Sprint Adds Weight to Tizen Association
Sprint today announced that it has joined the Tizen Association. Tizen is the standards-based open source mobile platform project backed by Samsung and Intel. It recently moved out of beta and reached 1.0 status. Sprint is joining the Tizen board of directors and is the first North American carrier to be a part of the Tizen Association. Other board members include NTT DOCOMO, Orange, SK telecom, Telefónica, Vodafone, and Huawei. Sprint said it "support[s] an open mobile ecosystem that enables choice for Sprint customers," but it stopped short of saying that it would eventually offer Tizen-based handsets.
Hands-On with the Samsung Gear S3
Samsung is back with a new Tizen-based wearable. The Gear S3 takes last year's model and makes numerous refinements.
3GPP Approves Spec for Standalone 5G New Radio
The 3GPP today ratified another piece of the 5G specification, termed the Standalone 5G New Radio, or SA 5G NR. This spec is for 5G networks that are developed on their own, apart from legacy or pre-existing networks.
Samsung Shows Off Second Tizen Smartphone
Samsung today revealed the Z3, a new smartphone running its homegrown Tizen platform. The handset makes use of design language similar to that of the Galaxy S series and comes in black, gold, or silver.
ARM's Cortex A76 Core Relies On 7nm Process for Speed and Efficiency Gains
ARM today announced a new series of processors cores for mobile devices that it says will increase performance without impacting battery life. The new Cortex A76 processor core is built using a 7nm process that ARM says delivers a 35% boost in speed and a 40% improvement in efficiency when compared to its previous 10nm core.