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This week's sidebar poll: Does the lack of microSD card slot in the S6 matter to you?

Is removable storage still a dealbreaker? Among the numerous changes to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge announced at Mobile World Congress Barcelona this week, many attentive Android fans noted that the microSD slot was removed. While...Show More Summary

The Innos D6000 you've never heard of has a 6000mAh battery

Part of the fun of an event such as Mobile World Congress is trawling the halls and seeing weird and wonderful devices you might never normally come across. And that's exactly what happened when we stumbled across Innos, a Chinese smartphone maker you've probably never heard of. Show More Summary

Google previews new features for Contacts; brings new interface, easier management

Google has announced today that it is overhauling the way we manage contacts through Gmail, making it easier to stay on top of changes in your contacts' information. Released as a preview today, and rolling out to Gmail over the next...Show More Summary

New Game of Thrones, Batman and DC Comics-based mobile games in the works

Warner Bros. Interactive has at least five upcoming mobile games that are in development.

Android 5.0 Lollipop rolling out to Galaxy S5 owners on Bell

If you're using a Galaxy S5 on Canada's Bell network, you're in for a sweet treat today. The carrier has announced that Android 5.0 Lollipop is rolling out for the device starting today.

The six things you need to know from Mobile World Congress

It's a massive show this year, with exciting news coming at us from every direction. We've had boots on the ground for several days now, and the sheer volume of news coming out of Barcelona this week has been nothing short of exciting. Show More Summary

Samsung reportedly overtaken by Apple in Q4 2014 smartphone sales

Research firm Gartner claims that Samsung sold 73.03 million smartphones in the fourth quarter of 2014, but was beaten by Apple, which the firm said sold 74.83 million smartphones.

Honor 4X unveiled, coming in Q2 for €200

The latest in the Honor line will be available Europe in the next few months. At the Honor press event at Mobile World Congress, the newest mid-range offering, the Honor 4X has been announced. As we've seen before from Honor devices,...Show More Summary

The Honor 6 Plus is officially coming to Europe

We're in Barcelona with Honor at the brand's MWC 2015 press event where we learned that the Honor 6 Plus will be officially coming to Europe.

Mophie Juice Pack for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge promises to double their battery life

The battery cases will be launched around the time the new Galaxy smartphones are released later this spring for $99.95

Chrome 42 will be the last version for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

People who are still using a device with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich soon won't be able to get any more updates for Google's Chrome browser.

GSMA awards top honors to LG, Motorola at MWC 2015

GSMA, the group behind Mobile World Congress, has handed out their Global Mobile awards for the 2015 show. Big winners this year include LG, Apple, Motorola, and Microsoft.

Waze app will start displaying AMBER Alerts to help find missing children

The new feature for the social-themed navigation app should help with spreading the word about children who are either missing or have been abducted.

Just how fast does the Galaxy S6's camera launch? Check out these animations

Imaging is a big focus of Samsung's new Galaxy S6 and S6 edge — not only is the Korean company talking up image quality, but also how quickly the camera can be launched at any time — Samsung says the camera can be brought to life in as little as 0.7 seconds using a variety of shortcuts. Show More Summary

Huawei's new TalkBand B2 and N1 blend fitness and style

Fitness trackers can be useful tools for keeping up on daily exercise goals, but they often aren't much to look at. With the TalkBand B2 and N1, Huawei is hoping to take fitness-focused wearables and add some style so you'll consider wearing them more often. Show More Summary

YotaPhone 2 heading to the U.S. this spring by way of Indiegogo

The YotaPhone 2 is not currently available in the U.S. but that looks to be changing very soon. YotaPhone's Michael Kelly has said that the device will be available in the U.S. this spring via crowd-funding site Indiegogo. The YotaPhone 2 features a unique dual-display, with a standard LCD up front and a power-saving e-ink display on the back. Show More Summary

Now's your chance to save 43% on these popular Samsung Galaxy S5 hard cases!

The SURFACE Case is the ultimate low-profile Samsung Galaxy S5 hard cover; combining a super-slim design with a protective outer shell. The exterior features a soft coating that provides additional grip, too! Choose your favorite color for only $16.95 today

Sonos updates its Android app with a better rooms menu and more

Sonos has updated its app for Android devices to version 5.3, which includes a number of improvements to help owners of the company's connected speaker products.

This is the HTC Vive virtual reality visor — on my face

So this is the HTC Vive. Or, rather, it's the visor for the Vive, the virtual reality system produced by HTC and Valve and announced here at Mobile World Congress. And this is what it looks like on my face. The outside side of the visor isn't really the interesting part, of course. Show More Summary

Pebble Time Steel hits Kickstarter today for $250, starts shipping in July

The $299 Pebble Time Steel starts shipping in July and will be available in silver, black, and gold. Early birds can pre-order via Kickstarter today for $250. Just a week ago, Pebble Time launched on Kickstarter and became the fastest growing crowd-funding project in history. Show More Summary

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