Breaking Down the Bill of Materials for the Google Pixel Watch

by Omid Rahmat

BOE is the exclusive supplier of the custom 1.2-inch-diameter OLED display which takes up about14% of the total BoM cost, the second most costly component after the processing and memory subsystem. BoMs are fun. …

Tags:Apple| Google| Smartwatches

MIPI Alliance Welcomes Google as a Promoter Member

by Artem Alekseenko

The MIPI Alliance announced that Google has been approved as its newest Promoter member. With this appointment, Google obtains a seat on the MIPI Board of Directors to help guide the strategic direction of MIPI interface …

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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

Samsung, Qualcomm, and Google Form the No-Apple Android XR Alliance

by Omid Rahmat

Roh would not elaborate on the specifics of Samsung’s first new XR product, which will not appear at Wednesday’s launch event. “We’re getting there, but we’re not too far away,” he said. “For the …

Tags:Apple| Google| HMDs (Head Mounted Displays)| Qualcomm| Samsung| XR

Apple Taking on Samsung, Google, and Amazon in The Home

by Omid Rahmat

The central product appears to be a dockable iPad screen that feature a touchscreen and function similar Samsungs SmartThings and Googles Home along with Amazon Alexa with new Apple iOS software coded to pull …

Tags:Apple| Google| Samsung| Smart Home & Home Networks

DXOMark Rates the Google Pixel 7

by Bob Raikes

What They Say DXOMark had a good look at the Google Pixel 7. The site rated the display performance as ‘excellent… for its segment’ and an improvement from the Pixel 6. It was close …

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Google Maps to Support AR-based Live View

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Android Police reported that Google is rolling out an app called Live View that will overlay information onto the real world for users in some cities (London, Los Angeles, New York, …

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Apple TV with Samsung Sets Gets HDR10+ Support

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Up to now, the Apple TV box and the Apple TV+ service have not supported the HDR10+ dynamic metadata protocol developed by Samsung. Apple has tended to support Dolby Vision, which …

Tags:Apple| Google| HDR - High Dynamic Range| Samsung

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 …

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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 …

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