Just three days ago, Google announced the arrival of Android 5.1 and even highlighted some of the new feature for users. Although the Nexus devices are unsurprisingly first in line to get the update, roll out is equally unsurprisingly slow. That said, there is one huge reason why Nexus 6 owners might be excited to get the update, or even tempted to sideload it themselves, as soon as possible.
Qualcomm has detailed its coprocessor for the Snapdragon 820, a supercharged equivalent of Apple's M7 for low-power motion tracking, media playback, and photography. Dubbed the Hexagon 680 DSP, the new addition to the Snapdragon 820 is more than just Qualcomm's response to chips like the M7, which Apple uses to offset continuous data gathering from the main processor.
It’s been Samsung ’s way to present to the market a smaller, more compact, and budget-friendly version of their flagships when they come out. It’s a testament to the popularity of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini – the smaller version of the 2-year-old former flagship device – that it has apparently gotten a refresh this year, albeit quietly.
Normally our Weekly Digest covers some of the most interesting news, events, and apps of the week. While the past days have had a few noteworthy bits and pieces, they pale in comparison to what we're looking forward to this coming week. In just the first two days alone, we'll be gazing at two or maybe even three high profile smartphones.
It's rumors like this that make you wonder if there's more to the breakup between Samsung and Qualcomm than first believed. It is, after all, not exactly unreasonable for the Korean manufacturer to push its own Exynos chips to the forefront, but little did we expect that it might be pushing Qualcomm out of its products in more ways than one.
We’ve seen Qualcomm’s new take on biometrics , it’s only now we realize it has a proper name – the Qualcomm Snapdragon Sense ID biometrics. It’s distinctly different from the way Apple and Samsung has envisioned biometric security for devices – that is, through a capacitive button.
Samsung seems to be really moving away from Qualcomm . Remember those talks about Samsung no longer using Qualcomm products because of overheating issues ? The South Korean giant didn't use a Snapdragon on the new Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. The company decided to utilize its Exynos chipsetinstead.
There's a lot to like about the ZUK Z1 , a Chinese flagship smartphone backed by the folks at Lenovo -- it has a USB Type-C port with support for audio output, a huge 4,100 mAh battery, a multi-function fingerprint reader and an attractive 1,799 yuan ($280) sticker price.
According to a report, Apple is about to have Intel inside an upcomingiPhone model. While it won’t be the wholehearted effort Dell puts forth with Intel and mobile tech, Apple’s iPhone released in 2016 will reportedly have an Intel chip. The latest from Intel, their 7360 LTE modem, will reportedly have a home on the circuit board of 2016's iPhone.
No doubt the Samsung Galaxy S6 is one of the best smartphones in the market this year. We've heard numerous positive reviews and have watched several stress tests already. It was even tagged as the Top 1 Performance Smartphone in Q1 by AnTuTu. Model was quickly followed by the Galaxy S6 edge for obvious reasons--they are very similar.
The disadvantage to setting the bar high is that you yourself might have trouble outdoing your own masterpiece. That definitely was the challenge facing OnePlus as it made plans to put out the OnePlus 2 , which it self-dubs as the 2016 flagship killer. Now that the cat is fully out of the bag, we take a cursory peek at what the OnePlus 2 really has to offer.
Qualcomm has received a lot of flak for the Snapdragon 810 and its overheating infamy. But while that is indeed big news, it is so far the only huge blot in the company's track record. Qualcomm's Snapdragons continue to power a whole range of devices, from the high-end flagships to the low-end budget phones.
It's the processor revamp gamers have been waiting for, Apple fans have been holding off upgrading over, and video card companies feared. Intel has finally detailed its 6th-generation Core "Skylake" platform, a brand new 14nm architecture putting performance, security, graphics abilities, and power consumption at the forefront, with a sizable nod to Windows 10 in the process.
Ready for another flagship Android phone? LG is teasing us with an official 'Save The Date' invitation. The other South Korean tech giant is telling us that the next mobile device will be great. On the 28th of April, we'll be able to "See the Great, Feel the Great" wonder of their next flagship.
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The Motorola Moto G 4G (the 2015 edition) has been released into the wild this week. This device remains the same in most ways - the same software and hardware, save the 4G-capable modem. It'll be released in the United States in the near future, but for now it's out in stores in the UK.
Bluebox Labs, a research outfit that tests security on mobile devices, recently put out some information pertaining to a specific Xiaomi Mi 4 smartphone that they tested and found out that it was riddled with malware , was using a version of Android that was vulnerable to hacking, and basically failed at all the security tests they made.
Make no mistake about it, this is a big deal for everyone following tech news. Qualcomm , makers of the Snapdragon chipsets that are so famous in the mobile industry, are set to move away from tradition and have come to an agreement that their next-gen chips – the Snapdragon 820, in all possibilities – will be made using Samsung’s foundries.