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Gary Sims

Gary has been a tech writer for over a decade. Prior to that, he had over 10 years of experience as a software engineer.

Gary's Posts

Google and MediaTek will ship pre-tested, pre-certified builds of Android to OEMs

Google and MediaTek have teamed up to launch an Android conformance program to help OEMs make devices that come pre-installed with Google's Mobile Services.
by Gary Sims3 weeks ago

Arm’s new technologies make displays smarter and more efficient

Arm has just announced three new bits of display tech, aimed squarely at the smartphone market: the Mali-D71, the CoreLink MMU-600 and Assertive Display 5.
by Gary Sims3 weeks ago

Display showdown: AMOLED vs LCD vs Retina vs Infinity Display

With Samsung's Infinity Display and the iPhone X's Super Retina HD making headlines, what do all these terms mean, and is AMOLED better than LCD?
by Gary SimsOctober 6, 2017

Why are Apple’s chips faster than Qualcomm’s? – Gary explains

The benchmark scores for the new Apple A11 Bionic SoC are very impressive. But why is Apple so far ahead of the competition?
by Gary SimsOctober 2, 2017
 
 

What is a blockchain? – Gary Explains

If you have heard of Bitcoin then you have probably heard of the blockchain. But what is a blockchain? And how does it work? Please, let me expain.
by Gary SimsSeptember 29, 2017

Linux kernel long term support extended to 6 years for Project Treble

Android uses the Long Term Support branch of the Linux kernel, which had 2 years of support. Now the LTS kernel will be supported for 6 years.
by Gary SimsSeptember 29, 2017

SDK invasion: The little known threat to your privacy on Android

The average number of 3rd party mobile SDKs in a Play Store app is over 17. But who is responsible for what these SDKs do? Is your privacy at risk?
by Gary SimsSeptember 28, 2017

Best wireless chargers – what are your choices?

If you have a phone that supports Qi wireless charging then you probably didn't get a wireless charger in the box. So, what wireless charger should you buy? Does it make a difference? ...
by Gary SimsSeptember 21, 201718

Huawei announces the Kirin 970 – new flagship SoC with AI capabilities

Huawei has officially unveiled the Kirin 970, the OEM's new flagship SoC that has built-in AI computing capabilities, i.e. a mobile AI computing platform.
by Gary SimsSeptember 2, 2017

Huawei is expected to launch the Kirin 970 tomorrow

Huawei is holding a keynote address on September 2nd at IFA, during which it will announce the OEM's next flagship System-on-a-Chip, the Kirin 970.
by Gary SimsSeptember 1, 2017
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