Tag Archive: Developing

Cheap Android phones sold in developing markets are stealing users’ data

Even if you’re careful about avoiding sketchy apps, there’s not much you can do if your smartphone has malware built in. That’s actually the case with many smartphones sold in developing markets.

Research from Upstream Systems found that such devices might ship with data-stealing apps pre-installed.

This malware is designed to commit digital ad fraud and will collect users’ data. It will also deplete their mobile data allowance. Or trigger fraudulent charger to their pre-paid credit, without their knowledge.

Upstream’s  [Read More…]

Cheap Android phones are selling user data in developing countries

Data is collected and sold through the guise of a firmware update app.

User data and the privacy surrounding it has been a particularly hot topic this year, and while there’s been plenty of talk regarding it in the U.S., a new light is being shown onto this matter in developing countries.

According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, an Android phone called the Singtech P10 that’s sold in Myanmar and Cambodia actively collects various  [Read More…]

Samsung could be developing a 1000 fps camera sensor for the Galaxy S9

Samsung could be about to up its camera game for the Galaxy S9 as the company is said to be working on a sensor capable of capturing up to 1000 frames per second. The report claims that the sensor is due to enter mass production in November that suggests it could be readied in time for […]

Nintendo is Developing a ‘Legend of Zelda’ Smartphone Game

Super Mario Run, Miitomo and Fire Emblem Heroes. Let’s just say Nintendo announcing it was moving into the mobile gaming market was greeted through somewhat hesitant but expectant eyes, and by all accounts, its been a “mushroom stomping success” ( cough ) Being a HUGE gaming addict since as long as I care NOT to […]

Huawei could be developing its own voice assistant for the Chinese market

Huawei is working on a voice assistant for Chinese customers.

Huawei already develops its own application processors through its HiSilicon subsidiary, and it looks like the manufacturer is now working on a voice assistant to further differentiate its products in its home market. According to Bloomberg, work on developing a voice-based assistant that will rival Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant is underway:

A team of more than a hundred engineers is in the early stages of  [Read More…]

Why Xiaomi is developing its own smartphone processors

According to reports, Xiaomi will announce its new SoC within a month.

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is looking to have more control over its own hardware. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the company is looking to move away from Qualcomm as its primary chip provider and start developing smartphone processors for its own hardware. The report cites sources familiar with the matter who says Xiaomi is planning to release its new processor, allegedly codenamed “Pinecone”,  [Read More…]

Google reportedly developing keyboard for the iPhone

Google is working on creating its own third-party keyboard for the iPhone, according to a new report. As reported by The Verge, the keyboard has been under development for some time, and includes features like gesture-based typing, GIF search and more. From The Verge:

Like its Android counterpart, the Google keyboard for iOS employs gesture-based typing, so you can slide your finger from one letter to the next and let Google guess your intended word. Tap the  [Read More…]

Google is developing its own stand-alone virtual reality headset

Considering how prevalent virtual reality (VR) has become over the last year or so, it’s getting hard to ignore. Google already has a bit of a play in the VR market with its Cardboard platform, and word has it that it’s planning on building a competitor to Samsung’s Gear VR setup, but it turns out there’s something else in the works, too.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Google is hard at work on putting together a virtual reality headset  [Read More…]

Google is developing A.I. to count the calories in your food photos

I am from a family of foodies, and I also have many foodie friends.  We just love food and we love to take pictures of food to share with those who share the same passion.  A major downside for loving food is consuming too many calories, which is a major problem in the U.S.  We have access to thousands and thousands of ingredients and most of us have no idea how many calories are in each ingredient.  A single tablespoon  [Read More…]

Google talks making search, web, and mobile faster and lighter in developing nations

Google has opened up a bit about their efforts to make the web and search better in developing nations

Google highlighted their efforts to make the web, search, and mobile faster and easier to access around the world. As the company expects to see 1.2 billion smartphones in Mexico, China, Brazil, India, and other developing phone markets, they want to make the experience of buying and using mobile devices better than  [Read More…]