Monthly Archive: July 2017

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Global Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Market (2017-2023): Key Players are IBM Corporation, Huawei Technology …

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE[1])–The „Global Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Market Insights, Opportunity, Analysis, Market Shares And Forecast 2017 – 2023”[2] report has been added to Research and Markets’ offering.

The Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) market is expected to grow with a CAGR of around 50.2% during the forecast period 2016-2023.

The rising data traffic is one of the major factor which is increasing the growth of global mobile edge computing market. In 2016, the global mobile data traffic is accounted at 8.9 exabytes which is expected to reach to 69 exabytes by the end of 2022. Hence, the rise in data traffic is rising the demand of mobile edge communication systems. In addition to driving factor there are factors such as regulatory & legal framework and privacy and security concern as one of the key restraining factor restricting the growth of mobile edge computing market.

Geographically, North America held the highest revenue share in 2016 in mobile edge computing market. The growth in North American mobile edge computing market is majorly driven by the increasing adoption of smart devices such as smartphone, tablets, etc. The Asia pacific mobile edge computing market is expected to grow with an impressive CAGR during the forecast period 2016-2023. The growth of mobile edge computing market is mainly driven by proliferation of smartphones in countries such as India, China, etc. due to growing demand for real time access and social media growth. Furthermore, growing government initiative in Asian countries such as India, China, Japan, etc. is also contributing to growth in Asia Pacific mobile edge computing market.

Companies Mentioned

  • Adlink Technology Inc.
  • Artesyn’S Embedded Technologies
  • Gigaspaces
  • Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
  • IBM Corporation
  • Integrated Device Technology, Inc.
  • Intel Corporation
  • Juniper Networks, Inc.
  • Nokia Corporation
  • Peerapp, Inc.
  • Quortus
  • Saguna Networks Ltd.
  • Spidercloud Wireless, Inc.
  • Vasona Networks
  • ZTE Corporation

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction

2. Market Overview

3. Market Determinants

4. Market Segmentation

5. Competitive Landscape

6. Geographical Analysis

7. Company Profiles

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hm7lcf/global_mobile[3]

Cellnet Review

More iPhone 8 leaks show Apple is finally catching up to Android resolutions

Earlier today, enterprising developers discovered clues about the iPhone 8’s design[1] in firmware for the upcoming HomePod speaker. Turns out that firmware is still churning out important nuggets of information.

Now Steve Troughton-Smith[2], who helped in the earlier leak, also found some code suggesting the iPhone[3] 8 would have a resolution of 2436 x 1125.

There are little tidbits in the OS suggesting upcoming iPhone will have a 3x screen at 1125×2436. Hard to gauge what that will mean for devs pic.twitter.com/SK8QjOAfDt[4]

— Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) July 31, 2017[5]

That said, there are still a few open-ended questions. Previous rumors[6] suggested 2436 x 1125 would be a ‘functional’ resolution, while another portion would be reserved for a function area at the bottom of the screen. It’s not clear if that’s still the case:

makes zero sense. The new res already includes the space for the bottom bar pic.twitter.com/POBDhXLtXB[7]

— Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) July 31, 2017[8]

What’s more, there’s also a reference to a 6.5-inch iPhone, which has so far gone mostly untouched by the rumor mill:

https://t.co/4AdfJi7RpO[9]
There’s also a reference to a 6.5 inch display!

— benjamin (@dvfying) July 31, 2017[10]

@stroughtonsmith[11] looks like the resolution rumors were true!

“3xRetina6.5Inch”
“1125x2436x3x326” pic.twitter.com/uSixCzqUxs[12]

— benjamin (@dvfying) July 31, 2017[13]

Let me be clear: at this screen size, most people don’t need that kind of resolution. Heck, Samsung even defaults its displays to circa 1080p resolution in its software to save battery life. But if you have a keen eye and spend a lot of time watching QHD+ videos on your mobile device the difference is noticeable. I’m one of those people; forget what Apple tells you about Retina displays and viewing distances.

Another thing to keep in mind is that the OLED screen tech Apple is likely to use often comes with weird pixel arrays[14] that make text and high-contrast edges look a little fuzzy. Because of this, text on a 1080p OLED display often looks fuzzier – sometimes with faint purple and green edges – than it would on an equivalent LCD screen.

The higher resolution would also be much appreciated if Apple ever decided to release an iPhone-powered VR headset, a la Google Cardboard or Samsung Gear VR. I have a hard time imagining Apple designer Jony Ive would ever let such an inelegant solution fly, but given the company’s recent VR push for desktops and its newfound focus on AR, it’s not entirely impossible.

My guess that since the iPhone 8 will be Apple’s biggest mobile display yet, the company simply doesn’t want it’s screen to look fuzzier than the the 7 Plus. We’ll find out soon enough.

Via The Verge[15]

Latest report suggests iPhone 8 screen features higher 521 PPI density, 3x Retina scaling like Plus models on 9to5Mac[16]

Napier Lopez is a writer based in New York City. He’s interested in all things tech, science, and photography related, and likes to yo-yo in his free time. Follow him on Twitter[17] or his blog[18].

References

  1. ^ about the iPhone 8’s design (thenextweb.com)
  2. ^ Steve Troughton-Smith (twitter.com)
  3. ^ Read more about iPhone. (thenextweb.com)
  4. ^ pic.twitter.com/SK8QjOAfDt (t.co)
  5. ^ July 31, 2017 (twitter.com)
  6. ^ Previous rumors (9to5mac.com)
  7. ^ pic.twitter.com/POBDhXLtXB (t.co)
  8. ^ July 31, 2017 (twitter.com)
  9. ^ https://t.co/4AdfJi7RpO (t.co)
  10. ^ July 31, 2017 (twitter.com)
  11. ^ @stroughtonsmith (twitter.com)
  12. ^ pic.twitter.com/uSixCzqUxs (t.co)
  13. ^ July 31, 2017 (twitter.com)
  14. ^ weird pixel arrays (en.wikipedia.org)
  15. ^ The Verge (www.theverge.com)
  16. ^ Latest report suggests iPhone 8 screen features higher 521 PPI density, 3x Retina scaling like Plus models on 9to5Mac (9to5mac.com)
  17. ^ on Twitter (twitter.com)
  18. ^ his blog (www.napierlopez.com)
  19. ^ Mail (thenextweb.com)
  20. ^ Tweet (twitter.com)
  21. ^ All posts by Napier > (thenextweb.com)

Android Cameras ‘Are Years Behind iPhone” Claims Former Google Vice President Of Mobile

A former senior Google executive who was the Senior Vice President in charge of the Companies mobile operations has slammed cameras in Android phones claiming they are years behind an iPhone, he should know, he helped build the Google Pixel a phone that was heavy, overpriced and delivered questionable pictures.

Vic Gundotra, in a startling criticism of his former employers, the former Google SVP of engineering said Android phone cameras are “a few years behind” the iPhone 7 Plus.

Gundotra was remaking on photos taken using the iPhone 7 Plus Portrait mode and said he “would never use an Android phone for photos!”

He added in comments (via CNET): “Bottom line: If you truly care about great photography, you own an iPhone. If you don’t mind being a few years behind, buy an Android.”

The rationale Gundotra used was the constrains placed on Android manufacturers due to the open source OS requiring neutrality to all parties.

This makes it harder for manufacturers like Samsung to innovate with the hardware, he says, because “they have to convince Google to allow that innovation to be surfaced to other applications via the appropriate API,” which can take years.

He also praised Apple’s computational photography effects like Portrait, which uses both rear camera lenses to create a bokeh effect with a sharp foreground and defocussed background.

“Apple doesn’t have all these constraints” he adds. “They innovate in the underlying hardware, and just simply update the software with their latest innovations (like portrait mode) and ship it.”

Naturally, Android fans are besieging the comments with claims Gundotra is either wrong or bitter at his former employers.

The comments are certainly controversial, given the critical reception afforded to the cameras on the Google Pixel phones especially.

About Post Author

David Richards has been writing about technology for more than 30 years. A former Fleet Street, Journalist He wrote the Award Winning Series on the Federated Ships Painters + Dockers Union for the Bulletin that led to a Royal Commission. He is also a Logie Winner. for Outstanding Contribution To TV Journalism with a story called The Werribee Affair. In 1997, he built the largest Australian technology media Company and prior to that the third largest PR Company that became the foundation Company for Ogilvy PR. Today he writes about technology and the impact on both business and consumers.

References

  1. ^ (www.channelnews.com.au)
Cellnet Review

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ on sale again

Last week we saw some pretty solid deals[1] on the unlocked versions of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. Now the prices of those phones have fallen even further.

The unlocked versions of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are now available for $549.99[2] and $639.99[3], respectively. The phones are being sold by Samsung Mobile’s eBay store and they’re brand new in factory packaging.

These unlocked models support all four major U.S. carriers.

If you’ve got a phone to trade in, you can save even more on an unlocked GS8 or GS8+. Samsung’s official store is selling the unlocked GS8 for $574.99[4] and the GS8+ for $674.99[5], and you can get an additional $150 off either device with the trade-in of an eligible smartphone. Devices that are eligible for trade-in include:

  • Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S7 and S7 edge
  • iPhone SE, iPhone 5 and 5s, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
  • LG G4, G5, and G6
  • Google Pixel and Pixel XL

References

  1. ^ some pretty solid deals (www.phonedog.com)
  2. ^ $549.99 (www.ebay.com)
  3. ^ $639.99 (www.ebay.com)
  4. ^ selling the unlocked GS8 for $574.99 (www.samsung.com)
  5. ^ the GS8+ for $674.99 (www.samsung.com)
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T-Mobile will say goodbye to its revamped Windows app in late August

Why it matters to you

If you’re a T-Mobile customer with a device operating on Windows 10, you will only be able to access the T-Mobile app until the end of August.

T-Mobile confirmed it will be ending support for its Windows mobile app only a year after revamping it, Neowin reports[1]. The news was brought to users through the carrier’s Windows app itself, explaining it will no longer be supported starting August 25.

For users still on the app, they will receive a message that reads, “Thanks for being an awesome T-Mobile customer! We’re always finding new ways to provide you with the best experience possible. Unfortunately, our Windows app will no longer be supported beginning 8/25/2017. Moving forward, you’ll be able to manage your account at My.T-Mobile.com[2].”

The latest phone to be launched with Windows 10 was the Alcatel Idol 4S[3] in November, with support for Continuum, Cortana, and the finger sensor for Windows Hello. Alcatel’s virtual reality headset that came bundled with the device also worked with the Windows variant.

Ending support for the Windows app comes shortly after the T-Mobile stopped selling the Alcatel Idol 4S[4] — marking the end of the Uncarrier offering any Windows phones at all. For those interested in the phone, Alcatel’s official website[5] redirects you to unlocked versions of the device available through Amazon.

Only a few weeks ago, Microsoft also ended support for Windows Phone 8.1[6] and announced that it will not receive any future updates. With the end of the 8.1 operating system, Windows 10 is the remaining active platform for the few devices able to run it. According to AdDuplex[7], about 76.3 percent of phones running Windows are still on 8.1. with only 17 percent on Windows 10.

Analysts add it is likely that users are abandoning these devices for Android and iOS. Even though T-Mobile redesigned the Windows version of its app to be up to speed on both the iPhone and Android — including a new user interface and additional features — it clearly still was not enough.

Windows 10 is also most likely on its way by fall 2018. While Microsoft combined the Windows Phone brand with Windows 10 in 2016, the Creators Update did not include any extreme feature additions for the devices. The operating system also lacks apps available on both the Google Play Store or Apple’s App store, and the only updates seem to be bug fixes or security patches.

References

  1. ^ Neowin reports (www.neowin.net)
  2. ^ My.T-Mobile.com (my.t-mobile.com)
  3. ^ Alcatel Idol 4S (www.digitaltrends.com)
  4. ^ Alcatel Idol 4S (www.digitaltrends.com)
  5. ^ Alcatel’s official website (alcatelonetouch.us)
  6. ^ Windows Phone 8.1 (www.digitaltrends.com)
  7. ^ AdDuplex (www.slideshare.net)