Three UK is set to buy O2 UK in a deal worth £10.25bn.
Hutchison Whampoa, who owns Three UK, has reached an agreement with Telefonica, the company that own the UK arm of the O2 mobile network, to buy it outright.
The deal, worth £10.25bn will see Three become the largest network provider in the UK with an audience share of 41 per cent, its next closest rival being EE with 29 per cent.
The deal still has some way to go before being fully finalised, so you should expect to see changes in the High Street and your networks some time in late 2015 or early 2016, so there’s plenty of time for anyone worried about current contracts to decide whether to stay or go.
Android Lollipop brings a new feature that keeps your phone unlocked while it’s in your hand.
When you are trying to find your way around an unfamiliar area or are in the middle of a run it can be quite frustrating to have to repeatedly unlock your phone if you’ve only neglected it for a minute.
However, a new update on Android Lollipop should help you with that as you can now activate the on-body unlock feature, which keeps your phone unlocked as long as you’re holding it.
The feature uses the gyroscope inside the smartphone to recognise when you are holding it, rather than when it is in your pocket, and as long as you have the feature activated it won’t lock so you can flick it back on in a flash without having to type in your PIN or lock pattern.
Discover all the incredible things you can do with the Samsung Galaxy range with this brand new bookazine.
It is packed with hints and tips to help you get the most out of your Samsung Galaxy device, whether it is a smartphone like the S4, S5 and Note or a tablet, like the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
There are tutorials on a whole host of topics from the very basics in setting up your device to more advanced tutorials on apps, activating smart gestures, and syncing your device with Google Drive.
This will be an invaluable guide to all Galaxy users, whether this is you have owned one before, this is your first Galaxy or if this is even your first smartphone. The easy-to-follow tutorials have something for everyone and will prove a useful companion for all users.
Both Samsung and HTC have announced what date you’ll be able to get their new flagship devices.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will both be available to buy in the UK from 10 April. However, if you need to make sure you’re definitely going to be able to get one you can pre-order both on 20 March.
Pre-ordering has the added bonus of pushing the launch date forward by a day, so the keenest among you will receive your brand new smartphone on 9 April instead.
The price of the devices are still yet to be announced with just two days to go before you can buy them but we will keep you updated on that. Reports suggest that the S6 and S6 Edge may be around £599 and £699 respectively.
Google has announced it has started checking apps before they are released on the Play Store.
Moving in line with Apple’s practice of manually checking every app that is submitted to its App Store, Google has revealed that they are now going to do the same.
Until now, Google has used consumer feedback to vet apps, which has resulted in a lot of dangerous or simply rubbish apps being released on the Play Store, as shown by the fact that 95 per cent of smartphone malware targets Android phones.
Probably due to this, Google has put together a ‘team of experts who are responsible for identifying violations of our developer policies earlier in the app lifecycle’.
Choose from three cases, nine straps and 11 watch faces as Moto Maker is extended to Motorola’s stunning smartwatch
As the smartwatch war intensifies with the launch of the Apple Watch, Motorola has it hit back by allowing customers to personalise the look of their Moto 360 before they buy.
Customers can customise the watch’s case, strap and pick a default watch face online, picking and mixing from dark, light or champagne gold finish case, a choice of nine strap including leather or metal links, as well as 11 watch faces.
Motorola launched its Moto Maker program for the original Moto X back in August 2013. Moto Maker doesn’t offer quite the same level of tinkering for smartwatches and smartphones though, as Moto X buyers can also choose how much memory they wanted for the phone as well as engrave the case.