Mobile

The day that changed your phone forever | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/06/a-day-that-changed-your-phone/ It’s the 10-year anniversary of the original iPhone SDK. I don’t think it’s an understatement to say that this release changed a lot of people’s lives. iPhone at the end of June 2007 was a glimpse of the future. A couple of months later, the entire native app experience was unlocked.

Rating the big smartphone makers at MWC 2018 | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/27/rating-the-big-smartphone-makers-at-mwc-2018/ This article gives good overview of smart phone maker announcements made by biggest manufacturers. Based of this it seems that the years of big mobile innovations are over. Many years of business growth has slowed as people keep using their phones for longer time. And the announcements don’t seem to be able to change

Mobile World Congress 2018: You Can’t Teach an AI to Run a Telecom Network—Yet – IEEE Spectrum

https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/telecom/wireless/teaching-an-artificial-intelligence-to-operate-a-telecommunications-network-isnt-possibleyet AI, which telecos have already leveraged in some situations, might be able to help solve some of communications service providers’ (CSPs) problems. But CSPs have been slow to adopt artificial intelligence, because the initial problems AI was developed to address didn’t really affect them. “There’s a lot of opportunity to use AI in the

Google publicly launches ARCore 1.0 on 13 phones, will begin expanding Lens preview | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/23/google-publicly-launches-arcore-1-0-on-13-phones-will-begin-expanding-lens-availability/ With ARCore’s launch, developers are now able to put their own augmented reality (AR) creations into the Play Store and users able to take a first shot at phone. Just a small subset of all of the Android phones out there today. Google has already been working with companies like Snap, Sony, Wayfare, Porsche

Why batteries are holding up tech breakthroughs — and what’s happening now

https://thenextweb.com/contributors/2018/02/21/batteries-holding-tech-breakthroughs-whats-happening-now/ Despite incremental advancements, batteries haven’t changed all that much over the past decade. Major brands are investing in better environmental efficiency, and small tweaks that improve storage and performance, but the typical “battery” is still fundamentally the same. There is stagnation in the realm of batteries.

Gartner reports first ever global decline in smartphone sales | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/22/gartner-reports-first-ever-global-decline-in-smartphone-sales/ Smartphone boon era seems to be over. Smartphone market is maturing. Gartner’s latest figures record the first ever decline (a 5.6 per cent decline over Q4 2016 figure) since the analyst began tracking the market. (Though it’s not the first analyst to call a decline.) Global smartphone sales have not been firing on all

What to expect from Mobile World Congress 2018 | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/12/what-to-expect-from-mobile-world-congress-2018/ The world’s largest phone show is set for Barcelona later this month. Few things are certain yet. It seems pretty clear that 5G will once again be taking center stage. Samsung announced its plans to launch its flagship at the event.

The maker of the Turing Phone files for bankruptcy and suspends manufacturing | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/07/the-maker-of-the-turing-phone-files-for-bankruptcy-and-suspends-manufacturing/ This again proves that,making hardware is hard – both design and business sides. An another Finnish hardware startup with big plans seems to have finished the business. The Finnish phone maker’s story so far is one of delay after delay, and now it’s announced, via Facebook post, that it’s suspending manufacturing. “A recent news

Finland is the Mobile Data Capitol of the World – IEEE Spectrum

https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/telecom/wireless/what-the-finnish-obsession-with-mobile-data-says-about-5g It seems that we really need 5G in Finland before 4G slows down too much due high use of it. Several factors make Finland a potential sandbox for 5G developers: the average person in Finland used about 20 gigabytes (GB) of mobile data in December 2017, a dramatic rise from the 2016 average of

What to expect at CES 2018

https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/02/what-to-expect-at-ces-2018/?utm_source=tcfbpage&sr_share=facebook The biggest tech show of the year is set to officially kick off January 9 — which actually means the big announcements. TechCrunch has made a lot of reporting over the years, so they have some idea what to expect. Connected homes will likely dominate the show yet again, led by the explosive popularity of