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...

Samsung Galaxy S 5 Review

Samsung is now the undisputed king of the Android smartphone space. It was only a few years ago that the general public referred to every Android phone as a...

296 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Joshua Ho on 4/8/2014

Nokia Lumia Updates - New High End, New Markets

During the day 1 keynote at the Microsoft BUILD developer’s conference, Stephen Elop took the stage to announce some new Nokia Lumia phones with Windows Phone 8.1. First up was...

40 by Brett Howse on 4/3/2014

Microsoft Announces Windows Phone 8.1

This morning at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Microsoft kicked off its semi-annual BUILD developer conference with a keynote address detailing what’s coming now and in the near...

48 by Brett Howse on 4/2/2014

ARM Partners Ship 50 Billion Chips Since 1991 - Where Did They Go?

A few weeks ago ARM celebrated its partners shipping over 10 billion ARM based chips in 2013. As ARM makes a royalty on every IP license shipped, it was...

35 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/31/2014

The HTC One (M8) Review

HTC remains one of few Android OEMs insanely focused on design. Even dating back to the origins of the One brand in 2012 with the One X and One...

222 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Joshua Ho on 3/26/2014

HTC launches the One (M8)

HTC’s struggle in the smartphone OEM space has almost become a constant in the past few years, with a dramatic fall from the top of sales and market share...

72 by Joshua Ho on 3/25/2014

Examining MicroSD changes in Android 4.4

While Samsung Galaxy devices had new restrictions on microSD read/write access, it was hard to say whether this was the start of a trend for all Android OEMs as...

43 by Joshua Ho on 3/13/2014

LG G Pro 2 - Mini Review

At MWC, LG announced their new G Pro 2, which was written up for an early hands-on and some analysis based upon the information given out by LG’s press...

63 by Joshua Ho on 3/4/2014

Color Gamut in Smartphones: Why Bigger isn't Always Better

Post-MWC, with the launch of at least two of the major high-end flagships in the smartphone space, the basics are becoming increasingly easier to get from OEMs like high...

57 by Joshua Ho on 3/3/2014

Apple Announces CarPlay: iOS in the Car Arriving in 2014

Earlier this morning Apple officially branded its iOS in the Car initiative as CarPlay. At a high level CarPlay allows iPhone 5/5c/5s users to access certain apps on their...

34 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/3/2014

Modular Smartphone Project Ara from Google to Start Development Conferences

Joshua talked about Project Ara (from Motorola at the time) back in October as a campaign that focused on attracting OEM interest into a modular smartphone design. The...

28 by Ian Cutress on 2/26/2014

NVIDIA's Tegra Note 7 LTE and Tegra 4i Devices: Hands On

Yesterday I spent some time with NVIDIA where I played with the newly announced Tegra Note 7 LTE. Internally the $299 Note 7 LTE is identical to the WiFi-only...

28 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/26/2014

Samsung's Exynos 5422 & The Ideal big.LITTLE: Exynos 5 Hexa (5260)

Samsung announced two new mobile SoCs at MWC today. The first is an update to the Exynos 5 Octa with the new Exynos 5422. The 5422 is a mild...

35 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/25/2014

Motorola Press Event at MWC: New Watch and Moto X Coming

Despite Motorola’s current state of flux regarding their acquisition by Lenovo, there are plenty of products in the pipeline. At the press event this evening, Rick Osterloh made...

7 by Ian Cutress on 2/25/2014

The AnandTech Mobile Show - MWC 2014 Edition

Earlier this morning (Barcelona time) Brian and I sat down in front of a camera and recapped some of the major news at MWC. We talked about the new...

23 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/25/2014

MWC 2014: Wilocity brings WiGig 802.11ad to Smartphones with Wil6300 Chipset

News just dropped through from Wilocity about its new Wil6300 chipset announced at Mobile World Congress. The Wil6300 chipset is quoted as the world’s first 802.11ad ‘WiGig’ multi-gigabit...

7 by Ian Cutress on 2/25/2014

Samsung Announces Galaxy S5: Initial Thoughts

Every year Samsung launches a new Galaxy S flagship smartphone, and as always, Samsung puts the best platform that can be bought in their devices. The Galaxy S5 is...

127 by Joshua Ho on 2/24/2014

HTC Launches Desire 816 at MWC

Today, HTC seems to be delivering on their promise for a stronger focus on the 150-300 USD market segment by launching the Desire 816, a phablet with a 5.5"...

13 by Joshua Ho on 2/24/2014

Broadcom Announces BCM4354 802.11ac 2x2 MIMO Combo for Smartphones

Today Broadcom is announcing the newest member of their popular WiFi/BT/FM series of combo chips, the BCM4354, which adds 2x2 MIMO (two spatial stream) for smartphones and retains 802.11ac...

7 by Brian Klug on 2/24/2014

ZTE Launches Grand Memo II LTE, Open C at MWC 2014

Grand Memo II LTE The ZTE Grand Memo II LTE is a phablet that's almost as big as its name with a 6" HD display. ZTE's press kit doesn't actually...

8 by Joshua Ho on 2/24/2014

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