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Huawei is Now the Second Largest Smartphone Brand in the World

Huawei has slowly been growing as a smartphone company over the years and lately they have really started to get serious about things. The company branched out a sub-brand with Honor, has been working with wireless carriers in the United States, and continues to focus on their own in-house SoC from the fabless semiconductor company HiSilicon....

Vic Gundotra (Ex-Google VP): If You Care About Great Photography, You Own an iPhone

The name Vic Gundotra if pretty well known within the Android community as he used to lead Google's mobile division when he worked for them. He's likely more known for his contributions to services like Google+ though, but his work also touched other areas within the company. He is credited for a lot of the...

Huawei Abandons the Low-End Segment, Aims to Compete Directly Against Apple

Huawei has continuously grown as a smartphone company to become the number 3 OEM in the world. They recently overtook OPPO in China during the first quarter of this year when they shipped one fifth of the country’s overall sales (by shipping 20.8 million smartphones). Their revenue growth did slow during the first half of the...

Report: Google and Samsung Help Increase Mobile Game Monetization Stats for Android

We've seen it time and time again, a brand new and highly anticipated mobile game gets announced and then millions of Android fans are let down when they learn it will be released on iOS first. Sometimes this may be due to a paid exclusive launch from Apple themselves, but a lot of the time...

CCIA Asks the ITC to Reject Qualcomm’s Request to Block iPhone Imports

Qualcomm has been dealing with legal battle after legal battle these last few years over the company's business practices. Most have dealt with the way they handle patent licenses and the ones happening lately focus on how they're reportedly violating antitrust laws in various countries around the world. The company has had a lawsuit filed...

Qualcomm Files Patent Infringement Complaints Against Apple with the ITC and US Federal Court

The legal tussles between Apple and Qualcomm expand into newer territories, as Qualcomm has now filed patent infringement complaint against Apple with the US International Trade Commission to ban the import of infringing Apple products, and with the US District Court for the Southern District of California seeking damages and injunctive relief. In its ITC complaint,...

Imagination Technologies Up For Sale After Apple’s Breakdown

The future of Imagination Technologies has become uncertain after Apple's declaration on April 3. The iPhone maker had informed their long-time GPU partner that they will be winding down their use of Imagination’s Intellectual Property and designs. After considering a few different options, the U.K. based chipmaker put itself up for sale after seeing a...

Apple Says Qualcomm’s Chip Licenses are Invalid, Qualcomm Responds

Many people know of Qualcomm because of how popular their Snapdragon SoCs are among Android smartphones these days. While their chips are a solid source of income for the company, they actually make a lot of their profits from patent royalties and modem licenses. However, the way that Qualcomm licenses their patents has gotten them in...

Analysts: OEMs Are Worried About Memory Chip Shortages Due to the iPhone 8

There are only so many companies out there who make memory chips for smartphones and desktop PCs. As smartphones have become more popular over the years, it's actually caused a supply strain on certain companies as the prices have slowly risen to meet demand. Since it's not easy to build a factory and start manufacturing...

Yes, the OnePlus 5 looks like an iPhone, but for Good Reasons

From the moment the first leaks started to pour out about the new OnePlus 5, its design was one of the closest guarded secrets. While it was likely that the 5 would feature a dual camera setup, the question is what sort of setup it would feature. Vertically mounted in the existing OP3 body or horizontally...

Google Hires Key Apple Chip Architect to Build Custom Chips for Future Pixel Devices

Google is serious about its Pixel flagships, and what better way to let everyone know than hiring the key chip architect away from one of your biggest competitors? Google is doing exactly that with the recent hiring of now ex-Apple employee, Manu Gulati, as reported by Variety.com. Mr. Manu Gulati is known for spearheading Apple's own...

Huawei Claims it Surpassed Apple In Global Smartphone Shipments in Late 2016

Competition within the smartphone market is always getting more interesting, with shifts and turns in sales and dominance at every corner. Huawei now claims it beat Apple in smartphone shipment in late 2016, The Economic Times reports. Huawei India Director of Product Centre Allen Wang said that the company overtook Apple in global sales volume...