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Mobile Giant Sees Healthy Future at MWC 2017

Big news out of Barcelona this week, as Mobile World Congress 2017 gets underway. The Withings ecosystem of connected health products will launch under the Nokia brand in early summer 2017, including connected scales, trackers, blood...Show More Summary

Xiaomi Mi 5c is the first phone to be powered by in-house Surge S1 SoC

Xiaomi's first in-house chipset is now official. In a bid to reduce its reliance on Qualcomm and MediaTek, Xiaomi has launched its in-house chipset, dubbed the Surge S1. The SoC is built on a 28nm node and offers eight Cortex A53 cores in two clusters. Show More Summary

Google Tweaks Hangouts to Help Find Latest Messages

Google has updated Hangouts on the web and on mobile devices with a new user interface for finding the newest messages. Moving forward, Hangouts users will see a "Jump to Last Read" button that will take them to the last unread message in their chat. Show More Summary

Verizon to Reward Those Who Pair Wireless and FiOS Service

Verizon will give up to $500 to people who combine Verizon Wireless with Verizon FiOS service. People new to both companies will receive a $250 gift card and another $250 in the form of bill credits when switching to Verizon Unlimited and signing up for FiOS TV, internet, and phone service. Show More Summary

Mozilla's first acquisition is bookmarking app Pocket

Pocket is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mozilla. Pocket is one of the best options if you're looking to save articles for reading later on your Android phone, but the app originally started out as a Firefox extension nine years ago. Show More Summary

Apple Releases Fourth Wave of Betas

Apple made iOS 10.3 beta 4 available to developers on Monday. The most notable new feature of iOS 10.3 is a tool called Find My AirPods, which helps people locate lost earbuds via an audio alert. iOS 10.3 also makes the jump to the Apple...Show More Summary

Samsung Executive to Be Charged with Bribery

The special prosecutor's office in South Korea today said it will charge Samsung Executive Jay Y. Lee in a bribery case that has shaken the country. Lee isn't standing alone, however, as the special prosecutor is eying four other Samsung executives. Show More Summary

Xiaomi’s new Mi5c is the first phone to be powered by its custom chipset

Xiaomi may be skipping Mobile World Congress, the year’s biggest phone show, but it is still making news this week after it unveiled its first processor and the first phone it is powering. The device is the Mi5c, an updated model of its 5.15-inch Mi5 that it launched at Mobile World Congress last year. Show More Summary

T-Mobile's latest promotion gives you three unlimited lines for just $100

T-Mobile's latest promotion is its best yet. T-Mobile has relied on deals and promotions to lure customers away from rival carriers in the past, and its latest offer is no different. Starting March 1, the carrier is giving an additional...Show More Summary

Walmart’s app will now let Pharmacy and Money Services customers skip the line

Walmart is today rolling out an updated app that will allow those visiting the store’s Pharmacy or Money Services desk to skip having to wait in line, the company says. After entering their personal information in the app, customers can order prescription refills or fill out other necessary paperwork from their phone. Show More Summary

Lead an army of cartoon heroes in Epic's latest game

Epic Games announced Battle Breakers, its new free-to-play title for mobile and PC, at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The game looks like a Saturday-morning cartoon, complete with larger-than-life characters and a huge, cinematic soundtrack to enhance the gameplay. Source: Epic Games

ARCHOS 55 Graphite 4G LTE-Enabled Android 7.0 Smartphone

ARCHOS has just added another 4G LTE-enabled Android 7.0 smartphone ’55 Graphite’ to its line-up. Measuring 7.8mm thick, this mid-range smartphone sports a 5.5-inch 1280 x 720 HD 2.5D curved glass display, a 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 64-bit processor, a Mali-T720 GPU, a 2GB RAM and a 16GB of expandable internal storage (up to 128GB). Show More Summary

GDC 2017 - Kongregate's Pixelized Dungeon Crawler 'Bit Heroes' Heading to Mobile Soon

If you frequent Kongregate's Flash games portal, you may already be familiar with the pixelized dungeon crawling game Bit Heroes as the web version launched back in September of last year. If you DON'T frequent their website, then you should be happy to know that Bit Heroes is heading to iOS and Android soon, and

GDC 2017 - Hands-On with 'Resynth', a Very Musical Puzzle Game

With a name like Polyphonic LP, you expect that you'll be playing some games based around music in some form. That is exactly the aim of the new developer and their first release Resynth, which we posted about in October of last year. We were able to meet with Polyphonic LP here at GDC and

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If you’re wondering what’s going on in the wider world of portable gaming, our sister site PocketGamer has you covered. Each week we like to check in on the PG team and see what they’ve been preoccupied with. From the latest on the Nintendo Switch to the best mobile games of the moment, there’s much to discuss. [Read more]

'Breakforcist' Combines Brick Breakers, Breakfast, and Exorcism

Pete Ellison is about to unleash an abomination onto the world called Breakforcist. Normally, I'd use my writer skills to come up with an amusing description, but I don't think I can top Ellison's work here: "It's a super cute neon breakfast/exorcism themed brick-breaker game, kind of like Arkanoid & Bust-a-Move had a demon baby.

GDC 2017 - Hands-On with Manic Combat Racer 'Road Warriors' from Lucky Kat and TurtleBlaze

A month ago, we caught the news that TurtleBlaze Games would be bringing their side-scrolling combat racer Intergalactic Road Warriors to mobile after launching it on Steam Early Access last year. Since then, we've learned that Lucky Kat Studios, of Grumpy Cat's Worst Game Ever [Free] and Combo Critters [Free] fame, would be publishing the

We're Streaming iOS Games Live on Mobcrush [MUL.MASH.TAB.BA.GAL.GAL Giveaway with Carter]

We're streaming live on Mobcrush right now. There's a couple different ways you can watch the stream, and they all work equally well and it's really just a matter of personal preference as to which method you prefer. The easiest way to watch is just watching the embedded player right here on TouchArcade. In the

Samsung Announces New Gear VR Headset with Controller

While Eli and Jared are currently taking in exciting new games and germs from all over the world at GDC 2017, there's another event relevant to mobile going on, and that's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It's become a big event for flagship phone and hardware announcements. Samsung in particular has revealed a brand new

Here's what you missed from the MWC 2017 press events

All the big press conferences here at MWC 2017 are finally over, and that means it's time to bring you all the news and reports of the quirkiest developments on the show floor. But in case you haven't been closely following the announcements...Show More Summary

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