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Historical decline in smartphone sales in February
Historical decline in smartphone sales in February
Smartphones have made many of the world's leading technology companies what they are. Without a doubt Apple wouldn't be today's Apple without the iPhone. ...... 24 Mar 2020
Smartphone sales plummets in China amid coronavirus woes
Smartphone sales plummets in China amid coronavirus woes
Car salesmen haven't had much action in China lately due to coronavirus. In fact, sales of automobiles has gone down 80 or even 90 percent, ...... 09 Mar 2020
Samsung announces 16 GB DRAM for smartphones
Samsung announces 16 GB DRAM for smartphones
Smartphones have been improving massively over the years, and even though some might argue that we've hit a plateau, they are still developing ...... 27 Feb 2020
Microsoft makes a surprising return to smartphones: Here's Surface Duo
Microsoft makes a surprising return to smartphones: Here's Surface Duo
Microsoft has today unveiled their first smartphone in years. Surface Duo was announced at the company's Surface event rather surprisingly, ...... 02 Oct 2019 - 3 comments
Want a week's battery life on a smartphone? Energizer has a phone for you!
Want a week's battery life on a smartphone? Energizer has a phone for you!
Battery tech has been one of the limiting forces of smartphones for ages. Performance could be better and definitely battery life could increase ...... 27 Feb 2019 - 1 comment
This smartphone has no holes for charging or speakers, and no buttons
This smartphone has no holes for charging or speakers, and no buttons
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Meizu has unveiled a new flagship smartphone that is unlike anything we've seen before. Minimalist design ...... 23 Jan 2019
Samsung follows Apple with declining profits of its own
Samsung follows Apple with declining profits of its own
Apple had to issue a rare warning about its forthcoming quarterly results due to weak sales of iPhones. It seems like tech giants are in same ...... 08 Jan 2019
Google to charge manufacturers for services in EU
Google to charge manufacturers for services in EU
Google has decided that it is necessary to start charging Android manufacturers for using Google Play services, and its apps, in Europe. ...... 23 Oct 2018
Google's new search tool lets you compare smartphones
Google's new search tool lets you compare smartphones
Google has added a new feature to its iconic search engine. Google does small, incremental changes to its search engine fairly frequently, and ...... 07 Nov 2017
Yet another new Nokia smartphone expected next week
Yet another new Nokia smartphone expected next week
The Finnish phone brand, known for its indestructible phones back in the day, was revived last year. Company behind the Nokia branded smartphones, ...... 24 Oct 2017
If it wasn't clear already, it's now official: Windows phone is dead
If it wasn't clear already, it's now official: Windows phone is dead
Microsoft has finally confirmed that it does not intend to release any new smartphones with Windows 10 Mobile or provide software updates for ...... 09 Oct 2017 - 6 comments
YouTube brings HDR videos to mobile users
YouTube brings HDR videos to mobile users
Last week it was revealed that Netflix had released an update bringing HDR video to Galaxy Note8 smartphone. Expanding the HDR support to new ...... 11 Sep 2017
Report: Google close to acquiring HTC
Report: Google close to acquiring HTC
One of the more storied smartphone manufacturers, HTC, has been in dire straits for a long time. A company which was one of the first smartphone ...... 08 Sep 2017
Android 85%, iPhone 15%, others 0%
Android 85%, iPhone 15%, others 0%
Market research company IDC has posted new figures for mobile platforms and smartphone vendors. Figures representing the first quarter of 2017 ...... 19 Jul 2017 - 3 comments
This is how dead Windows phones are
This is how dead Windows phones are
Even when Microsoft was focusing on smartphones more than ever Windows Phones were barely staying afloat. After Microsoft discontinued manufacturing ...... 19 Dec 2016 - 12 comments
Samsung looking into phones with bendable screens?
Samsung looking into phones with bendable screens?
According to multiple reports, Samsung is looking into releasing two new smartphones that will have bendable screens in 2017. Using OLED ...... 09 Jun 2016 - 3 comments
Microsoft's Pre-Touch to revolutionize UI design?
Microsoft's Pre-Touch to revolutionize UI design?
Even if not all products out of Redmond have captured the market (yes, I'm looking at you Windows Phone), you have to give it to Microsoft Research ...... 06 May 2016
Windows 10 updates for Windows 8.1 phones to begin rolling out tomorrow
Windows 10 updates for Windows 8.1 phones to begin rolling out tomorrow
After months of delays, Windows 8.1 phone owners will soon see their phones updated to Windows 10. Microsoft has promised to begin rolling ...... 07 Mar 2016
Sprint has brought back two-year contracts
Sprint has brought back two-year contracts
Just a month after they retired the option, Sprint has brought back two-year contracts. The carrier says "We listened to our customers and ...... 27 Feb 2016 - 4 comments
Samsung Pay now has 5 million users
Samsung Pay now has 5 million users
Samsung has announced that their fledgling mobile payments service Samsung Pay now has over 5 million registered users. In the service's ...... 22 Feb 2016 - 1 comment
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