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China smartphone sales fall
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 12:34

China smartphone sales fall


Along with hope for Apple

Any hope that overpriced smartphones will make any impact in China have been dashed.

Oracle blames Google for shutting it out of the smartphone industry
Published in Mobiles


Oh those pesky applets

Oracle has made the bizarre claim that the only reason it is not the king of the smartphones is that Google used applets in its software.

US falling behind on smartphones
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 18 March 2019 12:34

US falling behind on smartphones


Apple/Samsung dependant US is snubbed by the cool tech

One of the take-outs from this year’s Mobile World Congress was a noticeable lack of development from US smartphone companies.

Samsung to hide the front facing camera behind screen
Published in Mobiles


Learnt from the fingerprint scanner

Samsung is working toward building phone displays where the front-facing camera hides under the display completely, similar to the way the fingerprint reader is embedded inside the displays of the latest Galaxy S10 phones.

Apple caught out by foldable phones
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 08 March 2019 11:46

Apple caught out by foldable phones


Cards: you gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em

The fruity cargo cult Apple has discovered, much to its horror, that the great unwashed see foldable phones as the sort of future technology it should have been producing.

Smartphone market continues to fall
Published in News
Friday, 08 March 2019 11:42

Smartphone market continues to fall


Third consecutive year of declining shipments

Bean counters at International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide have added up some numbers and divided them by their shoe size to work out that the smartphone market is still pants.

5G will cost users a fair bit more
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 21 January 2019 12:37

5G will cost users a fair bit more


$75 more in China

China's vendors are likely to adopt a pricing strategy selling their 5G smartphones at about $74 more than their current price ranges to increase profitability in 2019.

Microsoft making foldable devices
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:03

Microsoft making foldable devices


In time for Apple to invent two years later 

The company, which brought the world the tablet and the touchscreen smartphone, is working on adapting Windows to work on foldable devices.

Smartphone AI NPU headed for mainstream
Published in AI
Thursday, 03 January 2019 11:32

Smartphone AI NPU headed for mainstream


Breaking out of the CPU, GPU, and DSP

Huawei HiSilicon, Qualcomm and MediaTek AI Neural Processing Units (NPU) might become a new mainstream mobile AP architecture beyond CPU, GPU, and DSP.

Huawei and Xiaomi expect smartphone growth next year
Published in Mobiles


While Apple sees sales slump

Huawei and Xiaomi have estimated their smartphone shipments for 2019 to surge over 20 percent compared to this year.