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Samsung sees lowest profits since Q3 2011

Samsung sees lowest profits since Q3 2011

30 October, 2014 | comments (179)

Samsung is one of the phone manufacturers that make a significant profit (the other being Apple), but this last quarter the South Korean giant experienced a downturn. The consolidated revenue came out to $44.7 billion, down from $56 billion in Q3...

Tags: Samsung, Misc


ARM announces Mali 8 GPU series - Mali-T860, Mali-T830, Mali-T820

ARM announces Mali 8 GPU series - Mali-T860, Mali-T830, Mali-T820

28 October, 2014 | comments (14)

Today ARM unveiled its next generation graphic processors - Mali-T820, Mali-T830 and Mali-T860. All three new GPUs support all popular APIs - OpenGL ES 1.1, 2.0 and 3.1, OpenCL 1.1 and 1.2, DirectX 11 and RenderScript Compute. The flagship GPU is...

Tags: ARM, Misc


MediaTek outs MT6753 chipset with a 64-bit octa-core processor

MediaTek outs MT6753 chipset with a 64-bit octa-core processor

27 October, 2014 | comments (34)

Back in August, MediaTek announced its flagship chip - the MT6795. It has an octa-core Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 2.2GHz and PowerVR G6200 GPU. The latest lineup of chipsets also has the MT6735 (octa-core 1.7GHz Cortex-A53, Mali-T760MP2),...

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Apple's event is starting soon, here's the livestream

Apple's event is starting soon, here's the livestream

16 October, 2014 | comments (9)

Here we go again – Apple has another event starting up in its home base at Cupertino and lucky few go tickets to attend it live. Chances are you're not one of them but you can watch a livestream, or rather you have the opportunity to watch a...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Misc


Tegra K1 (Denver) and Nexus 9 benchmarked

Tegra K1 (Denver) and Nexus 9 benchmarked

16 October, 2014 | comments (46)

The Tegra K1 comes in two versions – 32-bit and 64-bit – but they are more different than NVIDIA's naming scheme suggest. The one we've tested in the Xiaomi MiPad and that powers the NVIDIA Shield tablet is based on four Cortex-A15 cores. The...

Tags: HTC, NVIDIA, Android, Misc


Sony adds Xperia Z1, Z2, M2 to AOSP, unveils unified kernel

Sony adds Xperia Z1, Z2, M2 to AOSP, unveils unified kernel

16 October, 2014 | comments (13)

Sony is enhancing its reputation as a ROM-friendly maker. It added AOSP code for the Sony Xperia Z2, Xperia Z1 and Xperia M2 to the SonyXperiaDev GitHub. The company denied making AOSP ROMs and this indeed isn't it – the camera and the modem have...

Tags: Sony, Android, Misc


Apple's iPad event starts soon: what to expect

Apple's iPad event starts soon: what to expect

16 October, 2014 | comments (19)

October 16 is here and Apple's event is hours away. The two new iPads are the hotly anticipated announcements but we're also likely to see new iMacs, the chances of new MacBooks are lower according to the rumor mill. The event will be held in...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Misc, Rumors


Puls by Will.i.am is a wearable that can make calls

Puls by Will.i.am is a wearable that can make calls

15 October, 2014 | comments (32)

As expected, the popular musician Will.i.am launched his own wearable device. Dubbed Puls, the bracelet-like gadget is presented as a smart cuff, not a run of the mill smartwatch. Puls by Will.i.am has 3G connectivity and a SIM card...

Tags: Misc


LG unveils optically stabilized 20.7MP camera module

LG unveils optically stabilized 20.7MP camera module

15 October, 2014 | comments (20)

The Korea Electronics Show had an interesting entry – an optically stabilized 20.7MP camera from LG. Of course the company demonstrated only a camera module but it's not hard to imagine it will end up in the LG Optimus G Pro 3 and LG G4 before...

Tags: LG, Misc


Will.i.am smartwatch gets its announcement tomorrow

Will.i.am smartwatch gets its announcement tomorrow

14 October, 2014 | comments (23)

Musician and Intel's Director of Creative Innovation Will.i.am announced in April he is preparing to launch a smartwatch, but the product missed on its July launch. However, now Will.i.am says the watch is ready and has even demonstrated it live at...

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Counterclockwise, iPhone 5, iOS 7, Nokia 5800, Microsoft Kin

Counterclockwise, iPhone 5, iOS 7, Nokia 5800, Microsoft Kin

28 September, 2014 | comments (20)

Counterclockwise is our weekly look back in time at all the interesting things that happened during this week through the years. Late September has witnessed many great things but also a fair share of embarrassing failures, here are the most...

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HTC's action camera looks like a toy periscope

HTC's action camera looks like a toy periscope

25 September, 2014 | comments (19)

HTC has sent out invites for October 8 and we were hoping for a Nexus 9 tablet or maybe a water-proof selfie phone but it seems that all the company will unveil is an action camera like GoPro, Sony Action Cam, Contour and others. Unlike them,...

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Counterclockwise: iPhone and iOS, Asus Glaxy 7

Counterclockwise: iPhone and iOS, Asus Glaxy 7

21 September, 2014 | comments (8)

Counterclockwise gives us an opportunity to look back at the past and reminisce about how different it was back then. Or as it turns out, that things tend to repeat year after year – Apple's iPhone and iOS release plan certainly follows a set...

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Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus take on the drop test

Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus take on the drop test

19 September, 2014 | comments (83)

The new iPhone 6 family brings bigger screens but that only means there's more screen to crack if you drop the precious gadget. So how do the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handle being dropped? That's what drop test videos are for. The best-case...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Misc


Counterclockwise: iPhones, Lumia 920, Android KitKat

Counterclockwise: iPhones, Lumia 920, Android KitKat

14 September, 2014 | comments (13)

Welcome to Counterclockwise, our weekly trip down memory lane. It's good to look back at years past to put new events into context. This year was, of course, defined by the iPhone event and so were the two years before that. Actually, the second...

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Amosu Call of Diamond iPhone 6 has a giant diamond Apple logo

Amosu Call of Diamond iPhone 6 has a giant diamond Apple logo

10 September, 2014 | comments (61)

Alexander Amosu may have jumped the gun on the iPhone 6 announcement but he saved the big guns for today. An Apple iPhone 6 studded with 6,127 small diamonds and one massive diamond cut exactly to the shape of the Apple logo. The Apple logo is...

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Snapdragon 210 with quad-core CPU and LTE goes official

Snapdragon 210 with quad-core CPU and LTE goes official

10 September, 2014 | comments (26)

Today Qualcomm announced its next generation affordable chipset - Snapdragon 210. Its key upgrades over the existing Snapdragon 200 include better Adreno 304 GPU, 1080p video capture and playback support, and LTE Cat.4 connectivity. These are...

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Counterclockwise: iPhone 5s, Xiaomi Mi 2, Nokia X3-02

Counterclockwise: iPhone 5s, Xiaomi Mi 2, Nokia X3-02

23 August, 2014 | comments (4)

Counterclockwise distills the good old times for our nostalgic readers and a history lessons for those who only recently became interested in phones. We'll be looking into events in late Augusts throughout the years, a time just before the launch of...

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The world’s first smartphone is now two decades old

The world’s first smartphone is now two decades old

17 August, 2014 | comments (55)

The world’s first smartphone celebrated its 20th birthday yesterday. The IBM Simon Personal Communicator hit the shelves in the United States on August 16, 1994. Naturally, IBM Simon wasn’t called a smartphone back in the day – the term...

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Counterclockwise: Lumia 825, Moto Nexus 5, Xiaomi, Beats

Counterclockwise: Lumia 825, Moto Nexus 5, Xiaomi, Beats

16 August, 2014 | comments (9)

Counterclockwise lets us reminisce about the past – the good, the bad and sometimes, yes, even the ugly. This time around we see a couple of phones that never launched last year but may be reborn. We also look at how much HTC undervalued Beats and...

Tags: Misc