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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Super Mario Run, Nintendo's much-anticipated mobile game, will require an always-on internet connection, according to Nintendo.

Friday, December 09, 2016

Samsung will soon release a software update for the Galaxy Note7 smartphones that are still in use, which will eliminate their ability to work as mobile devices.

BlackBerry on Thursday unveiled a mobile-security platform for Internet of Things devices connected to enterprises - the result of the company's recent acquisitions.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Samsung's first "foldable" smartphone could use a two screen setup, with has a hinge in the middle that will let the device fold like a book.

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Confirming previous reports, Fitbit, Inc. today announced that it has acquired specific assets of Pebble, including key personnel and intellectual property related to software and firmware development, but excluding the company's hardware products.

Sony plans to release six smartphone games in the financial year starting April and unveiled Project Field, a controller designed to interact with cards, figures to control games, in the hope of replicating the success of Nintendo's Pokemon GO.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Samsung may not have to disgorge all profits from smartphone sales even if some designs of the phones were copied from Apple's iPhone.

Meizu has just today unveiled the m5 Note, 5.5-inch smartphone that replaces the m3 Note mid-range model.

Monday, December 05, 2016

Google is rolling out Android 7.1.1, an update to Nougat that showcases more ways to express yourself, along with a handful of other features and improvements to stability and performance.

Simplicity is a driving factor, as basic wearables sell better than smartwatches. Fitbit was once again the market leader in 3Q16, followed by Xiaomi, Garmin and Samsung, according to data released by IDC.

Google is offering yet another app that tracks your daily movements. The Trusted Contacts personal safety app lets you share your location with loved ones in everyday situations and when emergencies arise.

Samsung has released an update for the Gear S2, which gets some features already offered by the newer Gear S3.

Researchers from LG Electronics and Yonsei University have demonstrated full duplex radio technology based on an 80 megahertz multiple-input multiple-output broadband antenna at the electronics company's research and development campus.

Friday, December 02, 2016

Apple is offering a fix free of charge after a China consumer group complained about a problem with iPhone 6s products randomly shutting down, eventually due to a battery flaw, according to Apple.

Multiple reports of a smartphone called Mi MIX Nano have been circulating online, but Xiaomi refutes the rumor.

Nokia is staging a come back to the smartphone market in collaboration with Finland's HMD Global, and the specifications of the purported Nokia D1C mid-range smartphone have appeared online.

A former senior manager at Taiwan's technology giant Foxconn has been indicted for stealing and selling 5,700 iPhones in China to pocket around US$1.56 million (S$2.2 million), Taiwanese prosecutors said Friday.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Samsung is partnering with Lonely Planet to enable travelers to discover new destinations whilst on the go using the Samsung Gear S3.

China's top social messaging app WeChat censors messages that contain sensitive terms and are sent from overseas to mainland-linked accounts, according to a report.

MediaTek is launching two upgraded mobile processors- MediaTek Helio X23 and Helio X27 - adding new features to the MediaTek Helio X20 family.

Nokia on Thursday announced that its deal with HMD Global Oy, a new company formed to revive the Nokia brand in phones, has come into force and that HMD has opened for business.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Security researchers revealed and alarming malware campaign. The attack campaign, named Gooligan, breached the security of over one million Google accounts. The number continues to rise at an additional 13,000 breached devices each day.

Chinese handset maker Meizu has released its latest flagship smartphone. The Pro 6 Plus will be available in Asia and Europe for $435 and is powered by a Samsung Exynos chipset.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Facebook on Tuesday rolled out a feature that allows users to play popular games such as Pac-Man and Space Invaders through the messaging app.

Samsung Electronics is planning to introduce automatic focus (AF) function for a front-camera of its next flagship smartphone, (Galaxy S8), as the company is trying to offer differentiated functions to the market.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Mobile phones and mobile computing users can choose the right SD memory card to run applications on mobile devices at optimal performance levels with the latest SD Specification 5.1.

The demand for OLEDs in the near future years could force Chinese companies Huawei, VIVO and OPPO's parent company BBK and Royole, among others, start investing into flexible OLEDs by next year.

A new report has been added to previous ones, claiming that Apple's 2017 iPhone lineup might include a model with a curved screen similar to Samsung's Edge devices.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Huawei Technologies has displaced Samsung Electronics to become the second most profitable smartphone supplier in the world in the three months ended September 30, although Apple remains the smartphone industry leader.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella says that his company remains in the mobile phone business but any new devices will have to bring something different to the table, in terms of form factor, usability and security.

Leading OLED maker Samsung Display plans to convert its liquid crystal display (LCD) TV panel production lines to organic light-emitting diode (OLED) smartphone panel fabs, as the company is ramping up the production capacity to meet market demands.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released proposed guidelines today to help address driver distraction caused by mobile and other electronic devices in vehicles.

LG Innotek is joining forces with Apple to develop a smartphone camera module which enables 3D photo shooting, a feature that is expected to find its way to Apple's new products starting from the latter half of next year.

Microsoft is planning to enable x86 on ARM64 emulation in Windows 10 by Fall 2017 with its 'Redstone 3' release, according to reports.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
The recent election of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and his criticism on overseas manufacturing are not enough to force Apple bring the iPhone production to the U.S., as costs would be very high, unless very high tariffs were imposed to Chinese imports.
Monday, November 21, 2016
Lenovo will soon begin rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat globally to the Moto Z and Moto Z Force smartphones, an update that will make the devices compatible with Daydream, Google's platform for mobile VR.
Instagram is jumping on the live video trend and users will soon be able to share live videos from within its new Stories feature for disappearing posts.
MediaTek is launching its UltraCast technology, the first chipset-enabled streaming technology on the market that enables users to enjoy 4K video content generated by their smartphones and stream it wirelessly to a 4K-ready television or set-top box.
Apple will offer free battery replacements for faulty iPhone 6s that shut down unexpectedly.
Sunday, November 20, 2016
A new variant of the impressive Xiaomi Mi Mix smartphone featuring a 5.5-inch display has surfaced on Weibo.
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Both Nokia and HP are planning to release new smartphones in 2017, according tp reports.
Apple needs to get OLEDs on its new iPhones, as rival Samsung has been doing that for quite some time now, but the OLED supply is limited, at least for now.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Qualcomm and Samsung Electronics have extended their strategic foundry collaboration to manufacture Qualcomm Technologies' latest Snapdragon premium processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, with Samsung’s 10-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology.
Twitter has launched Android TV app allowing users to stream National Football League (NFL) and other live videos available on its platform.
Three Chinese vendors - Huawei, Oppo and BBK Communication Equipment - together accounted for 21 percent of the smartphones sold to end users worldwide in the third quarter of 2016, and they were the only smartphone vendors in the global top five to increase their sales, according to Gartner.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Japan Display has formed two LCD panels together in a format that allows smartphones to fold open like a book, an alternative approach to the foldable smartphone concept.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
BLU Products has identified and removed a recent security issue caused by a 3rd party application which had been collecting unauthorized personal data in the form of text messages, call logs, and contacts from customers using BLU mobile devices.
Facebook's WhatsApp is adding fully encrypted video calling to its messaging app, following the U.S. election of Donald Trump as president last week that heightened fears of increased digital surveillance.
Monday, November 14, 2016
Apple is rumored to release two iPhones that will have curved, bezel-free displays next year.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
AT&T will offer wireless subscribers the ability to stream lower-quality video to save on data charges, a controverssial industry practice that has raised concern about equal treatment of internet content.
Friday, November 11, 2016
HTC has announced the Bolt, a 5.5-inch phone running Android 7.0 that will only be available via Sprint, and promises to offer blazing-fast speeds.
Samsung Electronics is launching the Tizen Mobile App Incentive Program, Samsung’s first initiative to support Tizen’s global developer community and expand its mobile app ecosystem.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Samsung's highly-rumored folding smartphone could be taking shape, as the South Korean company has has filed a related patent at the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO).
Samsung Electronics is offering Galaxy users the opportunity to experience the new features of the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system ahead of its launch through the Galaxy Beta Program.
Samsung Electronics is set to enter the market of fingerprint recognition sensor chips for smartphones, a move that coulld hurt sales of Synaptics.
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Asus' new ZenFone 3 smartphones are finally rolling out in the U.S. and Canada, with the flagship ZenFone 3 Deluxe 5.7" to be faster and more luxurious than its predecessor.
Apple has started selling refurbished iPhones on its online store for the first time since 2007.
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
LG Electronics started upgrading its flagship smartphone G5 with Nougat, Google's latest Android 7.0 mobile operating system (OS).
Monday, November 07, 2016
The Samsung Print Service has been updated to include the Mopria Print Library, providing Samsung Galaxy mobile phone and tablet users the ability to easily print documents from their mobile devices to more printers.
Samsung Display Co. plans to ship more than 550 million units of small- and medium-sized organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels next year, up over 35 percent from this year’s output target, to meet demand for OLED panels from Chinese smartphone makers.
Sunday, November 06, 2016
Samsung Electronics' next flagship smartphone Galaxy S8 will adopt an artificial intelligence platform, which will also be applied into all of its home appliances, the company said Friday.
Saturday, November 05, 2016
Samsung Electronics America said on Friday it has replaced almost 85 percent of all recalled Galaxy Note 7 devices as it works to resolve the issue of the problematic phones.
Friday, November 04, 2016
Google is partnering with the mobile industry to offer support for the new universal RCS profile (Rich Communications Services), and Sprint is the first carrier to launching RCS messaging to their customers using Android devices.
Thursday, November 03, 2016
The preorders for Samsung's Gear S3 LTE and Bluetooth smartwatches start in November 6, wiht general availavility to be schedulled for November 18, Samsung said.
Huawei's Munich press event is over and the Chinese company unveiled its new flagship smartphone. The Mate 9 is featuring the latest generation HiSilicon Kirin SoC, a 5.96-inch Full-HD LED screen, dual Leica rear cameras, and Google DaydreamVR support.
Huawei has just announced a new fitness tracker. The Huawei Fit looks like a watch, it counts steps, tracks sleep, and can continuously monitor heart rate during workouts. It is available at Best Buy, Amazon, and Newegg starting today for $129.99.
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Today, Alcatel announced the IDOL 4S with Windows 10 smartphone, featuring flagship mobile specs, an in-box VR experience and Windows 10 capabilities.
Kingston Digital, the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology, has added the 256 GB capacity to its line of Class 10 UHS-I microSDHC / microSDXC cards.
Monday, October 31, 2016
Some of Samsung Electronics’ latest mobile and entertainment accessories, available exclusively online, will be rolled out in markets worldwide beginning in November. The company also unviled new six new spinoff projects from its Creative Lab Projects (C-Lab) program.
ARM has launched two new products -- the Mali-V61 video processing unit (VPU) for real-time 4K120 video performance with efficiency and the Mali-G51 graphics processing unit (GPU), ARM’s most area-efficient and energy-efficient GPU to date.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
A senior executive at Japanese electronics manufacturer Sharp, which supplies smartphone panels to Apple, confirmed Saturday that the next generation of iPhone products will adopt advanced organic light-emitting diode screens.
Friday, October 28, 2016
Samsung hinted that its next premium Galaxy S series of smartphones will feature artificial intelligence (AI) services along with new hardware, as the company is seeking to recover from the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco and faces the compatition from Google Pixel phones.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
According to preliminary results from the International Data Corporation (IDC), despite the recall of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7, smartphone shipments were up 1.0% compared to 3Q15 when vendors shipped 359.3 million units.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
With $278 in total BOM costs, the Google Pixel XL handset sells for an unsubsidized price of $769, a ratio comparable to those for the Apple iPhone 7 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC on Tuesday posted a sixth consecutive quarterly loss despite a boost it received from making Google Pixel handsets and its venture into the nascent virtual reality business.
BlackBerry today announced the latest in its series of secure Android smartphones, the DTEK60, which offers a larger, high-resolution display (compared to the DTEK50), a fingerprint sensor, long lasting battery, 21MP camera and a customized convenience Key
Emporio Armani marks its entrance into the field of connected wearables with the Emporio Armani Connected collection of hybrid smartwatches.
Xiaomi’s newly announced Mi Mix phablet has an impressive 6.4-inch bezel-less screen, while the the Mi Note 2, which looks similar to Samsung's ill-fated Galaxy Note 7, joins the new Mi VR headset.
Monday, October 24, 2016
The latest iOS 10.1 brings Portrait mode to iPhone 7 Plus owners starting today, adding a new photo feature to thephone's camera.
Attackers can flip bits in the physical memory cells of Android devices in order to compromise them, researchers proved.
Contract electronics maker Hon Hai Precision Industry Co will manufacture cellphones under the Nokia brand in India next year, according to India's Economic Times.
The new Apple Watch Nike+ will be available on Friday, October 28.
The worldwide smartwatch market experienced a round of growing pains in the third quarter of 2016 (3Q16), resulting in a year-over-year decline in shipment volumes.
Samsung Electronics is offering a generous upgrade program option to Galaxy Note 7 customers in South Korea who trade in their recalled device for a Galaxy S7 phone.
Friday, October 21, 2016
LG Electronics will to apply a modularized structure to its next flagship smartphone called 'G6, which is expected to be released in 2017.
Samsung Electronics announced a new compensation program for those who have purchased a Galaxy Note 7. The company will allow those who exchange their Galaxy Note 7 with Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge to exchange them again with a Galaxy S8, scheduled to be launched in March 2017.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Samsung Electronics has been reportedly in talks with LG Chem on using its batteries for its upcoming smartphones, following a safety scandal that led to the withdrawal of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 phones.
Kodak has released a professional-quality, photography-first smartphone. The Kodak Ektra features a retro design and comes with classic leather accessories for all those who miss the good all days.
Samsung Electronics is introducing the first 8-gigabyte (GB) LPDDR4 (low power, double data rate 4) mobile DRAM package, which is expected to greatly improve mobile user experiences, especially for those using Ultra HD, large-screen devices.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
T-Mobile US has agreed to pay $48 million to resolve a federal probe into whether it adequately disclosed speed and data restrictions for its "unlimited" data plan subscribers, U.S. regulators said on Wednesday.
Samsung Electronics plans to release the Galaxy Gear S3 smartwatch next month, as the tech giant is trying to recover from the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco.
Huawei today announced at a media briefing in China the new Kirin 960 SoC from Huawei's semiconductor subsidiary HiSilicon, which combines new technologies, promising the first commercial device to use them in due course.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
At the 4G/5G Summit, Qualcomm announced today the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem, the Snapdragon 653, 626 and 427 chipsets, along with an expanded connected camera portfolio.
Monday, October 17, 2016
Qualcomm Technologies has successfully made the first over-the-air connection via MulteFire using listen-before-talk (LBT).
ZTE has started accepting pre-orders of the Axon 7 Mini, a smaller version of its flagship Axon 7 smartphone.
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Researchers have come up with a smartwatch prototype that uses the wrist wearing the watch as an always-available joystick to perform common touch screen gestures with one-handed continuous input.
Friday, October 14, 2016
Samsung Electronics announced today that it estimates a negative impact of approximately mid-3 trillion won ($2.65 million) in operating profit from the fourth quarter of 2016 through the first quarter of 2017, due to the discontinuation of Galaxy Note7 sales.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Apple's chief executive officer was in Japan's ancient capital on Thursday, meeting with Nintendo executives at the gaming company's headquarters.
Samsung is issuing a $100 credit to exchange the defective Galaxy Note 7 for a Galaxy S7 Edge or other Samsung device.

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