimenting with Windows Phone again

Data taken from research into Windows Phone advertising trends may have revealed a new device from LG. Named the LG VW820, the device could be the company's return to Microsoft's mobile operating system.
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Qualcomm teases new Snapdragon-powered phone, and it could be the G Flex 2

Qualcomm has taken to Twitter and teased the arrival of a new smartphone. It hasn't named the mysterious device, but a picture hints it will boast a set of rear mounted controls - a familiar characteristic of modern LG phones.
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New image hints at Snapdragon-powered LG G Flex 2 coming to CES 2015

The LG G Flex was one of last year's most interesting new smartphones, and now rumors are spreading LG will announce a sequel in the not too distant future. Here's what we've been hearing about the new device.
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The Galaxy A5 may edge out expensive Galaxy Alpha to become Samsung’s top metal phone

Samsung may be ready to phase out the metal Galaxy Alpha smartphone, and instead push the less expensive Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 as premium alternatives to cheaper hardware from its Chinese rivals.
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From health to home, your phone will keep tabs on everything in 2015

How much will your phone change next year? Here are five exciting things we’re excited about in the mobile world for 2015.
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This new smartphone gives you cool iPhone 5C looks and Galaxy S4 specs for just $160

Meizu, a Chinese smartphone brand, has announced the M1 Note. Designed to take on the popular Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G, it has iPhone 5C looks, a very strong feature list, and a surprisingly low price.
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Meizu to launch new smartphone brand on December 23, ready to battle Xiaomi

Chinese smartphone brand Meizu is holding an event on December 23 where it'll reveal a new brand, believed to be called Blue Charm, ready to take on the growing might of Xiaomi.
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Asus teases new Zenfone for CES 2015, with dual-LED flash and other mystery features

Asus has posted a teaser video on its official Facebook page, hinting at least one new Zenfone model will be introduced at CES 2015. The footage shows an unusual rear panel on the phone.
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ZTE decides to shrink smartphone range, use voice control features to boost brand

According to the CEO of ZTE's devices division, the company will downsize its smartphone range over the coming year, and focus on high-tech features such as voice control to help it build brand value.
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Do cell phones cause cancer? Admit it: You couldn’t give yours up if they did

Phones can cause cancer. No, they can't. It's an argument which has gone on for years, and shows no sign of being settled. The trouble is, regardless of the outcome, smartphones have no become so important, we just don't seem to care if…
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Samsung won’t ChatOn in 2015, decides to shutdown its messaging service

Samsung has decided to close its ChatOn mobile messaging app, which has been available since 2011, in February 2015. It'll remain available in America for a short while afterwards.