The Windows Phone 8 community has lacked the widespread options and support for unofficial tweaks and hacks seen on Android and iOS, but a developer has posted video of what they claim is a jailbreak that could lay the groundwork for offering that support.
Samsung Electronics, the division of Samsung that focuses on building components for its mobile unit and many other manufacturers, has announced the new 8Gb mobile DRAM that will lead to faster and more efficient phones when they find their way into devices next year.
Qualcomm, makers of the Snapdragon processor that is commonly found in smartphones and tablets, has announced a version of its processor that its capable of improving graphics capabilities and even enabling 4K Ultra HD video recording and playback.
Samsung's eight-core Exynos processor is in the very rare company of having more cores than other chipsets on the market, but it doesn't actually see an advantage to that structure because it never actually uses all eight cores at once. That will change soon.
While mobile devices may be limited because of modern memory structures, Samsung has announced that it has begun producing a new flash memory system that will make devices capable of storing more data, faster, and more reliable.
Samsung is on a mission to accelerate storage capabilities on mobile devices. The Korean manufacturer announced today that it has begun production of "ultra-fast" embedded memory that should greatly increase read and write speeds for smartphones and tablets.
Samsung has announced a new line of microSD cards that purportedly provide record-breaking read and write speeds to smartphones and tablets. Targeted at devices with LTE capabilities, the new Ultra High Speed-1 cards support the high performance levels required by advanced LTE devices.
Samsung has announced a new line of microSD cards (and full-size SD cards) that feature a tough build and attractive exteriors.
Apple is reported to have recently bought flash drive maker Anobit for $390 million. Anobit is an Israeli based company that manufacturers flash memory drives used in Apple devices such as the iPhone and iPad. Apple confirmed the acquisition on January 10, but declined to comment on the final price of the purchase. "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans," Steve Dowling, a spokesman for Cupertino, California-based Apple said.