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Even in death, the Galaxy Note7 continues to change the smartphone market

Even in death, the Galaxy Note7 continues to change the smartphone market The South Korean government published the results of its own investigation into the explosive phone Monday, according to the The Korea Herald.Like Samsung, the state-run Korean Agency for Technology Standards concluded that the Note7's volatility stemmed from its battery.

Oppo is China's top-selling smartphone maker, while Apple sales slow

Oppo is China's top-selling smartphone maker, while Apple sales slow Analyst firm IDC reports that Oppo more than doubled its shipment volumes over the year prior, to clinch the top spot.It beat other strong Chinese contenders like Xiaomi and Huawei — as well as Apple, which posted its first decline in China.

Supplier that built the Note7's explosion-prone batteries catches on fire

Supplier that built the Note7's explosion-prone batteries catches on fire According to Bloomberg, a fire broke out at a factory in Tianjin, China, that may have manufactured the faulty batteries that led to Galaxy Note7 smartphones catching on fire worldwide last year.However, it still took 19 fire engines and 110 firemen to control the situation, according to the South China Morning Post.

Factory That Made Exploding Galaxy Note 7 Batteries Catches Fire

Factory That Made Exploding Galaxy Note 7 Batteries Catches Fire The hottest smartphone story of 2016 — quite literally — was the Galaxy Note 7.Now, as though it was the punchline to an unfunny cosmic joke, the factory that produced the faulty batteries that caused the Galaxy Note 7 fires has also burst into flames.

Dual-camera smartphones may soon be a bit more affordable, thanks to a new chip

Dual-camera smartphones may soon be a bit more affordable, thanks to a new chip On Wednesday, semiconductor company MediaTek announced the Helio P25, a mobile camera processor handling the demands of two cameras while being better suited for devices with a bit less power.The new chipset supports dual cameras but operates 25 percent more efficiently than the company’s other dual- camera chipsets.

Samsung's Note 7 recycling center catches fire, company blames faulty batteries

Samsung's Note 7 recycling center catches fire, company blames faulty batteries On Wednesday, 19 fire engines and 110 firemen reported to a fire at Samsung SDI’s Chinese manufacturing facility in Tianjin.There’s no indication that it was actually Note 7 batteries, specifically, that caused the failure — but the Wuqing branch of the Tianjin fire department had a rather different explanation for what had happened.

Leaked photos show just how sexy Samsung's Galaxy S8 could look

Leaked photos show just how sexy Samsung's Galaxy S8 could look 8-inch screen and the larger "S8 Plus" a 6.2-inch display — both would be larger than the existing S7 and S7 Edge, which have 5.

Attack on Titan's Newest Smartphone Puzzle Game Launches This Month

Attack on Titan's Newest Smartphone Puzzle Game Launches This Month There’s a new smartphone game collaboration coming through for Japanese gamers, and it’s called Attack on Titan: Chain Puzzle Fever.The Titans devour humans one by one, and the only way they can be stopped is by a swift strike to the neck.

Why unlimited data is making a comeback

Why unlimited data is making a comeback It’s been almost five years since the last of the great unlimited data plans died out and left just a few calcifying tendrils of grandfather access for those willing to live the remainder of their days on 3G phones.People were upset when AT&T and Verizon ended those plans, even if few ever used their monthly allotment of 2G of data.

Nokia is resurrecting the iconic 3310 phone

Nokia is resurrecting the iconic 3310 phone For over a decade, Nokia dominated the smartphone and feature phone markets — and one of the devices that cemented its position as an early leader in the cell phone industry was the Nokia 3310.At first glance, the Nokia 3310 doesn’t look like the kind of device anyone would care about in 2017.

BlackBerry's smartphone market share is finally 0%

BlackBerry's smartphone market share is finally 0% The onetime leader in smartphones sales made up zero percent — or 0.Business Insider spotted the stat in research from the firm Gartner tracking smartphone sales.

ZTE's next phone will have gigabit download speeds

ZTE's next phone will have gigabit download speeds China's ZTE has announced the launch of the Gigabit Phone, a device that offers extremely fast connectivity at 1Gbps, as well as a few other nifty features.Besides the amazing download speeds — ZTE did not share details of how the phone will achieve such fast connectivity — the Gigabit Phone will also have the ability to create panoramic, 360-degree video, and it will come with "instant cloud storage.

HTC announces another big loss, plans to ditch cheap phones

HTC announces another big loss, plans to ditch cheap phones After lagging sales and a loss of direction, HTC says it’s going to drop the cheap phones from its 2017 lineup.This is merely a way to keep cash coming in as HTC plans its next move.

No, you shouldn't be allowed to fix your own phone, 'Right-to-Repair' is a dumb idea

No, you shouldn't be allowed to fix your own phone, 'Right-to-Repair' is a dumb idea My co-worker, Tracey, held her iPhone like a baby bird with a bent wing.Opponents contend that Apple's fighting Right-to-Repair legislation because it wants to protect trade secrets.

Bipartisan bill would force police to get warrants before using Stingray cell tracker

Bipartisan bill would force police to get warrants before using Stingray cell tracker A rare alliance of Democratic and Republican members of the US Congress could lead to increased restrictions on how police officers can deploy so-called Stingray cell phone trackers.This bill would force police to get warrants before using Stingrays.

AT&T brings back its unlimited data plan for everyone — too bad it sucks

AT&T brings back its unlimited data plan for everyone — too bad it sucks It's official: unlimited data plans are back.Compared to the competition, the AT&T's "unlimited" plan is easily the worst — it's the most expensive and offers fewer features.

Google wants to know what you'd like to see in the Pixel 2

Google wants to know what you'd like to see in the Pixel 2 In a post on the Pixel User Community board, Google's Krishna Kumar, the product lead on the Pixel, asks to hear thoughts on the current Pixel phones and what Google can improve for future devices.What would you like to see us improve?

‘Liquid glass’ promises to protect your phone from bumps and scratches

‘Liquid glass’ promises to protect your phone from bumps and scratches If you’re the type that worries about wayward car keys or nail files scratching your pricey smartphone’s screen, fret no more.Titanium dioxide nanoparticles in the gel fill microscopic valleys on your smartphone’s screen, effectively reinforcing it against bumps and bruises.