Amazon details Matter rollout for Alexa devices

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We’re still in the very early stages, but thus far Matter has proven to be a fairly peaceful collaboration between the biggest competitors in consumer electronics. Apple, Samsung and Google are among those that have detailed their plans to embrace the universal smart home standard following its recent launch. Today Amazon is offering some insight […]

Amazon details Matter rollout for Alexa devices by Brian Heater originally published on TechCrunch

Smartphone woes continue as global market dips 9%

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More doom and gloom for smartphone manufacturers, as global smartphone shipments experience the third consecutive decline this year. Per numbers from Canalys, shipments dropped a lowly 9% last quarter, marking the worst Q3 for the category since 2014. Apple is a rare bright spot among the numbers, with some positive growth as the rest of […]

Smartphone woes continue as global market dips 9% by Brian Heater originally published on TechCrunch

Samsung and Google partner to speed up Matter-enable smart home setups

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Samsung and Google announced a new partnership today that will allow easier setup for Matter-enabled devices on both Samsung SmartThings and Google Home systems. At the Samsung Developer Conference held in San Fransisco, the Korean tech giant said that it will update its SmartThings app in the coming months so that users can onboard Matter-enabled […]

Samsung and Google partner to speed up Matter-enable smart home setups by Ivan Mehta originally published on TechCrunch

India to push Apple, Samsung to enable 5G support on their phones

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India’s government is set to push handset makers including Apple and Samsung to expedite software upgrades on their phones to make them compatible with local 5G airwaves in the country — just days after kicking off the next-generation cellular network by the nation’s two leading telcos with all pomp and show. Top bureaucrats from the […]

India to push Apple, Samsung to enable 5G support on their phones by Jagmeet Singh originally published on TechCrunch

Samsung seeks smart TV growth with first Tizen OS licensing deals

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Samsung has confirmed the first third-party smart TV makers to ship with its Tizen operating system (OS), with several manufacturers preparing to launch Tizen-powered TVs this year across Europe and Australasia. Tizen, for the uninitiated, is a Linux-based OS hosted by the Linux Foundation for more than a decade, though Samsung has been the primary […]

Samsung seeks smart TV growth with first Tizen OS licensing deals by Paul Sawers originally published on TechCrunch

Xiaomi’s latest flagship has a 200-megapixel sensor — so don’t think spec race is over

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Xiaomi just launched the 12T Pro, a flagship with a 200-megapixel main camera. The company is using Samsung’s HP1 sensor with a base pixel size of 0.64μm and f/1.69 aperture. The sensor, which was launched last year, uses pixel binning in different ways: it can combine 16 pixels to produce a 12.5-megapixel image (2.56μm pixel […]

Xiaomi’s latest flagship has a 200-megapixel sensor — so don’t think spec race is over by Ivan Mehta originally published on TechCrunch