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LG Nexus 5 gets unofficial Android 7.0 Nougat firmware update

Google Nexus 5 gets unofficial Android 7.0 firmware

Although Google decided not to offer Nougat for most existing Nexus devices, Nexus 5 users can already load an early build of Android 7.0 release...
Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch now offers iOS compatibility in beta stage

Gear S2 iOS beta program begins

After a long delay, it looks like both the Gear S2 and the Gear Fit 2 are now compatible with iOS devices, at least as part of a beta program.
HP Sure View privacy screens coming to the EliteBook 840 and 1040

HP Sure View privacy screens coming to the EliteBook 840 and 1040

The company will be the world's first to incorporate privacy screens with adjustable levels of privacy to thwart passers-by and "visual hackers".
Samsung and Apple continue to dominate the smartphone market (Source: Canaccord Genuity)

Samsung and Apple continue to dominate the smartphone market

Both manufacturers almost exclusively collect all profits made in the smartphone market with larger profit margins than the rest of the competiti...
Samsung Pay turns one-year old and nears 100 million transactions

Samsung Pay nearing 100 million transactions

Samsung's digital wallet platform is now one-year old and has about five million users each month.
Samsung Cloud Together Android app now available for download

Samsung Cloud Together now available for download

This app helps its users to manage popular cloud storage services such as Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and Dropbox.
Samsung Z2 Tizen smartphone with 4G connectivity

Samsung Z2 launches in India

This 4-inch handset is the first Tizen-powered smartphone to feature 4G connectivity and its price in India is less than $70 USD.
Xiaomi MIUI 8 Android UI now available for Xiaomi Mi 4i, Redmi Note, and more

Xiaomi launches MIUI 8 Android UI

Although it was introduced back in May with the Mi Max phablet, the new iteration of Xiaomi's Android UI now rolls out to older handsets, includi...
Samsung Galaxy Tab S Android tablet to get Marshmallow firmware

Samsung Galaxy Tab S will get Android Marshmallow

The two-year-old Galaxy Tab S launched with Android KitKat, then its firmware was updated to Lollipop, and now Samsung has decided to provide a M...
Is Samsung working on a second hand-smartphone program?

Samsung: Refurbished phones program next year?

Samsung could start selling refurbished high-end-smartphones next year, a Reuters-report suggests. It is unclear whether this program will launch...
Google launches Android 7.0 Nougat with multi-window support and more

Google releases Android 7.0 Nougat

The new Android version packs multi-window capabilities, VR mode, an improved Doze mode, the Vulkan3D graphics API, and more.
Apple iPhone upcoming 5.8-inch high-end AMOLED model to launch in 2017 or 2018

Apple to launch three iPhone models next year

The upcoming iPhone trio is expected to include two LCD-based 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models, as well as a high-end OLED-based 5.8-inch model.
Genee corporate logo, Microsoft buys Genee

Microsoft acquires Genee

The two-year-old company behind an artificial-intelligence-powered scheduling service joins the Redmond giant to help improve Office 365.
Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Chromebook Notebook Review

85% Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Chromebook Notebook Review

Practical and affordable? A couple of months ago, we evaluated Lenovo’s entry-level ThinkPad 13, which we found to be a good value overall. Today, we turn our sights to the Chromebook counterpart. Is it a viable alternative to the world of Windows?
Intel Core i5-6300U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Samsung now controls 22.3 percent of the worldwide smartphone market

Samsung now controls 22.3 percent of the worldwide smartphone market

Smartphone shipments from the Korean manufacturer has totaled 76.7 million units as of Q2 2016 with Apple, Huawei, Oppo, and Xiaomi far behind.
HP EliteBook 1030 G1 Subnotebook Review

88% HP EliteBook 1030 G1 Subnotebook Review

Happy without a fan. Despite its passively cooled Core-m processor, the EliteBook 1030 G1 can convince with excellent application performance, great input devices and a bright IPS display. Did HP create the new reference in the subnotebook segment?
Intel Core m7-6Y75 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Notebooks: Asus is the biggest supplier of Gaming Notebooks

Notebooks: Asus is the biggest supplier of Gaming Notebooks

Not MSI is the biggest supplier for gaming notebooks, but Asus. At least Asus now claims the title for themselves. The advantage is particularly ...
HP ProBook 650 G2 Notebook Review

84% HP ProBook 650 G2 Notebook Review

Pushing its luck? With the ProBook 650 G2, HP debuts a 15.6-inch laptop that aims to achieve decent runtimes thanks to its frugal ULV processor. Our report reveals what customers should consider when buying this device and where the ProBook is situated in terms of performance.
Intel Core i5-6200U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
HP EliteBook 725 G3 Subnotebook Review

82% HP EliteBook 725 G3 Subnotebook Review

More Middle-Class, Less Elite. HP shows their loyalty to AMD by using an AMD APU in their new subnotebook, the EliteBook 725 G3. Sadly, the price tag of roughly 1,000 Euros (~$1133) does not match the performance of this device. Our test model offered short battery life, a noisy fan and a dark screen with low contrast and poor viewing angles.
AMD Pro A10-8700B | AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo) | 12.5" | 1.3 kg
Apple could unveil three new iPad models come 2017 with potential for OLED in 2018

Apple could unveil three new iPad models come 2017 with potential for OLED by 2018

Analysts are expecting lower iPad sales this year with a comeback in 2018 should Apple incorporate flexible OLED panels onto its iPad series.
Xiaomi Mi Max launch & Hugo Barra, Xiaomi smartphone shipments drop in China

Xiaomi handset shipments dropping in China

Xiaomi lost no less than 38 percent in the quarter that has ended on the Chinese market compared to the same period of last year.
Chromebooks long-term sales forecast predicts over 17 million units sold by 2023

Chromebook sales to exceed 17 million units by 2023

With over 5.4 million units sold in 2014 and driven by the strong demand in the education sector, the Chromebook market is expected to continue i...
Samsung Galaxy Note7 Android phablet already shipping via T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless

Verizon and T-Mobile already shipping the Galaxy Note7

Although the official launch date is August 19th, both carriers have started shipping Samsung's latest Android phablet.
Sharp Aquos Crystal Android smartphone, Sharp joins Foxconn

​Foxconn acquires Sharp

After completing this $3.5 billion deal, Foxconn appointed Tai Jeng-wu as Sharp's new president and chief executive.
Notebook market down 4 percent worldwide as of H1 2016

Notebook market down 4 percent worldwide as of H1 2016

Key manufacturers like Apple, Acer, Samsung, and Toshiba have shipped drastically fewer units this year thus far compared to H1 2015.
HP ProBook 640 G2 Notebook Review

84% HP ProBook 640 G2 Notebook Review

Successful reiteration. High-quality input devices, a Full HD panel, long battery life - it seems as if HP has bundled a convincing office package with its ProBook 640 G2. Unfortunately, some weaknesses in details ruin the otherwise good overall impression.
Intel Core i5-6200U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 14.0" | 2 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

August 2016 update. Here is the current list of Notebookcheck's top-ranked Windows tablets. This list is reviewed on a regular basis, checked by ...
LG G Pad tablets, global tablet shipments continue to drop

Global tablet shipments continue to drop

Global tablet shipments dropped by 12 percent in Q2 2016, maintaining the trend that is expected to change by 2018.
Seagate 60 TB SAS SSD largest SSD in the world as of August 2016

Lenovo announces 48 TB SSD, Seagate to reach 60 TB

The new drives under development by Lenovo and Seagate promise to offer a very large amount of storage space, but both will target servers instea...
New details emerge on AMD Raven Ridge

New details emerge on AMD Raven Ridge notebook platform

The successor to both Bristol Ridge and Stoney Ridge will be a scalable architecture from as low as 4 W up to 35 W with a launch window by early-...
Micron 3D NAND technology for mobile devices now official

Micron intros its first 3D NAND memory for mobile devices

Micron's first mobile-optimized 3D NAND chip offers 32 GB of storage space and is compliant with the Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.1 specificat...
Samsung V-NAND SSD for enterprise, Samsung leading the global enterprise SSD market

Samsung leads the global enterprise SSD market

With a 34 percent share of the global enterprise SSD market, the South Korean conglomerate is now the top supplier of SSDs used in corporate data...
Kobo Aura ONE 7.8-inch e-reader coming soon

Kobo Aura ONE e-reader coming soon

After reaching the FCC last week, this 7.8-inch e-reader gets listed by a Dutch retailer on its way to the official launch.
Samsung Galaxy Note7 Android phablet has the best smartphone display says DisplayMate

Samsung Galaxy Note7 has "the most innovative and high performance" display

Same as its predecessor, the new phablet gets the crown for best display currently available in a smartphone/phablet from DisplayMate.
Samsung Pay vulnerability allows hackers to wirelessly skim credit cards

Samsung Pay has a serious vulnerability

This security issue affects any credit card, debit card or prepaid card that works with Samsung Pay, but the gift cards are safe from wireless sk...
Incipio Group acquires Griffin, Incipio Offgrid battery case with microSD support for Galaxy S6/S6 Edge

Incipio acquires Griffin

Not long after announcing the acquisition of Skullcandy, the Irvine-based accessories company moves on and buys Griffin Technology for an undiscl...
Samsung Gear IconX US launch delayed until August 19

Samsung Gear IconX delayed in the US

Although these activity tracking earbuds are already available in other markets and were expected to hit the US on August 14th, it looks like the...
Toshiba BG1 chips with TLC 3D NAND now available with capacities up to 512 GB

Toshiba's new storage modules for tablets, ready to hit the market

Although Toshiba is out of the tablet market, they have just added a new TLC 3D NAND to its BG1 SSD card portfolio, a storage solution mainly aim...
HTC revenue has fallen 43 percent YoY as of Q2 2016

HTC revenue has fallen 43 percent YoY as of Q2 2016

Net losses are down YoY from 87.4 million Euros to 74.3 million Euros. The company will continue to rely on the HTC 10 and the Vive VR headset to...
Windows 10 Anniversary Update to get two successors in 2017

Windows 10 to get two major updates in 2017

Next to the usual minor patches, Microsoft plans to issue two major updates with new features next year.
Samsung Galaxy Note7 with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage might hit China

China might get a Galaxy Note 7 with 6 GB RAM

Although the Note7 for the rest of the world does not have a 6 GB RAM variant yet, it looks like one is headed for China, but nothing is official...
ZTE Axon Android smartphone to get a crowdsourced sibling next year

ZTE plans to release a crowdsourced phone in 2017

Announced earlier this year, ZTE's Project CSX now launches in the US as "a new method for developing products that engages directly with consume...
OnePlus 3 Android flagship killer oversells in Europe

OnePlus 3 sales temporarily stopping in Europe

Although its predecessors were not extremely successful in Europe, OnePlus 3 is now facing massive sales that force its maker to temporarily halt...
Samsung Q2 2016 financial results show higher sales than Apple

Samsung Q2 2016 financial results are up once again YoY

The South Korean manufacturer is doing better than ever with sales up 4.94 percent YoY to 50.94 trillion Won.
DigiTimes already spelling doom for Xiaomi and Huawei notebooks

DigiTimes already spelling doom for Xiaomi and Huawei notebooks

Shipments and sales forecasts have declined drastically for the Chinese manufacturers according to suppliers close to the Taiwanese source.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>5.5-inch)

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>5.5-inch)

August 2016 update. Here's a list of the best XL-sized smartphones - with screen sizes of 5.5 inches and greater - we've reviewed in the last few...
Microsoft Windows 10 anniversary update now available, Microsoft Windows 10 Redstone 1 update now available

Windows 10 Anniversary Update is now available

This major update comes with multiple interface improvements, extension support for Microsoft Edge, various enhancements to Cortana, and much mor...
Adoption rate of USB Type-C has been slower than expected

Adoption rate of USB Type-C has been slower than expected

DigiTimes cites higher prices and electric current demands as primary factors holding back the reversible USB port.
Android Nougat statue at Googleplex

LG V20 to launch as the first Android Nougat handset

LG has been supporting Android for a long time, and now they plan to become the first company to ship a handset with Nougat by the end of Q3.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Android phablet gets July security patches

T-Mobile updates the Galaxy Note Edge and the Galaxy Note 4

The update has around 300 MB in size and contains the July security patches, as well as various minor tweaks and fixes, as usual.

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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)