Tag Archive: Industry


Mobile gaming is influencing the future of the gaming industry as a whole

Mobile gaming — and by extension the entire gaming industry — is at a crossroads.

Mobile games have always carried a stigma of compromised quality amongst the larger gamer community. In the ongoing PC vs Console debate, mobile games are all too often relegated to a lesser category altogether from PC and console equivalents because they’re “too casual” or simply not considered to be “true games”. For some time, these were valid critiques because so many mobile  [Read More…]

ZTE responds to Denial Order issued by U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security

ZTE says the order is “unacceptable” and “unfair.”

Earlier this week, the United States Department of Commerce announced that the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) had issued a Suspended Denial Order against ZTE – effectively banning the company from using any exported hardware or software from the U.S. in its products for the next seven years.

The move came as a result of ZTE not staying true to promises it made to the Department following a  [Read More…]

The U.S. smartphone industry has an LG problem

LG needs to rebuild, but it may be too late.

A few years ago, I was in New York for the launch of the LG G3. It was the first phone I’d touched with a Quad HD display and was pretty well built (though plastic) and fairly fast (though not the fastest) and overall people seemed pretty happy with the phone. That year, the company went on to sell over 10 million of them, so LG must  [Read More…]

AT&T has just ruined 5G for the rest of the mobile industry

AT&T says it just launched a new 5G network. It didn’t.

In one fell swoop, AT&T has all but undermined — and potentially ruined — the nascent brand that is 5G. The next-generation wireless standard, which hasn’t even been finalized yet, is set to roll out in earnest starting in 2019 or 2020. And even then, what we’ll see in the early days is a hybrid of what will eventually be the next way we connect to the internet  [Read More…]

Smartphone industry newcomer Maze will launch a Xiomi MI MIX alternative soon

This year we’re probably see more and more smartphones with almost non-existent bezels. The Xiaomi Mi MIX turned a few heads when it launched with a display that featured a screen-to-body ratio of 91.3%. Well it seems we’re soon going to see a new Xiaomi Mi MIX competitor arrive on the market. This time from […]

FTC and FCC to both study security updates in the mobile industry

Security has been a sore spot for Android since its inception. With so many manufacturers making Android devices with their own customizations, it became impossible for Google to control updates. Instead, it has been up to the manufacturers to update devices.

With new exploits constantly being found and security being a hot topic, both the FTC and FCC launched separate inquiries into the security update practices in the mobile industry. The FTC is looking into Apple, BlackBerry, Google, HTC, LG, Microsoft,  [Read More…]

Qualcomm appoints industry veteran Mary Gendron as top-level executive

Mary Gendron has been appointed by Qualcomm as chief information officer (CIO) at the company. The newly appointed executive brings with her years of experience in the technology industry, previously working at the likes of Motorola and Bell.

George Davis, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Qualcomm, commented on Gendron’s signing:

“We are very pleased to welcome Mary to Qualcomm. Her IT experience and leadership brings new opportunities to continue excelling in our IT  [Read More…]

Samsung’s KNOX gets certified for regulated industry use in China and France

Samsung has announced that government agencies in both China and France have certified KNOX for use by regulated industries. Having its secure platform certified in new markets means Samsung will be able to push forward with forming contracts with government authorities, as well as parties previously locked behind regulated access.

Following certification in the UK, Samsung and authorities deployed the latest Galaxy hardware for testing. Dr. Injong Rhee, Executive Vice President and Head of R&D, Software  [Read More…]

T-Mobile to disrupt industry yet again on June 18

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If there’s one thing you can say about T-Mobile it’s that they don’t sit still very long. Come next month, The Un-carrier is set to announce yet another change in their services. T-Mobile has scheduled a June 18 Un-carrier 5.0 event based around the concept of “We don’t play it safe and sound”. It’s hard to say for certain what they have up their sleeves this  [Read More…]

Solve for X: spray-on antenna solution could revolutionize mobile industry

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Rhett Spencer, CTO at Chamtech Enterprises, recently took to the stage at Google’s Solve for X event to talk about a new nano spray-on antenna material which could revolutionize the way service providers deploy cell towers. It could also increase cellphone energy efficiency by 10 percent.

The spray-on antenna was originally conceived when Chamtech was contacted by the US Military to help them create a conforming antenna for special ops since traditional antenna systems were bulky  [Read More…]