Archive for the 'Tablets' Category

64 Bit-Ready Android Phone?

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 11th, 2014

Since Android L was announced with 64-bit support back in June, GigaOm asks what new device was going to be the first handset with a compatible chipset? According to a new leak from @upleaks, the first Android phone with a 64-bit chipset looks like it’ll be an HTC Desire-like handset running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon […]

Intel Announces Fanless Core M Processor

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 11th, 2014

Intel on Monday officially took the wraps off its new processor — the Core M, also known as Broadwell — that will let PC makers build much thinner and lighter devices. Moving to 14 nanometers from Intel’s prior 22-nanometer chip, dubbed Haswell, allows PC makers to build devices that are thinner, lighter, more power efficient, […]

Samsung Phablets and Tablets Go LTE

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 11th, 2014

Photos of Samsung’s Note 4 smartphone, with a 5.7-inch high-resolution display, were apparently obtained by GSM Arena. The images show a new leather-like texture on the back, while the front of the purported Note 4 image looks similar to prior models. The Galaxy Note 4 is the second prong in Samsung’s two-prong annual smartphone attack. […]

App Development: Doubtful Return on Investment

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 29th, 2014

The App businesses is not making enough to survive, according to VisionMobile’s latest Developer Economics report. The report says that half of iOS developers, and 64% of Android developers are operating below the app poverty line (identified as making $500 per app per month). While it may seem like a reasonable profit for work that […]

Apple and IBM Form Business Alliance

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 16th, 2014

Apple and IBM have formed a Global Partnership. The new IBM MobileFirst for iOS utilizes IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities, with Apple’s hardware and software using iPhone and iPads platforms in business. According to the companies, it’s grounded in four core capabilities: A new class of more than 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions including native […]

Tablet Sales to Eclipse PCs in 2015

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 7th, 2014

Some 256 million tablets will be shipped this year versus 308 million PCs, such as laptops, desktops and “premium” ultramobiles, according to Gartner. Gartner predicts the tipping point in favor of tablets will happen in 2015, when there will be nearly 321 million tablets shipped, versus close to 317 million PCs. Smartphones are becoming the […]