Taiwan’s smartphone sales decline
Published in News
Monday, 14 November 2016 11:19

Taiwan’s smartphone sales decline


Lower than expected results


Shipments of smartphones by Taiwan-based brand vendors and handset ODMs showed a surprise fall.

Google is a saint, not a sinner
Published in News
Thursday, 10 November 2016 16:58

Google is a saint, not a sinner


Kent hops about

The head lawyer of Google spent some time today outlining that his company isn’t motivated by greed, or by monopolistic tendencies, but instead is contributing to the welfare of all creatures great and small.

Kids kept awake by smartphones
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 03 November 2016 11:56

Kids kept awake by smartphones


Even when they are turned off

Parents who allow their kids to have smartphones and tablets might end up rewarding their kids with sleepless nights.

USB Type-C to hit the ground running next year
Published in News
Wednesday, 05 October 2016 16:31

USB Type-C to hit the ground running next year

This year is just the beginning

A report said that 60 million smartphones with USB Type-C ports will ship this year. But adoption will really take off from next year on.

Google officially unveils Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones
Published in Mobiles


Says final goodbye to affordable Nexus smartphones

Google has now severed its connection to the affordable Nexus lineup as it has  unveiled two  premium smartphones, the Pixel and Pixel XL.

VR Smartphones and tablets to grow
Published in News
Monday, 26 September 2016 14:08

VR Smartphones and tablets to grow


Fourth quarter will see a boom

The numbers of VR-enabled smartphones and tablets, as well as shipments of VR devices bundled with gaming consoles or PCs will grow like topsy in the fourth quarter.

Auto makers complacent about IT rivals
Published in News
Thursday, 22 September 2016 20:41

Auto makers complacent about IT rivals

Turning everything upside down

When, and it is  a when rather than an if, autonomous driving cars really begin to tick, it’s going to turn the whole motoring industry upside down.

Smartphone shipments expected to fall further
Published in Mobiles


Samsung and Huawei lower their expectations

Rumours from the Far East claim that Samsung Electronics and Huawei are lowing their shipment targets for the third quarter due to slacking demand for high-end smartphones globally. Although this appears to be news to at least one of the outfits mentioned.

Memory market picking up
Published in Memory
Monday, 13 June 2016 12:20

Memory market picking up


Apparently due to smartphone demand

The memory-IC market conditions is picking up in the second half of 2016 because manufacturers want them in their smartphone devices.

Gartner says smartphone sales will fall dramatically
Published in Mobiles


That bubble has burst now

After sliding its slide-rules, flicking its abacus, and counting its toes, the beancounters at Gartner have decided that the smartphone business bubble has burst splattering in the face of those who depend on it.