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Qualcomm Reinforces At IFA That It Is The Consumer OEM’s Secret Weapon Against Apple

Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon provided the opening keynote for the IFA 2022 show this morning in Berlin. IFA is Western Europe’s largest consumer electronics and appliance show, where device makers announce many of their newest products just in time for back to school and the holidays. Qualcomm used this year to make significant corporate announcements …

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The Galaxy S22 Ultra Is Samsung’s Best Phone Ever, But It Won’t Talk About Its Greatest Feature

Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra is a great overall phone that can function both as a high-end consumer smartphone or a high-end business device, thanks to the integration of the S Pen. Though I found myself using the S Pen considerably less with the S22 Ultra than I ever did with the Note series, the new …

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Samsung Is In A League Of Its Own With Its Z Series Devices

This morning, Samsung held its Unpacked event, announcing its next-generation Z Fold4, Z Flip3, GalaGALA +3.5%xy Buds2 Pro, and Galaxy Watch5. Samsung announced its S series of flagship devices earlier this year, including the new Galaxy S22 Ultra, which picks up where the Note left off.  In previous years, this Galaxy Unpacked was held for Samsung to …

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Hands-On With The First Snapdragon Spaces AR Game: Motorola’s ‘Play Like A Padre’

In April, Motorola announced a multi-year partnership with the San Diego Padres, an agreement that will put the Moto logo on the team’s jerseys starting in 2023 and have Motorola outfit the Padres Hall of Fame with interactive technology displays and product integrations. I am a big fan and season ticket holder of the San …

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A Lack Of Consumer Portability And Choice Are Negatively Affecting The Mobile Experience: Part 2 

In the first part of this series, we spoke about how messaging services and payments are limiting consumers’ ability to freely move between ecosystems and interact with friends and family in meaningful ways. In this next installment, we will talk about how cloud services, app stores and wearables also affect the user experience and limit user choice …

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The Biggest Mobile Device And Chipset Announcements At MWC 2022

Earlier this month, I attended Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2022 in Barcelona, my first in-person MWC since the pandemic outbreak in 2020. I felt comfortable attending this year knowing that strict testing, masking and tracing requirements were in place. Out of the approximately 61,000 people who attended the show, I am personally only aware of …

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Review: Samsung Brings Back The Best Of The Note Legacy With The Galaxy S22 Ultra

The Samsung Galaxy Note series is one of Samsung’s most successful series of devices. During the phablet era, it led the charge, was the only successful smartphone with a built-in stylus, and for years had the highest-end specs and feature list of any smartphone. Strategically, Samsung consolidated its smartphone portfolio, making the 2019 Galaxy Note …

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Review: Samsung Made The Galaxy S22 Is The Most Compact Smartphone Of 2022

Last month, Samsung announced its Galaxy S22 lineup of devices at its Galaxy Unpacked Event. This year was a great year as we saw Samsung announce its Ultra device, bringing back the Note experience, and updating its Tab S serieswith a new Ultra tablet. While more eyes were on the Galaxy S22 Ultra and the Tab S8 Ultra …

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The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Offers A More Affordable Samsung Experience

This week Samsung held its Galaxy A event where it announced two new Galaxy A devices. Last month, Samsung announced its Galaxy S22 lineup of flagship devices, and this time around, Samsung announced its more affordable Galaxy A53 and A33 smartphones. You can read my review of the Galaxy S22 Ultra hereand the Galaxy S22 here. What impressed me …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Moor Insights & Strategy coverage of Mobile World Congress 2022

Mobile World Congress (MWC) was held in Barcelona, Spain, and was attended by top analysts at Moor Insights & Strategy, including Anshel Sag, Will Townsend, and Patrick Moorhead. Moor Insights & Strategy analysts covered the top tech areas, including mobile device and chipset announcements, networking, 5G, edge, carrier services, and IoT. You can download the …

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Galaxy Unpacked: Everyone Take Note, The King Of Smartphones Is Back

Every Year, Samsung announces its next-generation Galaxy S series of devices at Samsung Unpacked. The Galaxy S series usually sets a lot of flagship standards for that year for smartphone innovation. Interestingly, one of the many strategic ways that Samsung innovates is by not putting all of its new technology in one basket but spreading …

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Samsung Could Take The Galaxy S21 FE In Many Directions

Better late than never. Samsung announced its Galaxy S21 Fan Edition (FE) at the beginning of the year and, although Samsung has just announced its new Galaxy S22 devices, the Galaxy S21 FE play still holds water in 2022. Here is my analysis of the Galaxy S21 FE in the wake of the new Samsung …

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Qualcomm Made Its Case About Dominating Premium Android Phones In 2022 At Its Recent Snapdragon Summit

I thought I had published this analysis, but the CMS gods had second thoughts. Better late than never? Qualcomm held its annual Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii in December, and under reasonable, sometimes unreasonable COVID protocols (masks outside), I was able to attend the event in person. The event covered many topics, including XR, gaming, 5G …

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Surface Duo 2 Review: Huge Improvements To A Groundbreaking Design

Microsoft announced its next-generation Android smartphone, the Surface Duo 2, back in October, and I have been using the device for a few months now. The Surface Duo 2 is Microsoft’s second go at an Android device, and I think there are some admirable improvements over the last generation.  The Surface Duo 2 is a …

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MediaTek’s Flagship Dimensity 9000 SoC Isn’t The Company’s Only Interesting New Chip

Last month, MediaTek, at its Executive Summit in Laguna Beach, CA, announced its first foray into the flagship smartphone SoC market: the Dimensity 9000. The company’s first 4nm chip from TSMC features a multitude of flagship-worthy features that make it competitive with what’s already available in the market today. The company didn’t stop there, though. …

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Samsung Announces Bespoke Edition For The Galaxy Z Flip3 And Watch4 At The Galaxy Unpacked Event Part 2

Last week, along with the announcement of the new Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max-based MacBooks and Google’s Pixel 6 devices with its Tensor chip, Samsung held its Unpacked Part 2 event where it announced new designs of the Galaxy Z Flip3 and some of its accessories. In my coverage of the Galaxy Event Part 1 back …

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Google Unveils The New Tensor SoC, The Heart Of The New Pixel 6 Line Of Phones

It started as rumors and was eventually confirmed by Google that the company would be replacing Qualcomm’s chipsets in favor of its custom silicon. Some suspected that Google’s design would be completely new, while others suspected it would be some variation of Samsung’s Exynos processor. While it appears that Google is using a Samsung 5G …

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Qualcomm Snapdragon Insiders Smartphone Review

A couple of months ago, I wrote about the new Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders (SSI). The smartphone is a collaboration between Asus, responsible for designing, manufacturing, and selling the phone, and Qualcomm, who will offer the internals to power the experience. Like I mentioned before, this premium smartphone was designed for a select community of Snapdragon Insiders, …

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 Review- An Affordable Foldable For Every Businessperson

Recently, Samsung announced two new foldable smartphones, including the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and the Galaxy Z Flip3. Over the last couple of years, I have spent an immense amount of time evaluating, reviewing, and expressing my opinions on the current state and the future of foldable phones. Since Samsung’s initial foldable concept a few …

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Samsung Improves Its Foldables With Pen, Better Durability, Display, Processor, And Pricing

Samsung held its annual Galaxy Unpacked event today, where it announced its next generation of Galaxy devices. What always excites me about the Galaxy Unpacked Event is Samsung almost always announces something big and innovative that paves the way for new technologies and smart companion interactions. And for its competition to follow it. The Galaxy …

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