Posts tagged with: Meizu
  • by | February 19, 2014 3:04 PM

    Last year's failed campaign to crowdfund a Canonical-made Ubuntu smartphone left a vacuum of sorts in the company's plans to present Ubuntu for phones as a viable mobile platform. Sure, we've seen the release of installation packages for certain Nexus-series devices, but if this project was ever to get off the ground, it needed some phones of its own. Late last year, Canonical confirmed that one OEM had signed-on to produce Ubuntu handsets, and last month we heard that it would be joined by a number more – the only problem was, we didn't know just which companies we were talking about. ...

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  • by | January 10, 2014 3:55 PM

    If 2013 was the year we saw the arrival of Ubuntu software for smartphones, 2014 will be the year we get some proper Ubuntu hardware. After first getting confirmation that at least one high-end Ubuntu phone was in the works, we recently heard from the company that it's talking to a number of additional OEMs, potentially setting the stage for the release of multiple Ubuntu-running handsets in the months to come. But just who would be creating this hardware? So far, Canonical's been quite good about not revealing its manufacturing partners. Nothing may be certain just yet, but today we get ...

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  • by | January 3, 2014 9:36 PM

    Technology trade shows are often a breeding ground for plague and disease, so here at Pocketnow we opted to inoculate ourselves early … by picking up some crazy wintertime head colds just days before flying to Vegas for the 2014 International CES. That's right: on the first podcast of the year, all three of your humble hosts are suffering from respiratory distress and an overabundance of mucus, all of it glazed over with enough combined medication to drop a Snapdragon dead in its tracks. Or something. On the brighter side, in addition to being bastions of bacteria, trade shows like ...

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  • by | December 19, 2013 10:42 AM

    We're less than two short weeks away from the end of 2013 and it's hard to deny that this year has been a pretty great one for smartphones. Sure, some players struggled more than others, but the industry's in a stronger, more mature, and just more interesting place than it was a year ago. For all the progress that's come our way, though, I wonder if we're not missing out on even bigger and better things. Because as much as the landscape has grown, we're still dealing with a small group of players, and an even more select group of the really big boys, the devices from which simply dominate ...

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  • by | December 18, 2013 3:41 PM

    With such a focus on smartphones for the Americas and Europe, we sometimes find ourselves overlooking products from OEMs that largely keep their wares constrained to Southeast Asia. That's really a shame, because some of those companies have been putting out some pretty compelling hardware that we only wish we had better exposure to. Meizu is one such manufacturer that's been on our radar more lately, as we caught wind of its flagship MX3 and plans to join the still-quite-new but ever-growing 2K party. We might just end up giving Meizu even more attention in the new year, as we learn of ...

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  • by | December 2, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily a we talk about the Microsoft-Nokia deal, which just got approved by the FTC. Then we talk about Meizu and its new smartphone with a display that exceeds current standards. Samsung is up next as we go through the new color variants of the Galaxy Note 3, along with a possible lite version of the Galaxy Note 3 in MWC. Then we talk about the Oppo N1, its release, and what to expect of the CyanogenMod variant. We end today's show talking about the LG G Flex, and our first ever torture test. All this and more after the break. Stories: - FTC gives Microsoft-Nokia ...

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  • by | December 2, 2013 10:57 AM

    For a smartphone manufacturer that doesn't get a lot of attention in the West, Meizu has still been putting out handsets with some pretty high-end hardware. For instance, just a few months back there was that MX3, not only running an Exynos 5 Octa, but offering as much as 128GB storage - something we don't see enough of. It now looks like Meizu has its sights squarely set on pushing some new boundaries, as we get word that the upcoming MX4G should have a stunningly high resolution display. In a post attributed to Meizu CEO Jack Wong, the MX4G is announced to feature a 5.5-inch 2560 x 1536 ...

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  • by | September 11, 2013 12:13 PM

    This summer, we've already seen Samsung introduce a refreshed Exynos 5 Octa, the 5420, with a slightly higher clock speed and a new GPU. We also heard a rumor about another improvement coming to Samsung's chip, with the suggestion we'd be seeing some variant using all of its big.LITTLE cores at once in heterogeneous multi-processing mode. Sure enough, Samsung confirmed this development yesterday, announcing that an HMP solution would become available later this year. Today we get some new details about what might be in store for us, and how existing devices might benefit. The big question ...

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  • by | September 2, 2013 10:45 AM

    Right on the cusp of the IFA, our attention is focused on devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note III or Sony's Honami, but there are also plenty of new smartphones being announced by companies that don't typically draw so much of our focus. Often, that's for geographical reasons, with us devoting less coverage to models that don't typically find wide sales outside of Asia. Still, that doesn't stop these manufacturers from putting out handsets with some top-notch-sounding features, like the one we're hearing about this morning, the Meizu MX3. We talked about Meizu's launch efforts for the MX ...

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