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Apple smartphones affected by 'Error 53' spark controversy

Toronto Star - ‎21 hours ago‎
Fewer said that Apple is employing a remarkably aggressive tactic for such an expensive device - and one that consumers are not aware of when buying the smartphone. “It seems to me the entire third-party device servicing industry is the likeliest ...
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Qualcomm's new chips target low-cost smartphones with premium features

Computerworld - ‎12 hours ago‎
Low-cost smartphones could be packed with premium features thanks to Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 425, 435 and 625 mobile chips.
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Honor 5X Review: Can Huawei's Budget Smartphone Really Help It Crack US Market?

International Business Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
The world's third biggest smartphone maker, Chinese company Huawei, saw huge growth in 2015 but it remains practically a nonentity in the U.S.
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Lava A88, A71, and X11 Budget 4G Smartphones Launched in India

NDTV - ‎10 hours ago‎
Lava on Thursday launched three new budget 4G smartphones in India, the Lava A88, A71, and X11. While the A71 is already available in the market at Rs.
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Smartphones sound the death knell for cameras

Times of India - ‎19 hours ago‎
Highschooler Nao Noguchi is a perfect illustration of why Japanese camera sales have plunged in the past few years -- she uses her smartphone for everything and cannot understand why anyone would bother with a separate device for photos. "It is easy to ...
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6.2 billion – the number of smartphones & tablets on the planet by 2020, says App Annie

9 to 5 Google - ‎11 hours ago‎
Data from App Annie suggests that the total number of smartphones and tablets on the planet will hit 6.2 billion by 2020 - up from 2.6B today.
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House bill would prevent patchwork of state laws banning smartphone encryption

Computerworld - ‎13 hours ago‎
Four bipartisan members of Congress introduced legislation this week to preempt a potential patchwork of state and local government laws banning encryption on smartphones. The measure, called the ENCRYPT (Ensuring National Constitutional Rights for ...
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The disappearing act: HTC smartphones removed from Canadian carrier shelves

MobileSyrup.com - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Standing on the top floor of Rockefeller Center, overlooking Central Park to the north, HTC's quiet demonstration of power was pure confidence.
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This New Tech Could Power Smartphones for a Week

Fortune - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
On Monday, the British company announced a new, mysterious partnership with what it describes as an “emerging” smartphone manufacturer (as in, likely not Apple or Samsung) to bring hydrogen fuel cell technology to mobile devices. That could mean ...
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Microsoft To Preinstall Their Apps On Acer's Smartphones And Tablets

Ubergizmo - ‎15 hours ago‎
microsoft logo If you were thinking of getting yourself an Acer smartphone or tablet in the second half of 2016, you might be interested to learn that in a new partnership struck between both companies, Microsoft will bundle their mobile productivity ...
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America is lending smartphones to immigrants caught at the border

Los Angeles Times - ‎14 hours ago‎
A federal government contractor is issuing smartphones to immigrant families released from two massive Texas detention centers as a way to ensure that they are able to contact case managers and reach their U.S.

Biometric Smartphones Are Officially "Mainstream". More Than 200 Models Have Been Introduced Since 2013

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎3 hours ago‎
DENVER, Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to new research from Acuity Market Intelligence, biometric smartphones are officially mainstream. More than 200 fingerprint, iris, and eye-vein biometric smartphones have been introduced ...

These New Smartphones Will Have Screens That Are Always On

Entrepreneur - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Smartphone maker LG's soon-to-be-released G5 will introduce an "Always ON" display feature, in which the time, date and notifications will remain visible on a darkened screen, according to Android Authority.
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How Smartphones Are Killing Off the Fashion Show

New York Times - ‎16 hours ago‎
The first big show of New York Fashion Week will not take place in a traditional space. It is not even on the traditional schedule, which lists roughly 150 shows stretching from Thursday morning to next Thursday night.
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Don't snatch smartphones from students during exams: Expert

Times of India - ‎18 hours ago‎
DUBAI: Smartphones should not be taken away from students during examinations as it amount to "torture", an Indian-origin professor has said.

House no longer a priority, millennials invest in smartphones, cars

Economic Times - ‎12 hours ago‎
NEW YORK: More and more millennials (those born after 1980) are in no hurry to own a place to call it home and will buy smartphones and cars first when gainfully employed, an interesting study has revealed. The perception is that millennials are the ...
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This Smartphone's Packaging Turns Into a VR Headset

Gizmodo - ‎20 hours ago‎
Alcatel has been synonymous with cheap and somewhat cheerful Android phones for years now, but its latest play could be surprisingly interesting: not only does the handset sound good, but even the box it comes in could be useful.

Hassidic leaders step up battle against smartphones and WhatsApp

Jerusalem Post Israel News - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Rules have been issued allowing a rabbinical committee for communications to evaluate individual requests to use a smartphone equipped with filtering software. A rabbi must sign a request form detailing what the device is needed for before a rabbinical ...
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Galaxy S7 Leaks The Late Arrival Of Another Smartphone Innovation

Forbes - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Ahead of this month's reveal of the Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge, Samsung has trademarked the phrase 'Always on Display.' It's a curious approach because the ability to have information constantly showing on an AMOLED screen has been harnessed by ...
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Apple supplier ARM gears up for driverless cars

CNBC - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
We look at the future of that and see the potential for a hundred times growth in computing power in cars which is pretty similar to what we've seen over the past five years in smartphones," Segars said. "In terms of the market that we can address in ...
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