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Nokia to make Android phones in 2016, R&D moves to China

Nokia to make Android phones in 2016, R&D moves to China

24 April, 2015 | comments (218)

Recently we heard rumors about alleged Nokia plans for re-entering the phone market in 2016. We are happy to report those plans are indeed true and Nokia will be marking its return next year with an Android smartphone. Nokia sold its device...

Tags: Nokia, Android, Misc


ZTE sues Huawei over P8 and X2 camera patents

ZTE sues Huawei over P8 and X2 camera patents

22 April, 2015 | comments (23)

Huawei announced the P8 flagship last week and it packed innovative camera technology. Or did it – ZTE's Nubia division has filed a lawsuit against Huawei, alleging that the Huawei P8 and MediaPad X2 infringe on two patents owned by ZTE. The...

Tags: ZTE, Huawei, Misc


Rooting your Galaxy S6 or S6 edge will disable Samsung Pay

Rooting your Galaxy S6 or S6 edge will disable Samsung Pay

21 April, 2015 | comments (26)

Samsung Pay launched with the Galaxy S6 duo with certifications from Visa and MasterCard, plus collaborations with various large banks around the world. The service is secured by Samsung KNOX though and that gets disabled when you root your...

Tags: Samsung, Android, Misc


TSMC to mass-produce 10nm chipsets next year

TSMC to mass-produce 10nm chipsets next year

21 April, 2015 | comments (20)

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is now long overdue for a strong market comeback. The once powerful and highly-influential chip manufacturer has been lacking behind in die technology lately and is currently reduced to picking up...

Tags: TSMC, Misc


Counterclockwise: Nokia 5800, Moto Atrix, Galaxy S5, Opera Mini

Counterclockwise: Nokia 5800, Moto Atrix, Galaxy S5, Opera Mini

19 April, 2015 | comments (15)

Counterclockwise may as well be called "nostalgia trip." We start off with very recent history – Samsung's bold predictions of the Galaxy S5's sales numbers. Then we venture further back in time to watch phones try – and succeed – to predict the...

Tags: Misc


Nokia to acquire Alcatel-Lucent for €15.6 billion

Nokia to acquire Alcatel-Lucent for €15.6 billion

15 April, 2015 | comments (42)

From rumor to official press release in record time – Nokia is officially combining with Alcatel-Lucent. "Combine" is what the press release calls it, it's really an acquisition – Nokia will acquire Alcatel-Lucent in an all-share transaction valued...

Tags: Nokia, Misc


Counterclockwise: iPhones, Nokia E series and Lumias

Counterclockwise: iPhones, Nokia E series and Lumias

11 April, 2015 | comments (17)

Each weekend we put our arcane knowledge of phones to good use and we pen the Counterclockwise article. This time we look at smartphone's struggle to turn from simple texting machines to the digital camera of the 21st century. Lights, camera,...

Tags: Misc


Counterclockwise: Nokia N8 and Lumia 930, Android minis

Counterclockwise: Nokia N8 and Lumia 930, Android minis

05 April, 2015 | comments (23)

Each weekend we trawl our news archives for interesting events over the past several years around this time of the year – late April/early March for today's edition of Counterclockwise. We see the jump between the Nokia N8, one of its earlier camera...

Tags: Misc


Galaxy S6 edge and HTC One M9 and iPhone 6 undergo bend test

Galaxy S6 edge and HTC One M9 and iPhone 6 undergo bend test

03 April, 2015 | comments (213)

Dredging up a controversial issue from the past, Square Trade decided to redo Bendgate tests this time including the new Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and HTC One M9. The phones were tested twice – once until they visibly bend and again until they are...

Tags: Apple, Samsung, HTC, Misc


Samsung Galaxy S6 edge survives over 20 minutes under water

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge survives over 20 minutes under water

30 March, 2015 | comments (55)

Samsung didn’t waterproof the new Galaxy S6 and S6 edge like it did with their predecessor. So, what happens if you drop your Galaxy S6 edge in water? TechSmartt decided to find out and dunked the an S6 edge into a bowl of water with the stopwatch...

Tags: Samsung, Android, Misc


Counterclockwise: HTC Dream, Galaxy S, Xperia

Counterclockwise: HTC Dream, Galaxy S, Xperia

28 March, 2015 | comments (6)

Counterclockwise is a weekly write-up that looks back on the history of mobile devices, concentrating on the current time of the year – late March in this case. This time around we got caught up tracking the launches of the flagship Android phones...

Tags: Misc


Samsung building a foldable phone, LG on transparent screens

Samsung building a foldable phone, LG on transparent screens

24 March, 2015 | comments (51)

Samsung is releasing the occasional flip smartphone, but those are niche products with limited availability and appeal. A Samsung official revealed that the company has a plant to leverage its bendable display technology to create foldable...

Tags: Samsung, LG, Misc


Counterclockwise: Galaxy S4, iPhone and NFC, Tag Heuer

Counterclockwise: Galaxy S4, iPhone and NFC, Tag Heuer

20 March, 2015 | comments (3)

Some TV networks do weekend reruns of their popular weekday shows, but we get our entertainment elsewhere. Counterclockwise is a weekly rerun of the most exciting mobile news to come in recent years. This week we'll look at the Samsung's rise and...

Tags: Misc


Gold Dream thinks dragons and lions make the iPhone 6 cooler

Gold Dream thinks dragons and lions make the iPhone 6 cooler

20 March, 2015 | comments (18)

Swiss company Golden Dream has unveiled a selection of customized iPhone 6 and 6 Plus that will satiate your thirst for gold, alligator leather, carbon fiber, skulls and dragons. As usual, prices are not for the faint of heart, but where else can...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Misc


MediaTek working on a Cortex-A72 based chipset for Q4

MediaTek working on a Cortex-A72 based chipset for Q4

19 March, 2015 | comments (25)

MediaTek was among the first to announce a Cortex-A72 based chipset - shortly before the MWC. Now more details have emerged from Taiwanese publication Digitimes has uncovered some more details. The new part should arrive in Q4, meaning we may see...

Tags: MediaTek, Misc


Roaming fees in Europe to remain until 2018

Roaming fees in Europe to remain until 2018

09 March, 2015 | comments (25)

While many were hopeful that the European Parliament's moves to eradicate roaming fees by the end of 2015 are coming to fruition it seems that a roaming-free European Union is still some ways off. Despite the European Parliament's agenda to...

Tags: Misc, Various


OnePlus to start shipping in 16 European countries

OnePlus to start shipping in 16 European countries

04 March, 2015 | comments (36)

OnePlus announced that it is expanding its market presence today. The company will start shipping in 16 European countries. You can check out the full list below. Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech...

Tags: OnePlus, Misc


Xiaomi to open its online Mi Store in Europe, but without the phones

Xiaomi to open its online Mi Store in Europe, but without the phones

04 March, 2015 | comments (22)

Xiaomi announced recently its plans for market expansion over the USA. It won't kick off with phones however. Instead, the popular Chinese manufacturer will be selling wearables, headphones and power banks. We hope the Mi Pro Action Camera makes it...

Tags: Xiaomi, Misc


New Intel Atom x3, x5 and x7 chips offer premium performance

New Intel Atom x3, x5 and x7 chips offer premium performance

02 March, 2015 | comments (13)

Intel unveiled a number of new Atom chipsets that will power mobile devices spanning the sub-$75 market all the way to the $350+ segment. The most affordable devices will be based on the Intel Atom x3, which features an integrated modem with either...

Tags: Misc, MWC 2015


Color e-paper Pebble Time smart watch is now live on Kickstarter

Color e-paper Pebble Time smart watch is now live on Kickstarter

24 February, 2015 | comments (13)

Pebble managed to build up a formidable reputation on the smartwatch market that started well before the recent hype for wearable devices. The company has always tried to set itself apart from the crowd with interesting technology and design...

Tags: Pebble, Misc