Huawei introduces premium Kirin960 chipset for Android devices

Written on Wednesday, 02 November 2016 13:32
Huawei recently announced the introduction of the premium Kirin960 chipset to provide a smoother, faster and more secure Android experience. The new Kirin960 will make its debut on Huawei’s upcoming flagship device and is the latest addition to the Kirin900 family. The chipset is the global leader for the newest commercial Cortex-A73 CPU, Mali G71 GPU, and UFS 2.1 storage. The Kirin960 also fully supports the newest graphics standard Vulkan to give users an ultrafast experience. The revolutionary chip set…

OPPO now number one in Chinese smartphone market

Written on Monday, 31 October 2016 05:32
IDC has released its latest Asia/Pacific Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker saying it shows OPPO has become the leading smartphone vendor in the Chinese market, shipping 20.1 million units and gaining a market share of 17.5 percent in Q3 of 2016. OPPO’s rise has been dramatic. According to IDC’s figures it has more than doubled its shipment volumes and market share since Q3 2015 when it shipped 9.8 million units and had a 9.0 percent market share. vivo also grew dramatically…
Microsoft recently launched its new high-end desktop computer called Surface Studio, to challenge the Apple iMac. Selling for $3,000, the high-end “all-in-one” device aims at creative professionals, with its updated Windows operating system that showcases three-dimensional content and “mixed reality”. The Surface Studio features a large, 28-inch hinged touch-screen display touted as “the thinnest desktop monitor ever created,” adding to Microsoft’s range of tablets and laptop devices for the premium segment. Microsoft vice president Terry Myerson said: “It is a…
AFP reports that Apple is battling to gain a foothold in Indonesia’s booming smartphone market where local content regulations are hampering its efforts to compete against Samsung and other rivals. The iPhone 6S and 7 are yet to be released in Indonesia as Apple struggles to fulfill requirements that phone makers must have 20 percent ‘local content’ for 4G handsets sold in the country. South Korea's Samsung has been able to meet the rules and gain a share of the…
In the midst of a chaotic period for Samsung Electronics, on October 18, the South Korean company said it would compensate suppliers hit by the decision to scrap its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones because of safety concerns with exploding batteries. Samsung announced that it was discontinuing the Note 7 after a chaotic recall that saw replacement phones also catching fire. The Galaxy Note 7 recall and discontinuation of the product won’t come cheap. Samsung estimates that the cost of the…
Samsung continues to struggle with more reports of exploding Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. Therefore, the South Korean company recently said it was “adjusting production” of the device after major distributors ceased offering replacements because of continued safety concerns. Samsung issued a global recall in early September for 2.5 million of its flagship devices following reports of exploding lithium-ion batteries. On October 11, Samsung officially called to halt all sales of the device. Reports began to surface of replacement devices exploding…

Google challenges the iPhone with launch of Pixel smartphone

Written on Wednesday, 05 October 2016 08:20
Google unveiled its in-house designed Pixel smartphone on Tuesday, October 4, confirming the U.S. firm’s push into hardware. The phone features a built-in assistant similar to the iPhone’s Siri. Google also revealed details of its new “home assistant” virtual reality headset and Wi-Fi router. Google is leading a major push toward artificial intelligence software centered on it new smartphone and other devices. "We are building hardware with the Google Assistant at its core," said Rick Osterloh, head of a new…
The release of the new high-tech iPhone 7 may have people in awe and willing to fork out up to US$800. But it’s not actually the most expensive iPhone on the market. Surprisingly, the 1st Generation Apple iPhone 2G is selling for up to US$4,800 on eBay. The old-school devices are now considered to be collector’s items if they’ve been well kept and in the original packaging. Unlike most technology devices which gradually lose value over time, The Daily Dot…
Canadian-based BlackBerry, one of the pioneers of the smartphone market, announced on Wednesday, September 28, it will cease producing handsets, instead outsourcing production to an Indonesian partner. Handsets bearing the BlackBerry brand will be produced under license by PT Tiphone Mobile Indonesia Tbk. The move will allow BlackBerry to concentrate on software and services. BlackBerry has struggled in the smartphone market in recent years. About a decade ago, it was among the largest smartphone makers in the world, but its…
Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) has chosen chipsets from Chinese fabless semiconductor developer, Spreadtrum Communications for its latest smartphone models M40 and M50. According to Spreadtrum the M50 adopts Spreadtrum’s 28nm WCDMA/HSPA(+) /GSM/GPRS/EDGE chipset SC7731G with an embedded quad-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A7 processor. “[The M50] features a double-sided glass separated by metal frame design, a 5-inch HD on-cell 2.5D curved glass touchscreen, 1G RAM, 8GB storage, an 8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera. It is pre-installed with the Android…
With the awe-inspiring launch of the latest iPhone, Samsung is racing to replace millions of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones around the world, after numerous reports that the devices’ batteries were catching fire. In order to prevent more occurrences, Samsung plans to fix Note 7’s in its home market of South Korea that will prevent the batteries from charging above 60% capacity. On the front page of the newspaper Seoul Shinmun, it read: “This plan is for the safety of…
Apple’s latest operating system for iPhones and iPads just released, bringing with it a host of new features such as a changed lock screen to provide more information, and artificial intelligence for photos. But shortly after its launch, some Apple users were subject to a major fault that left devices “bricked” or temporarily useless. iOS officially released to Apple users on September 13. It offers a range of new features such as several redesigned apps, a new design for notifications,…
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