Smartphones

HMD Global and FIH Mobile on Thursday announced that they had completed their buyout of Nokia assets from Microsoft which opens a way for return of Nokia branded smartphones to the market. As expected, HMD and FIH will keep selling Nokia-branded feature phones in developing countries but will add a range of android-based smartphones and tablets to the lineup in 2017. The two companies hope that relationships with operators as well as manufacturing assets (Foxconn) will be instrumental for making their endeavor a success. As reported earlier this year, HMD Global and FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of Hon Hai/Foxconn Technology Group (we will call the company “Foxconn” for simplicity), paid Microsoft approximately $350 million in cash for various Nokia-related assets. Under the terms of the...

Huawei P8 Launch Live Blog (10AM EDT)

Huawei is set to launch their new non-phablet flagship, the P8, today in London. I'm on hand at the press event, which starts at 10AM EDT / 3PM BST.

37 by Ian Cutress on 4/15/2015

Windows 10 Insiders: New Windows 10 Mobile Build Now Available For Phones

It was almost two months ago that Microsoft released the first build of Windows 10 for phones. The first build was very basic, and was missing a lot of...

29 by Brett Howse on 4/10/2015

Apple Releases iOS 8.3 With A New Emoji Keyboard, Bug Fixes, and Improved Performance

Today Apple publicly released iOS 8.3 for all devices that are capable of running versions of iOS 8. The update is a fairly substantial one that brings various improvements...

34 by Brandon Chester on 4/8/2015

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

Interview with Aicha Evans, Vice President of Intel's Communication and Devices Group

One of the interesting elements to the technology industry is the number of genuinely exuberant and enthusiastic individuals that take their segment by the horns and steer it in...

33 by Ian Cutress & Andrei Frumusanu on 4/3/2015

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

Google Updates Gmail for Android With A Unified Inbox

Today Google's Gmail team is shipping an update to Gmail for Android, which has now become the standard mail application for Android Lollipop users. The update brings a great...

14 by Brandon Chester on 3/30/2015

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

Microsoft Launches The Ultra Low Cost Lumia 430

To say that the Lumia brand is diluted with low cost smartphones would be a bit of an understatement. However, Microsoft has found a way to lower the barrier...

60 by Brett Howse on 3/19/2015

HTC Announces UH OH Protection For the One M9

Smartphones are subject to much more daily wear and tear than other devices. They can also be fragile, and easy to drop. When this does occur, a user can...

21 by Brandon Chester on 3/18/2015

Google Releases Android 5.1

Today Google has announced the release of Android 5.1 Lollipop. The update is said to improve both performance and stability, as well as including a few new features. The first...

37 by Brandon Chester on 3/9/2015

Apple Releases iOS 8.2 With Apple Watch Support

Today at their Spring Forward event Apple made a number of announcements. One smaller but still important update to come from the event was the release of iOS 8.2...

4 by Brandon Chester on 3/9/2015

Panasonic at MWC 2015: Lumix CM1 Hands-On

At MWC 2015 this year we had the opportunity to pass by the Panasonic booth while they were holding a media event for the Lumix CM1 camera/smartphone hybrid. These...

22 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/7/2015

Broadcom at MWC 2015: BCM4359 and BCM43455 Wifi Combo Chips Announced

Today Broadcom took the lead by announcing two new Wifi combo chip solutions meant for the smartphone and tablet market. The BCM4359 is a high-end 2x2 MIMO solution for...

6 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/2/2015

Intel at MWC 2015: SoFIA, Rockchip, Low Cost Integrated LTE, Atom Renaming and 14nm Cherry Trail

After day zero at Mobile World Congress already boasting some impressive releases, Intel tackles their platform on day one on several different fronts. As part of a pre-briefing, we...

37 by Ian Cutress on 3/2/2015

Lenovo at MWC 2015: VIBE Shot SmartPhone/Camera Crossover Announced

As part of our booth tour at Lenovo during Mobile World Congress, on display was the recently announced Lenovo VIBE Shot and we managed to get some hands-on time...

16 by Ian Cutress & Andrei Frumusanu on 3/2/2015

Microsoft at MWC 2015: Lumia 640 and 640 XL Announced, 4K 120Hz Surface Hub Demoed

Mobile World Congress is in full swing today and Microsoft woke the press up early to discuss new features coming to their smartphone and tablet space. Top of the...

41 by Ian Cutress & Andrei Frumusanu on 3/2/2015

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