Smartphones

Today at Meizu's event in China the company presented their new flagship phone, the MX5. The MX5 is the successor to the MX4 released last year, and while I haven't been able to review that unit yet, I did take an extensive look at its bigger brother, the MX4Pro. The MX5's biggest characteristic is the change in display technology. Meizu has now adopted Samsung's AMOLED screen in place of the traditional LCD technology. This also leads to a change in form-factor as now Meizu had to abandon its 16:10 aspect-ratio for the more conventional 16:9 resolutions. At 1080p and 5.5" diagonal, the screen isn't as high resolution as one might have expected and thus regresses in terms of DPI in comparison to the MX4. This...

ASUS Announces the ZenFone Selfie at Computex

ASUS has been making waves in the industry lately with their powerful but low priced ZenFone 2. ASUS's second generation of ZenFones is another chance for them to break...

4 by Brandon Chester on 6/1/2015

Google and Qualcomm Partner To Make A Project Tango Smartphone

Project Tango is the name of Google's initiative to build smartphones and tablets with cameras and sensors that can be used to track its position in 3D space, and...

10 by Brandon Chester on 5/30/2015

NVIDIA Introduces AndroidWorks For Android Game Developers

Today NVIDIA is expanding their GameWorks developer program to the realm of Android devices. GameWorks encompasses a range of NVIDIA technologies and tools like PhysX, VisualFX, OptiX, and the...

23 by Brandon Chester on 5/29/2015

A Look At The Changes In The Android M Preview

Today during Google I/O 2015's opening keynote Google announced the latest release of their Android operating system. The new version of Android is using the code name Android M...

84 by Brandon Chester on 5/29/2015

Avago Acquires Broadcom Corporation For $37 Billion

Today Avago Technologies announced their acquisition of Broadcom for 17 billion dollars in cash and 20 billion dollars worth of Avago shares. This will leave Broadcom shareholders with 32%...

33 by Brandon Chester on 5/28/2015

Google Introduces Google Photos

Today during their I/O 2015 Keynote Google announced Google Photos, a new service that will allow users to easily upload, edit, and share photographs from all of their devices...

28 by Brandon Chester on 5/28/2015

Google Announces Android M At Google I/O 2015

Today Google formally announced the next version of their Android operating system at their Google I/O developer conference. Much like how Android Lollipop was originally previewed under the name...

29 by Brandon Chester on 5/28/2015

The ASUS ZenFone 2 Review

ASUS is not new to the smartphone market. Since the days of Windows Mobile (not the new Windows Mobile) they've been selling smartphones. But when it comes to Android...

139 by Brandon Chester on 5/26/2015

The ASUS ZenFone 2 Preview

ASUS is not new to the smartphone market. Since the days of Windows Mobile (not the new Windows Mobile) they've been selling smartphones. But when it comes to Android...

140 by Brandon Chester on 5/18/2015

Verizon Launches LG Lancet Windows Phone

Today Verizon announced a new smartphone coming to their network, and it is the LG Lancet. LG originally did produce Windows Phone 7 devices, but left the market before...

24 by Brett Howse on 5/14/2015

MediaTek Unveils Helio X20 Tri-Cluster 10-Core SoC

Today MediaTek announces their brand new flagship SoC for smartphones and tablets, the Helio X20. MediaTek continues their Helio SoC branding announced earlier in the year, making the X20...

67 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/12/2015

Rightware's Benchmark Division Acquired By Basemark

Yesterday, Rightware founder Tero Sarkkinen aquired Rightware's benchmarking unit and made it part of his newly founded company, Basemark Ltd. Sarkkinen founded Rightware as well five years ago, making...

0 by Brandon Chester on 5/8/2015

MediaTek and Alcatel OneTouch Launch the POP Astro for T-Mobile USA

Recently a new budget oriented device was launched on T-Mobile USA. It's the Alcatel OneTouch POP Astro. At $149.76 outright, the POP Astro is aimed squarely at buyers who...

5 by Brandon Chester on 5/4/2015

A Quick Look at One M9 RAW Photos

Yesterday, HTC updated their HTC Camera application for devices with HTC Sense. Normally, this isn't worth discussing, but the changelog had an entry for RAW photography mode on the...

42 by Joshua Ho on 5/1/2015

LG Announces the G4: 5.5-inch QHD with Snapdragon 808

In a joint event between London and New York, LG has lifted the veil on the next iteration of its high-end smartphone, the G4. The G3's designs largely borrows...

125 by Ian Cutress & Andrei Frumusanu on 4/28/2015

The LG G4 Day Live Blog (11AM ET Start)

We're in London for LG's launch of the G4. The wifi / my hotspot isn't that good, but the event starts soon. Read as much as we can post!

20 by Ian Cutress on 4/28/2015

Apple Releases FY 2015 Q2 Earnings Results: Strong Growth In China Fuel Large Sales

Today Apple announced their earnings for their second quarter for fiscal year 2015. Once again, iPhone dominated their revenue stream, with 40% more units sold and 55% more revenue...

67 by Brett Howse on 4/27/2015

ARM Reveals Cortex-A72 Architecture Details

​Today in London as part of ARM's TechDay 2015 event we had the pleasure to get a better insight into ARM's new Cortex-A72 CPU. ARM had announced the Cortex-A72...

92 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/23/2015

Google Unveils Project Fi: A Network for the Nexus 6

Today Google officially announced their previously rumored entry into the world of wireless service. This new endeavor is known as Project Fi, and it's exclusive to owners of the...

45 by Brandon Chester on 4/22/2015

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