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Interview: Arm SVP talks about Windows on Arm, competing with Apple, and making more powerful devices

Anyone that knows me knows that if you put me in a room with someone to talk about Windows on Arm, or computing on Arm processors in general, I can talk until the sun goes down. When Arm reached out and asked if I wanted to speak to Paul Williamson, its SVP and General Manager of...

Interview: Realme VP talks fast charging, U.S. availability, and more

At Mobile World Congress this year, Realme announced its newest flagship phone, the Realme GT 2 Pro, along with the GT 2. At the event in Barcelona, on the 14th floor of my hotel with a view overlooking the city, I got a chance to sit down with Mr. Madhav Sheth, Realme VP and Realme...

Hands-on with the Astro Slide 5G: Slider in your hand, Debian in your pocket

In the smartphone world, we pretty much only have two choices of devices when it comes to operating systems -- iPhone and Android. However, Planet Computers has been finding a bit of a niche with past devices such as the Gemini and the Cosmo Communicator. Now it's back again, this time with the Astro Slide...

Interview: POCO Global weighs up debloating MIUI for budget devices

At this year's MWC, POCO unveiled both the POCO X4 Pro and the POCO M4 Pro. For a starting price of €299, the POCO X4 Pro is an incredible deal. It features a 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 1200 nits of peak brightness, Qualcomm’s 5G-capable Snapdragon 695 SoC, a 108MP f/1.9 main camera, and up...

Hands-on with the Honor Magic V: Honor’s first foldable phone

Honor unveiled the Honor Magic V at a Chinese launch event in January 2022, its first foray into the foldable smartphone market. It's a Chinese exclusive with no international launch date in sight, but it packs high-end specifications in one folding package. It's a similar form-factor to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, though slightly...

These are the best of the best products at MWC 2022!

The Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona is usually the most happening smartphone event of the year. But, over the last two years, things haven't been as busy. Thankfully, this year's event was much better than anticipated as we are back to doing a physical trade show. Many OEMs took to the show floor...

HTC plans new high-end smartphone for April with ‘metaverse’ features

HTC sold most of its smartphone manufacturing business to Google in 2018, but the company hasn't entirely retreated from the market. The Desire 21 Pro 5G was released a little over a year ago as a mid-range phone (pictured above), and now the company apparently wants to make another flagship phone. HTC told DigiTimes at MWC...

Google, Meta, Apple, others target Russia following Ukraine invasion

The Russian Federation started an attack against the nation of Ukraine on Thursday, with the publicly-stated goal of demilitarizing Ukraine and preventing it from joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and other international defense and economic organizations. The attack has been harshly criticized by many governments, companies, and individuals around the world, and the...

The OnePlus 10 Pro is launching globally next month with OxygenOS 12.1, not Unified OS [Update]

Right on the heels of MWC 2022, OnePlus has a few updates to share on its business. These relate to the wider global launch of the OnePlus 10 Pro, its new plans for OxygenOS, its new retail model pilot in India, and the expansion of its product focus. OxygenOS 13 The biggest announcement from OnePlus comes in...

Oppo is testing 240W wired fast charging, because why not

Fast charging has come a long way in just a few short years. It wasn't too long ago that 45W wired charging in a smartphone seemed impressive, and now some phones (like the iQOO 9 Pro) are reaching 120W charging or higher. Oppo announced on Monday that it is now testing 240W charging, though it's...

OPPO announces new 150W SuperVOOC fast charging tech, will soon debut on a OnePlus phone

Fast charging technology has improved by leaps and bounds in recent years. Early smartphones were content with 5-18W of "fast charging", but these days, we're used to seeing smartphones with 120W charging reach consumers. Companies continue to innovate, and we'll be seeing more OEMs pushing the boundaries of smartphone fast charging tech this year. At...

Honor unveils a new smartwatch and TWS earbuds alongside the Magic 4 series

At the ongoing MWC trade show in Barcelona, Honor has unveiled its latest flagship smartphones -- the Honor Magic 4 and Honor Magic 4 Pro. Along with the devices, Honor has also showcased the new Honor Watch GS 3 and the Honor Earbuds 3 Pro at the event. We've already shared all details about the...