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Apple Patent Adds Zoom Lens to Camera Module
By Luke Jones on Wednesday March 25, 2015

While Apple uses a relatively small 8 megapixel camera on its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but the shooter is among the best smartphone snappers on the market. The company takes the photography side of its handset seriously and is taking things a step further with a new patent. Apple applied for and was awarded a patent for a new type of mobile camera technology that would add a zoom lens to the module.

Microsoft Apps Come Pre-Installed on Samsung Products
By Luke Jones on Tuesday March 24, 2015

Microsoft makes a lot of money from Android, and the company is certainly going to be looking for ways to cross platforms more often in the future. Teaming up with the biggest Android name, Samsung, is certainly one way to go about it. When Samsung launched the Galaxy S6 earlier this month, one of the big surprises was the inclusion of several Microsoft apps and services pre-installed on the Android running flagship.

Apple Working on Augmented Reality
By Luke Jones on Thursday March 19, 2015

The argument about Apple's innovation (or lack of) in recent years will rage on; some think introducing 64-bit processing to smartphones, or adding a fingerprint scanner are signs of innovation, while others are looking for something more substantial. If you are in that latter group, you may be more convinced by Apple working on augmented reality, that's according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.

Apple TV Streaming Service Coming This Summer
By Luke Jones on Tuesday March 17, 2015

Apple has long been reported to be serious about getting into the TV business. This goes beyond the company's Apple TV streaming box and will eventually lead to a full blown TV set from Cupertino. While that oft reported product is still firmly in the rumor bin, Apple has increased its TV aspirations today with its own TV streaming service.

Meizu and Nokia Making Smartphone Again
By Luke Jones on Tuesday March 17, 2015

There have been plenty of rumors that Meizu and Nokia are working together. It was initially thought that the companies are making a smartphone, both denied it and confirmed that Nokia could be involved in Meizu's future smartphone cameras. However, the rumor that the brands are collaborating on a smartphone has returned, with a bit more information in tow.

Dyson Invests in Company Working on Double Life Batteries
By admin on Monday March 16, 2015

While smartphone specs get increasingly better, they draw more power, and battery life is not moving at the same pace as processors or screen technology. As a consequence, a juicer in a handset is now a very important factor for many people, but yet no company has managed to make a significant breakthrough aside from bumping battery time by hours.

Will Sony, LG, and Acer Pull Out of Flagship Market?
By Luke Jones on Friday March 13, 2015

A report out of Taipei is suggesting that some of the most renowned names in the smartphone world will begin focusing on lower end devices as opposed to flagship handsets. The companies mentioned are Sony, Acer, and LG, with the report saying that declining sales in the high end market will force these companies to focus their attention on other price points.

Samsung Dominated Smartwatch Sales, Market Still Slow
By Luke Jones on Thursday March 12, 2015

While the wearable smartwatch market is still in its infancy, it seems the same two companies that dominate smartphones will fight once more. They are of course Samsung and Apple. Smartwatch sales figures for the fourth quarter of 2014 showed that Samsung is the comfortable market leader, selling more than double the number of devices of the nearest rivals. Of course, the Apple Watch is launching next month and is expected to outsell even Samsung by possibly millions, but the interesting thing about the following list is how it mirrors the smartphone market.

Samsung Spent $13.8 Billion on R&D
By admin on Tuesday March 10, 2015

Samsung is a company that makes a lot of products and makes a lot of money, even if smartphone sales and revenue from handsets have fallen. The Korean giant also spends a lot of money, and it does not always work. For example, the company spends a lot of money on advertising, but sales slipped last year despite the expenditure.

Apple Tops Smartphone Market at Expense of Samsung
By Luke Jones on Thursday March 05, 2015

Another hint of Samsung's decline, further proof of the dominance of the iPhone 6, or just pure luck? It is probably a case of all three as Apple outsold Samsung around the world during the fourth quarter of 2014. It is the first time since 2011 that Cupertino has positioned itself as numero uno in the global smartphone market.