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Google Grows Phablet Market with Gigantic Nexus 6

Bigger than a phone, smaller than a tablet, hybrid phablet devices continue to be a surprisingly successful niche in the mobile market, evidenced by the release of Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4, and now Google’s own form factor bending Nexus 6, a colossal 6-inch smartphone.

iPhone at its largest. And thinnest.

iPhone 6 isn’t simply bigger — it’s better in every way. Larger, yet dramatically thinner. More powerful, but remarkably power efficient. With a smooth metal surface that seamlessly meets the new Retina HD display. It’s one continuous form where hardware and software function in perfect unison, creating a new generation of iPhone that’s better by any measure.

Samsung's mobile phone sales decline

Samsung Electronics has reported a 4% fall in sales at its mobile phone unit. Revenues in the sector fell to 33.4 trillion won ($32.3bn; £23.3bn) in the January-to-March period. But the South Korean company said operating profit for its mobile phone unit rose 18% from the previous three months, in part due to "positive impact from adjustments of one-off expenses".

News Technology Google Google's Project Tango reveals location-aware phone

A new Google project aims to give mobile devices the ability to understand their location in a room, offering the prospect of mapping interiors or measuring living spaces with just a phone. “Project Tango” was announced by the search firm on Thursday, and Johnny Lee, the project’s leader, described it as aiming “to give mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion”.