Wednesday, 20 March 2019

The Galaxy S10 has helped Samsung triple its market share in China

The Galaxy S10 has helped Samsung triple its market share in China
Samsung has been the number one smartphone manufacturer for years. It dominates key markets such as North America and Europe, while also remaining a strong player across Asia. In China, though, the situation is pretty different. 

Despite the company’s best efforts, over the past few years Samsung has seen its market share drop to a measly 1%. But thanks to the recent release of the Galaxy S10 lineup, things seem to be improving.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 has accelerated growth in China
According to reliable industry insider Ice Universe, Samsung’s market share in China has ...

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House schedules vote on legislation to "Save The Net" for early next month

House schedules vote on legislation to "Save The Net" for early next month
Net neutrality, the Obama-era rules that prevent ISPs and wireless carriers from providing some streaming content a "fast lane," was wiped off the books last year by the Trump-era FCC. You might know the story by now; with polls showing that the majority of Americans support net neutrality, several states, including California, have passed legislation to bring back net neutrality. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will eventually rule on a lawsuit filed by 22 state attorneys general and several companies that seeks to overturn the FCC's removal of net neutrality.

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The original iPhone prototype was more motherboard than phone

The original iPhone prototype was more motherboard than phone
The first look at the original iPhone prototype is a fascinating trip into the past and what Apple's research and development team had to deal with in order to make the iPhone a reality. The prototype included plenty of features you would never expect to see in an actual smartphone and they're all on display in newly released photos.

The photos of the iPhone M68 prototype -- obtained by The Verge -- show that Apple's team basically worked with a motherboard that could have a screen attached. There is a slot for an actual display panel on the bottom right of the ...

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Qualcomm's new line of chips will make smart speakers better, more capable than ever

Qualcomm's new line of chips will make smart speakers better, more capable than ever
Qualcomm, manufacturer of the popular Snapdragon chips that power billions of devices, is now aiming to dominate another segment of smart products: speakers and displays with voice assistant support. To do that, the company announced today a new family of chips called the QCD400 Series Smart Audio SoCs.

The new chips are designed specifically for the needs of smart speakers like the Google HomePod and Home mini, Amazon’s Echo lineup and others. That is why Qualcomm has focused on two main aspects: sound reproduction and voice recognition.

The QCS400 line promises “truly superior ...

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YouTube game streaming or new console? Here's how to watch Google live at GDC

YouTube game streaming or new console? Here's how to watch Google live at GDC
Keynote starts at 10AM Pacific/1PM Eastern/5PM GMT/6PM Central European Time

Google is jumping headfirst in the gaming industry, it seems, as it has been teasing its first-time participation in the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. During the keynote, which you can watch streamed live above, ...

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Another day, another official Android Pie update for a modest Nokia phone

Another day, another official Android Pie update for a modest Nokia phone
Fast software updates are not everything, but when it comes to low and mid-end devices like last year's Nokia 2.1 or 2017's original Nokia 6, it's hard to think of a better way to feel appreciated as a user than receiving an early promotion to the newest OS version.

Believe it or not, it's already time for yet another Nokia-branded Android smartphone to embrace stable Android Pie goodies, as announced earlier today on Twitter by Juho Sarvikas, HMD Global's Chief Product Officer. HMD, mind you, is the lesser-known name of the actual company behind Nokia's spectacular resurgence ...

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Leaked Galaxy Fold hands-on video shows everything, display crease included

Leaked Galaxy Fold hands-on video shows everything, display crease included

Even though the Galaxy Fold was introduced at MWC 2019, Samsung is treating its release with quite a bit of caution. At last month’s event, the South Korean giant didn’t allow any interaction with the device and instead locked it away inside a secure glass box.
Access to the premium device will ...

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