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June 28

Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 888 Plus with phones from Motorola, Asus coming soon

Following the cadence of previous years, Qualcomm at MWC 2021 announced the Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G as a “follow-on” to the chip found in this year’s flagship smartphones.

February 3, 2012

Motorola German patent win bans online sale of Apple 3G devices

. Apple lost its first significant patent battle today as it was forced to take 3G iPads and iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4’s off its virtual Apple Store shelves in Germany today. The Mannheim Regional Court found Apple infringed a patent used to synchronize e-mail accounts. The ruling also allows Motorola Mobility to ask Apple for information about […]

October 27, 2011

Motorola Mobility announces Q3 earnings: $3.3 billion in revenue, $32 million net loss, details on Google buyout

Motorola Mobility has announced their Q3 earnings this afternoon, reporting $3.3 billion in revenue up 11% from Q3 of 2010 and a net loss of $32 million, which is better than Q3 of 2010’s $56 million net loss. Motorola Mobility also announced that they sold 100,000 Xoom tablets and shipped 4.8 million smartphones in Q3. In the […]

June 8, 2012

Press shot for AT&T’s Motorola ‘Dinara’ leaks online (Photo)

Motorola announced its Dinara smartphone— officially known as the “xT928” – for China Telecom last November, but a supposed press leak of the AT&T variation just surfaced stateside. The Verge received a media shot of the rumored device today (above). As the report noted, the assumed Atrix 2 successor boasts a 720p display, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and 4G LTE. […]

January 25, 2013

Samsung posts record $6.6B net profit for Q4 2012

Samsung posted fourth-quarter earnings for 2012 on Friday, and the company’s profits notably swelled to a record 76-percent high due to smartphone sales and its chip business.

Samsung’s net profit debuted at a more-than-healthy 7.04 trillion won—or $6.6 billion USD. That is up from a strong 4.01 trillion won in the year-ago quarter, but the company also saw record profits in Q3 2012 with 6.56 trillion won. Revenue rose 18 percent to 56.1 trillion won from Q4 2011, while cellphones and telecom equipment accounted for 62 percent of its operating profit in the quarter.

Samsung sold the most smartphones in the quarter, according to analysts, but its profit margin for the space dropped to 17.4-percent in the fourth quarter. However, Samsung had a high-profit margin for its chip division in Q4 2012. Operating profit for the division hit 14.8-percent—up from 11.7-percent in Q3 2012.

More details about Samsung’ liquid-crystal-display and consumer-electronics business are in the official press release below. A PDF report of Samsung’s slides for the quarter is also available for download.

June 27, 2013

3 million HD videos at the same time – the capacity of a new Google-backed fiber link in Asia

Google is one of the consortium members behind a new 28Tbps undersea fiber link connecting China, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Singapore and Brunei with Japan – where it connects to the existing transpacific fiber to the U.S. The total length of the link is 5,530 miles. The six fiber pairs have a combined capacity equivalent to […]

August 11, 2014

Google partnering with other tech heavyweights to develop a $300 million Trans-Pacific cable system routed between the US and Japan

  Google is contributing to a $300 million project to develop and operate a Trans-Pacific high-speed internet cable system called “FASTER.” Other companies involved in the venture include China Mobile International, China Telecom Global, Global Transit, KDDI and SingTel, with NEC acting as the system supplier. This group effort will utilize a high-quality 6-fiber-pair cable and optical transmission technologies.

March 31, 2015

Huawei’s profits climb by a third to $46B, expects 20% revenue rise this year

Huawei, the second largest telecoms manufacturer in the world, saw its profits rise 33% last year, reports Reuters.

Global revenue rose 21 percent from a year ago to 288.2 billion yuan ($46.51 billion) in 2014 for Huawei and is expected to jump another 20 percent this year, the Shenzhen-based company said.

The growth has been mostly driven by LTE expansion within China, its home market being responsible for the bulk of its sales.

The company announced an Android Wear smartwatch at Mobile World Congress earlier this month (where we got a hands-on). No pricing was given, though the company has denied suggestions that it would be as high as $1000.

Image credit: Forbes Conrad/Bloomberg

November 12, 2018

Google traffic misdirected to China & Russia today, resulted in downtime for some services

Some Google users this afternoon reported that services, like YouTube, were slow or could not be accessed. The cause of this issue was company traffic being misdirected through ISPs in China, Nigeria, and Russia. Google is investigating the issue, but commented that there is no reason to believe this was an attack, with data encrypted for […]

March 29, 2019

Google signs deal with Cuban ETECSA to improve internet connection w/ undersea fiber-optic cable

This week Google has signed a deal with Cuba’s ETECSA to create a new connection for the island to boost internet speeds for residents. The new deal, however, involves an undersea fiber optic cable being installed.

March 21, 2019

Some Nokia 7 Plus devices were sending data to China from Europe, infringing app since removed

Unfortunately, the stereotype of Chinese brands seeking to steal or at least procure your data by any means is set to continue after reports that certain European Nokia 7 Plus phones have been secretly sending detailed user data and information to China.

December 27, 2018

Trump considering declaring a ‘national emergency’ to ban Huawei and ZTE purchases

President Trump is reported to be considering declaring a ‘national emergency’ that would see US companies banned from purchasing and using telecommunications equipment made by Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE. An earlier ban prohibits government use of technology made by the two companies, extending to contractors working for the US government, but the new legislation […]

August 13, 2018

Samsung may close Chinese factory, slash phone production, in face of sales slump

Samsung is reportedly considering suspending production at one of its two Chinese factories, slashing production in the country by a third. It follows a 34% drop in Samsung Mobile’s profits, with the company admitting that sales of the Galaxy S9 were disappointing …

August 28, 2019

Report: US might block Google-backed LA-Hong Kong undersea cable over national security

Google has three approaches for expanding its global fiber network. Recently, the company has been building private intercontinental cables, but still buys capacity or joins consortiums where the cost is split. One Google-backed undersea cable between Los Angeles and Hong Kong could be blocked by the US under national security concerns.

November 15, 2019

[Update: Potential 6-month reprieve] Report: Huawei’s US trade ban could be relaxed ‘very shortly’

Huawei could soon get a huge break from the ongoing trade bans, as in an interview with Bloomberg, US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross has stated that licenses “will be forthcoming very shortly.”

February 4, 2020

Coronavirus won’t stop MWC 2020, but ZTE is canceling its press conference

The world is watching the spread of a coronavirus from China, and in the lead-up to one of the year’s biggest tech conferences, the GSMA is announcing measures to combat the virus. Coronavirus won’t stop MWC 2020 in Barcelona itself, but Chinese telecoms equipment company ZTE is pulling the plug on its press conference.

March 2, 2020

Nexus 5X, 6P, Pixel C, plus more all lose official LineageOS support

The Nexus 5X, 6P, and Pixel C are among a group of devices that have now lost official support of the most popular third-party ROM LineageOS.

June 29, 2016

Google-backed ‘FASTER’ 9,000km, 60Tbps transpacific fiber optics cable system is now ready to go

After nearly two years of construction, Google along with a consortium of telecom providers announced the completion of the FASTER broadband cable system that links Japan and the United States. The cable system is the fastest of its kind and stretches nearly 9,000 km across the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

June 3, 2016

Huawei’s plan is to take on Samsung and Apple to become the ‘world’s biggest smartphone maker’

Huawei‘s ambition are not small. At the Wall Street Journal and f.ounders-held Converge technology conference in Hong Kong, Huawei director Richard Yu — who heads the company’s consumer electronic business — made it clear that the firm’s short term plan is more than aggressive…

August 17, 2016

Alleged Huawei Mate S2 makes its way through TENAA, looks nearly identical to the Nexus 6P

TENAA, China’s telecom regulator, is a common place to find upcoming Android devices in the Chinese market and today a new Huawei smartphone has passed through. The alleged Huawei Mate S2 follows the company’s recent design philosophy, but this new design definitely looks, familiar….

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