Month: December 2015

Apple ‘Self-Healing Elastomer’ Patent Hints at Waterproof iPhone

December 15, 2015

Apple has been granted a patent that puts further weight to rumours of an upcoming waterproofiPhone. The patent reveals a “self-healing elastomer” or rubber inside the phone’s ports (such as the Lightning port and headphone port) that could lose and regain its shape to keep the innards from being exposed to water and other debris. […]

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Samsung Takes Apple Patent Case to US Supreme Court

December 15, 2015

Samsung, on the losing end of a massive smartphone patent lawsuit, appealed on Monday to the US Supreme Court in hopes of overturning a ruling that it pay $548 million to rival Apple. The two hi-tech behemoths went to court over the designs that have now become commonplace on most popular smartphones, with a court […]

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Global Smartphone Sales Growth to Hit Single Digits for First Time: IDC

December 4, 2015

Global smartphone sales growth will cool to single digits for the first time ever amid a slowdown in China, a new market forecast said Thursday. The research firm IDC said it expects worldwide smartphone shipments to grow 9.8 percent in 2015 to a total of 1.43 billion units. The forecast was updated to reflect slower […]

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Smartphones and the Internet Are Eating Our TV Time: Nielsen

December 4, 2015

The use of Internet-ready devices like smartphones appears to have seriously cut into the time Americans spend watching traditional TV, new Nielsen data show, potentially undermining the notion that mobile devices merely serve as “second screens” while people are plopped in front of the set. Data provided to The Associated Press show an increase in […]

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Samsung Electronics Mobile Chief Cedes Day-to-Day Management Role

December 1, 2015

Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s long-time handset division chief is ceding day-to-day management of the firm’s struggling smartphone business, shifting his focus to long-term strategy amid growing earnings headwinds. Samsung Group, in its annual personnel appointments announcement, said Dongjin Koh will take over as president of the mobile communications business from J.K. Shin, who […]

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LG Zero Smartphone With All-Metal Body, 4G LTE Support Launched

December 1, 2015

LG back in September launched its new Class mid-range smartphone in Korea priced at SKW 399,300 (approximately Rs. 22,500). The smartphone was exclusive to Korean market. The company has now revealed LG Zero, the global variant of the Class, which will be available globally. LG has announced that the LG Zero smartphone will be available […]

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