Samsung, HTC storm smartphone strongholds

The smartphone wars are heating up and now we are hearing that Samsung and HTC flagship Android phones are flying off the shelves, leaving the competition in a cloud of dust.

HTC management gets shaken up

It is no secret that HTC is trying to reinvent itself and transform its somewhat geeky brand image. It's off to a good start, as its flagship HTC One handset is getting very positive reviews and giving Samsung’s Galaxy S4 a run for its money, but all is not going well.

AMD lags behind Samsung, Qualcomm

AMD has fallen behind rivals Qualcomm and Samsung on IC Insights' list of microprocessor vendors.

Samsung beats up Retina displays

Samsung Display has a few new goodies to show off at Display Week, including three displays that make Apple’s Retina panels look rather outdated. 

Water cooled phone hits the world

Smartphone makers are coming up with increasingly gimmicky features and ways to distinguish their Androids from the rest of the pack.

Samsung Galaxy S4 storms into the market

Smartphone juggernaut Samsung has reportedly managed to beat its own sales projections with the Galaxy S4.

Samsung becomes the smartphone chieftain

Smartphone wars are becoming rather predictable. Every quarter sales notch up and every quarter Samsung emerges as the big winner. The last quarter was no exception. However, growth is slowing as the market matures, although there is still plenty of room for growth in emerging markets. 

French to tax smartphones and tablets

The French government is seriously considering a new tax on smartphones and tablets. The one percent tax would be imposed on a range of “internet compatible devices” and it could yield about 86 million euro per year. 

Samsung claims it's on 5G trail

Although many countries around the world have struggled to get 4G widely available, Samsung has claimed it has made a major breakthrough at the core of 5G, the next generation of mobile communications.

Weather forecasting becomes a smartphone affair

Although high resolution screens, elaborate application processors and cameras tend to grab all the smartphone headlines, another change is starting to take shape under the bonnet of our favourite toys.

Unknown chipmaker steals march on Intel, Qualcomm

Chinese chip vendor Allwinner Technologies might have sold more application processors for tablets in 2012 than Intel and Qualcomm put together.

Lenovo takes aim at smartphone market

PC churner Lenovo is getting serious about the smartphone market, so serious in fact that it is planning to sell 60 million smartphones over the next 12 months.

LG bags manufacture of next Nexus device

It looks like LG could be the latest device maker Google is contracting for the next flagship Nexus smartphone.

Samsung chooses Marvell SoC for Galaxy Tab 3

Samsung has reportedly chosen Marvell's SoC to power its upcoming Galaxy Tab 3, rather than an indigenously designed Exynos processor.

Report: Google's Nexus 11 will be an octa-core tablet

What comes after Google's Nexus 7 and 10 tablets? The Nexus 11, of course, which is rumored to feature an 11” Super PLS TFT display, along with an Octa-Core A15 / A7 (Samsung Exynos 5410) SoC, front/back cameras and a 64 GB Micro SD.

Samsung debuts third-gen Galaxy phablet

Samsung has rolled out its third-gen Galaxy Tab, which can best be described as a 7-inch Android phablet available with optional 3G capabilities that can also functions as a phone.

HTC crows over Galaxy S4 reception

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 went on sale last week and it got relatively positive reviews, but many of them have also been pretty tepid.

RAM shortage looms

It is starting to look like the IT industry will face a serious RAM chip shortage.

Apple losing market share to Samsung

Apple continues to lose ground to arch-rival Samsung at an alarming rate.

Samsung gets boost from extra smartphone sales

Growing sales of its smartphones have helped Samsung reach a record quarterly profit.