Tag: smartphones

Huawei using Snapdragon chips, HarmonyOS 2.1 and HMS for smartphones
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Huawei using Snapdragon chips, HarmonyOS 2.1 and HMS for smartphones

“At present, the biggest difficulty for us is the mobile phone business. As we all know, chips for mobile phone need advanced technology as they are small and have low power consumption. Huawei can design its own chip but no one can manufacture it for us. That's where we (are) stuck.” Huawei chairman in August commenting on the US Blockade against chips In August 2021, Huawei's current chairman Guo Ping explained that procuring chips was the biggest problem that the Chinese manufacturer has. That's because last May, the U.S. announced a change in export rules that block a foundry using U.S.-based technology from shipping advanced cutting-edge chips to Huawei. That includes chips designed by Huawei's own Kirin semiconductor unit. Huawei's solution for P50 - Samsung Foundry 5...
Why Android Fragmentation Worsens as Apple iOS 8 adoption almost complete
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Why Android Fragmentation Worsens as Apple iOS 8 adoption almost complete

There are many who say I'm biased toward Apple, choosing only to highlight the Negative stuff about Google Android. To all my readers I assure you, I am not biased; I’m just a statistics nerd, Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy Style. Fragmentation is a real problem for Google Android smartphone users, exacerbated by the fact that there are now some 24,093 different Android devices made by 1,294 companies in 2015 according to stats from OpenSignal, an app that gauges mobile signals. The graph below makes this clear. That's a huge boost from some 1000 different Android Devices, from Tablets to smartphones and the new entrants are clearly not American; Xiaomi, Oppo, OnePlus, ZTE, and Huawei, alongside well-known OEM (Original Equiptment Manufacturers) LGE, Lenovo, Sony and HTC. ...
5 Tips for a Very Merry Christmas for you and your Smartphone
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5 Tips for a Very Merry Christmas for you and your Smartphone

Tis fast approaching that time again when that crisp breeze has just started to blow and the urge for sorrel, ham and freeness begins to gain momentum. It is also a time where we prepare to fight, not for the last slice of cake, but to hold on to our most prized possessions because with the Christmas cheer also comes an increase in theft. Hold-ups and shake downs become common place as our urban “Robbing” Hoods come to take from the have’s (read YOU and ME) to give to the have not’s (Read THEM, Tisha Baby mother #1 and Staci Babymother #2) Yea I get it, they want to have iPhones and Galaxys too, but if you are anything like me you would rather save your charity work for the Salvation Army so here are a few tips to help you keep you and your favourite mobile device stay connected! ...
StudyBlue reveals Smartphones, Tablets make you smarter – The Big Bang Theory on Google
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StudyBlue reveals Smartphones, Tablets make you smarter – The Big Bang Theory on Google

Online Student Assistance website StudyBlue has come out with some self-serving statistics that, interestingly, stands up to basic scientific scrutiny, if it wern't so self serving. Their results based on a survey of over one million (1,000,000) StudyBlue users over the Fall 2011 semester who use their study card and other study paraphernalia and services (hence my comments of self-serving promotion!!) can be best summarized in the infographic below: The results in words is summarized as thus, for those of you who don't like pretty pictures: College and High School students with  smartphones study classes material for approximately 40 minutes more per week than students with no smartphone College and High School students use the smartphone for studying while commuting or when at...