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Octa-core Huawei Kirin 920 chipset goes official

Octa-core Huawei Kirin 920 chipset goes official

06 June, 2014 | comments (40)

Huawei announced today its next generation chipset - the Kirin 920. It is based on ARM's big.LITTLE architecture and uses four Cortex-A15 and four Cortex-A7 cores capable of working simultaneously. The Cortex-A15 cores can be clocked from...

Tags: Huawei, Android, Misc


Three UK drops roaming charges in 5 more countries

Three UK drops roaming charges in 5 more countries

05 June, 2014 | comments (31)

UK carrier Three is expanding its Feel at Home offer to 5 new destinations - France, Switzerland, Israel, Finland and Norway. Feel at Home removes roaming charges so you can call and text back to the UK at no extra charge, and even use data. It's...

Tags: Three, Misc


IDC: smartphone market in 2018 to remain mostly the same

IDC: smartphone market in 2018 to remain mostly the same

29 May, 2014 | comments (18)

In the past we've seen long-term predictions completely miss the mark, so take this as a decent guess of what might happen. Unlike its 2011 forecast, this time around IDC is much more restrained in its predictions, expecting things in 2018 to be the...


LG readies 6

LG readies 6" QHD displays for mass production

29 May, 2014 | comments (60)

LG Display announced it will be showcasing a 6" QHD phablet display in San Diego's SID expo in June. It is readying it for mass production and LG and its partners will be able to use it this year. The 6" QHD display has a density of 491 ppi,...

Tags: LG, Misc


Flame, the Firefox OS phone, is on pre-order today

Flame, the Firefox OS phone, is on pre-order today

27 May, 2014 | comments (35)

Mozilla has a mission: deliver a smartphone experience on bottom dollar devices so that people all over the world will be able to afford them. Although the Flame phone isn't exactly the cheapest handset out there (cue the Moto E), it still...

Tags: Firefox OS, Misc


Canalys: Pebble leads smart wearable sector in Q1, 2014

Canalys: Pebble leads smart wearable sector in Q1, 2014

24 May, 2014 | comments (11)

2014 is said to be the year of the wearable devices as the industry embraces the newest trend. The market for the wearable tech is booming like never before and according to Canalys, there were 2.7 million wearable bands shipped across the globe in...

Tags: Samsung, Sony, Misc


Apple buys Beats in a $3.2 billion deal

Apple buys Beats in a $3.2 billion deal

09 May, 2014 | comments (96)

Apple officially has purchased audio equipment and service company Beats for $3.2 billion. As part of the deal, streaming service Beats Music would also join the company's iTunes division. Both services were competitors until now, but it would be...

Tags: Apple, Misc


Samsung opens new factory in China

Samsung opens new factory in China

09 May, 2014 | comments (6)

Samsung opened a new factory in Xi'an, China, where the South Korean tech giant will produce 3D V-NAND memory chips. Vice Chairman and CEO of Samsung Electronics, Oh-Hyun Kwon along with Chinese and Korean officials, Samsung suppliers and clients...

Tags: Samsung, Misc


SA: Samsung and Apple lose ground to Huawei and Lenovo

SA: Samsung and Apple lose ground to Huawei and Lenovo

29 April, 2014 | comments (57)

Strategy Analytics has released its latest report on the smartphone market. The smartphone shipments worldwide throughout the Q1 this year grew 33% annually setting another record with 281 million units. The mobile phone shipments (including...


Samsung Galaxy S5 Crystal Edition coming next month

Samsung Galaxy S5 Crystal Edition coming next month

24 April, 2014 | comments (28)

Samsung and Swarovski team up regularly to introduce a crystal-studded version of Samsung's flagships. Now it's time for the Galaxy S5 to get a Crystal Collection edition. Previously we've had Crystal Editions for the Galaxy S II, Galaxy S III...

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ARM executive: 64-bit phones coming by Christmas

ARM executive: 64-bit phones coming by Christmas

24 April, 2014 | comments (33)

Tom Lantzsch, ARM's executive vice president of corporate strategy spoke to CNET and shared that the company has had a noticeable increase in interest for 64-bit mobile processors. More specifically, the 64-bit Cortex-A53 has received a lot of...

Tags: ARM, Android, Misc


Amazon’s phone will be all about the tilt

Amazon’s phone will be all about the tilt

22 April, 2014 | comments (17)

Although Amazon’s upcoming phone will be running Android, the online retailing mega-giant is taking lots of steps to provide a uniquely Amazon experience with their maiden handset. This includes not only heavily skinning the interface so that it...

Tags: Misc, Android


HTC will produce more affordable, plastic One M8

HTC will produce more affordable, plastic One M8

13 April, 2014 | comments (129)

One of the main selling points of the HTC One M8 is its all aluminum body. The beautiful design and premium handling does come at a premium price and may leave lots of buyers out in the cold as the handset is just out of their price range. As a...

Tags: Misc


Counterclockwise: Nokia 5800 XM, iPhone OS 4, Galaxy S Plus

Counterclockwise: Nokia 5800 XM, iPhone OS 4, Galaxy S Plus

13 April, 2014 | comments (24)

Welcome to this week's edition of Counterclockwise – our weekly article that looks back in time at what happened in the last few years. This week has seen a slew of hardware debut through the years, some of it achieving more success than the other,...

Tags: Misc


Amazon's smartphone may be announced in June

Amazon's smartphone may be announced in June

12 April, 2014 | comments (5)

When Amazon got into hardware production, they started it with a unique business model: offer products for bottom-dollar prices, even if it costs the company money initially, and then turn a profit from the content that you sell. It's been...

Tags: Misc, Rumors


Week 15 news in review: Galaxy S5 launch, LG G3 rumors

Week 15 news in review: Galaxy S5 launch, LG G3 rumors

12 April, 2014 | comments (13)

This week marked the arrival of one of the year's most anticipated flagships, the Samsung Galaxy S5. But some other manufacturers took the opportunity to announce devices of their own, and Qualcomm took the spotlight by unveiling its new 64-bit...

Tags: Misc


AUO makes highest resolution AMOLED screen to date

AUO makes highest resolution AMOLED screen to date

09 April, 2014 | comments (39)

AUO is about to debut their 513ppi AMOLED display made for smartphones. The unit boasts a QHD (2560x1440) resolution, which is supposed to provide an amazing viewing experience. The display they are showing off is a 5.7” AMOLED screen that...

Tags: Misc


China's regulator approves Nokia-Microsoft deal

China's regulator approves Nokia-Microsoft deal

08 April, 2014 | comments (19)

Chinese regulatory authorities have given their approval for the merging of Nokia with Microsoft without demanding change in the Finn's company patent practices. According to Nokia, which has received green light for the merger from the European...

Tags: Nokia, Microsoft, Misc


Verizon buys Cincinatti Bell for $210 million

Verizon buys Cincinatti Bell for $210 million

07 April, 2014 | comments (4)

Cincinnati Bell and Verizon have come to an agreement, and it looks like Big Red will have a whole lot of new customers on their network once the deal goes through. It should all be taken care of in the second part of this year. So what do C....

Tags: Misc


Counterclockwise: HTC One X, Nokia E6, Windows Mobile

Counterclockwise: HTC One X, Nokia E6, Windows Mobile

06 April, 2014 | comments (18)

Welcome to this week's edition of Counterclockwise – our weekly article that looks back in time at what happened in the last few years. This week it's a rollercoaster as predictions of future market share miss by a mile, while makers of smartphone...

Tags: Misc, Android, Rumors