SON solves end user troubles
I still remember plugging the first 802.11a wireless card in my laptop and walking around the student’s dorm while I was streaming a movie. It was quite clear back then, more than a decade ago, that Wi-Fi would become ubiquitous. Now Qualcomm has solved a problem that has bothered people for a long time, they came out with a SON, a network that will self-organize and bring real plug and play to homes and offices.
Leak optimistically suggest Exynos 8895 at 4GHz
Of course, it is that time of the year. Apple, Qualcomm, MediaTek and now Samsung will have 10nm SoCs ready for phones in early 2017. Of course Samsung wants to use its own 10nm SoC in the Galaxy S8 that is expected in late February 2017, but probably with a mix of 10nm Snapdragon too.
Shipping in 2017
MediaTek has revealed that its 10nm processor will be manufactured by TSMC and that it should start shipping in early 2017.
No 3.5-mm audio
We are roughly just a month away from the iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus launch. The iPhone 6SE seems like a more appropriate name since we don’t expect any big upgrade from these phones, but then again, maybe we'll be surprised.
First Snapdragon 821 to ship soon
Since early June, we have been closing windows on our summer advent calendar waiting for the Snapdragon 821 based Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe. Now it seems that the Asus Santa Claws is visting Malaysia first.
Made by HTC
Google is preparing to refresh the 2016 Nexus codenamed Marlin and Sailfish. Someone tested this phone on the GFXbench and revealed that the Sailfish is a 5.0-inch phone with Snapdragon 820.
No pricing but comes with Leopard
Xiaomi VR Play is the official name for the VR from the Apple of China. The company aims to support 4.7 to 5.7 inch phones and comes with unique two way zip designed VR glasses.
Pre-orders on August 16
The Exynos powered Samsung Galaxy Note 7 starts at € 849 in the German market. This is not really cheap, but at least the phone comes with 64GB storage which should be more than enough for most people.
Back in March 2014 Intel acquired Basis, a smartwatch manufacturer, and integrated this company in its wearable / IoT dream. Now, just two years later Intel has decided to recall all Basis watches due to overheating problems.
Facelift creates bundle of issues
I am a big supporter of Windows 10 and the operating system works quite well. I didn’t complain that it took me more than 10 tries to update to Windows 10 as it didn’t like some of the gazillion USB drivers I had on my machine.