smartphones

Apple, Google Bring Forward Virus Tracing Tech Amidst Privacy Row

Apple and Google speed up development of contact tracing API, as France and Germany accuse Apple and Google of holding…

2 years ago

Chinese-Backed Firm Commits To UK Headquarters For Imagination Technologies

Chinsese state-financed Canyon Bridge tells MPs it plans to keep iPhone tech maker headquartered in the UK, amidst row over…

2 years ago

Smartphone Scheme Aims To Track Coronavirus While Protecting Privacy

Boston University proposal would involve tracking randomly generated IDs via short-range broadcasts as means to contain coronavirus infections

2 years ago

US Renews Pressure On UK Over Huawei In 5G Networks

Senior US officials say they will continue to work with the UK over finding 5G alternatives, following decision to allow…

2 years ago

Huawei Beats Apple To Reach No. 2 Smartphone Spot

Huawei second only to Samsung for full-year 2019 sales, in spite of US ban, while iPhone 11 boosts Apple to…

2 years ago

Huawei Strikes Deal With TomTom For Smartphone Mapping Services

Arrangement with Dutch navigation devices and services provider comes as Huawei looks for ways around US trade ban imposed last…

2 years ago

The State of Mobile

What is the current state of mobile, and how will this sector develop over the next few years? For businesses,…

2 years ago

Reporters Use Leaked Location Data To Track President Trump

New York Times follows Donald Trump's movements in real time as part of exposé into lack of regulation around smartphone…

2 years ago

Huawei To Expand Harmony OS To More Devices Next Year

Huawei plans to use its Android alternative operating system in more gadgets next year, as it produces its first smartphones…

2 years ago

Unpatched Android Flaw Exploited To Steal Banking Logins

Unpatched 'StrandHogg' vulnerability found to be targeting at least 60 financial institutions, but could also be used to carry out…

2 years ago

Microsoft Pulls Plug On Cortana Mobile App For Some Users

Microsoft is set to end support for its Cortana iOS and Android apps in some regions as it integrates the…

2 years ago

US Commerce Department ‘Has Received 130 Huawei Exemption Requests’

Applications pile up, but department has yet to issue a single licence allowing US firms to get around Huawei blacklist,…

2 years ago

Huawei Sets Blacklist Cost At £8bn As It Introduces Latest AI Tech

Huawei introduces Ascend 910 AI chip and MindSpore framework as national security blacklist spurs efforts to reduce reliances on US…

2 years ago

Google Shuts Down Android Data Programme ‘Over Regulatory Fears’

Mobile Network Insights service provided aggregated, anonymised user data to mobile operators to help them spot network weaknesses

2 years ago

Huawei Ready To Switch Phones From Android To HarmonyOS ‘At Any Time’

Chinese smartphone giant readies open source Android replacement as White House toughens stance on trade ban

2 years ago

Huawei To Sell HongMeng OS-Powered Smartphones This Year

Chinese manufacturing giant develops HongMeng as a possible Android alternative amidst ongoing trade tensions between US and China

2 years ago

EE Fined £100,000 Over Illegal Marketing Texts

Some 2.5 million direct marketing messages were sent to mobile customers without their consent

3 years ago

Draft China Regulations ‘Could Block US Technology’

The proposed cyber security rules could be used to effectively bar US technology imports in retaliation for Huawei sanctions, industry…

3 years ago

France Plans 5G Launch For Next Year In Spite Of Trade Turmoil

The country says it is not planning to ban Huawei or any other company, but will make decisions based on…

3 years ago

US Delays Huawei Sanctions, Citing Stability Risk

Google said it would resume working with Huawei after the announcement of the 90-day stay of execution, while Huawei says…

3 years ago

Vodafone To Launch First UK 5G Services On 3 July

The launch in six initial cities follows trials and demonstrations in busy airports and railway stations

3 years ago

Samsung Postpones Galaxy Fold Launch Over Screen Failures

Company says it will push back folding smartphone debut after some reviewers found displays developed faults after less than 48…

3 years ago

Apple’s £21bn Patent Lawsuit Against Qualcomm Arrives In Court

The row focuses on Qualcomm's lucrative licensing practices for patents and its dominant smartphone modems

3 years ago

Ministers Call For Scottish Police To Delay Rollout Of Phone-Hacking Tech

MSPs say more work is needed on the privacy and human rights implications of the controversial tools, which bypass phone…

3 years ago

Study Finds ‘Systemic’ Mobile Financial App Insecurity

Tools including retail banking apps fail to take appropriate precautions to stop their software and systems from being hacked, researchers…

3 years ago

Google Pulls Plug On Failed Google+ Social Network After Data Breach

Other products retired this spring include Inbox by Gmail, the Goo.gl URL shortener and older Pixel smartphones

3 years ago

Apple Pulls Plug On Wireless Charging Plans Over Technical Issues

Engineers speculate Apple may have found it difficult to make AirPower meet stringent regulations on heat and electromagnetic interference

3 years ago

Researchers Hack Third-Party Car Alarms To Take Control Of Vehicles

Simple trick could have allowed attackers to take over an account, enabling vehicles to be stolen or even hijacked while…

3 years ago

MWC 2019: Huawei Upstages Samsung With Folding 5G Mate X

Huawei claims its device folds thinner and flatter than Samsung's, and adds 5G – all for an eye-watering 2,299 euros

3 years ago

Samsung Bets On Mobile ‘Future’ With Galaxy Fold, Galaxy S10

The folding-screen device is set to launch in April, with a hefty price tag of nearly $2,000 – more than…

3 years ago