Category archives for: Cell Phones

Samsung’s Exynos 9 Chip Based on 10nm FinFET Process, Boasts Gigabit Modem

Samsung today announced the Exynos 9 Series 8895 application processor for premium mobile devices. The chip relies on Samsung’s 10nm FinFET process with 3D transistors. This results in a 27% performance boost while chewing through 40% less power when put up against Samsung’s 14nm tech. The 8895 bakes in support for Category 16 LTE with […]

T-Mobile Starts Rolling Out LTE-U

T-Mobile said it is beginning to upgrade its 4G network with LTE-U this spring. LTE-U allows LTE to operate on the unlicensed spectrum in the 5 GHz band, which is typically reserved for WiFi. Devices equipped with LTE-U will take advantage of available 5 GHz spectrum when needed to boost speed and capacity. If or when […]

Futurama Will Come to Life as a Mobile Game with all New Stories

TinyCo, a Jam City Company, and Fox Interactive Just announced the development of Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow, a new game coming soon for mobile devices. The game features original content from Futurama creator and Executive Producer Matt Groening, Executive Producer David X. Cohen, and much of the team behind the beloved TV series. TinyCo is […]

With Latest Update – the Google Camera App Now Let’s You Mute the Shutter Button

The latest Google Camera update (version 4.3) has just been drop in in the wild.  It sports a very small but useful addition-  the ability to silence the shutter button. Once you’ve downloaded the latest update, simply head to the Settings page and disable the toggle listed as ‘Camera sounds’ under the General section.  Doign […]

Verizon Plans to Test 5G In 11 Cities by Mid-Year

Verizon Wireless state today  it plans to trial 5G technology in 11 U.S. markets later this year. This “pre-commercial service” will be offered to a very limited number of customers and not necessarily made available to consumers. The tests will involve the 5GTF spec Verizon developed past year. The trial markets include Ann Arbor, Atlanta, […]

Waze Plans Expansion of Ride-Sharing Service ‘Waze Rider’

Following successful tests in Israel and the San Francisco Bay Area , Waze is planning an expansion of its carpooling service to several US cities and Latin America. Waze Rider has some major differences a from Uber and Lyft, but is cheaper as a result. It is not a Taxi replacement but a ride share system.  Think of it […]

Intel Announce XMM 7560 LTE Modem – Powers 1 Gigabit Speeds

Intel today announced the XMM 7560 LTE modem, a fifth-generation wireless radio that can produce broadband-like speeds in a variety of mobile devices. The XMM 7560 is manufactured using Intel’s 14nm process and supports LTE Advanced Category 16 for downloads up to 1 Gbps and Category 13 for uploads up to 225 Mbps. The Intel […]

Google’s Project Fi testing VoLTE Calling

Google has confirmed that it’s now testing VoLTE calls on Project Fi. Only a “subset” of Project Fi customers currently have the feature, though. To tell if you have VoLTE, check your signal indicator when you’re on a phone call; if it shows LTE instead of H, you’re on a VoLTE call. Project Fi customers […]

Qualcomm Debuts Snapdragon X20 Second Generation Gigabit LTE Modem

Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon X20 LTE modem, which it says is the first Category 18 modem capable of download speeds up to 1.2Gbps. The X20 is manufactured using a 10nm FinFET process. It supports up to 5×20 MHz carrier aggregation, 4×4 MIMO, and up to three aggregated LTE carriers. The X20 LTE modem uses […]

Qualcomm Fine Tunes RF Antennas for Snapdragon 835

Today has been a major news day for Qualcomm.  Today they introduced a new range of RF front-end products that will complement advanced processors such as the Snapdragon 835. The new family of radios are the first gallium arsenide (GaAs) power amplifier modules to come from Qualcomm. The company says the QPA546x and QPA436x are multimode, multiband […]

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