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Samsung Fires Back, Sues Nvidia and Velocity Micro

The patent wars continue, with Samsung firing back at Nvidia after they were sued by Nvidia for infringing upon their GPU patents, using Qualcomm chips.


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Nexus 9 Torn Down, Not Very Repair Friendly

Nexus 9 Blown Up 980 image credit - iFixit

iFixit did their typical tear down of new hardware, and this time they tore down the new HTC Nexus 9 from Google and found it to be very repair unfriendly.


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Nexus 9, Nexus 6 and Nexus Play Announced

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Google launched three new products today, two we anticipated and one we didn’t. We finally get an official launch on the Nexus 9, Nexus 6 and Nexus Play


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HTC Nexus 9 Launches at $399 on Oct 15th, Available Nov 3rd

HTC Nexus 9

We have learned that Google’s latest tablet, the HTC Nexus 9 will be launching on October 15th at $399 and will be available in stores November 3rd.


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Xiaomi Under Fire in Taiwan For Security Issues

Authorities in Taiwan are investigating whether China’s Xiaomi poses a cyber security risk, according to reports. A spokesperson for the Taiwan government has been quoted in the press saying that recent reports of Xiaomi phones sending back user data to Xiaomi servers in China prompted the investigation. The spokesperson said that the Taiwanese government would release the findings from its investigation in three months time. This isn’t the first time Xiaomi, the low-cost high-performance smartphone brand from China, has caught the ire of a government. This past August, Singapore’s government said it would investigate Xiaomi after complaints from users in-country that Xiaomi phones were copying



Android One: Google Takes Back Control Of Android

Earlier this month, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) introduced the Android One platform in India, with three local vendors launching the first generation of Android One handsets. As Google has done with the Nexus program, the search giant is collaborating with silicon vendors and component vendors to create a unified experience across form factors and manufacturers. While the Nexus and the Google Play edition devices are targeted at the mid-tier and the high-end segments, Android One is solely aimed at the entry-level market. Overview of the Android One initiative With Android One, Google is offering a turnkey hardware solution to manufacturers, which saves them time and resources in


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HTC Storms Japan with New Flagship Phone

HTC hits the shores of Japan with an announcement of its brand new flagship phone. HTC’s new J Butterfly, the latest flagship smartphone by the Taiwanese tech company, finally takes off in Japan officially just a few days ago. It was introduced during the HTC Conference 2014, and it is currently set to enter the Japanese tech market under a KDDI carrier subscription. The new J Butterfly (HTL23) smartphone is highly compared to the previous HTC One (M8), due to the model sharing many of its common features. It has a 5-inch 1080p superLCD3 screen for example, and will also be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon


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BSN* and Snapdragon Contest Winners Announced!

Snapdragon Dragon

Hello everyone, we managed to pick the winners of our BSN* and Qualcomm Snapdragon contest giveaway where we picked, at random, two winners to give an HTC One M8 smartphone. Many of you left us very thoughtful and heartfelt responses and we read them all. Some of you should seriously consider careers in writing if you don’t already have them. Either way, we’re glad to have gotten a lot of feedback from you all about the giveaway and the review and we’ll continue to push forward with more of these kinds of giveaways in the future. We also wanted to thank Qualcomm for being so


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HTC One M8 BSN* Snapdragon Giveaway

Snapdragon Dragon

As a continuation of our 5th anniversary celebrations this year and our partnerships with various companies in our industry, we are introducing a giveaway to our readers that tops all of our others. We are giving away two HTC One M8 smartphones thanks to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon, which this phone currently uses as its applications processor in the Snapdragon 801. If you’d like to learn more about the Snapdragon 801’s performance or the HTC One M8 that we’ve reviewed we recommend you check out our review. In order to participate in this review, you must be a legal resident of the United States and Washington D.C.


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HTC Posts a Profit With The Help of The HTC One M8

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HTC today announced their earnings for the second fiscal quarter of 2014, Q2 2014. They posted a quarterly profit of NT$2.26 billion ($76.5 million), or NT$2.74 ($0.09 USD) per share on $65.06 billion NT ($2.18 billion USD). HTC’s shares were up as high as 4% on Taipei’s exchange trading this morning (Taipei time). Many people were interested to see how well HTC would perform because of their new HTC One M8 which we’ve reviewed. Based upon their current performance, it seems clear that HTC’s moves clearly resulted in improved profitability and a change in the company’s tide of losses from the previous quarters. Granted, they


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New 9" Tegra K1 64-bit Nexus 9 Tablet Coming from HTC?

Nexus 9 Volantis

So, everyone was expecting LG to make the next Google Nexus tablet, or maybe ASUS since they’ve also been one of the part Nexus tablet partners. However, you’d be wrong to assume either of those are correct since the next Nexus 9 tablet looks to be coming from HTC and it looks like its going to be a real competitor. The new Nexus 9″ tablet codenamed Volantis (not to be confused with Lady Gaga’s flying dress) was outed by Android Police today with a full image and spec drop of the device. And based upon what we’re seeing, it looks like Nvidia booted Qualcomm out of


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HTC One M8 Review: Nearly Perfect, Again.

HTC One M8

HTC One M8 Review – Verizon Branded Edition I wanted to start out this review by saying that I went into it expecting HTC to repeat kind of what they did with the HTC One M7. In many aspects, they certainly did and in others they fell into the very same trap that most of their competitors have. Obviously, everyone’s expectations shape how they initially perceive and ultimately judge a device. We saw that with countless smartphones before (Galaxy S5) and will likely see the same again (iPhone 6). Our own expectations sometimes get the best of us and the rumormill certainly feeds those expectations


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Apple to Buy Beats for $3.2 Billion?

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As rumors usually go, this one is a pretty juicy one coming from the Financial Times, who is usually pretty spot on with their M&A news, especially in tech. According to the Financial Times, Beats Electronics founded by Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre is currently in talks to be bought by Apple to the tune of $3.2 billion. This is compared to the sum that HTC paid back in 2011, $300 million. At that time, HTC actually had a majority share of Beats Electronics and was unsuccessfully using their branding on their phones like the HTC One to push their devices. HTC’s strategy with Beats


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As HTC Struggles Internally, HTC One M8 Expectations Grow

HTC One M8

Many electronic devices come out of Taiwan. Success has been fleeting for several Asian-based manufacturers. Recently HTC said they see their second quarter returning positive numbers, but with declining revenue. Samsung, albeit troubled by the court loss to Apple, has been outselling HTC products. The company thinks its HTC One’s redesign will boast sales. An Android alternative to Apple’s iOS, the G1, aka HTC Dream, gave HTC a head start a few years back which was soon eclipsed by Samsung’s entry into the Android market. The Galaxy series made a large footprint in the smartphone arena. Lately, HTC has had problems with their supply chain. Part