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If only it had a QWERTY keyboard. Photo: LG

If only it had a QWERTY keyboard. Photo: LG

If you’re still missing your old clamshell smartphone but you couldn’t bear to be without Instagram and Facebook, LG’s new Ice Cream Smart could be just what you’re looking for. It’s an Android-powered flip phone with a physical keypad that runs all your favorite apps.

Is Samsung still chasing BlackBerry? Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Is Samsung still chasing BlackBerry? Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

BlackBerry may be on its last legs and struggling to attract new customers, but that won’t dissuade Samsung from spending big to buy the company. While both companies have dismissed takeover reports over the past week, a new report claims Samsung really is still interested in acquiring a significant stake in the Canadian smartphone maker.

BBM updates are incoming. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

BBM updates are incoming. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

BlackBerry is today rolling out a new BBM update across all platforms, but it’s the users on Android and iOS who will enjoy its biggest changes. In addition to support for stickers in group chat and improvements to the timed messages function, this release brings a brand new look to iOS and compatibility with Lollipop on Android.

You can now retract messages sent via BBM. Photo: BlackBerry

You can now retract messages sent via BBM. Photo: BlackBerry

BlackBerry is rolling out a number of new features for BBM that give you greater control over the content and messages you share with friends. In addition to Snapchat-inspired self-destructing messages, the release also brings the ability to retract messages you wish you hadn’t sent.

Android is still king in market share. Photo: Google

Android is still king in market share. Photo: Google

Android has yet again increased its lead in U.S. market share as its rivals give up precious points, according to the latest data from Kantar WorldPanel. Google’s popular platform now commands an impressive 61.8 percent share of the smartphone market, which is close to double the 32.6 percent now held by iOS.

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