Gary Sims(653 posts)

Gary has been a tech writer for over a decade and specializes in open source systems. He has a Bachelor's degree in Business Information Systems. He has many years of experience in system design and development as well as system administration, system security and networking protocols. He also knows several programming languages, as he was previously a software engineer for 10 years.




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ARM demos a tablet using Samsung’s big.LITTLE based Exynos 5 Octa at MWC 2013

by: Gary SimsFebruary 27, 2013
ARM has started showing off what its new big.LITTLE architecture can do when placed in Samsung's hands. To do this it has been demonstrating a prototype tablet using the Samsung Exynos 5 Octa at its Mobile World Congress (MWC) booth in Barcelona.
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ARM seeing more mobile chip manufacturers using its big.LITTLE architecture

by: Gary SimsFebruary 26, 2013
The biggest proponent of ARM's big.LITTLE architecture so far has been Samsung which announced it will be used in its Exynos 5 Octa. ARM has now announced that five more companies including CSR, Fujitsu Semiconductor and MediaTek have licensed the big.LITTLE architecture.
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New open source superuser app released by ClockworkMod

by: Gary SimsFebruary 26, 2013
Koushik Dutta has released a new superuser access app called ClockworkMod Superuser. The app is open source which is something that Koush feels was missing for Android.
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So just how popular is Android?

by: Gary SimsFebruary 26, 2013
Recent data is showing Android is used to power some 42% of all consumer compute devices. That isn't 42% of all mobile phones, but 42% of all consumer level devices including media players, tablets, Smart TV systems and of course smartphones.
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HTC’s CEO says company sticking with Sense, blames marketing for its problems

by: Gary SimsFebruary 22, 2013
HTC's CEO Peter Chou reveals that the company plans to stick with Sense UI, that marketing was to blame for just about everything bad in the company and that it could release a tablet, but not just yet.
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Sony’s Xperia Z proving popular in Europe and in Japan

by: Gary SimsFebruary 21, 2013
It looks like Sony's new full HD flagship smartphone is selling well. The Xperia Z Android smartphone sold out in just one day in France and in Japan DoCoMo sold over 140,000 units in the first week after its release.
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Yota signs production deal for its dual-screen Android phone

by: Gary SimsFebruary 21, 2013
Yota Devices has signed a production deal with Singapore Hi-P to manufacture the YotaPhone, a dual-screen Android phone with a normal touch screen on one side and an e-ink display on the other.
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Samsung getting aggressive in Silicon Valley!

by: Gary SimsFebruary 20, 2013
Samsung is making an aggressive expansion into Silicon Valley and plans to build a huge new semiconductor campus. Will it lure away some of Apple's employees and third party investors?
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Telecommunications regulator reveals who won a 4G license in the UK

by: Gary SimsFebruary 20, 2013
Ofcom, the UK telecommunications regulator, has released the results of the UK's 4G auction. The winners are Everything Everywhere, Hutchison 3G UK (Three), Niche Spectrum Ventures (a BT subsidiary), Telefonica, and Vodafone.
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More active Android and iOS users in China than in the USA

by: Gary SimsFebruary 19, 2013
Traditionally the USA has been the key market for smartphones and tablets. However, new data is showing that as of February 2013, China has more active Android and iOS smartphone and tablet users than the USA.
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