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...

Apple Issues Updated Statement On Battery Ageing

Following the attention that Apple had gotten over the past few weeks regarding the discovery of mechanisms that reduce CPU frequency on devices with aged batteries, Apple has now...

101 by Andrei Frumusanu & Anton Shilov on 12/29/2017

Apple Confirms CPU Limitation In Ageing Devices

Over the last week there's been increasing discussion and evidence of Apple's supposed introduction of CPU throttling mechanisms directly related to the battery wear level on Apple iPhones. The...

122 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/21/2017

3GPP Completes First 5G NR Specification For Release 15

Late last night in Lisbon – Portugal, during the 3GPP’s quarterly plenary meeting, we saw the announcement of the completion of Release 15 NSA 5G NR specification. The 5G...

12 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/21/2017

MediaTek Launches Sensio MT6381 Biosensor

In a change of pace from the normal SoC related MediaTek news, today we see the announcement of a new discrete biosensor from the Taiwanese chip manufacturer. The new...

11 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/14/2017

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform: Tocks Next-Gen CPU Cores, GPU, AI, & More

Today as part of its media event, Qualcomm finally announced the much expected Snapdragon 845, successor to last year's very successful Snapdragon 835. The Snapdragon 845 is a large...

145 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/6/2017

Honor Launches Honor 7X & V10

Today in the London launch event Honor launched its new Honor 7X and V10 smartphones for western markets. The 7X had already been released a couple of months ago...

10 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/5/2017

Google Announces Go-Edition of Android 8.1

With the release of Android 8.1 tomorrow Google also announcement of a Go-edition of Android Oreo. The Android team has been hard at work optimizing the operating system to...

16 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/5/2017

Toshiba Samples New UFS 2.1 NAND: Up to 900 MB/s Reads For 2018 Smartphones

Toshiba has announced that it had started sample shipments of its latest UFS storage devices based on its 64-layer BICS3 3D TLC NAND memory. The new devices are compliant...

12 by Anton Shilov on 12/4/2017

MediaTek Reveals MT2621 SoC for IoT: Arm7 MCU, Integrated GPRS/NB-IoT Modem

MediaTek this week announced a new SoC designed for ultra-low-power autonomous IoT applications such as wearables, security sensors, and similar devices. The MT2621 SoC integrates basic computational capabilities...

3 by Anton Shilov on 11/30/2017

Samsung’s Reveals Li-Ion Battery with Graphene Balls: Higher Capacity, Faster Charging

Samsung on Tuesday announced that it had developed a way to improve Lithium-Ion batteries with its new material called graphene balls. The company says that batteries featuring the new...

45 by Anton Shilov on 11/29/2017

Intel Announces XMM 8060 5G & XMM 7660 Category 19 LTE Modems, Both Due in 2019

Intel last week announced that its first commercial 5G modem, the XMM 8060, is now under development and will ship in a couple of years. As part of the...

41 by Anton Shilov on 11/20/2017

Taiwan Fines Qualcomm $773 Million for Antitrust Violations

Qualcomm’s global legal issues continue, as the Taiwanese Fair Trade Commission (TFTC) fined the company roughly $773 million (NT$23.4 billion) for illegal licensing and chip pricing practices. This development...

11 by Nate Oh on 10/12/2017

Hands On With Google’s Pixel 2 XL: More Pixels, More Google

This morning at a press event in San Francisco, Google held the second of what has now become an annual hardware event for the company, their Made by Google...

61 by Ryan Smith on 10/4/2017

The Apple 2017 iPhone Event Live Blog

We're here at Apple's new Steve Jobs theater on their new corporate campus for the company's annual iPhone reveal event

122 by Ryan Smith & Joe Shields on 9/12/2017

MediaTek Unveils Helio P23 & Helio P30 SoCs: Premium Midrange for Q4'17 & Beyond

This morning MediaTek is taking the wraps off of their latest SoCs for the midrange phone market. Dubbed the Helio P30 and Helio P23, these are robust upgrades to...

29 by Ryan Smith on 8/28/2017

Hands On With the Samsung Galaxy Note8: Think Big

At the aptly named Unpacked event, this morning Samsung is taking the wraps off of their next generation phablet, the Galaxy Note8. A staple of summer handset launches, the...

101 by Ryan Smith on 8/23/2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 Showdown: Exynos 8895 vs. Snapdragon 835, Performance & Battery Life Tested

The Samsung Galaxy S8’s headline features are its edge-to-edge Infinity Display and striking new design. Of course it still comes packed with the latest hardware and technology like previous...

135 by Matt Humrick on 7/28/2017

Qualcomm’s New Lawsuit Cites Six Patents, Seeks US Sales Ban of Infringing Apple Products

Qualcomm is about to enter another round of its legal battle against Apple. With a new complaint, the company is set to file on Friday with the U.S. ITC...

64 by Anton Shilov on 7/6/2017

TechInsights Confirms Apple’s A10X SoC Is TSMC 10nm FF; 96.4mm2 Die Size

One of the more intriguing mysteries in the Apple ecosystem has been the question over what process the company would use for the A10X SoC, which is being used...

87 by Ryan Smith on 6/29/2017

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 450 Midrange SoC

Kicking off today is second Mobile World Congress of the year, MWC Shanghai. As the de facto home of smartphone manufacturing, and home for an increasing number of major...

17 by Ryan Smith on 6/28/2017

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