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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...

ACSI Rates Smartphone Customer Satisfaction: iPhone SE at the Top, Followed by Galaxy S6 Edge+

The American Customer Satisfaction Index is an economic indicator that measures the satisfaction of consumers across the US economy. This is done through survey interviews of random customers based in the US, asking them to evaluate their recent experiences with various products. The survey data is then used as input to ACSI's cause-and-effect econometric model, which estimates...

OPPO’s R9s Outsells Samsung Smartphones in Q1 2017

While Android is the king of the mobile operating systems, Apple iPhone 7 was still the best selling individual smartphone of the first quarter of 2017. This is according to research performed by Strategy Analytics. Apple occupies the two top positions in the ranking with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.  But what's most surprising...

Analyst: Apple Could Announce a Siri-Based Smart Speaker at WWDC

Virtual personal assistants are everywhere these days. Google Now was Google's way of developing a predictive personal assistant so that you wouldn't have to keep digging through your e-mails for reminders, set up RSS feeds, or search through Google Maps for traffic on your daily commute. This proved to be much more useful than Apple's...

BMW Doesn’t Plan to Offer Android Auto in Their Cars

Last year, it was announced that BMW would give their customers the option to pay $300 for an upgrade to Apple CarPlay in their automobiles. This upgrade path was said to be available for most models and would be available later in the year. This is nice for those customers tied to the Apple ecosystem,...

Analyzing the SoC Market and the Relative Standing of Each Processor

In the ever-changing landscape of mobile technology, many processors have risen and fallen. From the birth of HiSilicons’s lauded Kirin series, to the coming of age of Samsung’s Exynos chips, and even the death of Texas Instruments’ OMAP chipsets, we’ve watched in excitement, horror, and – yes – sometimes even disgust, as our hopes and...