British mobile crowd-sourcing firm OpenSignal has just raised $4 million (around £2.4 million) in a funding round led by Qualcomm, with O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures and Passion Capital also participating.
OpenSignal offers consumers an app that shares real-world mobile phone coverage information, enabling users to see what levels of service other people have experienced.
LG has launched its G3 smartphone this week, providing a successor to last year’s LG G2. The ‘G’ prefix is used for LG’s premium devices.
Running Android on a Qualcomm quad-core processor, the LG G3 has a 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 pixel display.
Podcast - 16th April 2014
We begin this week's podcast with a discussion about the Heartbleed bug, the effect it's having on the mobile industry and the wider issues for all internet users.
We're also talking about the future of BlackBerry, UK 4G coverage, new CEOs, Bluetooth connectivity, privacy concerns and the next generation of mobile processors.
Qualcomm has announced its newest ‘Snapdragon 800’ mobile processors.
The Snapdragon 810 and 808 chips are designed for for flagship smartphones and have been described as the company’s highest performing platform to date.
Even though the first mainstream 64-bit mobile processor was only launched towards the end of 2013, new figures from ABI Research show this type of chip will dominate the mobile market within the next five years.
Apple’s 64-bit A7 processor had been shipped in more than 36 million iPhones and iPads within the first three months of launch. It was followed by Intel, Marvell, MediaTek, Qualcomm and Nvidia all announcing their first 64-bit mobile processors at Mobile World Congress 2014.