The mobile phone market over the years has grown by leaps and bounds. The evolution of the industry has been so staggering that it has seen hardware once thought only for the elite rich make its way to the pockets of the masses, and this evolution in no way looks to be coming to a halt.
Mediatek which has been at the forefront of this evolution looks set to do more in its aim of giving the masses access to phones with high-end specifications by equipping its low budget processor chips with LTE capability. Mediatek will be bringing to the phone makers three new chipsets, all affordable, and each one of them LTE ready for low budget handsets of the future.
The MT6738 is [...]
AT&T and Verizon devices have been revealed to be open to a security threat which can lead to data spoofing, eavesdropping and incorrect billing for millions of users. Implementations of LTE by these networks have left Android devices open to these security flaws.
T-Mobile was facing the same issues until a spokesperson revealed in an official statement that the problem has been ‘resolved’. However, T-Mobile and Verizon are two companies which are both susceptible to peer-to-peer attack. Apple users don’t have anything to worry about when it comes to this.
When contacted, Google did not confirm which Android versions were affected but it did go [...]
BLU, a Miami-based manufacturer unveiled a new smartphone called the Vivo Air LTE in the United States. This phone is touted as being the slimmest 4G LTE smartphone in USA weighing just 97 grams and measuring a mere 5.1 mm.
The Vivo Air LTE is an upgraded version of the BLU Vivo Air that was announced in January. This upgraded version now runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 along with a 2GB of RAM.
It comes with a 4.8 inch Super AMOLED display with 720p resolution. On the camera front, it comes with an 8MP primary camera and a 5MP secondary camera. [...]
Airtel is expanding its 4G services at a rapid pace all across the country. The company recently started its 4G service trials in Chennai and is set to launch next in Hyderabad and Mumbai. While the telecom giant is building the infrastructure and providing for its 4G network, it is making sure that the consumers opt for this service. This can mean luring subscribers from other telecom companies or having its own customers upgrade to its 4G service.
To make the 4G service accessible to masses, Airtel has announced a go-to-market partnership with Samsung to proliferate 4G devices. This collaboration will have Samsung [...]
Qualcomm, the American chip maker, has expressed the desire of setting up new technology that would offer mobile phone users better connectivity in places like subways and shopping malls. The company said on Thursday that it will soon start to sell components which will feature LTE technology which can be adapted for a smaller scale.
LTE, short for Long-Term Evolution and commonly marketed as 4G LTE, is a wireless communication standard for high speed data for mobile phones or other wireless devices. The newer LTE Unlicensed, which will be introduced at the MWC 2015, adapts the technology to be used over short distances by sharing radio spectrum, like WiFi.
Since the announcement of the Gen 2 Moto X and Moto G, we have been expecting that the Lenovo subsidiary, Motorola Mobility, might launch an updated Moto G with 4G support. Well, the news might come true as a handset codenamed ‘Motorola TBD’ has made an appearance at Geekbench Browser revealing similar specifications.
According to the Geekbench 3 listing, the unnamed phone packs a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon (MSM8916) 410 chipset clocked at 1.19 GHz. Notably, the Snapdragon 410 is both 32-bit and 64-bit capable. It comes with 1 GB of RAM. The device has scored a 434 and 1148 points under single and [...]
In a few weeks at Abu Dhabi at Nokia World, the company will announce its latest product strategy, the Lumia 2520 Tablet. Notorious Tipster @evleaks is back with some fresh images of the upcoming Lumia 2520 tablet in the expected cyan color.
What is currently unknown is the list of specs of the device, however we did hear that it will carry a Snapdragon 800, an outdoor-ready 1080p screen and LTE, the tablet would last a healthy 10 hours on battery. It would also include both 6-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras, and Nokia may complement the previously mentioned 32GB of [...]
Qualcomm’s announced the new Snapdragon 400, a low-power processor aimed at mid-range smartphones and tablets.
Quaclomm detailed the 8926 Snapdragon 400 processor, a new quad-core chip with integrated multimode 3G/4G LTE. That’s in addition to support for TD-SCDMA, 42Mbps HSPA+ and dual SIMs. Rounding out the 8926’s list of features is QuickCharge 1.0, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, FM radio and compatibility with both Android and Windows Phone 8. The 8926 Snapdragon 400 processor is expected to be available starting in late 2013. You can expect it to launch late this year along with their new, and much [...]
Over the weekend, HTC announced that it has licensed several Apple patents for 10 years, and will pay the company an undisclosed amount per phone sold to use several features in its Android devices. The agreement came after a several year patent battle between the two companies, in which Apple accused HTC of patent infringement and even managed to delay the release of its One series devices in the U.S. through an import ban. While the statement also referred to “cross-licensing” of a select number of HTC patents, likely pertaining to LTE technologies, Apple is expected to be the ultimate winner in this deal.
We are in Singapore for the launch of the new HTC Windows Phone 8 Devices, including the Windows Phone 8X and the 8S alongside Android devices like the HTC One X Plus. We will get you cover by cover so stay tuned to iGyaan and expect updates on Twitter ( @iGyaan) and Facebook as they happen.
HTC Windows Phone 8X will Be HTC’s flagship running Windows Phone 8 operating system, which was officially released on the 29th of October. It features a completely new approach to Windows Phone 8 Devices with a new polycarbonate unibody design and a list of new bright colors. The HTC [...]
The iPhone 5 has not officially been announced, but we have been tracking its progress from the day it was announced in the US. The iPhone 5 is arriving at stores on the 28th of Oct and may go on sale as early as the same day. Some stores, including iStore (Reliance-Apple tie up) is saying that they will be allowed to sell the phones only on the 2nd of November. Most third party retailers known to iGyaan are sticking with the Oct 28th delivery dates.
The iPhone 5 price has been finalized at the earlier speculated Rs.45,500 for 16 GB with only one year warranty as always and not the Rs. 47,999 price mark (supposedly including the 2 year warranty). Apple is expecting [...]
HTC has launched their new flagship phone, this time for Windows Phone 8, its called ironically the Windows Phone 8X. Remember the One X ? well this takes the same unibody shell and slaps it with a lot of colour, adds 4.3-inch 1280 x 720 Super LCD 2 display with Gorilla Glass 2 coating, dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor buffered by 1GB RAM, 16GB of internal storage, WiFi a/b/g/n, NFC and an integrated 1,800mAh Li-ion battery. There’s also quadband radio support for GSM/GPRS/EDGE, HSPA/WCDMA (850, 900, 1900, 2100MHz) and, LTE for the US Version.
HTC sets itself apart from the crowd of Windows Phone 8 [...]