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Envelope tracking feature spreads in Android phones

RF envelope tracking is a very clever way to reduce power waste in the RF power amplifiers of LTE phones. And it has taken off, claims envelope tracking firm Nujira – of course, they would say that wouldn’t they…

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Microsoft turns off Android for Nokia X smartphones

A few days before it completed its move to Microsoft back in February, Nokia – after many rumours – finally embraced Android with new X, X+ and XL phones. Well, it seems Microsoft has now performed an about turn…

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Samsung to launch the first Tizen smartphone

One to note. Further evidence, perhaps, of Samsung plans to diversify away from Android? The company is releasing a new smartphone, the Samsung Z, that runs on Tizen, an alternative Linux-based operating system. This is created by the Tizen Assocation, which includes Intel and Huawei as well as Samsung…

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MWC 2014: Global Mobile Awards 2014 awarded

The GSMA, organisers of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, have announced the winners of the 19th Annual Global Mobile awards. Headline grabbing awards include the Samsung Gear Fit being awarded “The Best Mobile Device”, the Apple iPad Air scooping “Best Mobile Tablet”, LG picking up “Most Innovative Device Manufacturer…

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MWC 2014: Samsung puts its fingerprints on Galaxy S5

Along side Mobile World Congress 2014, Samsung has updated its flagship smartphone with the Galaxy S5. Headline features of the phone include an improved camera (see the spec below), fitness tools and improved device protection, “as consumers stay fit and connected in style”. In terms of comms, it supports the…

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Spectralink embraces Android for Pivot wireless mobile handset

Spectralink, a workplace wireless systems specialist, has launched a mobile handset built on Android – the Pivot. It’s designed for “in-building mobile employees” – in hospitals, large warehouses, or building developments, perhaps – and supports Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi) along with “smartphone-like usability”. It runs Android “Jelly Bean…

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