mobile phones

  • China’s Oppo Sold 50M Smartphones In 2015

    China’s Oppo Sold 50M Smartphones In 2015

    In the game of thrones that is the Android OEM space, Chinese smartphone maker Oppo’s star is rising. It said today it sold 50 million smartphones in the full year 2015 — a growth rate of 67 per cent, year over year. Read More

  • The Repeat Political Madness Of Never-Ending Crypto Wars

    The Repeat Political Madness Of Never-Ending Crypto Wars

    What is it with politicians and encryption? There are now two bills in different U.S. states, one in California and one in New York, proposing that smartphones sold in the state must be able to be decrypted on demand by either their manufacturer or OS provider. Read More

  • With $4.3 Million PayJoy Is Ensuring Smartphones Land In The Hands Of The Next 2 Billion

    With $4.3 Million PayJoy Is Ensuring Smartphones Land In The Hands Of The Next 2 Billion

    With Project Loon and Internet.org Companies like Google and Facebook are spending hundreds of millions of dollars each to ensure that everyone on the planet has access to the internet, but with a modest $4.3 million in equity and debt the new startup PayJoy is solving an equally important problem — getting actual smartphones into those people’s hands. Co-founded by Mark Heynen… Read More

  • HUDWAY Gets Your Eyes Off Your Smartphone And Back On The Road While Driving

    HUDWAY Gets Your Eyes Off Your Smartphone And Back On The Road While Driving

    HUDWAY is a piece of glass that turns any smartphone into a heads-up display on the front of your car. The device beams information from your phone to a thin layer of curved glass mounted to the front of any dashboard for turn-by-turn navigation and phone messages. We hear of the poor fool who lost their life because they were texting or looking at their phone while driving all the time. Read More

  • The OnePlus 2 Returns With Another Indie Phone Powerhouse

    The OnePlus 2 Returns With Another Indie Phone Powerhouse

    If you’ve been out of the Android game for a while you’d be hard-pressed to understand why people love OnePlus so much. These phones, conceived by the folks who initially launched Oppo, are aimed at the Android connoisseur, if such a person exists, and they have a rabid fanbase of folks who clamor for units with every launch. It’s hard to find them, you’ll probably… Read More

  • Sony Mobile Gets Into The Drone Business

    Sony Mobile Gets Into The Drone Business

    Sony is looking to drones to find new business opportunities. Specifically Sony Mobile, the division of Sony responsible for mobile phones, telecommunication and small imaging sensors, founded the company along with Tokyo startup ZMP Inc. But don’t expect to buy a Sony drone anytime soon. These drones are not for the general consumer. Called Aerosense, this new company will open new doors… Read More

  • Xiaomi To Sell Products In US And Europe Starting June 1st

    Xiaomi To Sell Products In US And Europe Starting June 1st

    Mi.com will soon sell Xiaomi products and accessories in the US and, UK, France and Germany. This comes after last week’s short soft launch of the online store. However, like before, the firm is not selling its mobile phones or tablets in these regions yet. Starting on June 1st Mi.com will offer the Mi Band activity tracker, Mi Headphones and Mi Power Bank — all decent products sold… Read More

  • As Acquisition Rumors Swirl, Free Mobile Service FreedomPop Goes Live In The UK

    As Acquisition Rumors Swirl, Free Mobile Service FreedomPop Goes Live In The UK

    FreedomPop, the mobile carrier that gives away mobile, data and text services and upsells users on other services, is today announcing its first international launch outside of the U.S. The company is opening up for business in the UK as a SIM-only service — meaning no phones, initially, just the cards that you put into a phone that you bring to the network. The free service will… Read More

  • Google To Test Mobile-Optimized Web Pages In Indonesia

    Google To Test Mobile-Optimized Web Pages In Indonesia

    Google announced today that it will begin running tests of a new way to deliver search results to mobile users with slow connections. The company’s pilot trials will initially take place in Indonesia, a country where the Internet is playing a greater role in people’s lives – especially among younger users – but is still plagued by slow mobile connection speeds… Read More

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