Mobile

Today the European Commission has announced that it has found Google in breach of EU antitrust and has fined the company €4.34 billion. The original proceedings against Google formally opened in April 2015 and investigate Google’s business practices related to Android licensing between 2011 and 2014 and has found the company of breaching EU rules prohibiting anti-competitive agreements and abuse of dominant market positions. As detailed in the thorough press-release, the particular three illegal practices which Google has been found in conducting are as follows: has required manufacturers to pre-install the Google Search app and browser app (Chrome), as a condition for licensing Google's app store (the Play Store); made payments to certain large manufacturers and mobile network operators on condition that they exclusively pre-installed the Google...

MediaTek Launches Helio A Series SoCs, Starting With Helio A22

Following the success of their Helio P and X series SoCs, MediaTek this morning is announcing a third SoC family to complement the existing pats: the Helio A series...

9 by Ryan Smith yesterday

Samsung Announces First LPDDR5 DRAM Chip, Targets 6.4Gbps Data Rates & 30% Reduced Power

Samsung has been on a roll lately with memory & storage-related announcements, and that roll is continuing today with a new DRAM-related announcement out of the juggernaut. This afternoon...

12 by Ryan Smith 2 days ago

Best Android Phones: Q3 2018

In our series of best product guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended Android Smartphone list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the...

47 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/6/2018

Honor Launches £99 Honor 7S

Normally we don’t tend to cover lower end smartphones due to the sheer size of the market which would require vast manpower to write about, but sometimes we see...

8 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/3/2018

The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S Review: Fantastic Overall Value

As Xiaomi is doubling down on its presence in Europe, we’re reviewing the MIX 2S – a larger phone that’s directly competing with the likes of the Galaxy S9+...

58 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/29/2018

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 2500 Wearable Platform For Kids Watches

Today among the announcements of then new mid- and low-end SoC lineup Qualcomm also announced a new wearable platform dubbed the Snapdragon Wear 2500. We don’t have many details on...

12 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/27/2018

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 632, 439 and 429 - Expanding the Low-Mid-tier

A month ago we saw Qualcomm release a new “upper mid-range” SoC with the announcement of the Snapdragon 710 – the emphasis was on the fact that this was...

32 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/26/2018

Basemark Releases New "Basemark GPU" Mobile and PC Benchmark

Today Basemark released a new cross-platform benchmark, aptly named Basemark GPU. The new benchmark is a result of what is claimed to be two and a half years of...

32 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/20/2018

The Huawei P20 & P20 Pro Review: Great Battery Life & Even Better Night Vision

Following the April launch of the new Huawei P20 Pro and P20, we have a look again at a detailed view of the how the device performs in terms...

78 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/15/2018

ZTE Gets a Reprieve: US Suspends Tech Ban In Exchange For Record Fines & US Oversight

Back in April, as punishment for continued violations of a previous export ban settlement with the US, the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security enacted a...

28 by Ryan Smith on 6/7/2018

HP Announces ProBook x360 440 G1 Notebook: Slim and Secure Convertible

HP introduced the new HP ProBook x360 400 G1 they say is designed to adapt to the way growing business and on-the-go professionals work both inside and outside of...

4 by Joe Shields on 6/6/2018

Apple Announces iOS 12: Siri Suggestions, Faster Performance, 6 Years of Support, & More

Among the many announcements made this week at Apple’s 2018 WWDC Keynote, we saw the unveiling of iOS 12. Apple's event follows Google’s event last month in showcasing their...

11 by Ryan Smith & Andrei Frumusanu on 6/5/2018

The Apple WWDC 2018 Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 1pm ET)

Kicking off at 10am PT (1pm ET) is Apple's annual World Wide Developers Conference keynote speach. We're live from always sunny San Jose, California, to see what Apple has...

21 by Ryan Smith & Andrei Frumusanu on 6/4/2018

Arm's Cortex-A76 CPU Unveiled: Taking Aim at the Top for 7nm

Another year, another TechDay from Arm. Over the last several years Arm’s event has come as clockwork in the May timeframe and has every time unveiled the newest flagship...

117 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/31/2018

Arm Announces Mali-G76 GPU: Scaling up Bifrost

It’s been two years since Arm announced their first “next-generation” GPU architecture based on Bifrost and alongside with it its first implementation the G71. Following its release in the...

25 by Ryan Smith & Andrei Frumusanu on 5/31/2018

Qualcomm Announces XR1 Platform: Dedicated SoC for VR/XR Headsets, Coming Late 2018

For the better part of the past few years now, Qualcomm has been making a serious and concentrated effort to establish themselves as the dominant player in the mobile...

19 by Ryan Smith on 5/29/2018

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 710 Platform

Today Qualcomm announces a new entry to the Snapdragon lineup with the first 700-series SoC platform. The Snapdragon 710 is a direct successor to the Snapdragon 660 but comes...

41 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/23/2018

ARM Details "Project Trillium" Machine Learning Processor Architecture

Arm first announced Project Trillium machine learning IPs back in February and we were promised we’d be hearing more about the product in a few months’ time. Project Trillium...

13 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/22/2018

VESA and MIPI Announce VDC-M 1.1: Display Compression Standard for Mobile Devices

As of late, the pursuit for higher resolutions, faster refresh rates, better contrasts, higher brightness, and more colors in displays, has created bandwidth demands that are pushing the limits...

17 by Nate Oh on 5/15/2018

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