HTC Hima might be One M9
Published in Mobiles
25 December 2014


Snapdragon 810 and 5-inch screen

I still remember the 4.3-inch HTC HD2 and the fact that everyone around me was calling this phone insanely big.

ITC gets involved in Samsung-Nvidia dispute
Published in News
25 December 2014


Investigating patent infringement claims

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) is investigating complaints filed by Samsung against Nvidia. 

LG G3 getting Lollipop Android 5.0 in Europe
Published in Mobiles
24 December 2014


Makes the phone much snappier

Poland was the first country to get the Android 5.0 for the LG G3 in the world, followed by LG’s native Korea and now it looks like Austrians are next in line. Our LG G3 got the Android 5.0 update yesterday and we heard that some people got the update last week.

Shield Tablet gets Android 5.0.1 update
Published in Notebooks
24 December 2014


Tablet software upgrade 2.1

Nvidia definitely wants to keep its supporters at its toes. Nvidia Shield tablet is the only tablet outside the Nexus series to get Android 5.0 and guess what, Nvidia just announced 5.0.1 as well.

Samsung starts manufacturing LPDDR4 4GB
Published in Memory
24 December 2014


64-bit phones watch out

Samsung has started mass producing LPDDR4 memory and is hoping to sell the chips for 2015 high-end phones. These are 20nm memory chips and LPDDR4 will be supported by some SoCs.

US Government official sues journalists over Snowden
Published in News
24 December 2014


Free speech helps "foreign enemies"

A US government official has decided to sue the makers of an Oscar-contending documentary about Edward Snowden. 

Huawei cashes in on Xiaomi’s business model
Published in News
24 December 2014


Cheap is the way forward

Huawei has taken sales of its low-price Honor brand of smartphones to 20 million from 1 million in just one year by using the online-only strategy it copied from smaller upstart Xiaomi. 

GT will sell sapphire furnaces
Published in News
24 December 2014


Will give money to Apple

GT Advanced Technologies is flogging its sapphire furnaces and will pay former partner, Apple a portion of the cash it gets from the sale. The furnaces were installed to make sapphire glass for Apple, which loaned GT Advanced $439 million for the project.

Minor security error responsible for JP Morgan breach
Published in News
24 December 2014


Two step security overlooked

It is starting to look like a minor network security error was responsible for the huge JP Morgan breach this year.

MediaTek LTE shipments going up
Published in Processors
24 December 2014


30-40m units this year

MediaTek is expected to end the year on a high note, having shipped between 30 and 40 million LTE enabled smartphone chips.