Galaxy Fold

Samsung Galaxy Fold follow-up may come within next year

Two concepts are coming into focus for Samsung’s future product pipeline: a vertical folding phone and an outward folding phone.

Silicon lithium-ion could bring 10 times the battery capacity at lower cost

Researchers in Canada are looking into how silicon could be made to support lithium-ion batteries with 10 times the capacity of today’s batteries.

Samsung rules smartphone display market with Super AMOLED

Samsung not only claims dominance in the OLED market, where it has long held the lead, but also in LCD production for smartphones.

Apple will help study eating disorders with the use of the Apple Watch

Apple is helping to study eating disorders performed by the medical school of the University of North Carolina with the use of their Apple Watch.
2019 smartphone shipments

Under 1.5 billion smartphones will be shipped globally in 2019

A recent research is trying to analyze the present and predict the future. It claims that 2019 smartphone shipments will be under 1.5 billion.
WhatsApp at the wheel

This is the most heavily used application by drivers while behind the wheel

According to a recently published study relying on data collected in 2016 in Finland, smartphone behavior doesn’t chance while driving.

Don’t be afraid of PHADE, surveillance cameras that send your phone messages

If you’re visiting a marketplace or a museum and have their apps, their cameras may be able to send you messages by tracking how you move.

How to use your smartphone responsibly? Keep it far, far away from you

A recent study is bringing to light exactly what kind of impacts even the mere presence of a smartphone can do to our attention span and our ability to solve problems.

WHO purportedly increasing carcinogenic classification of wireless radiation this year

An investigation into the wireless industry’s campaign to squash scientific evidence of links between cell phone use and increased cancer risks is making waves.

Apple hiring more Siri-related positions this year

Most of the 161 positions that are currently posted are focused on software engineering. Could Apple finally be taking the shovel to building Siri’s intelligence?
Foldable smartphones

Qualcomm tells of foldable phone struggles

Research and development has been happening for a long time, but foldable displays still aren’t at the stage where they can survive three years of the bends.

Android loyalty rates hit all-time high in the US, ‘slightly’ exceeding iOS customer retention

Android loyalty numbers are higher than ever in the US, according to Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, although iOS customer retention is not too bad either.

Survey says iPhone X was less popular than small iPhone 8 in the US during Q4

The iPhone X wasn’t Apple’s best-sold mobile device between October and December 2017 in the US, according to the latest CIRP report.

T-Mobile and MetroPCS destroy the competition in J.D. Power satisfaction ratings

Customer satisfaction is at an all-time high for both T-Mobile and flagship prepaid sub-brand MetroPCS, according to the latest J.D. Power research.

Huawei gets internet excited over 5-minute charging tech from 2015

The demonstration video was initially released in 2015 in conjunction with a symposium on batteries at the time. It has been repurposed for use on Huawei’s YouTube channel today.

Discovered by accident, this self-healing glass doesn’t need heat

Imagine smartphone or tablet screens made of this stuff. No need for cases, no chance of burning your hands through the screen…

California’s worried about cellphone radiation and it has guidelines for use

The California Department of Health is telling cellphone users to keep them away from their beds while sleeping and even from their pocket.

Google has three “Appsperiments” for mobile photography

One app for both iOS and Android will let users pose and take selfies automatically. Also, iOS and Android are getting an exclusive “appsperiment” apiece.

Samsung plays with graphene balls; when’s the battery revolution coming?

The patents are being applied for and this looks like yet another promising sign that the battery revolution is coming. But is it really?

iPads, AirPods and Samsung tabs contributed to the biggest online sales day in history

This year’s Cyber Monday online sales represented a 16.8 percent surge from 2016, and mobile devices set new records for both visits and revenue.

Apple cuts back on in-house R&D for Micro-LED

The company is supposedly working on this micro-LED technology for small panel uses like on the Apple Watch. Chipmaker TSMC may step in to help.

Malicious code on replacement screens may attack your Android phone

Or, for that matter, on any replacement part that has its own driver. But given how often screen breakages are reported, that’s one place to look at first.

Radiofrequency-powered cellphone has no battery, no plug

In addition to those waves, photodiodes also help in collecting ambient light to power a barebones phone through a phone call through Skype.

Galaxy S9 development already on with codename “Star”

According to industry chatter, the R&D process for the next Galaxy S flagship has launched about 3 months ahead of schedule.

Research shows Apple is the world’s most intimate brand, Amazon ranked third, Samsung seventh

Apple is apparently number one in ‘brand intimacy’ alongside profitability and customer satisfaction. And this new list doesn’t just include tech brands.