The QBracelet is a portable charger capable of delivering juice to your iPhone or Android device. This bracelet charges the devices through a micro-USB connector. When will the wireless charging bracelet come out?
Android Police claimed Google and the soon-to-be Lenovo-owned Motorola are working together on a 5.9-inch Nexus phone. Android Police pointed out the existence of a new Nexus device in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) code base, code-named “Shamu.”
The Information chimed in, saying that Motorola and Google were working on a “phablet” but did not specify the size.
Qualcomm is the primary provider of many of the key integrated circuits, and both Invensense and OmniVision are noted for their role in delivering Amazon’s Dynamic Perspective display technology.
Amazon has undoubtedly invested heavily in software features that are not included in this BOM costing estimate, most notably the software behind the Dynamic Perspective display feature.
At the heart of the Fire Phone is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800Application and Baseband processor running at 2.2 GHz with 2 GB of LDDR3 RAM; this includes 32 GB of storage, support for LTE (as well as GSM and W-CDMA cellular modes), and WiFi 802.11a/n/ac.
Apple’s long-rumored content delivery network (CDN) has gone live in the US and Europe. Apple is still using Akamai and Level 3 CDN services for iTunes and app downloads.
Netflix is moving all of its traffic from third-party CDNs to its own CDN, but Apple may not.
Samsung ships more smartphones than any other country in the world.
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Google has established a new initiative — Made w/Code — that it hopes will level the playing field. For those of you who don’t know the stats on the number of females in the tech industry: it’s about 25% in the IT field and 18% of computer science grads.
Chipmaker AMD has announced that the AMD Opteron A1100-Series developer kit, which features AMD’s first 64-bit ARM-based processor, codenamed “Seattle,” are now available.
Complete developer kits are available for $2,999.
Red Hat has developed a version of the Linux operating system based on the ARMv8-A 64-bit architecture for servers. A standard implementation would mean that customers could purchase ARMv8-A servers from any manufacturer.
Although ARM processors are used in most mobile devices, only recently has there been a movement in the industry to use them in data-center servers as well, where their low-power design could cut energy costs.