Tag Archives: Smartphone

Can Google and HTC Crack the Apple-Samsung Smartphone Duopoly?

Google late Wednesday announced that it would pay $1.1 billion (roughly Rs. 7,159 crores) for employees from HTC’s smartphone unit, prompting waves upon waves of speculation about what might come next from this hookup. But I have one hope: that Google’s clout and HTC’s design can give us something to challenge Appleand Samsung. Now, let me be clear. I’m not against either Apple or Samsung ... Read More »

Can Google and HTC Crack the Apple-Samsung Smartphone Duopoly?

Google late Wednesday announced that it would pay $1.1 billion (roughly Rs. 7,159 crores) for employees from HTC’s smartphone unit, prompting waves upon waves of speculation about what might come next from this hookup. But I have one hope: that Google’s clout and HTC’s design can give us something to challenge Appleand Samsung. Now, let me be clear. I’m not against either Apple or Samsung ... Read More »

How Apple and Android took over the smartphone market

Microsoft recently confirmed that its Windows Phone operating system is over and done. That means when it’s time to buy a new smartphone, there are basically only two operating systems a consumer can choose from: iOS or Android. The two have a sort of duopoly on the smartphone market. Apple released the first iPhone in 2007, and a little over ... Read More »

iPhone X Feels Like an Evolution of the iPhone, but Not of the Smartphone

Apple needed to wow skeptics with its 10th-anniversary smartphone, the iPhone X. (That’s pronounced “iPhone 10,” for the curious.) As expected, Apple showed off a phone with an edge-to-edge screen, advanced facial recognition technology and no home button. I got to try it out, spending some brief time with the phone at Apple’s launch event Tuesday. ALSO SEEiPhone X First Impressions This is ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Ties With iPhone 8 Plus for Best Smartphone Camera: DxOMark

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Galaxy Note 8 sports dual cameras It has been rated 94 out of 100 iPhone 8 Plus also received similar score Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has tied with the iPhone 8 Plus for the best smartphone camera rating by DxOMark. For smartphone camera quality, the DxOMark review is considered one of the biggest reference points. The iPhone 8 Plus earned ... Read More »

Sony’s new flagship smartphone model to go on sale Sept. 15

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) Sony Mobile’s latest flagship smartphone model — the Xperia XZ1 — will go on sale in Taiwan on Sept. 15, with hopes the new model will help the Japanese firm maintain the lead over its peers in the high-end Android smartphone market here. In addition to the Xperia XZ1, Sony Mobile is planning to launch the ... Read More »

Aqua Lions 3 is the latest sub 10k smartphone from Intex

Intex Aqua Lions 3 has a 5-inch IPS HD display along with a sleek body. It weighs 162 grams and comes in two premium shades of Champagne and Black color. The device has MT6737 quad-core processor from MediaTek which performs at 1.25GHz. Well, it looks like MT6737 is out on a spree to find a place in as many smartphones ... Read More »

Chipmakers at Taiwan’s Biggest Tech Fair Look Beyond Crowded Smartphone Market

Chipmakers switched focus at Taiwan’s top tech fair this week with bets on new areas such as driverless cars, virtual reality and artificial intelligence, shifting away from smartphones where intense competition has pushed down components prices. The Computex Taipei event, now in its 36th year, has historically been a central venue for electronic parts manufacturers to show off their processors ... Read More »

Leak reveals the next Moto Z smartphone might have a dual-lens camera

Lenovo might be joining in on the dual-lens camera trend with its upcoming sequel to the Moto Z. A purported image from @Slashleaks showing the phone reveals a slightly different external design than the original; there’s now a larger fingerprint sensor (like the Moto G5) and Lenovo’s logo has been added the side. The MotoMod connectors are in the exact ... Read More »

New Smartphone from LG, Cloud Management Services from Staples Make Small Biz Headlines

If you want to run a mobile business, you need mobile specific tools like a smartphone and a cloud management platform. This week, small businesses got a few new options. First, Verizon called a new LG smartphone perfect for content creators. And Staples launched a new cloud management and records storage solution. You can read about these new services along ... Read More »