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Alexa due to arrive on HTC U11

Owners of the HTC U11 should be given access to Amazon’s Alexa personal assistant within the days. Alexa was always a planned inclusion on the U11, although was not available at the time of the device’s launch.

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Nokia’s new Android smartphones reach UK

Recently we have seen Nokia’s new line of Android handsets go on sale in the United States, but the devices have been more difficult to obtain through much of Europe. That is now starting to change, with the Nokia 3 available to buy in the United Kingdom.

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Snapchat introduces simple geofilter creation service

Snapchat has made it easier to create custom geofilters with a new set of tools. The new feature has been designed to produce a revenue stream for the social app, with a fee attached to the service.

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Qualcomm has reinvented the fingerprint scanner

This year both Samsung and LG have launched flagship smartphones with near bezel-less displays, but in doing so removed one obvious site for a fingerprint scanner from their devices. Soon, though, a much-discussed in-display scanner could be an option, thanks to new technology from Qualcomm.

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Petya ransomware

Ransomware hitting Ukraine shows how easily a country could be crippled by cyberattack

Another major ransomware outbreak has taken place today, with a number of major institutions affected in Ukraine. The government, an energy supplier and a bank have all been hit in the latest incident.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 selling twice as fast as previous models

Samsung’s 2017 flagship smartphone has been recording highly-impressive sales figures in the company’s home market of South Korea. The 5.8-inch Samsung Galaxy S8 is selling at a rate two-times quicker than either the Samsung Galaxy S7 or Samsung Galaxy S7 ever recorded.

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Nokia 3 Android updates – what you need to know

At the international unveiling of Nokia’s three new Android smartphones back in February, a very public commitment was made to keeping the handsets up-to-date. HMD Global, the company behind Nokia’s smartphone return, made this pledge not only for the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6, but also the entry-level Nokia 3.

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HTC U11 Solar Red

HTC U11 in Solar Red now available in Europe with prices revealed

In Europe the HTC U11 is now available for pre-order in Solar Red, which is arguably the most striking colour option on offer for the device. The HTC U11 is the Taiwanese company’s 2017 flagship smartphone, with the new handset using a radically different design to last year’s HTC 10.

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JDI announces near bezel-less display

A new display panel has been announced by Japan Display Inc which could find its way into a number of future smartphones. The standout feature of the new panel is that it allows for near bezel-less smartphone design, following recent industry trends.

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Yotaphone 3 to cost €350 and include E Ink screen

Russian smartphone maker Yota is set to complete its comeback to the mobile market, with a new device that will sell for the equivalent of around €350/£275/$350. The Yotaphone 3 will retain the unique dual screen set-up, which has featured on previous devices from the company.

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