Blackberry insists that there is life in its BB10 OS
Published in Mobiles


It has not been out evolved by Android, yet

Blackberry has been quick to tell us that a story we ran which quoted one of its senior managers as saying that the BBOS was toast "needs up-dating."

Nvidia pulls Android 6.0 Shield upgrade
Published in Mobiles


Breaks your wi-fi


The software genii at Nvidia have pulled an upgrade for its original Shield tablet after it turned out that it breaks users wi-fi.

Android 6.0 now on 1.2 percent of Android gear
Published in Mobiles


Android 4.4 still king

Google has released its official February platform distribution numbers and the Marshmallow Android 6.0 is now available on 1.2 percent of all google devices.

Vaio to release Windows 10 phone
Published in Mobiles


Out this week

Sony spin-off Vaio is set to release a new Windows 10 smartphone this week.

Blackberry confirms Android only future
Published in Mobiles


RIP Blackberry 10OS

While we have been saying that Blackberry was going to give up on the BlackBerry 10 OS, but official confirmation has been thin on the ground.

Jobs Mob denies Android swap rumour
Published in Mobiles


Apparently it was worth denying

The Apple Press office works in the same way as the British Royal Family’s. Its official line on most things is “no comment.” But this week it took the rare position of denying a rumour.

Google rubs in tech-superiority over watch tech
Published in Wearables


Allows fanboys to defect

Search engine outfit Google is offering Apple fanboys a way to get a proper smartwatch without losing the only product that Jobs’ Mob makes – the iPhone.

Lenovo sentences Motorola brand to death
Published in Mobiles


Moto will go on

Lenovo has decided that it will stop using the Motorola name for its phones in 2016 killing off the venerable brand name.

Quarter of all Android phones to get pressure sensitive screens
Published in Mobiles


Apple had them now everyone else will want them

Dispite the fact that no one was interested in pressure sensitive touch phones until Apple released the iPhone 6S this year. HIS believes that many big names including Samsung, Sony and Xiaomi phones are suddenly going to discover the feature which has been part of Android since the beginning.

Qualcomm lands lots of orders next year
Published in Processors


14nm FinFET LPP Snapdragon 820 saved its bacon

Qualcomm appears to have had a sudden rash of orders for its chips, leading some to speculate that might be the reason the outfit did not try to hive off its chip business.