manufacturer Stories September 15, 2015

A report yesterday confirmed that Google has hired John Krafcik, former Hyundai CEO and a car industry veteran, to head up the company’s self-driving car program. It’s still unclear exactly what the implications of this move will be, however. While it seems clear that this effectively confirms Google’s intentions of more broadly rolling out the self-driving car at some point in the future, a Google executive has come out to clarify some things on Tuesday at the Frankfurt auto show… expand full story

manufacturer Stories April 29, 2015

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Strategy Analytics has a new report out claiming that Samsung has once again become the number one smartphone manufacturer by units shipped worldwide. Although Samsung doesn’t officially report unit numbers in its earnings call, the analytics firm is estimating 83 million smartphones sold worldwide for the company. IDC is also reporting similar numbers.

Apple, which does report the number of iPhones it shipped, sold 61 million iPhones in the last quarter. Whilst this is a new quarterly record for Apple, it is easily outstripped by Samsung’s estimated numbers by about 20 million units. Apple became the number one vendor last quarter due to the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and mild sales of Samsung’s Galaxy lineup. However, these numbers show Samsung’s latest flagship, the Galaxy S6, is off to a good start.

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manufacturer Stories August 8, 2011

HTC has just hit the live switch on their HTC Developer website. The website provides developers with HTC’s OpenSense SDK, tools to unlock the bootloader on a few select phones (showing coming soon), and kernel source code.

The tools to unlock the bootloader seems to be the big gem here, but the OpenSense SDK features the S3D SDK for HTC’s 3D stereoscopic interface and a nifty pen SDK for the Scribe feature found in many of their devices. Let us know if you find anything! (via Engadget)

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