The limitations of battery power have long held back full mobile enterprise transformation – and caused personal frustration to all professionals on the go. In fact, it’s been more than a quarter century since the lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery was introduced. This now industry-standard mobile phone energy technology was welcomed as a more stable energy source, but it came at the cost of performance. [ What's next for microprocessors? Read our related article, What comes after Moore's Law? ] However, scientists have been hard at work on innovations in a number of areas that could soon have a positive impact on mobile phone power. Here are five developments worth keeping an eye on as CIOs and IT leaders consider future mobile strategies – and their own phones: 1. Silicon anode batteries Li-ion batteries replaced lithium metal with graphite anodes that could absorb the lithium and prevent the formation of the dendrites that can reduce a battery’s capacity, … [Read more...] about 5 mobile phone battery breakthroughs to watch
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Wireless charging has been around for a good few years now, but it's only recently that it's started to take off.Apple adopted wireless charging last year, with its flagship iPhone X, plus the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus smartphones coming with wireless charging capabilities and more and more manufacturers have been getting on board with the ubiquitous Qi wireless charging standard.So what exactly is wireless charging, how does it work and does your phone even support it? Allow us to answer all these questions and more.What is wireless charging?Wireless charging is the transfer of power from power outlet to device, without the need for a connecting cable. It involves a power transmitting pad and a receiver, sometimes in the form of a case attached to a mobile device or even built into the phone itself.How does wireless charging work? Inductive charging Transmitter and receiver create electromagnetic field Wireless charging is based on inductive charging, whereby power is … [Read more...] about Wireless charging explained: Power your iPhone or Android phone wire-free
July 31, 2018 - Written By Nick Sutrich Sony’s Xperia XZ2 Premium features possibly the finest mobile display ever made. Sony’s Premium line of smartphones has always brought about some interesting technological achievement, and this year is no different. Sporting the world’s first combination of a 4K display with HDR capabilities, as well as a dual-camera setup capable of recording 4K HDR content, the Xperia XZ2 Premium is an all-in-one package for smartphone camera enthusiasts and HDR video fanatics alike. Do these features warrant the big price jump to $999? Let’s take a look.Video ReviewSony Xperia XZ2 Premium SpecsClaiming the crown as the most expensive flagship phone from Sony yet, the Xperia XZ2 Premium retails for £799/€900/$999 and is bundled with the Xperia Ear Duo wireless headphones, which normally retail for $279 by themselves. The phone is sold in Chrome Black or Chrome Silver, the latter of which is the color we have for review. On … [Read more...] about Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Review: The 4K HDR Phone
These is our list of the best Android smartphones you can buy today ranked from the best downwards.Whereas Apple gives you the choice of a smaller, larger or super expensive iPhone, Android celebrates variety and you get Android phones at all prices, with a wide range of specifications and features. But that also presents its own problems; while the flagship handsets are becoming similar in terms of specification, there's a lot of choice as you go down in price. That can mean choosing the best Android phone for you is a bit of a challenge. That, of course, is where we come in. So we've collected together our pick of the very best Android phones at all prices, sizes and specifications, but broken down to reflect the experience of owning and living with each device. The best Android phone: our top recommendationAnd the best Android phone on the market is..1. Huawei P20 ProYes, the top spot isn't occupied by Samsung - despite the Galaxy S9 and S9+ being some of … [Read more...] about The best Android phone 2018: which is the top Android phone to buy today?
Feature By Daniel Eran Dilger Tuesday, March 06, 2018, 07:43 am PT (10:43 am ET) Imagine turning your home into the bridge of the Star Trek Enterprise, where a disembodied voice deftly answers every question you can ask, and you don't carry an iPhone or iPad anymore. Unfortunately, you also can't unlock your doors, you can't go outside, the brands you like are replaced with generic alternatives, and popular games, creative apps and other content aren't available anymore. This is the fantasy future of Amazon Alexa--but fortunately not the vision of Apple's new HomePod.In 1986, "Star Trek IV" imagined voice as the future, but today mobilibility isA dreary Amazon future heralded as a way to end Apple Nothing gets certain bloggers more excited than imagining the death of Apple. Whether it was Microsoft's Zune or Nvidia's Tegra chips or HP's webOS tablets or Samsung Gear watches or Moto X or Google Pixel, imagining a world where somebody wins and Apple loses has been the burning fantasy … [Read more...] about Why Apple’s HomePod targets home entertainment, not a voice-first mobile-free world