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Snapdragon 660 & 630 official now with features from higher-tier processors

Qualcomm has today announced its Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 630 processors. These two processors succeed Snapdragon 653 and 626 processors and pack some features only seen on Snapdragon 8XX series of higher-tier processors until now. Qualcomm mentions Qualcomm Spectra camera ISP, Qualcomm Kryo CPU, and Hexagon Vector eXtensions (HVX) as

Ultimate Competition to beat for Nokia 9: Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus have been launched

Samsung launched its latest flagship smartphones Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus in a "Samsung Unpacked" event yesterday. While the smartphone arena is packed with many vendors and daily smartphone launches, Samsung has been the undisputed leader to beat. As expected, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are jam-packed with powerful

Nokia seeks documents & testimony from Samsung in case against Apple

We last reported about Nokia suing Apple for patent infringements. Apple has already been a Nokia Patents licensee since 2011 and this patent licensing agreement ended on December 31 2016. Under terms of this agreement, Apple paid one time huge sum and was committed to pay ongoing royalties to Nokia. Apple

Futuristic: Nokia patents “joining the displays of multiple phones” to work as one.

Nokia has patented a invention that may be really called futuristic. Imagine if your mobile phone can be folded and unfolded with display(s) working even in unfolded positions as one unit. And imagine if you can just join two of your smartphone displays and make them work as one. One of

Samsung explored how to run Windows 10 & Android simultaneously on a Galaxy device, reveals a patent

A patent application filed in May 2015 reveals Samsung's plan to explore technology enabling Windows 10 and Android OSes to run simultaneously on a Galaxy device. Dual-OS booting smartphone is not a new concept, but the patent in question envisions a scenario where two OS platforms can run in two

Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s Iris Scanner may not be a match to Lumia 950 / XL’s Scanner

Microsoft packed Lumia 950 / 950 XL with Industry-first Iris Scanners on smartphones that allows one to unlock the smartphones using these scanners. But in spite of being the very first implementation case on a smartphone, it works impressively well even with glasses / sunglasses on. You can read our

Microsoft Research paper reveals more about 3D-Touch: Hybrid Touch + Hover interactions

We reported earlier about Microsoft Research video with the full 3D-Touch demo on a Lumia McLaren prototype. Now the research paper is in public too and it offers detail about how Microsoft Research team has been working on enhancing user-interactions with a touch-screen in many ways including Hover and Gesture

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