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Samsung's PR Slip Caused by Sending Tweet From an iPhone

Bart Swiatek, 14 January 2021, 14:06

Samsung has suffered its first slip-up of 2021. The official Twitter feed of Samsung Mobile US Twitter published a post sent from competitor's device.

iPhone 12 Mini Disappoints Apple

EnVakker, 07 January 2021, 20:35

The latest sales numbers show that out of the four iPhone models released last year, the mini version has fared worst in the US market. It fared tragically, in fact.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Sold Without Charger; First Details Revealed

Paul Musiolik, 28 December 2020, 12:00

Xiaomi follows in Apple's footsteps and removes chargers from the boxes of its flagships. The first device to see this move is Xiaomi Mi 11.

iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max May Finally Get 120Hz Refresh Rate

Szarmancki, 15 December 2020, 16:52

There is a good chance that the displays on Apple smartphones will eventually support a 120Hz refresh rate. This is said to happen with the launch of iPhone 13.

Samsung Mocked Apple; Now It Wants to Sell Smartphones Without Chargers

Bart Swiatek, 08 December 2020, 15:51

A certain Brazilian tech website reports that Samsung intends to sell Galaxy S21 smartphones without chargers - just like Apple. As you may remember, the Koreans had previously mocked the idea.

iPhone Not So Waterproof After All? $12M Fine for Apple in Italy

Bart Swiatek, 01 December 2020, 14:39

The Italian consumer protection authority, AGCM, found that Apple was misleading customers about the waterproofness of its smartphones and imposed a fine of $12 million on the company.

With iOS 15 Apple May End Support for Older Smartphones

Bart Swiatek, 23 November 2020, 12:24

A rumor that appeared on the web suggests that with the release of the fifteenth version of iOS, Apple may plan to discontinue support for older devices.

Huawei Sells Honor Sub-brand

Bartlomiej Sagan, 17 November 2020, 17:32

Recent rumors have suggested the sale of the Honor sub-brand by Huawei. Today, reports have been confirmed.

iPhone 12 Launches; Users Report Problems

Bartlomiej Sagan, 16 November 2020, 18:50

Another great hardware launch did not go according to plan. Users of the iPhone 12 family of devices report a couple of problems afflicting the new smartphones.

Here's First Cyberpunk 2077-themed Smartphone

Sodar, 02 November 2020, 15:52

The release of Cyberpunk 2077 has once again been delayed. Meanwhile, the Chinese market has seen a Cyberpunk-themed smartphone. Here's the limited edition of OnePlus 8T.

5G on iPhone 12 Makes Short Work of Battery

Sodar, 22 October 2020, 15:38

The first tests of iPhone 12 prove that the battery is not among its strong points. As if that wasn't enough, active 5G mode has a significant effect on battery depletion speed. It grows by almost 20%.

iPhone 12 Unlikely to Support 5G in Dual SIM Mode

Bart Swiatek, 20 October 2020, 16:30

A leak that appeared on Reddit suggests that iPhone 12 will not support the 5G standard when using Dual SIM mode.

Cyberpunk 2077 Will Get a Custom Smartphone

Karol Laska , 15 October 2020, 20:54

A mobile phone pulled straight from Cyberpunk 2077 will soon become a fact. CD Projekt RED has started cooperation with OnePlus.

New iPhone Models Becoming Increasingly More Expensive?

Sodar, 15 October 2020, 19:36

Reddit user came up with the idea of comparing prices for Apple phones on a chart, starting with the very first iPhone. The author took inflation into account and published the chart on the forum. Are Apple's smartphones getting more and more expensive?

EU Citizens Will be Able to Remove Pre-installed Phone Apps

mikos, 01 October 2020, 12:24

The European Union will address the problem of applications pre-installed on our devices by manufacturers and operators.

Google Accidentally Leaks Price of Pixel 5

Bart Swiatek, 28 September 2020, 13:23

The Japanese branch of Google accidentally revealed the price of the Google Pixel 5 smartphone. The device should cost around $700 and launch on September 30.

Apple May be Planning 5.4-inch iPhone 12 Mini

Bart Swiatek, 22 September 2020, 10:21

According to industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and the well-known leaker l0vetodream, Apple will offer customers a smaller model of iPhone 12, named „mini”. The device may have a 5.4-inch display.

Android 11 Available; Outline of New Features

Sodar, 09 September 2020, 14:44

Upgrade to Android version 11 is now available on selected phone models. Owners of these devices can now see the changes and new features.

Apple Achieves Total Domination in Smartphone Sales

mikos, 02 September 2020, 14:39

Apple has dominated the top ten best-selling phones in the world. Poor performance of the competition.

Worst Smartphone Sales Since 2013

mikos, 26 August 2020, 16:19

Smartphone sales results from the first half of 2020 show biggest drops in history.

New Blackberry With 5G, Android and Keyboard in 2021

Bart Swiatek, 20 August 2020, 19:56

Thanks to the cooperation between BlackBerry, OnwardMobility and FIH Mobile, a new version of the iconic BlackBerry phone will be created. The device will have a keyboard and will run on Android. We can also expect compatibility with the modern 5G network.

Smartphone Will Check Whether We're Drunk?

Bart Swiatek, 19 August 2020, 13:23

Researchers from Stanford University and the University of Pittsburgh are working on a technology to detect the state of alcoholic intoxication by analyzing the way a smartphone user moves.

US Secret Service Bought Information About Smartphone Users

Michael Kulakowski, 18 August 2020, 19:46

Vice reports that the U.S. Secret Service has circumvented laws requiring it to obtain a court order to track citizens. It was doing so by buying geolocation data from mobile app manufacturers using proxies. The practice was used for many years.

More Than Billion Android Phones at Risk From Security Gap in CPUs

mikos, 10 August 2020, 14:20

Vulnerabilities found in Qualcomm processors are putting more than one billion Android devices at risk.

Android 11 has Higher Hardware Requirements Than Windows 10

Bart Swiatek, 27 July 2020, 11:34

It seems that the full version of Android 11 has greater requirements than Microsoft's latets Windows OS. Google OS will be installed only on phones equipped with more than 2 GB of memory. Weaker smartphones will have to use the shafted version called Android GO.

Fall and Scratch-resistant Smartphones? Maybe With Gorilla Glass Victus

Bart Swiatek, 24 July 2020, 12:20

Corning presented Gorilla Glass Victus - a new version of glass used to make smartphone screens. The manufacturer ensures that this time we can expect exceptional resistance to both falls from heights and minor scratches.

Good Little Smartphone With 3-inch Display, 6 GB RAM and Android 10

Bart Swiatek, 23 July 2020, 14:43

Chinese company Unihertz announced Jelly 2 - a small smartphone with decent components, which is to be the successor of Jelly from 2017. The device will be on sale later this year.

Hackers can Attack a Quick Charger to Burn Your Phone

Bart Swiatek, 21 July 2020, 10:15

Experts from the Chinese company Xuanwu Lab have discovered a dangerous security gap that allows the quick charger to be hacked and consequently used to melt or ignite the device connected to it.

iPhone 12 May Suffer From Weak Battery

Bart Swiatek, 14 July 2020, 11:50

According to rumors based on certification documents for new batteries registered by Apple, iPhone 12 smartphones may have less capacious cells than their predecessors.

New Samsung and Apple Smartphones Sold Without Charger

Sodar, 09 July 2020, 15:18

Soon we may not find a charger in the box of our new Samsung or Apple smartphone. The companies intend to remove this element from the new sets.

Users Report Samsung Galaxy Smartphones are Getting Flooded With Ads

Smoczy, 01 July 2020, 14:27

More and more users of Samsung Galaxy smartphones complain about the large number of ads. They appear in many of the deafault apps.

Apple Embarrasses Google and Samsung - Old iPhones Get Updates

Smoczy, 23 June 2020, 13:05

Apple has announced that it will upgrade its iOS system to version 14 for 16 device models. Updates will be available for smartphones even from 2015 - e.g. iPhone 6S.

Asus Reveals Phone With Overclocked CPU

Bart Swiatek, 17 June 2020, 18:17

Info on the specs of Asus ROG Phone 3 appeared on the web. It looks like it will be one of the most efficient phones on the market - it will be equipped with an overclocked Snapdragon 865 CPU. Unfortunately, there is also bad news - like many other modern models, the device will have no headphone jack.

Xiaomi's First 16 GB RAM Smartphone is Coming

Smoczy, 09 June 2020, 19:54

There have been rumors on the web about the new Xiaomi smartphone. It is suspected that the Chinese giant is working on a device with 16 GB of RAM.

Wallpaper Freezes Android Phones

Bart Swiatek, 01 June 2020, 09:31

Users of Android phones came across an image, which - after being set as a wallpaper - crashes the smartphone. Everything indicates that the cause is a bug associated with the color palette.

OnePlus 8 Pro Will no Longer be Able to See Through Clothes

Smoczy, 20 May 2020, 13:25

OnePlus 8 Pro users haven't enjoyed Photochrome for too long. The creators intend to withdraw it in the next update.

iPhone Dominates Mobile Market, Good Q1 for Apple

Kuszu, 11 May 2020, 15:47

Apple's newest flagship bests its competitors in terms of sales in Q1 2020. iPhone 11 outclassed Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 and Samsung Galaxy A51, among others.

App Enables Us to „Copy and Paste” Real-world Objects

Bart Swiatek, 05 May 2020, 11:39

Developer Cyril Diagne presented a prototype of the AR Cut & Paste application, which enables us scan an object observed in the real world and transfer it to the computer screen.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra - Users Report Breaking Camera Glass

Bart Swiatek, 30 April 2020, 11:55

On the company's official forum, some users of Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra complain that their phones have cracked the lens protection glass for no reason. They also complain that the company is neglecting the matter and the warranty does not cover the repair.

Major Security Gap Detected in iOS

Smoczy, 23 April 2020, 13:25

One of Apple's system apps enables third party to attack a selected device, virtually without user intervention. The company announced work on a patch.

Smartphone Sales Halved

Sodar, 21 April 2020, 17:54

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, smartphone sales in the USA have recorded an extremely sharp drop.

iPhone SE 2020 - More Powerful Than Flagships for Half the Price

Laty, 16 April 2020, 15:10

The new, cheaper and more efficient iPhone SE 2020 will compete with many smartphone models in the market, and thanks to its powerful chipset, it will receive support from Apple for many years.

Google Wants Its Own CPU for Smartphones and Laptops

Bart Swiatek, 15 April 2020, 11:28

Journalists of Axios have found information suggesting that Google is working on its own CPU for mobile devices. The unit is to be called Whitechapel and next year it will be available in Pixel smartphones. Later on, the CPU will also be used in Chromebooks.

Small and Cheap iPhone 9 May Launch in April

Laty, 01 April 2020, 16:55

A „cheap” iPhone from Apple may come to the market soon. One of the largest American retail chains has received a case for a new model. Preparations for the reveal are likely underway.

Linux Ubuntu Touch Running on Xiaomi Redmi Note 7

Conrad Hazi, 23 March 2020, 20:04

The history of attempts to run various operating systems on smartphones dates back practically to the beginning of their existence. It usually takes quite a long time to crack the security and adapt to the specifics of a given model. However, as it turns out, you can already launch Ubuntu Touch on the new Redmi Note 7.

Samsung is Working on a Cutting-edge Battery

Bart Swiatek, 16 March 2020, 12:51

Samsung is conducting research on a new type of battery with solid electrolyte (so-called all-solid-state). The battery is to achieve an energy density of 900 Wh/L. In the case of electric cars, this would enable to increase their range up to 800 kilometres.

Easier Access to Batteries in EU Mobile Devices - Legislation Proposal Leaked

Paul Wozniak, 29 February 2020, 22:43

Danish website Het Financieele Dagblad posted a leak concerning a proposal for a European Parliament law that would make it easier for mobile users to access batteries. According to the information, we will officially hear about it for the first time in mid-March.

Razr Users Say the Phone is Falling Apart; Motorola Reassures

Laty, 19 February 2020, 21:32

As it turns out, Motorola's foldable smartphone is not as solid as the manufacturer claimed. Razr started to crack at the bend after just a week of testing, but the company sees no reasons to worry.

Apple Punished for Slowing Down Older Phones - Again

Julia Dragovic, 09 February 2020, 23:26

France has imposed a fine of €25 million on Apple for deceptive marketing practices. This is the result of the iOS update scandal, which began in 2017 and resulted in lawsuits in France, Italy, the USA and Israel.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Smartphone on First Video

Bart Swiatek, 03 February 2020, 13:23

A video presenting the appearance of a new folding Samsung Galaxy Z Flip smartphone, the Korean company's response to Motorola Razr, has appeared on Twitter.