Samsung is to become another foundry in the Snapdragon race to the top, according to the EETimes in Korea. Qualcomm, the designer of the Snapdragon S4, has been dealing with shortages of its 28nm chips for months, leading to product delays and shortages. In addition to Samsung, United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) will contribute between 20% and
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Microsoft doesn’t see the need to manufacturer its own Windows Phone 8 devices, like it’s decided to do with the carrier-independent tablet market. The company was clearly unhappy with what its hardware partners were doing on the tablet side, so it developed Surface, coming to market later this year with the launch of Windows 8.
Whether you believe Motorola Mobility, now owned by Google, is going to be shown preferential treatment over other OEMs, one thing is certain: the parent certainly has more influence over its child than someone else’s. Which is why I find it interesting that the Motorola Atrix HD, recently announced for AT&T, is the second device
The Galaxy S III may be the newest kid on the block, but site AdvicesMedia takes Samsung’s flagship and outfits it against the iPhone 4S and HTC One X in a series of drop tests to identify whether the new Gorilla Glass 2 is actually as strong as previously claimed. The iPhone 4S and One
Google Now may have been developed specifically for Android 4.1, but the enterprising folks at XDA-Developers have managed to port it over to any AOSP-based ROM — that means any ROM, like CyanogenMOD, that was built not by a manufacturer but from the Android Open Source Project. The procedure is a bit complicated — you
If the rumours turn out to be true, Sony is to release a half-sequel to the Xperia S with a faster processor, much like they did with the Xperia arc and arc s last year. Dubbed the Sony Xperia SL, with a model number LT26ii, the handset may come with a Snapdragon S4 processor, which
If Nokia could do it all over again, would they have chosen Android? When the company partnered with Microsoft to abrogate the fast decline of Symbian in early 2011, did they have the foresight to see how successful Google’s OS would be by mid-2012? That it would be the number one smartphone OS in the
Samsung has announced the Galaxy Chat, a low-cost QWERTY candybar handset with Ice Cream Sandwich. The device will likely never make it to Canada, but we can hold out hope for our low-cost smartphone fans. The device comes with a 3-inch QVGA display (320 x 240) and a 2MP camera around back, but the real
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 was a pretty popular Android tablet last summer, and Samsung has been promising to update it, and a number of other tablets in the same family, to Ice Cream Sandwich for many months now. Though the rollout has only begun in Austria, Samsung says it will be coming to all parts
Steve Kondik, progenitor of CyanogenMOD, speaks about Android, openness and open-source at Google I/O (video)
If you’ve ever been curious to learn more about the man behind Android’s biggest custom ROM, now available on more than 100 devices across multiple manufacturers, then watch the video below. Steve Kondik comes across as a pretty regular guy, but has been raised to almost saintly heights based on the work that surrounds his