28 Feb Lenovo Gets Even More Mobile At MWC 2017

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Because Lenovo is both a PC company and a smartphone and tablet company, Mobile World Congress (MWC) is usually a big show for the company. In fact, Lenovo sells more phones and tablets than anyone in the industry. This year was no different, as we saw Lenovo launching new Moto branded smartphones like the G5 […]

26 Feb Qualcomm Pulls An Ace From Their Sleeve: New 5G NR X50 Modems Can Now Do 2G To 5G #MWC17

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Last week, both Qualcomm and Intel made significant announcements regarding their support for 5G NR (New Radio), 5G partnerships and new capabilities. Those pre-MWC announcements were a primer for some of the things that we would be seeing at MWC 2017, however it looks like Qualcomm was holding back and saving the best for last. […]

21 Feb Qualcomm Broadens IoT Portfolio And 5G NR Capabilities Ahead Of MWC 2017

Mobile World Congress is the most important show in the wireless industry every year. This year is no different, with vendors like Qualcomm doing their best to show what this new hyper-connected wireless world will look like. At MWC 2017, the company will make many announcements in the areas of IoT and 5G as well […]

20 Feb Intel Grabs MWC By The Horns With Unique 5G And 4G Gigabit Modems Supporting CDMA

With Mobile World Congress just around the corner, it’s now time for every vendor related to wireless services and products to bring its best, including companies like Intel. I am told by sources the company will really “bring it” to Barcelona with announcements of a gigabit-class 4G LTE modem with CDMA support, following the recently […]

09 Feb Lenovo’s Phab2 Pro Shows Promise Of Augmented Reality In Phones

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(Source: Anshel Sag) While 2016 was the year everyone got hyped about virtual reality (VR) as headsets started to enter the market, the same could be said of augmented reality (AR) in 2017. There was a glimpse into that future in late 2016 with Lenovo ’s launch of the Phab2 Pro—Google’s and Lenovo’s first AR […]

09 Feb The Future Of Virtual Reality: Mobile VR Platforms In A Battle

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(Source: Anshel Sag) While everyone obsesses over whether Sony , Oculus or HTC HTCCY +% sold more virtual reality (VR) headsets last year, Google and Facebook have been waging a silent platform war. This war of platforms ultimately comes down to the inherent belief that smartphone VR is going to be the primary driver of […]

08 Feb A Glimpse Into The Future Of 4G LTE: Gigabit LTE

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  (Source: Anshel Sag) In Sydney, Australia last week, Qualcomm, Telstra , Netgear and Ericsson together demonstrated Telstra’s new Gigabit LTE network, which required all four companies’ respective expertise in 4G LTE to be possible. Australia’s Telstra is one of the fastest networks in the world and has been a launchpad for wireless technologies. Currently, […]

31 Jan RESEARCH PAPER: Consumer Networking Gains Wi-Fi Mesh

Consumers traditionally deploy a single Wi-Fi router for the home and adapt their usage around the router. But, changing needs are rendering this strategy unworkable for many homes as the coverage area needs are increasing, the prevalence of mobile devices is changing the access patterns and a host of consumer Internet of Things (IoT) devices are now entering the […]

22 Jan Samsung And 3rd Party Experts Did What They Needed To Do With Its Note7 Disclosure And Plan

Samsung Electronics has the number one market share position globally at 20% (Q3 IDC) while Apple has 12.5% global market share and Huawei has 9.3%. Apple’s iPhone has over 60% share of the premium $500+ smartphone space. The Samsung Galaxy Note7 was Samsung’s best challenge to the iPhone’s premium dominance for years and went after […]

12 Jan Samsung Ramps Up Mobile Alliance Program Adding New Capabilities And Categories

Samsung Electronics has been successful in the enterprise delivering solutions encompassing smartwatches, smartphones, tablets, software and services. Part of their success can be attributed to “product,” as they were the first to harden Android with Samsung Knox, they have the widest array of mobile offerings available, and are pushing the boundaries with mobile security. Their […]

04 Jan Intel At CES 2017: ‘It’s On’ In Automotive And 5G And We Still Love PCs

Intel has been on a multi-year journey to diversify themselves from a PC and server play to an IoT leader spanning the endpoint to the datacenter and everything in-between. So far, the company has seen its biggest differential success in the data center maintaining their giant compute share and growing in networking and storage and […]

07 Dec 3 Great Smartphone Cameras, 3 Continents, One Winner

(Source: Anshel Sag) I have spent the better part of the last two months using the Apple iPhone 7 Plus, which I reviewed here, as well as the LG Electronics V20 and the Google Pixel. (While I did not get a Pixel XL, there’s no doubt that the Pixel and Pixel XL have the exact same […]

06 Dec Phone And IoT OEMs Shouldn’t Settle- Great Optics Take Great Manufacturing And Of Course Design

Anything automated requires precise optics. (Photographer: Nicky Loh/Bloomberg) As I had previously written about, there are a lot of applications for high quality optical systems in the vast world of IoT. However, because the world of IoT varies so much in terms of devices and endpoints, the amount of different optical systems that are needed […]

16 Nov Recommended Daily Security Allowance

I often say to people, “Just because you can connect something to the internet, that doesn’t mean you should connect something to the internet.” Sure, it would be great to be able to log into a baby monitor while you are on a trip. But let’s face it, what is the value of doing that […]

15 Nov A Month With The iPhone 7 Plus, As A Lifetime Android User

(Photo credit: Anshel Sag) It’s been a month since I got the Apple iPhone 7 Plus. Full disclosure, I have never owned an Apple product in my life. Okay, I had an iPod shuffle for about a week or two and ended up returning it. I had experiences with Apple computers as a child in a […]

08 Nov Could We Live In A World Without Headphone Jacks?

After some of the biggest smartphone vendors announced that they would not be including a headphone jack on their phones, the industry started to swirl about alternatives to using the 3.5mm headphone jack which been around since the inception of smartphones. Considering how many phones have headphone jacks and how long they’ve been standard feature […]

17 Oct How The Snapdragon X50, World’s First 5G Modem, Puts Qualcomm Ahead Of The Curve

Regardless of what part of technology you come from, the entire tech industry has been talking about 5G. 5G will reshape the way we will use mobile devices, deliver self-driving cars and smart cities, and even the way get content delivered to our homes. Some companies talk about it to be part of the conversation, […]

17 Oct Qualcomm Brings Us One Step Closer To Gigabit LTE Speed Products

Qualcomm’s X16 1Gbps LTE modem was announced in February, 2016 (Image credit: Qualcomm) Qualcomm announced today at their 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong specific products their 1 Gigabit Snapdragon X16 LTE modem will ship inside of. In February, the company announced, and we wrote here, that they had achieved speeds of up to 1 Gbps […]

13 Oct 5G Is Coming, But 4G Isn’t Going Away Any Time Soon

(Source: 3GPP) Last week I attended the 5G Americas Summit in Dallas, Texas with dozens of other analysts. There were numerous sessions about the evolution of 5G and how it will evolve into a ubiquitous wireless technology. However, one of the narratives that seemed to keep popping up in my conversations and discussions was that […]

06 Oct Why Google Is Going High-End With Pixel

Many of Google’s strongest proponents have been Nexus customers ever since the Nexus 4. Many of them don’t remember the days of the Nexus One, Google’s first Nexus device and also one of its most expensive. That product line eventually started to stand for two things: stock Android experience which includes the fastest updates and […]