HTC has conceded that it "games" benchmarking tests with the new HTC One M8 , though the company argues that the maximum performance squeezed out of the 2014 flagship during profiling should be seen as an advantage, not a cheat.
This is not the first time this has happened – all the more sad for the smartphone industry – but as of the moment, benchmarking outfit Futuremark is booting the relatively new Huawei Ascend P7 from its databases. You will remember that Samsung was the first big name caught for trying to “game” benchmarking results, and Huawei is the latest culprit.
Seems like only yesterday when we wrote about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 appearing in AnTuTu ’s benchmark database – check that, it was 3 days ago. The benchmarking outfit is at it again, testing the two rumored processors for the Galaxy Note 4’s two upcoming variants – the Snapdragon 805 for the US version and the Exynos 5433 for the international version. The results are enough to raise an eyebrow at, putting the Samsung-made Exynos chip above Qualcomm’s premier processor.
It was just a few month ago when Sony rolled out Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to some of its early 2013 devices but it seems the manufacturer isn't done yet. Up on their respective support pages, Sony has scheduled the Xperia Z, Xperia XL, and Xperia ZR smartphones, as well as the Xperia Tablet Z for another software refresh in May.
It could be that HP is working on a new Android device with curious high-performance specs. Or it could be nothing. Still, the GFXBench device performance website marked the visit and benchmarking of one such device known only as “HP red”, and listed down the specs for posterity.
The Galaxy Note 4’s release is right around the corner. Checking release and reveal dates for the Galaxy Note ’s hand-held iteration over the past several years, you find one perfectly reasonable place for the device to be revealed: during IFA 2014, this September.
The airwaves are getting too crowded — in your living room. By treating the home the way it treats outdoor cellphone networks, Qualcomm hopes to make big business from your problem.Responding to an explosion in the number of wireless devices in people’s homes, as well as in places like coffee shops and offices, the technology industry has created standards for new types of Wi-Fi antennas.
The first reveal of the DROID RAZR M had us surprised - surprised that Motorola would make such a small phone and surprised that such a phone would feel so right in our hand. Now nearly 2 years after that device’s first reveal, (and our review) , a rebranded iteration has been shown by Verizon as the Motorola Luge.
It was back in November of 2013 when we learned the Snapdragon 805 "Ultra UD" processor would be heading to devices in 2014 . Well, it looks like the first of these devices will be arriving in April. But before anyone gets super excited here -- this first device is going to be one aimed at developers.
What is a flagship? For some companies, it's about cramming as many features into a device as physics allows. For Huawei, it means something else entirely: Though it creates smartphones for the power-hungry crowd, its most eye-catching devices typically favor mass appeal over brawn. Exhibit A: theAscend P7, a smartphone that emphasizes design and user-friendliness over a blowsy spec sheet.
Rumors and speculation will always be part of the tech game. Leaked screenshots, leaked device images, benchmarks of unreleased devices, FCC filings and more are just some of the things that make their way around the web. It is all like a puzzle that is just begging to be pieced together. The last few months have generated some buzz around an upcoming, we all hope, Moto X+1 device.
Google and Intel have scheduled a press conference next week, with the conversation revolving around Chrome OS. Taking place May 6, not much is known about what the conference will involve, but Intel is no stranger to Chromebooks. Via other manufacturers, Intel’s popular Haswell chipset is in many modern Chromebooks.
AmpMax exhibits some of MyCharge’s finest industrial design to date. The aesthetics are both classy and classic. All the way around the 2.75” by 2.1” by 1” pack, which bulges slightly in the middle, is smooth material which feels nice to the touch. The end caps are slightly different: they’re lighter in color, with a dimpled surface.
Virtual Reality or VR is pretty much a gaming thing so it was quite surprising to learn that Samsung has decided to get its feet wet with the technology. And yet here is the Gear VR , the first fruit of the collaboration between Samsung and Oculus, and we take it for a spin to see just what Samsung has to offer for this rather young market.
This week international shipping records show a new Motorola smartphone being shipped in large quantities around the world. The model number associated with the second "Moto G" device appears in these records, suggesting that the upcoming Motorola event scheduled for next week will reveal the "Moto G2" amongst other devices.
One of the big reveals for Android 4.4 KitKat's successor,Android L, wasProject Volta-- new tweaks to improve battery life. Those include a new API that schedules minor tasks better, a "battery historian" to track battery-sapping activities and ART, amore efficientruntime. There's also a "battery saver" mode that kicks in aggressively when only 15 percent of the battery remains.