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Qualcomm’s legal problems are growing. This afternoon the United States Federal Trade Commission, which has been investigating Qualcomm for possible anti-trust issues since 2014, has moved on to the next stage in their investigating by formally charging the company with multiple antitrust violations. This is the latest in a series of moves from national regulatory authorities, which has seen China, South Korea, and the European Union all fine, settle with, or investigate the company. As with the cases against Qualcomm in other nations, much of FTC’s suit sounds similar: that Qualcomm refused to follow FRAND practices on its patents, and that it used its leverage to force device manufacturers to use its modems by making competing modems more expensive via royalties. Furthermore the FTC also...

A Quick Look at One M9 RAW Photos

Yesterday, HTC updated their HTC Camera application for devices with HTC Sense. Normally, this isn't worth discussing, but the changelog had an entry for RAW photography mode on the...

42 by Joshua Ho on 5/1/2015

LG Announces the G4: 5.5-inch QHD with Snapdragon 808

In a joint event between London and New York, LG has lifted the veil on the next iteration of its high-end smartphone, the G4. The G3's designs largely borrows...

125 by Ian Cutress & Andrei Frumusanu on 4/28/2015

ARM Reveals Cortex-A72 Architecture Details

​Today in London as part of ARM's TechDay 2015 event we had the pleasure to get a better insight into ARM's new Cortex-A72 CPU. ARM had announced the Cortex-A72...

92 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/23/2015

Google Unveils Project Fi: A Network for the Nexus 6

Today Google officially announced their previously rumored entry into the world of wireless service. This new endeavor is known as Project Fi, and it's exclusive to owners of the...

45 by Brandon Chester on 4/22/2015

The Moto E (2015) Review

During the past couple of years we've seen a dramatic shift in Motorola's strategy for competing in the smartphone market. As one of the earliest producers of Android devices...

91 by Brandon Chester on 4/21/2015

Samsung Introduces New 8" and 9.7" Galaxy Tab A Tablets

Today Samsung Electronics America announced two new tablets that are coming to market in the United States. Samsung's new Galaxy Tab A tablets come in 8.0" and 9.7" sizes...

61 by Brandon Chester on 4/20/2015

Sony Announces the Xperia Z4

Today Sony Mobile officially announced the Xperia Z4 on their Japanese website. The Xperia Z4 will be the company's flagship smartphone for 2015, sitting alongside Sony's flagship tablet which...

68 by Brandon Chester on 4/20/2015

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge Review

As recently as the Galaxy S5, Samsung had a fundamentally different strategy from companies like HTC and Apple. While design wasn’t ignored completely, Samsung Mobile had a different set...

306 by Joshua Ho on 4/17/2015

Huawei Announces New P8 And P8 Max

Today at the London launch event Huawei announced two new successors in the Ascend P-series of smartphones: the P8 and P8max. Noticeable lacking during the announcement is the Ascend...

24 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/15/2015

The HTC One M9 Review: Part 2

A good amount of time ago, we posted part one of our HTC One M9 review, which gave a good idea of some critical aspects of the One M9’s...

127 by Joshua Ho on 4/6/2015

OxygenOS Arrives for the OnePlus One

Today OnePlus has finally released their new Android ROM for the OnePlus One. The OnePlus One originally shipped with CyanogenMod 11S, and in most regions there will still be...

26 by Brandon Chester on 4/4/2015

Chipworks Publishes Samsung Galaxy S6 Teardown

Recently, Chipworks managed to get their hands on the Galaxy S6 and tear down the device to get a closer look at the ICs (integrated circuit) present in the...

47 by Joshua Ho on 4/3/2015

The State of Wireless Charging Standards in Mobile

A look through the various competing wireless charging standards, their advantages, disadvantages, and where the future leads to.

89 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/2/2015

HTC Launches the One M8s

Today HTC is announcing a new smartphone that sits somewhere between their mid-range smartphones and their flagship ones. This new phone is the One M8s, and even with a...

34 by Brandon Chester on 4/2/2015

Microsoft Announces Surface 3: 10.8-inch 2-in-1 with Atom x7 on 14nm from $499

The next element of Microsoft’s Surface line is here, and the anticipated Surface 3 throws up a couple of (nice) surprises. Starting at $499, the Surface 3 will complement...

121 by Ian Cutress on 3/31/2015

Samsung Galaxy S 6 and S 6 Edge: Preview

Yesterday we received our Galaxy S6 and S6 edge review units. We’re still working on the final review but I wanted to share some early results from both devices...

200 by Joshua Ho on 3/26/2015

The HTC One M9 Review: Part 1

For the most part, HTC’s story in the recent past has been well-understood. Starting with the G1, HTC was the first to adopt Android, with massive success as others...

132 by Joshua Ho on 3/22/2015

Cher Wang Replaces Peter Chou as CEO of HTC

Today, Cher Wang, formerly chairwoman of HTC will replace Peter Chou as CEO of HTC. This move may seem unprecedented, but in practice it seems that Cher has increased responsibilities...

20 by Joshua Ho on 3/20/2015

The Dell Venue 8 7000 Series Review

Five years ago, the first of what we would call modern tablet computers were released to the world. What is now an entire product category was originally seen with...

89 by Brandon Chester on 3/12/2015

Apple Watch Hands-On

By far the highlight of Apple’s Spring Forward event was the Apple Watch. Though announced back in September, Apple has not allowed any hands-on time with the device until...

66 by Ryan Smith on 3/9/2015

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