Brand name tablets are too cheap
Chinese white-box tablet makers seem to be in trouble, as their margins are melting away.
30% cut expected by 2016
Sony is reportedly planning to cut 1,000 jobs in its mobile phone division. The latest round of cuts comes just months after the company announced it was laying off 1,000 people in the same division.
Zen in more ways than one
AMD’s first 14nm processors are codenamed Summit Ridge and they are reportedly based on an all-new architecture dubbed Zen.
Unless you give it to Samsung
LG has dismissed reports claiming that Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 810 flagship SoC is suffering from overheating issues.
Tried it, didn’t like it, will use its own SoC instead
Samsung appears to have ditched Qualcomm for the upcoming Galaxy S flagship. According to Bloomberg, the company will use its own silicon instead.
But sticks to 28nm for much of the year
A MediaTek SoC roadmap has been leaked on a Chinese social network, but we cannot confirm its authenticity at this point. The image was taken down by a number of sources, but GSM Arena managed to save a copy for posterity.
Select journos get hands-on access
Google has released another Project Ara trailer-teaser and for the first time it granted hands-on access to a number of journalists.
4K, Chrome video, VP9 and H.265 tweaks
Intel has a new graphics driver for Haswell and Broadwell parts and it should bring a number of new features and improvements, especially for home theatre users.
Single-digit growth this year
Chipmaker MediaTek expects to see a substantial slowdown in tablet shipments this year. The company expects single-digit growth in 2015 and its most optimistic forecast is 9%.