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  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by grandsalami
    +8 +1

    Huawei is 'confident' it can resolve losing its relationship with ARM

    The hits just keep on coming for Huawei. A litany of U.S. companies — including Google, Intel, Qualcomm, and Broadcom — have cut ties with the Chinese manufacturer following a trade ban, and ARM is now joining the list. According to the BBC, the UK chip vendor has sent out a memo to its staff to suspend "all active contracts, support entitlements, and any pending engagements" with Huawei.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by grandsalami
    +16 +1

    Best Buy cancels all preorders for the Galaxy Fold

    Customers waiting for Samsung’s Galaxy Fold to ship may have just gotten another bad sign: Best Buy is reportedly canceling all orders for the delayed foldable phone due to the lack of a new release date from Samsung. In an email sent out to customers, Best Buy noted that “with breakthrough designs and technology come many hurdles and the possibility to face a plethora of unforeseen hiccups. These hurdles have led Samsung to postpone the release of the Galaxy Fold, and Samsung has not provided a new release date.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by dynamite
    +15 +1

    The most sustainable phone is the one you already own

    A phone’s biggest environmental impact comes from the manufacturing process. That’s why – whether it’s a Fairphone or something else – the most sustainable phone available is the one you already own. So the longer you keep it, the more sustainable it becomes. Extending the lifespan of existing phones is the best strategy for reducing their impact on the planet. And it’s not only good for the earth – it’s easy on your wallet, too!

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by baron778
    +12 +1

    The European Smartphone Market Declined 3% YoY in Q1 2019

    Smartphone sales declined 3% year-on-year (YoY) and 20% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) in Europe during Q1 2019, according to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Pulse service. The findings of the research reveal that growth in smartphone sales in Eastern Europe was marginal while there was a 6% YoY decline in Western Europe.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by 66bnats
    +6 +1

    New Dragon Quest game for smartphones to be announced on June 3

    Square Enix will host an announcement presentation for a new Dragon Quest game for smartphones on June 3 at 12:00 JST, the company announced. You will able to watch it on YouTube and Niconico. According to the press release, this will be a completely new title that promises to be a new “Dragon Quest experience” as never before seen. The presentation event will feature MCs Kazuo Tokumitsu and Rio Hirai, and guests Kazuhiro Ozawa (of comedy duo Speed Wagon) and Dragon Quest series game designer Yuji Horii.

  • Current Event
    3 weeks ago
    by kong88
    +11 +1

    The Galaxy Fold gets delayed again, now possibly coming out in July

    Yet another delay for the Samsung Galaxy Fold. It looks as if the Galaxy Fold won't launch in June, but the release date may be announced by the end of next month. According to a Samsung Electronics official...

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by mariogi
    +11 +1

    Motorola announces the Moto Z4 with a 48MP camera, a headphone jack, and more

    After various leaks, Motorola today finally announced its Moto Z4 handset. Indeed, there are no surprises left with the device. It's powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chipset, a 2GHz octa-core SoC. Motorola opted for a single-lens camera this time around, which means you lose features like Selective Black & White and Selective Focus. It does have a 48-megapixel sensor though, which uses quad pixel technology. In other words, it combines four pixels into one for better low-light photography, so you'll end up with a 12-megapixel image.

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by gottlieb
    +35 +1

    Huawei Stops Smartphone Production Lines After Blacklisting, Report Claims

    According to a report in the South China Morning Post, "Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer that assembles handsets for many phone brands including Apple and Xiaomi, has stopped several production lines for Huawei phones in recent days as the Shenzhen company reduced orders for new phones." The newspaper cited "people familiar with the matter, who asked not to be named as the information is private."

  • Analysis
    2 months ago
    by TNY
    +19 +1

    The Samsung Galaxy S10+ Snapdragon & Exynos Review: Almost Perfect, Yet So Flawed

    We’ve been in 2019 for a while. Although we've covered one or two smartphones in the last couple of months of the calendar year, the true “2019 flagship” phone season is really only starting now. Samsung’s Galaxy S10 is among the first releases in this new wave of phones, and for many markets it outright is the very first of a brand-new generation.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by junglman
    +20 +1

    Galaxy Fold User Complains About Crease and Poor User Experience

    One leaker who claims to have gotten their hands on the new Samsung Galaxy Fold has shared some important details on what we can expect, and they sound pretty troubling for a $1,980 phone. Speaking to Samsung-tracking site SamMobile today (Mar. 27), the leaker notes that the Galaxy Fold will not fold completely flat. When the device is in its folded state, according to the leaker, there's a larger gap near the hinge than at the ends. The person likened the look to that of a binder.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by geoleo
    +18 +1

    The iPhone’s camera used to be a selling point

    There are many good reasons to own an iPhone: your social life might revolve around iMessage, you might value Apple’s emphasis on privacy, or perhaps you appreciate the quality of Apple’s displays and software experience. But the one thing that once exemplified Apple’s lead over the Android chasing pack, the iPhone’s camera, is no longer top of the list of reasons to want an iPhone. The iPhone camera has fallen behind, and it’s now something users tend to accept rather than anticipate.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by dianep
    +14 +1

    Samsung confirms it's merging Galaxy J line into the Galaxy A line

    If you’re out in the market, buying or just checking out Samsung’s smartphones, the variety and the vastness in the range of products can be intimidating. The South Korean giant has a smartphone for every pocket and need. While the Galaxy S and the Note series – being at the top-end – generate most of the interest, the Galaxy J series hold a large share of the budget segment in markets such as India, Latin America, parts of Europe, etc. due to its affordable pricing. However, a continued beating in fast-growing markets has prompted Samsung to launch a new Galaxy M series and revamp the Galaxy A series, as well as to ax the older J series.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by geoleo
    +20 +1

    Google Adopts 3D Touch As Apple Is Rumored to Kill It

    Apple may be killing 3D Touch but, according to the latest developer documentation for Google’s new Android Q operating system, it seems that the Mountain View company may be re-implementing the feature as something called “Deep Press”.

  • Interactive
    2 months ago
    by Chubros
    +20 +1

    Pop quiz: Test your smartphone feature knowledge!

    Test your knowledge in this smartphone feature pop quiz!

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by darvinhg
    +3 +1

    Samsung is treating U.S. unlocked device owners like second-rate citizens

    When spending $1000+ directly with Samsung for an unlocked smartphone, the experience shouldn’t be worse than a carrier version.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by geoleo
    +41 +1

    The $2,000 Galaxy Fold’s Screen Is Already Breaking

    One of the big questions about the Galaxy Fold is how well Samsung's new foldable phone would hold up to steady use and repeated folding and unfolding. We're starting to get an answer to that question, though it's not going to be one Samsung will be happy to hear.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by Pfennig88
    +9 +1

    Breaking: Galaxy S10 gets dedicated Night mode in camera with new update

    Samsung’s latest update for the Galaxy S10 brings a dedicated Night mode to the camera app. It was rumored before that the company would be bringing a dedicated Night mode to its latest flagships with a software update in late April or early May, and that’s exactly what has happened. This update also includes the April 2019 security patch and is available in Switzerland at the moment.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by ticktack
    +13 +1

    Galaxy Note 10: Rumors, price, release date, specs and everything else

    Samsung may have launched five phones already, but it still has one more big handset left to release. The successor to the Note 9, which is assumed to be called the Note 10, is expected sometime this year, and rumors about the device are already popping up. Though Samsung has a couple of premium phones under its belt (the Galaxy Fold, for example, costs $2,000) Note phones stand out as part of Samsung's ultra-luxe line.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by geoleo
    +30 +1

    The inside of the Samsung Galaxy Fold is marvelously messy

    The Samsung Galaxy Fold doesn’t release until April 26th, but if you’ve been eagerly awaiting a glimpse under the hood, a pre-production version of the folding phone has already been disassembled and laid out piece by piece in photos. These were originally hosted on microblogging site Weibo, though the originals have since been removed.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by timex
    +4 +1

    Samsung has delayed the Galaxy Fold launch in China

    Samsung is believed to have cancelled its Galaxy Fold launch event in China. The firm is blaming the decision on a last minute issue with the venue, according to someone claiming to be familiar with the matter. But that seems a little too convenient seeing as the handset has been under heavy fire all week, after a number of units broke after being in the hands of reviewers for less than a day.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by cone
    +14 +1

    Samsung’s Galaxy Fold Smartphone Release Delayed

    Samsung is delaying the rollout of its Galaxy Fold smartphone until at least next month, the latest fallout from a product headache that began with tech reviewers reporting their test devices had malfunctioned.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by socialiguana
    +22 +1

    Samsung retrieving all Galaxy Fold samples after defect reports:...

    Samsung Electronics is retrieving all Galaxy Fold samples distributed to reviewers, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday, as the firm smarts from the reputational blow of postponing the launch of its first foldable smartphone.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by spacepopper
    +13 +1

    LG Electronics to suspend mobile phones production in South Korea...

    South Korea’s LG Electronics plans to suspend manufacturing of its loss-making mobile phones in the country this year and shift the production to its existing plant in Vietnam, Yonhap News Agency said on Wednesday. Citing an unidentified source, Yonhap reported that LG decided to move its local handset production to Vietnam to help turn around the money-losing smartphones division.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by TNY
    +13 +1

    New iPhone gives Geraldine man access to former user's life

    When Geraldine man Glen Cottle forked out $1300 for a new iPhone for his partner on Wednesday, he thought he was buying a new, unused device. However, that does not seem to be the case - after turning the phone on - Cottle discovered he had unrestricted access to some of the most personal details of someone else's life. "It came up with someone else's name, flight details, bank details, medical records and even some voice messages from the person's daughter. I don't know how that could happen," Cottle said.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by bradd
    +4 +1

    Samsung puts the screws to iFixit, makes it remove the Galaxy Fold teardown

    The Galaxy Fold delay has been an embarrassing mess for Samsung, and now the company is making things worse by targeting media outlets. Samsung has pressured iFixit to remove its Galaxy Fold teardown. The Galaxy Fold teardown wasn't just a normal teardown. After the phone was delayed due to durability problems discovered by early reviewers, iFixit used the teardown to point out several flaws in its design.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by TNY
    +14 +1

    iPhone XR continues to dominate US smartphone sales, says CIRP

    The latest data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) suggests that the iPhone XR continues to dominate US smartphone sales. The XR is the best-selling model for the second quarter running. The news follows Kantar data showing that the iPhone XR was also the best-selling smartphone in the UK … So far as the breakdown across iPhone models is concerned, the iPhone XS Max continues to outsell the smaller model. It seems those who want the flagship iPhone have been drawn to the larger screen size, while those content with a smaller screen have been more likely to opt for the cheaper iPhone XR.

  • Analysis
    1 month ago
    by kxh
    +33 +1

    The Terrifying Potential of 5G Technology

    The future of wireless technology holds the promise of total connectivity. But it will also be especially susceptible to cyberattacks and surveillance.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by Nelson
    +16 +1

    The OnePlus 7 Pro Makes Sense, But Will Anyone Buy It?

    "Never Settle" has been the mantra at OnePlus since the very beginning, when the company introduced its OnePlus One smartphone to the world in 2014. Priced at $299 yet powered by a then-top-of-the-line Snapdragon 801 chipset and 3GB of RAM, this OnePlus handset was the flagship killer at a time when flagship killers were few and far between.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by geoleo
    +12 +1

    Google admits trouble selling expensive Pixels, but it’s got a cheaper one coming soon

    Google has a simple, yet subtle, reason for its anticipated push into the midrange smartphone market: there’s too much competition in the high-end one. Next month, on the first day of its I/O developer conference, Google is expected to show off its new, cheaper Pixel 3a and 3a XL. And on an earnings call with reporters today, Ruth Porat, the chief financial officer of Google parent company Alphabet, said that industry-wide pressure on high-end phones led to fewer Pixel sales last quarter compared to this time a year ago.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by socialiguana
    +15 +1

    Huawei’s phone sales are ballooning while Apple and Samsung’s slump

    IDC and Strategy Analytics have released their latest smartphone shipment numbers, and the clear winner of the last few months has been China’s Huawei, at the expense of incumbent global leaders Samsung and Apple, both of which lost ground. Huawei has been flirting with the position of world’s second-largest smartphone vendor for a while, having taken over from Apple for the first time in 2017, before switching back and forth in 2018.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by messi
    +12 +1

    Moto Z4 is Crazy Thin, Mocks Anti-Headphone Trend

    Motorola’s Moto Z line refuses to die and will soon grow with the Moto Z4, a phone that has leaked a couple of times already. Last night, we got another look at press renders of the device that show off not only how thin it is, but that it’ll ditch the efforts of this terrible industry to try and rid the world of headphone jacks. As wildly thin as this phone appears to be, Motorola somehow managed to do the unthinkable.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by TNY
    +21 +1

    Huawei is selling more smartphones than Apple now

    Huawei Technologies overtook Apple to become the world's second-biggest smartphone maker in the first quarter, moving a step closer to its avowed ambition of displacing Samsung at the top of the market. The Chinese tech giant, shrugging off a barrage of accusations that it aids espionage for China (which it's repeatedly denied), grew shipments 50 per cent from a year earlier, research firm IDC estimates.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by kong88
    +15 +1

    In-display fingerprint readers are a mistake — right now, anyway (opinion)

    Six months ago, I was excited: The OnePlus 6T had just been officially announced bringing in-display fingerprint sensors to the mainstream US market. This was a genuinely new technology, after all, in a field of nearly-identical gadgets. It gave us all something to talk about as we anticipated all the ways it would change The Phone Experience for the better. But, six months later I've come to the conclusion that in-display fingerprint readers, as they stand today, were a mistake.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by distant
    +16 +1

    Samsung Is One Step Closer to a True All-Screen Phone

    In South Korea on Monday (May 6), some media outlets are reporting that Samsung is working on a new device that features a "perfect full screen." Those reports, which were earlier cited by MyDrivers, suggest that Samsung is working on a device that would bake the front-facing camera into the screen and make it hidden from view until it's in use. The feature would be similar to the in-display fingerprint sensor Samsung debuted in the Galaxy S10.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by dynamite
    +17 +1

    Living in a Notification Nation: the distractions that prevent us from picking up a book

    Our new survey to mark World Book Night, our annual celebration of books and reading, has revealed that smartphone habits are preventing us from reading books. 66% saying that they would read more if they spent less time scrolling. 55% of all adults and 72% of young people admit they lack sufficient self-control because they can't help but continue to check their smartphone when they could be reading, showing we exist in a Notification Nation.