Android phones out before the iPhone
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 12:39

Android phones out before the iPhone


Spoilers sweetie


It looks like Android makers are rallying around to dump a spoiler on Apple’s launch of the iPhone 8.

Samsung’s battery factory catches fire
Published in News
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 12:41

Samsung’s battery factory catches fire

 

Cue the jokes

The Tame Apple Press is full of stories claiming that Samsung’s battery factory in Northern China has just caught fire.

Apple and Samsung kicked around in China
Published in News
Tuesday, 07 February 2017 11:18

Apple and Samsung kicked around in China


Local vendors rule supreme


The Chinese smartphone market is growing, but foreign companies like Apple and Samsung are losing ground to local brands.

Samsung’s third-generation SM961 256GB NVMe SSD reviewed
Published in Reviews


48-layer MLC V-NAND delivers more IOPS with low latencies

Last summer, Samsung introduced its first NVMe SSD series based on a new Polaris controller that replaced the UBX controller design from its previous OEM-series SM951 and consumer-oriented 950 Pro SSD lineups, moving ahead with the introduction of 48-layer MLC NAND technology and industry-leading throughput speeds.

IDC charts tablets’ demise
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 03 February 2017 14:15

IDC charts tablets’ demise


From Apple cheerleaders to “realists”

Beancounters at IDC have added up some numbers and divided them by their shoe size and worked out that they really cocked up when they believed Apple’s propaganda that tablets were “game changers”.

Sony’s new Xperia delayed because of Samsung
Published in News
Thursday, 02 February 2017 13:49

Sony’s new Xperia delayed because of Samsung


Can’t show it off at MWC

As we thought, Sony will not be announcing its flagship Xperia smartphone at MWC this month because Samsung appears to be hoarding the chips.

Samsung is number one chip shifter
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 01 February 2017 12:53

Samsung is number one chip shifter


Beats Apple in "total addressable semiconductor" market


Beancounters at Gartner have added up some numbers and divided them by their shoe size and reached the conclusion that Samsung is the world leader of the "total addressable semiconductor" market.

Voice assistants are a priority in smartphone launches
Published in News

This year, several smartphone manufacturers, including Apple, Samsung Electronics, Huawei, LG and Xiaomi are expected to introduce new devices that feature better AI-based assistants in an effort to increase overall market share, according to industry reports.

Samsung called dibs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC
Published in Mobiles


No chip for others

According to the latest report, it appears that Samsung managed to secure an exclusive deal with Qualcomm, scoring the latest and fastest Snapdragon 835 SoC for its upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone, which means that other flagships will have to settle for Snapdragon 821.

AMOLED getting second life in China
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 12:25

AMOLED getting second life in China


Not going away soon


While the big names of smartphones are less interested in AMOLED displays, it appears that the industry will continue to grow.