smartphones

5gQualcomm and Apple Dismiss All Lawsuits and Have 6 Year License Agreement

Apple will pay Qualcomm license fees that they withheld. They reached a six-year license agreement, effective as of April 1, 2019, including a two-year option to extend, and a multiyear chipset supply agreement.

gadgetSamsung Announces 5G and Foldable Expensive New Phones

Samsung Electronics will launch 5G on the Galaxy S10 5G. It will have much faster streaming and download speeds, powerful mobile hot-spotting and 4K video calling. It will have up to 1 Terabyte of microSD and better cameras. The Galaxy …

5gApple and Samsung Hardest Hit as Smartphone Production Falls But 5G Phones Could Save 2019

Smartphone production in the first quarter of this year is expected to drop 19 percent as China and world markets slow. Credit Suisse indicated that smartphone production forecast for the final three months of 2018 fell 3% quarter-on-quarter to 357 …

chinaHuawei Likely Edged Apple For Number Two in Global Smartphone Sales in 2018

Huawei shipped over 200 million smartphones in 2018. Their top sellers were the P20, Honor 10 and Mate 20 series. In 2017, Huawei shipped 153 million phones. Samsung shipped about 300 million phones. Apple shipped 10 million more phones in …

asiaSoutheast Asian Companies success model is copying from China

Southeast Asian companies are copying business models proven to work in China. A decade ago Chinese companies had success with “Copying to China” what worked elsewhere. Now others have success with “Copy From China”. Chinese companies adopted the business models …

5gChina plans rapid shift from 4G to 5G

China has over 1.1 billion 4G mobile phone subscribers as of August 2018 and should have 1.2 billion by March, 2019. 5G will have twenty times higher peak data rates compared to 4G. 5G will be the connective tissue for …

internetSoftware defined radios are key to satellite direct to future smartphone communication

Nextbigfuture was able to ask Rob Hoyt of Tethers Unlimited how he will be able to use 27 large high low-earth orbit satellites to provide high-speed internet directly to smartphones. The GlobalFi approach will be to put all of the …

militaryFacebook and WhatsApp activated mobs resulting in murders and ethnic violence

Increased social media anti-refugee activity was correlated to increased anti-refugee crime. A research paper “Fanning the Flames of Hate: Social Media and Hate Crime” identifies the link between social media and hate crime in Germany. There is linkage between social …

computersMemristor based equation solver could cut energy used by 100 times for longer lasting smartphones

Up until now small variations in the current passing through a memristor device was not precise enough for numerical calculations. The Nanoelectronics group, University of Michigan, got around this problem by digitizing the current outputs—defining current ranges as specific bit …