Tablets Do Better in China Than PCs

by Emory Kale

The country’s PC market ended the fourth quarter of 2022 on a depressing note, losing 26% YoY. Desktops shipments declined 34% to 3.7 million units, and laptop shipments were down 22% to 8.5 million …

Tags:Android| HarmonyOS| ioS| laptop| Market Data| PC| tablet

Honor Magic5 Pro Display Beats iPhone 14 Max Pro to Number One

by Omid Rahmat

The latest display tests by Dxomark show the Honor Magic5 Pro as sitting at number one. While not a winner in any one category of the tests, its overall performance was enough to take …

Tags:Android| Apple| DXOMARK| Honor| smartphone

Latest Smartphone Data Hints at Caution for High End Displays

by Omid Rahmat

Data from A global study of consumer behaviors in the smartphone market shows that Apple’s brand remains almost unassailable worldwide. However, in the study’s timeframe, September to December of 2022, there is also an …

Tags:Android| Apple| Google| ioS

Mid-week Links – Week Ending 18th November 2022

by Bob Raikes

Every week we see some articles that don’t really need comment or are just plain interesting. Here are a few from the middle of this week. Samsung QN900B 8k QLED TV Review (RTings looks …

Tags:Android| Content Creation| Desktop Monitors| Game Playing| GPUs| Hospitality TVs| Nvidia| Outdoor Displays| Quantum Dots| Retail| Samsung| Small Pixel Pitch LED SPP| Sports and Stadiums| Streaming Dongles| Super Hi-Vision (8K)| Terrestrial (DTT)| Testing| Touch| UltraHD & 4K| warranty

Amazon on Announced a New Hardware Partnership with TCL

by Bob Raikes

What They Say TCL has launched a new series of TVs based on Amazon’s Fire TV OS. The 55″ and 65″ sets will be sold in Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK. What We Think …

Tags:Amazon| Android| Google| Operating Systems| Smart TV

Google makes AV1 codec support mandatory for Android 14

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Google has said that it plans to require hardware makers to support the AV1 codec in tablets and smartphones to allow support for Android 14, which is due to be in …

Tags:Android| AV1 Codec| Google| Smartphones| tablets| TVs (TV Sets)

Links Week Starting 19th September 2022

by Bob Raikes

Every week we see some articles that don’t really need comment or are just plain interesting. Here are a few from the first part of this week – only a few as I have …

Tags:Android| China| Desktop Monitors| Europe| Game Playing| Gaze Recognition| HTC| Market Data| MiniLED| Rugged Displays| Samsung| Smart TV| Sports and Stadiums| tablets| TCL| Transparent Displays| TVs (TV Sets)| USA| Virtual Reality

Xperi launches Vewd OpX for Android TV Operator Tier

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Xperi (Xperi and Vestel on a Roll at IFA) announced that it is making a new version of a cloud-managed operator-grade set-top box (STB) OS that integrates payTV with streamed content …

Tags:Android| IBC 2022| Operating Systems| Smart TV| STBs

Apple’s iPhones overtook Android devices

by Bob Raikes

What They Say The FT reported data from Counterpoint Research who said that the active installed base of iPhones topped the 50% mark in the quarter that ended in June. It’s iPhone’s highest market …

Tags:Android| Apple| Operating Systems| Smartphones

iOS 16 beta Shows new Sleep Mode for Always On Images

by Bob Raikes

What They Say 9to5Mac reports that the iPhone 14 Pro’s ‘always on’ screen will show background images, but with reduced brightness and contrast, in sleep mode. That is in contrast to Android, where the …

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