Broadcom's Latest EDGE Chip Can Do Touch and Haptics
Broadcom announced a new EDGE chipset for 2G phones that can do many of the things that more powerful 3G chipsets can do. Some of the key features this new chip will bring to lower-cost 2G handsets include touch-based user interfaces with haptic feedback, accelerometers, advanced multimedia and increased Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity. The chipset includes his includes a quad-band EDGE transceiver, analog and digital baseband functions, and support for high quality image capture, USB 2.0, high-speed secure digital interfaces and H.264 video recording and playback. Samsung has said it will use this chip in future products.
Review: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge for Verizon Wireless
Samsung's top-of-the-line smartphone for 2016 is the Galaxy S7 Edge. This curvy beauty is a powerful addition to Samsung's roster of Android smartphones.
Huawei Takes Aim at Snapdragon 810 with Kirin 950
Huawei today announced the Kirin 950 chipset for phones, which is designed to compete with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800-series chipsets in higher-end phones. Huawei claims that the 950 is 25% faster and 44% more power-efficient than the Snapdragon 810, Qualcomm's current flagship chip.
ZTE Reveals the Axon Flagship Phone for the US In Full
ZTE today announced the Axon phone, the first in what will be a line of flagship smartphones. ZTE will use the Axon brand in a way similar to how Samsung uses the Galaxy brand for its best phones.
Broadcom Talks Up Power Efficient Smartwatch Chip
Broadcom today announced a new platform for Android Wear smartwatches that promises to deliver major gains in battery life. The Broadcom wearable system-on-a-chip includes a quad-core Cortex A7 application processor and 2G/3G modem support.