More than 1.43 billion smartphones sold
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 01 February 2016 12:33

More than 1.43 billion smartphones sold


Samsung is still number one

Beancounters at IDC have added up the numbers and divided by their shoe size and reached the conclusion that smartphone shipments hit a record 1.43 billion units in 2015.

Oppo sold 50 million phones last year
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 01 February 2016 12:00

Oppo sold 50 million phones last year


Makes it the eighth largest

While lacking the fanfare in the west that its rivals get, the Chinese smartphone maker Oppo has just announced that it sold 50 million smartphones last year.

Samsung comes up with a rental phone service
Published in Mobiles


Replace it every year

Samsung  is rolling out a rental phone service which will replace a phone that is been used for a year with the latest model.

Samsung warns of weaker earnings
Published in News
Thursday, 28 January 2016 10:08

Samsung warns of weaker earnings


Copies Apple again 

It seems that Apple is not the only one which is being hard hit by a fall in interest in smartphones. its rival Samsung is reporting the same sort of problems, only it has the advantage of other products it can fall back on and a big R&D budget for future products.

AMD will not go bust this year
Published in News
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 12:09

AMD will not go bust this year


Waiting for Zen might be cunning

Last year, Kerrisdale Capital Investment warned that AMD would go bankrupt by 2020 and with Zen not appearing until the end of this year we were slightly concerned that the outfit did not have enough to survive what will be a dismal year.

Nvidia gives up on GTX 970MX and 980MX GPUs for notebooks
Published in Graphics


Waiting for Pascal

It has been rumoured for a while that Nvidia was working on new GTX 970MX and 980MX GPUs for notebooks and now a new rumour has come out claiming this is rubbish.

Jobs Mob denies Android swap rumour
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 09:36

Jobs Mob denies Android swap rumour


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.

Intel gives Xiaomi a special deal
Published in Processors
Monday, 04 January 2016 11:02

Intel gives Xiaomi a special deal


Atom in every tablet

Chipzilla is giving Xiaomi a free processor to install in its tablets as part of its sales push.

Samsung planning 5 million Galaxy S7 smartphones
Published in Mobiles


Two different flavours

Samsung Electronics  the world's top smartphone maker, plans an initial production run of about 5 million of its upcoming Galaxy S7 smartphones.

Topsy deal was part of Apple’s secret Google war
Published in Mobiles


Former Topsy boss has a theory

Apple has finally pulled the plug on an outfit it spent $200 million on two years ago, and the former director of that company, Topsy, Aaron Hayes-Roth has a theory about how Jobs’ Mob got value for money on the deal.