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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...

Huawei Sold 30% More Phones in 2016, But Made Less Profit Compared to 2015

The global smartphone market is not growing at the rates at which it once used to. Signs of stagnation and even decline are present in several once-prolific markets, forcing smartphone makers to look for new avenues to make profits and keep themselves afloat. Even in such periods of stagnation, China's Huawei recorded a nearly 30% growth...

IDC Report States Apple Shipped More Phones in Q4 2016 Than Samsung

The International Data Corporation (IDC) is a highly respected research company that uses often publishes studies on the smartphone market. A new report has just been published by the IDC that highlights the smartphone shipment numbers for the fourth quarter of 2016, and there have been some interesting changes to highlight. For many of the past quarters, Samsung...

Qualcomm Shares Opinion on the Recent Apple Lawsuit: “Apple’s Claims are Baseless”

Qualcomm has been under some fire all around the world recently due to their business practices. Thanks to an anti-monopoly investigation, Qualcomm agreed to pay China over $900 million towards the end of 2015. They were also accused of violating antitrust rules within Europe that same year. >We saw Qualcomm agree to pay a $7.5 million fine to settle...

U.S. Supreme Court Sides with Samsung Over Apple in Latest Appeal

There are multiple lawsuit cases going back and forth between Samsung and Apple right now. At the end of last month, we learned that Samsung was denied an appeal against Apple in regards to their slide-to-unlock, quick links and auto-correct patents. On this case, Samsung can either pay the $119.6 million, or attempt to take it to...

U.S. Supreme Court to Begin Reviewing Samsung & Apple’s Design Patent Disputes

Starting today, the top court in the United States will start hearing arguments from both Apple and Samsung over design patent allegations. This case has been going on for years and has seen appeal after appeal to get us to where we are this week. Interestingly enough, this is the first design patent case that the...

MechDome is a Developer Tool that Automatically Converts Android Apps into iOS and OSX Apps

Cross-platform development has presented a major challenge for most independent developers for many years. Quite often, it's simply too much of an time and resource investment to learn a new programming language in order to port your app over to another platform. For years, this fact of resource allocation is what has pushed many developers to...

The Note 7 Recall & iPhone Missteps Give Fertile Ground to Pixel Phones, Android OEMs

The last week has not been easy on Apple and Samsung: the two largest smartphone companies have been under fire from their respective camps, with Samsung in particular currently facing a recall of unprecedented magnitude. The iPhone 7 is actually a solid-looking phone with hardware advancements that should put competitors on edge, but the internet hasn’t...

A Widening Gap: The A10 Fusion Puts a Chokehold on Qualcomm’s Prospects

Yesterday, Apple announced their latest chipset, debuting on the iPhone 7. This new A10 “Fusion” (not to be confused with AMD’s processor) chipset brings a few new things to the table, but most importantly, showcases once more the uncompromising lead on performance that slowly suffocates Qualcomm. John Poole, CEO of Primate Labs and creator of Geekbench,...

An iOS Confession from an Android Lover

I’m just going to go ahead and say it. iOS devices are not bad. To be honest, as a huge Android fan, it’s something of a secret I’ve carried for the past few years. I had an iPhone 4S after recoiling from the utterly horrible experience that was the Xperia X10 Mini. I’d be back...

What Encryption Means For WhatsApp And Its 1 Billion Users

Some days ago, WhatsApp introduced the long awaited end-to-end encryption to all users. We heard the process has been going on for a while now , with Android-to-Android messages encrypted; now the encryption feature has reached almost every WhatsApp user out there, regardless of their mobile platform though one has to be running the latest version of...