Qualcomm has made its most dramatic legal move yet in its long-running battle against Apple, by seeking to halt manufacturing of the iPhone in China.
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All of the iPhones Apple plans to produce in 2018 are likely to abandon the Touch ID fingerprint sensor in favor of facial recognition, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told investors in a note sent out this evening.
The modern smart phone era, as kicked off by the launch of the first iPhone 10 years ago, is now mature. At the launch of Google's Pixel 2 phone in San Francisco, CEO Sundar Pichai acknowledged smartphone features were "levelling off" and said it was hard to develop exciting new products based on hardware alone.
Apple may be looking to reduce its reliance on chipmakers Intel and Qualcomm, reportedly working on its own semiconductors for its MacBooks and iPhones.
Google has unveiled measures to help publishers sell more digital subscriptions after concluding that advertising is not enough to sustain large news operations.
Apple is investigating after two iPhone 8 Plus owners shared pictures of the device burst open due to possible battery failure.
The iPhone X is facing production delays due to problems in manufacturing the 3D sensors used for facial recognition, reports say.
Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are coming very soon. They are 2017's last major smartphone releases and the two models are likely to meet very different reactions due to controversial design differences. And now we know a lot more...
Toshiba told its main banks on Monday it has not signed the $18 billion sale of its semiconductor business because Apple, a member of the buyer group, has not agreed on key terms, two people involved in the deal said.
HTC, like Nokia and BlackBerry before it, has become the latest one-time star of the mobile phone world that will now shuffle off the global stage.
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LG Display and Huawei are expected to sign an agreement for the long-term and stable supply of small- and medium-size OLED panels at the top management meeting in Korea on Oct. 3.
Huawei, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi will launch their flagship smartphone models featuring LG Display's OLED panels in 2018.
Dimon called the new digital currency a 'fraud' and that it wasn't 'a real thing'.
Details of new iPhones and other forthcoming Apple devices have been revealed via an apparent leak. Two news sites were given access to an as-yet-unreleased version of the iOS operation system. The code refers to an iPhone X in addition to two new iPhone 8 handsets. It also details facial recognition tech that acts both as an ID system and maps users' expressions onto emojis.
A South Korean court on Monday rejected Qualcomm's request to suspend an order by the country's antitrust agency to take corrective action on the way it licenses patents.
Apple and Accenture are partnering to help businesses transform how their people engage with customers through innovative business solutions for iOS. The partnership will take full advantage of the power, simplicity and security of iOS, the leading enterprise mobility platform, and Accenture's capabilities as a leader in industry and digital transformation to help companies unlock new revenue streams, increase productivity, improve customer experience and reduce costs.
Over 400 Chinese expats working for Oppo and Vivo in India have returned home after a drop in smartphone sales as anti-Beijing sentiments are rising in the country's large consumer markets. Vivo's chief marketing officer Vivek Zhang also returned home this month, Economic Times reported.
Google has admitted that wide-spread connectivity issues in Japan were the result of a mistake by the tech giant. Web traffic intended for Japanese Internet service providers was being sent to Google instead.
Apple is reportedly holding an event on September 12 to launch the next iPhone, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.
IEEE GLOBECOM 2017 features a 3-day Industry Program designed to provide insight into the fundamental research activities happening in 5G, IoT, LiFi, SDN, autonomous vehicles and cognitive mobile networks.
A court in South Korea has sentenced Samsung's billionaire heir-apparent Lee Jae-yong to five years in prison for corruption.
Google has released the latest version of its Android mobile operating system (OS), which is named after Oreo chocolate biscuits. It adds a new "picture-in-picture" mode that lets some apps run in a small corner of the screen.
Fujitsu is looking to offload its mobile phone operations, becoming the latest casualty of growing competition in the once highly lucrative market, where Japanese players are finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with global giants.
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Samsung Electronics has decided to reduce its reliance on Qualcomm chips for next year's Galaxy S9 in an apparent tit-for-tat against the US chipmaker for making new foundry orders with its Taiwanese rival TSMC only, industry sources said on Aug. 21.
Mobile telecom gear maker Ericsson may lay off around 25,000 employees outside Sweden as part of its savings program, Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet reported on Thursday, citing unidentified sources at the company.
ZTE's smartphone shipments increased by 36% in the second quarter of 2017, and if its growth continues, it might soon overtake LG to become the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the US.
The US International Trade Commission said it will investigate Apple following allegations by Qualcomm that the iPhone maker is violating six of its non-standards-essential patents. The review is the latest move in an escalating legal battle between the world's largest cellular chip vendor and one of its largest customers.
In an internal memo, a male software engineer at Google argued the lack of women in top tech jobs was due to biological differences between men and women.
Unlimiterhear provides Bluetooth solutions that customize music for your ears, provide dynamic volume protection, enhance speech clarity that place frequencies within your core listening range, and allow AI to be accessed on the go.
Wall Street is braced for delays to the launch of the next iPhone, as supply shortages and manufacturing problems threaten to push the smartphone's release later than Apple's usual September debut.
Essential is planning its international foray with launches in the UK, western Europe and Japan, although it has yet to launch its minimalist $699 handset in the US.
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Samsung recently bought ultraviolet lithography machines to make 7nm iPhone processors, The Korea Herald said on Tuesday. Sources claimed that one of Samsung's three co-CEOs, Kwon Oh-hyun, was central to winning the deal, and visited Apple's headquarters in June.
Huawei, which has been one of the main contributors towards standardizing NB-IoT technology (4.5G technology), has developed the first NB-IoT Smart Meter in partnership with JANZ CE and u-blox.
With the launch of Bixby and reports that Samsung is building its own competitor to Amazon's Echo, the consumer electronics giant has now made an acquisition that could help power its next generation of voice-powered services.
Microsoft is to cut "thousands" of jobs worldwide as it attempts to beef up its presence in the cloud computing sector. The technology giant wants to strengthen its cloud computing division but is facing intense competition from rivals such as Amazon and Google.
Shares of Tencent, China's biggest gaming and social media firm by revenue, fell nearly 4% this week up to the close of trade on Tuesday, wiping some US$12 billion off its market value. The stock was up more than 1% on Wednesday, reversing earlier losses.
Nokia is to supply a LTE network in the 700 megahertz spectrum band to the Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group, a diversified broadcasting, media, manufacturing and real estate company. The deployment will transform Shanghai's fast-growing former industrial district of Hongkou through a range of new smart city services, for which Nokia will supply advanced wireless communications based on FDD-LTE technology for smart city and public safety applications.
China Internet giant Tencent has limited the hours that children can play several of its most popular games. It said the measures, restricting gaming depending on the player's age, were "to dispel parents' worries."