Intel unveils new mobile chipsets for 2014. 64-bit, LTE support, up to 2.33 GHz quad-core
Feb24

Intel unveils new mobile chipsets for 2014. 64-bit, LTE support, up to 2.33 GHz quad-core

Qualcomm isn’t the only mobile chipset maker that unveiled new offerings today – Intel did too. Intel has been trying to make a name for itself in the mobile space for many years now, yet its chips are still confined mostly to midrangers sporting brands most people outside of a few emerging markets have never heard of. That said, lately Intel did get Asus and Samsung to use some of its CPUs in some of their products, so...

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Jolla phone will finally be released on November 27
Nov14

Jolla phone will finally be released on November 27

A few disgruntled MeeGo-loving ex-Nokians founded this company called Jolla and vowed to bring to the world the next smartphone based (loosely) on the OS that was once a joint-venture between the famous Finnish phone maker and Intel. And so the Jolla smartphone with Sailfish OS was born back in May, with shipments said to start before the end of the year. Here we are many months later, with that deadline fast approaching, and Jolla...

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And the next Samsung Tizen based product is… a smart fridge
Nov14

And the next Samsung Tizen based product is… a smart fridge

The outlines of Samsung’s not so secret plan for Tizen world domination are becoming more and more clear. They know they don’t have a chance to break the Google’s and Apple’s dominance of smartphone market anytime soon. So Samsung is creating an end-run around it. Have Tizen run everything else, and with little time and luck smartphones may take care of themselves. They already started down this path with smart camera, are working on...

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Samsung is working with Toyota and Jaguar/Land Rover to put Tizen in your car, and everywhere else
Nov12

Samsung is working with Toyota and Jaguar/Land Rover to put Tizen in your car, and everywhere else

While waiting for Tizen OS to appear in Samsung’s smartphones has been like waiting for Godot, Korean giant and Intel are quietly preparing to make everything else run on it. Yesterday we learned that Samsung has already announced its first commercial Tizen product – mirrorless camera NX300M. Tizen smart TVs are also on the way. Today, ET News reports that Samsung/Intel are now cooperating with Toyota and Jaguar/Land Rover  for Tizen...

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ZTE exec compares China’s mobile sector to photovoltaic industry. Says it’s headed for a crash in 3 years
Sep26

ZTE exec compares China’s mobile sector to photovoltaic industry. Says it’s headed for a crash in 3 years

Domestic mobile device industry in China is booming. 4 out of ten top smartphone makers in the world – Lenovo, Huawei, ZTE and Coolpad/Yulong- come from China. New upstarts like Xiaomi and Oppo are flexing their muscles, showing global ambitions with innovative products and interesting business models. And localy focused companies like Meizu, TCL, THL, Neo, etc; are coming up with ever more interesting stuff, at ever more interesting...

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Tesco announces the Hudl Android tablet, a 7-incher with decent specs priced at £119
Sep23

Tesco announces the Hudl Android tablet, a 7-incher with decent specs priced at £119

Microsoft isn’t the only company announcing a new tablet today. For some reason, well known UK retailer Tesco also chose this day to make its first ever own-brand Android tablet official. It’s called Tesco Hudl, and it’s made by Archos. As such, it’s cheap just as you’d expect. The Hudl will cost only £119 when it becomes available on September 30 (initially in 1,000 stores). It comes with a 7-inch...

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Those rumors about Samsung Galaxy S5 running Tizen OS? They are nothing more but wishful thinking
Sep19

Those rumors about Samsung Galaxy S5 running Tizen OS? They are nothing more but wishful thinking

During the last few days, a rumor has been slowly circulating around Chinese sites, and now it is spilling into the English Web, courtesy of IBTimes and CNet UK. It says that Samsung may launch its next flagship – Galaxy S5, in two versions- one running the latest Android, the other with a homegrown Tizen OS. Getting its own Galaxy S5 flagship heavily promoted by Samsung, would be a wonderful thing for the prospects of Tizen....

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Yulong Coolpad is working on a smartwatch, too. Should launch CWatch in a few weeks
Sep18

Yulong Coolpad is working on a smartwatch, too. Should launch CWatch in a few weeks

Smart watches able to connect to your phone via Bluetooth have been around for several years now, though very few people were interested in them. But ever since the first rumor that Apple is working on a watch of its own appeared, they’ve become a really hot item. Now everyone is working on one, trying to figure out what it needs to do to become a truly needed item. Hot Chinese smartphone maker Yulong Coolpad plans to get into a...

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Japan, South Korea, and Hong Kong see most high-end smartphone sales per capita
Jul29

Japan, South Korea, and Hong Kong see most high-end smartphone sales per capita

Smartphones are everywhere nowadays, but have you ever wondered where in the world they’re most expensive? Or which countries see the highest sales of premium smartphones? Well, we now have the answers to these questions and a few others, thanks to a report over at Yonhap, the South Korean news agency. It turns out that smartphones (and high-end smartphones) in Europe or Russia aren’t that expensive after all. However, in...

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Vertu Ti goes on sale in Hong Kong as the world’s most expensive Android smartphone
Mar08

Vertu Ti goes on sale in Hong Kong as the world’s most expensive Android smartphone

Vertu’s first ever smartphone to run Android, the Ti, has now gone on sale. Hong Kong is the first market to get it, and, as you’d expect, it’s not cheap. Not only that, but it turns out to be quite a bit more expensive in Hong Kong than the suggested retail price that Vertu announced last month when the device became official. The Vertu Ti can be bought in Hong Kong for 75,000 yuan, which turns out to be $12,061...

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