Nothing is worse than your phone, tablet, smartwatch, or any other mobile device dying. It prevents you from doing important things like tweeting, taking selfies, and playing Flappy Bird. Why not reclaim your right to power your rotation of hardware with chargers from Tronsmart? The accessories maker is currently hosting a Black Friday promotion on Amazon where you can choose among seven chargers that all support Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology.
Earlier this month reports surfaced that some chip design firms had orders in the works from unspecified Asian based manufacturers, prompting speculation that Sony or LG may be working on their own in-house chips to use in smartphones. Yesterday, industry sources reported that LG is moving to “pilot production” of a new ARM-based, 64-bit octa-core processor called the Nuclun 2 in conjunction with Intel and TSMC. Read more
Smartphone cameras have been rapidly improving over the past few years, and just in the previous few months we’ve seen some OEMs try to tackle the issue of low-light photos on their devices. Dealing with poor lighting has always been something smartphone cameras have struggled with, but thanks to some new hardware from partners like Qualcomm, it’s improving dramatically every year. Read more
LG has been steadily improving its position in the mobile device market thanks to a string of successful smartphone launches over the past couple years. Meanwhile, Sony, while producing devices that tend to be well received, struggles to translate that into sales success. Although they seem to be on divergent paths, the two companies have something in common – they are both mentioned in rumors of a move by smartphone manufacturers to transition to in-house production of processors used in their devices. Read more
A new leak has claimed that Xiaomi’s new flagship phone – the Mi5 – will feature a MediaTek processor instead of the Snapdragon one, which was earlier rumored to power the device. A few weeks ago, we even saw the Mi5 benchmarked on the GeekBench database with the Snapdragon 820 SoC onboard.
Having been known to manufacture processors for budget and mid-range devices, MediaTek is finally gearing up to make its presence felt among high-end segment too. Rumor has it that the company is already set to announce the successor to the world’s first deca-core chipset, the X20, which is yet to hit the market.
Earlier today it was revealed that Samsung has commenced mass production of their new Exynos 8890 chipset. Now we also have Qualcomm officially announcing their highly anticipated Snapdragon 820 chipset. The Snapdragon 820 is expected to bring several improvements in chip performance to the smartphone market when it starts reaching consumers in devices next year and for Qualcomm, will hopefully put the whole Snapdragon 810 overheating issue behind them. Read more
We’re all eagerly awaiting Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820, and hoping that it doesn’t have the same heating issues that plagued the Snapdragon 810. A new rumor circulating is adding to the hype train, claiming that the upcoming 820 will be 50% than Samsung’s current flagship Exynos chip. Read more
Taking your music everywhere and controlling it from any device is quite the treat, but not every platform allows you to do so. doubleTwist’s CloudPlayer now works across Google’s software for phones, tablets, smartwatches, and vehicles. CloudPlayer’s latest update gives Android Auto and Android Wear users control of their library from respective devices.
Amazon is running a deal on a Qualcomm-certified Aukey Quick Charge 2.0 car adapter for just $5.99. The sale price sits at $12.99, but a coupon will bring it down to the aforementioned $5.99.