Tag Archives: Smartphones

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, Quick Charge 4.0 Announced for 2017 Android Flagship Smartphones

  Qualcomm has announced that its next flagship SoC for Android devices will be called the Snapdragon 835, and that it will be fabricated by Samsung on a 10nm FinFET process. The new chip will replace this year’s Snapdragon 820 and Snapdragon 821 chips, and the first devices built around it will most likely debut at the next edition of ... Read More »

Chinese Firm Installed Back Door on Thousands of Smartphones; Says It Was a Mistake

  A security firm claims it has found mobile phone firmware on smartphones being sold in the US that transmitted personally identifiable information (PII) to servers in China via a back door. Several such reports have emerged over the years, and conspiracy theories usually point to the Chinese government being the ultimate beneficiary of the data. The software company in ... Read More »

Lenovo Will Use Moto Branding for All Its Future Smartphones: Report

Lenovo launched its smartphone Moto M in China on Tuesday and the smartphone has already been listed on company’s website as well its China Store. Now the company has announced that as part of larger restructuring at Lenovo, all the future smartphones by the company will be named under its ‘Moto’ brand and not under its own name. According to ... Read More »

Steve Ballmer Says Smartphones Broke His Relationship With Bill Gates

Steve Ballmer said his decision to push Microsoft into the hardware business contributed to the breakdown of his relationship with longtime friend and company co-founder Bill Gates. Ballmer’s only regret: not doing it sooner. Ballmer, who was chief executive officer of Microsoft for 14 years, told Bloomberg Television that if he could do it all again, he would have entered ... Read More »

Huawei Wants to Beat Apple in Smartphones in 2 Years

  China’s Huawei Technologies wants to be the world’s second-largest maker of smartphones in two years, Richard Yu, chief executive of Huawei’s consumer business group, told Reuters on Thursday. Having made its name as a builder of telecommunications networks, Huawei has been active in the consumer devices market for only a few years and is now the third-biggest smartphone maker ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi Note 2, Mi MIX Smartphones Aren’t Coming to India in the Near Future

Xiaomi has some disappointing news for fans in India looking forward to get their hands on the company’s new Mi Note 2 and Mi MIX smartphones. The company has said that it currently has no plans to launch the new smartphones in the Indian market. The company’s confirmation to Gadgets 360 will dishearten many a buyer in India looking for ... Read More »

LG V20 Smartphone’s Rear Camera Glass Shatters Easily, Claim Some Users

These days, every smartphone is put under immense scrutiny right after their official launch to test how it fares against other smartphones. It might be because of the extended reach that social media provides or because of carelessness shown by the companies, but new flaws on phones are discovered every other day. This time it is LG V20’s turn as ... Read More »

Samsung Says Will Launch Only 4G Smartphones in India Now

Samsung India Electronics will make all the future launches, including entry level smart phones, with 4G facilities and it expects to gain the market share in the current year on the back of new launches, a top company official said on Thursday. “There is huge conversion happening from feature phones to smart phones at the entry level. This migration will ... Read More »

Britain’s Royal Mail Bans Delivery of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones

Royal Mail Plc, operator of Britain’s main postal service, said on Wednesday it had banned the delivery of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphones through its network for safety reasons, making it potentially difficult for many Britons to return the recalled devices. Samsung recalled about 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7s last month after reports some had caught fire due to faulty ... Read More »

HTC’s Consolidated Revenue for September Sees Year-on-Year Jump; Likely Boosted by Pixel Smartphones

HTC posted its earnings for September on Thursday following the official announcement of Google Pixel smartphones that were assembled by the company. The Taiwanese company reported a 31.3 percent year-on-year rise, and a 42 percent rise in comparison to August, in its consolidated monthly revenue during September to TWD 9.33 billion (roughly Rs. 2,000 crores). Even though there was no ... Read More »