Southeast Asian mobile platform has inked a merger deal with Altimeter Growth in what is touted to be the biggest US equity offering, at $39.6 billion, and is preparing a public listing on Nasdaq in "coming months".
New analysis shows that facial recognition and other biometric authentication technologies will increasingly help to keep mobile payments safe from fraudsters.
By this point we're starting to think about iOS 15.
The phone bit is the most useless bit of my smartphone.
As the pandemic has rolled along, many things in phone retail have changed. What's happening in stores, according to a recently departed Verizon employee, seems quite extraordinary.
The perfect USB car charger for the road warrior.
We asked our team of tech and business editors to tell us about their current daily driver smartphones and their future purchase plans. The answers were in turn predictable and startling.
HMD Global launched six new Nokia devices, a simplified product lineup and a plan to offer wireless service and grab enterprise accounts.
Chinese vendors like Oppo, Huawei, and Xiaomi are pushing the limits of what a smartphone can do. But thanks to hostile import policies and unfounded fears, US consumers are the big losers.
The South Korean company will offer three iterations of Android OS updates for premium smartphones, such as the LG Wing and LG Velvet.
5G is rolled out across the major networks in the US, and in most cases, we are not seeing extra premiums to enjoy the speed and broad coverage of 5G. Every new flagship, including Apple's iPhone 12 models, includes 5G, and we are even seeing 5G present in sub-$400 phones.
The annual developer conference is back, virtual and free for everyone.
Balking at the prices of the latest Apple and Samsung flagships? Consider one of these affordable alternatives. From $400 right down to free, our picks even include a couple of phones with a stylus and one with triple rear cameras. A few options also support 5G so you can take advantage of faster speeds and more coverage at an affordable price.
Samsung's mid-tier smartphones will have prices between $100 and $500, but the company won't bring the Galaxy A72 5G to the US.
Justice Breyer writes that you can copy-and-paste someone else’s source code into your version of software, as long as that software has the greater needs of the people at heart. OK, that’s interesting.
The Apple iPhone 12 is now available and with it comes a host of case options. Speck has several available options and one of its newest models is the Presidio2 Armor Cloud.
The N20 Pro is the product of yesterday's high-end components becoming today's budget. There's nothing particularly cutting-edge about the N20 Pro, but it doesn't need to be. For most people, this is all the smartphone they need.
World's first Android 10 powered smartphone to feature a thermal camera
A rugged Android 10 handset equipped with a MTK Helio P70 octa-core CPU, 6GB RAM, 128GB ROM, and a massive 10000mAh battery.
Great power bank/charger for those who want a package that's small and light enough to take with them when they go out and about.
But most of the rugged smartphones out there are built like tanks. I happen to like smartphones built like tanks, but even I have to admit that finding room for a huge slab of glass and plastic in a pocket can become tedious. Blackview's new BV6300 Pro is different.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra starts at $1,300 and for just $30 you can wrap your investment in an Incipio case to protect it from accidental drops or bumps. Two color options are available with these Designed for Samsung certified cases.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra starts at $1,300 so spending just $40 to $45 for a case that offers drop and anti-microbial protection is a worthy investment. Speck cases also improve your ability to hold onto the phone.
The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G is now available and it is an expensive investment. ZAGG has Gear4 cases to protect your phone from drops, along with InvisibleShield screen protectors to help protect the glass display.
Samsung's Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G is launching soon, which means all sorts of cases, screen protectors, and other accessories will be available too. ESR makes some of the most affordable cases available, offering protection and a kickstand.
Do you loathe on-screen keyboards and miss the day when you could buy a smartphone with a physical keyboard? Do you want a rugged phone that you can use outdoors with gloves?
At Samsung's online-only "Galaxy Unpacked" event this week, the company unveiled two models in its Note smartphone series: the Galaxy Note 20 and the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
Need a cheap Android 10 smartphone that won't be frustrating to use because corners have been cut? Check out the DOOGEE N20 Pro.
Would you like to spend less time unlocking your Android smartphone? Android has you covered.
This is a perfect Android 10 smartphone for someone who wants to spend their money on more interesting things than expensive smartphones.
Matthew's commuter life paused six months ago as remote work became the new normal. He separates his engineering work from his freelance writing with several screens and various mobile devices surrounded by his Star Wars collection. Read more: https://zd.net/3jAp9yc
Adrian Kinglsey-Hughes tells Karen Roby how Apple used the iPhone 12 event to take a poke at Amazon, validate 5G, and reuse the term MagSafe to pave the way to allow it to sell expensive accessories. Read more: https://zd.net/316V0jE
Matthew Miller says the hardware is refined -- with new hinge technology, massive cover and main displays, and a triple rear camera that doesn't disappoint. Productivity is clearly improved with this new phone in the hands of mobile workers. Read more: https://zd.net/3lSHVTO
The company believes Android phones can act as mini seismometers.
Can the lack of modern specs and a novel approach from Microsoft - with its questionable history of mobile devices -- possibly make sense? Jason Cipriani and Jason Perlow discuss.
ZDNet’s Larry Dignan, Jason Cipriani and Matt Miller discuss new features coming to Samsung's Galaxy Note 20, Buds Live, Tab S7 and Watch 3, and ponder the future of foldable smartphones. Read more: https://zd.net/31n2iyO
But Huawei's milestone wouldn't have happened now were it not for the COVID-19 pandemic, says analyst Canalys.
Qualcomm's new Quick Charge 5 technology could spell the end of waiting an hour to get back connected on mobile.
Jason Squared's Jason Cipriani and Jason Perlow discuss the rising prices and screen sizes of flagship phones and whether or not they’ve hit their limit.
If you are like nine in 10 Americans, you probably have a junk drawer full of old tech that is losing value every day.
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