News tagged ‘smartphone’
At the annual two-day Mobile Pwn2Own conference held earlier this week by HP, several groups of developers managed to find a number of bugs in iOS, Android and Windows Phone platforms and successfully hacked Apple's iPhone 5s, Samsung's Galaxy S5, Google's Nexus 5, Microsoft's Nokia Lumia 1520 and Amazon's Fire Phone. What I find interesting is that the hackers were able to get full control over all of the handsets except for one. You will never guess, which device turned out to be the most reliable.
According to the latest survey results published by a research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are not as popular among Android switchers as they were expected to be. In fact, the amount of former Android users who decided to purchase Apple's handset this year is nearly two times smaller if to compare with 2013. Just look: 12% and 23%. I must admit, the difference is immense. What is even more interesting is that the number of Windows Phone or Blackberry switchers turned out to be smaller in 2014 as well; more people decided to upgrade to the iPhone 5s last year and not to the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus this year. This means that about 80% of the new iPhone buyers are former iPhone owners.
According the the latest report from Nikkei, Apple's supplier Pegatron is currently working hard to boost its production capacity. Such a step is caused by strong demand for the recently-released iPhone 6. Apart from manufacturing the 4.7-inch handset, this factory may also get orders for the production of the larger 5.5-inch model as Foxconn can't cope with such a massive load.
According to the latest Mobility Index Report published by a research firm called Good Technology, iOS market share in the enterprise market remains high and even goes up. The rival mobile operating system, Android, sees a decrease in market share in corporate sector and Windows Phone platform demonstrates stable results and remains the third most-popular OS.
With growing popularity of smart devices, like smartphones and tablets, most users demand wireless and mobile features from audio systems. That is why most modern speakers support bluetooth connectivity. Bluetooth helped us to get rid of audio cables. But what about power cords? Today we will take a look at Creative MUVO 20 - portable mobile wireless speaker with internal battery.
Reporters from a Taiwanese news website called Economic Daily News have recently reported that Apple might be currently working on a glasses-free 3D display for the next-generation iPhone.
According to the latest reports from people familiar with the matter, a relatively wide number of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners have encountered an issue that causes constant crashes and restarts of their devices. After such crashes, the smartphones get stuck in a boot loop and it takes much time to bring them back to normal functioning. What is interesting about this particular glich is that it affects primarily the iPhones with 128GB of storage on board and those that have their storage full or nearly full.
It is Sunday today and that means that it is high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. So, let’s start.
A research firm IDC has today released a report on global smartphone sales in the third quarter of 2014. According to this report, world's smartphone market grew 25% if to compare this year's results to those of the third quarter of 2013.
Greg Joswiak, Apple's VP of iPhone marketing, earlier today had an interview with Re/code reporters Ina Fried and Walt Mossberg. During this interview, Apple representative apologized for the iOS 8.0.1 bug that made it impossible for many iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users to access Touch ID and cellular service on their smartphones. Joswiak claimed that a problem with iOS 8.0.1 was caused by the software distribution and not by the flaw in the operating system as it was believed earlier. Anyway, it was a terrible mistake, so I guess the guys from Cupertino should find out whose fault was that.
According to the latest reports from a wide number of iPhone 6 Plus users that can be found on Apple's Support Communities forum, the recently-released handset is quite glitchy. People claim that quite often the 5.5-inch smartphone crashes or reboots unexpectedly. As to the reason of such system crashes, it remains unknown. Many things point to the bug in the program code of iOS 8, however, it is unclear why only the larger iPhones are affected by this bug. Some experts believe something is wrong with the hardware. In any case, the guys from Cupertino are already aware of the problem and currently working on an effective solution.
According to the latest reports from the Wall Street Journal reporters, Foxconn is currently thinking about building a display factory in northern China. This factory is expected to produce high-end screens for smartphones. If the authorities of Zhengzhou give a permission to open such a facility, Foxconn will get an opportunity to manufacture screens for Apple’s next-generation iPhones.
How fast is iPhone 6 compared to other popular smartphones? PhoneBuff performed a serious of real tests.
Each phone was raced through a series of apps including the camera, photos, web browser, Dictionary.com, Photoshop Touch, Google Earth, Temple Run 2, Fifa 14, Smash Hit, and Angry Birds. The series of apps was then opened for a second time to test the multi-tasking abilities of each device.
Take a look at the results in the video below:
Ahead of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch this September, Apple's iPhone 5c became the top selling smartphone in Britain. In fact, this handset was so popular that it even outsold the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the iPhone 5s. And that is an impressive result, I must admit.
We all know that the latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are incredibly fast and efficient. But how much time does it actually take for the new handsets to boot and how this boot time is different from the time iPhone 5s and earlier models of the smartphone demonstrate? Let’s find out.
On the video below, you may take a look at the full line-up of iPhones taking part in the ultimate boot time test. The rules of this test are incredibly simple: all the handsets should be running the latest firmware version they support and be freshly updated.