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Smartphone Growth to Slow Significantly in Coming Years Smartphone Growth to Slow Significantly in Coming Years

Since the debut of the first iPhone the smartphone market has been bursting with growth. The entire mobile device industry has grown at an astonishing rate, a trend which looks to continue in the coming years as wearable devices become …

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 Is The World’s First 64-Bit Octa-Core Chipset Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 Is The World’s First 64-Bit Octa-Core Chipset

Apple made headlines last year by introducing the first 64-bit mobile chipset in the iPhone 5S and iPad Air. The company said the move to 64-bit would allow for better performance while retaining backwards compatibility with 32-bit apps. Android device …

Thermometers for Smartphones are Here

If you’ve ever been in the throes and wondered if it was just a thing or if you actually had a fever, you might have checked your phone’s app store to see if there was a thermometer handy to quell …

Samsung Teases The Galaxy S 5 Ahead Of Reveal Samsung Teases The Galaxy S 5 Ahead Of Reveal

We all know that Samsung will be unveiling the Galaxy S 5 on Monday. Samsung knows that we know, and has been hyping up the device without actually sharing real information on it. The latest tease is a continuation of …

T-Mobile’s Jump Being Changed For The Better [Report] T-Mobile’s Jump Being Changed For The Better [Report]

In its quest to shake up the mobile industry, T-Mobile revealed Jump last year as a way to allow consumers to upgrade their devices twice a year. It also instigated a six month waiting period between signing up and being …

LG Announces The G Pro 2, Will Be Shown At MWC LG Announces The G Pro 2, Will Be Shown At MWC

Last year, LG introduced the world to the G Pro – a smartphone that attempted to take on the Galaxy Note. Now LG is back with a successor featuring improved hardware, software, and some silly additions from the LG G2. …

Smartphones Outsold Feature Phones Last Year Smartphones Outsold Feature Phones Last Year

Though feature phones have passed out of style in western markets, the low-cost devices are still very popular in many parts of the world. Even that is set to change in the near future, however, as consumers in emerging markets …

SanDisk Makes Mobile Data Management More Convenient SanDisk Makes Mobile Data Management More Convenient

Generally speaking, nobody is ever going to say it’s hard to move content between a smartphone and a PC. Every mobile device comes with a USB cable that can be plugged into your PC for easy transfer. While it may …

Samsung Teases Galaxy S 5 Features Ahead Of MWC Samsung Teases Galaxy S 5 Features Ahead Of MWC

Samsung has traditionally showcased its latest Galaxy S smartphones at its own events instead of revealing them at industry events like Mobile World Congress. If a teaser from the company is any indication, that may be changing this year. This …

Mobile Video Viewing Continues to Grow Mobile Video Viewing Continues to Grow

With an increased focus on streaming media boxes, all-in-one entertainment devices, and smart TVs, tech manufacturers are now more focused on dominating the living room than ever before. The war may already have been lost, however, as it now appears …

HTC One-Two Punch: Bigger,Faster…More Everything

The “Quietly Brillant” brand has been steadily growing in popularity, providing some of the first large screen smartphones along with its unique technology. HTC’s One has sealed the deal to make it one of the top phones of last year, …

HTC One Successor Leaked Via Twitter [Rumor] HTC One Successor Leaked Via Twitter [Rumor]

The HTC One was one of the best reviewed phones of 2013, but it wasn’t anywhere near the best selling. Regardless, HTC will be back at it again in 2014 with a successor codenamed M8. We don’t know much about …

Millions of Ultra HD Smartphones Coming Next Year Millions of Ultra HD Smartphones Coming Next Year

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was filled with Ultra HD TV sets, some even reaching what manufacturers are calling “8K” resolutions. While the ultra HD market will be focused on TV displays for some time, the falling cost of …

Introduce Your Child To The Surveillance State With The FiLIP Smart Watch Introduce Your Child To The Surveillance State With The FiLIP Smart Watch

Kids just love to scamper off into the nether when their parents aren’t looking. Previously, the only way to prevent this was to either actually educate your children or slap a leash on them. Disturbingly, too many parents often choose …

BlackBerry U.S. Market Share Dropped to Zero in Q4 BlackBerry U.S. Market Share Dropped to Zero in Q4

One year on from a name change and the launch of its BlackBerry 10 smartphone platform, BlackBerry has now all but disappeared from the high-end mobile market. Market research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) this week released its estimates …

Google-less Android Smartphone Segment Growing Google-less Android Smartphone Segment Growing

The openness of Google’s Android platform has been both a blessing and a curse for the mobile industry. The software is free for manufacturers to use, allowing them to focus on hardware while decreasing development costs for mobile device software. …

New Nokia Phones Rumored For Mobile World Congress New Nokia Phones Rumored For Mobile World Congress

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was filled with a wide array of tablet, smartphone, and TV announcements and reveals. Manufacturers will get a second world stage to debut products at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, and it …

Smartphone Shipments Hit 1 Billion in 2013 Smartphone Shipments Hit 1 Billion in 2013

Though the tablet market grew at a stunning pace last year, the smartphone market is still finding new customers and growing at a steady pace. Market research firm IDC has released a new report estimating that global smartphone shipments hit …

Google Continues To Improve Crawling Capabilities For Smartphone Content Google Continues To Improve Crawling Capabilities For Smartphone Content

Throughout 2013 and into 2014, Google has been making various improvements to the way it handles website content on mobile devices. That continues this week with the announcement of a new user-agent for crawling smartphone content. Google says it’s retiring …

LG To Unveil G Pro 2 At MWC 2014 [Report] LG To Unveil G Pro 2 At MWC 2014 [Report]

In 2013, LG released two flagship mobile devices – the G2 and Nexus 5. While we’re not likely to see a G2 or new Nexus 5 anytime soon, the company will reportedly be unveiling a new high-end smartphone at next …

Samsung, Apple Bought 17% of Semiconductors in 2013 Samsung, Apple Bought 17% of Semiconductors in 2013

While Apple remains the top brand for the premium smartphone market, Samsung has managed to top global market share for the entire smartphone market with its large selection of differently-priced devices. These facts map almost directly to the semiconductor market, …