For some users, the news that the Nexus 4 sort of works on LTE came as an early Christmas gift. Nevertheless, the device wasn’t tuned to work on Long Term Evolution networks, so there have to be some tradeoffs, especially related to battery consumption.
There have been lots of companies that designed and built CPUs over the years including HP, Sun, IBM, DEC, VIA and of course Intel, AMD and ARM. Most of these companies have either switched to Intel or are only supplying CPUs for their in-house products. The exceptions are AMD and ARM. AMD has tried (and in many ways succeeded) to fight Intel on its own ground and its release of a 64-bit x86 chip back in 2003 really was a coup and a boost for the company. However since then, AMD hasn’t managed to pull off another game changing maneuver and Intel is still king. But AMD’s recent agreement with ARM could change all of that.
Android devices are on the rise, but engagement and commerce seems to have plateaued. Here are a few explanations on why iOS still leads in user engagement.
This year, I’m asking Santa to build me a mutant smartphone, a Frankenstein Smartphone if you will, one that crams together all the best specs currently available in the Android ecosystem! Sounds interesting? Oh, we’re just getting started!
A new research note reveals that Apple’s iPhone 5 sales helped the company overtake Google when it comes to smartphone OS marketshare in the U.S., for the 12-week period ending on October 28, 2012.
The Android platform is completely dominating the smartphone market. Is it because Google is getting better at design faster than Apple is getting better at web services? We take a look at Android’s rise as Google improves the platform while Apple sticks with the same old tried and tested combination.
Once you’ve used Android widgets on the expansive screen of a tablet, is it possible to be satisfied with the same widgets on a phone screen?
Time and again, a rumored Facebook phone is leaked, although these turn out to be a dud — or sometimes these just turn out to be smartphones released with special Facebook functionalities integrated. But we need not be messianic about the Facebook phone. If you’re reading this article on a mobile device right now, chances are your smartphone may already be the Facebook phone we’ve been waiting for.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says the company would love to open retail stores in the country, but that it would have to offer something “uniquely Amazon.”
HTC enjoyed a meteoric rise with Android and manufactured some of the best smartphones of recent years. Its fall from grace has been spectacular. We examine what went wrong and take a look at how HTC might stage a comeback.