Huawei Mate 10 will seriously challenge Apple's iPhone 8, company's CEO promises

Huawei is currently the world’s number 3 smartphone manufacturer, and the Chinese company doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. There’s no market we can think of where Huawei doesn’t sell its handsets, so the next step for the giant would be to try and appeal to even more consumers in those markets.

The number one market where Huawei must pick up the pace in North America where the Chinese company is seriously challenged by Samsung and Apple. Huawei’s CEO Richard Yu told Bloomberg in an interview that his company is readying an answer to Apple’s iPhone 8, which …


Did Apple CEO Tim Cook really tell Trump that the company is building a trio of U.S. factories?

This past Tuesday, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, President Donald Trump said that Apple CEO Tim Cook had promised Trump that he was going to build three “big, big, big” factories in the U.S. The president also said that Cook had called him to say that Apple was going forward with the U.S. factories. But Apple has historically strayed from using its own factories; the company currently owns just a single plant and that one is in Ireland.

Apple’s use of contract manufacturers angers Trump, who called out Apple during the campaign for not making its mobile devices in the U.S. …

Foxconn’s CEO and president Trump announce plans for a $10 billion LCD factory in Wisconsin by 2020

President Trump’s election campaign largely revolved around making “America great again” and bringing businesses into the country. Trump has been quite engaged with the tech sector in particular, where bringing the production of iPhones to American soil seems like one of his top priorities in the business field. While it is not clear whether Tim Cook actually promised Trump last week to build three ‘big, big, big’ Apple plants in the US, the president has apparently been involved in a previously rumoured venture with Foxconn that was officially …

Google CEO promises 11 Daydream VR-compatible Android phones by the end of 2017

VR and AR capabilities will undoubtedly turn into a must have feature on smartphones, as the tech gathers pace in the mainstream. Only a few years ago, headsets that take you to whole new worlds and immersive virtual realities were entertained only as gimmick gadgets in sci-fi productions, and no one could even begin to picture a VR-capable smartphone.

But only few years later, big-name tech manufacturers are in a tight competition to deliver devices that are capable of offering as real a virtual experience as imaginably possible, and do not feel heavy or unnatural on …

Qualcomm CEO Mollenkopf now sees a 2019 launch for 5G service in the U.S.

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf says that mobile internet speeds will hit incredible new records in 2019 as 5G service becomes real in that year. While the executive said that most in the industry pick 2020 as the the launch year for the next generation of mobile wireless service, “people are pulling us faster.” According to Mollenkopf, that means “You’ll see 5G in 2019 for sure.”

Some of the demand for 5G is being driven by mobile device users seeking an improved video experience. 5G service is expected to deliver data speeds as much as 100 times the current rate. With 5G, video files that …

Samsung CEO confirms Galaxy S8 sales are 15% higher than Galaxy S7's

Reports that Galaxy S8 sales are well behind of those for the Galaxy S7 since launch surfaced last week, even though Samsung hasn’t released any official numbers. In fact, this was one of the reasons analysts claimed Samsung plans to launch the Galaxy Note 8 earlier than usual.

However, Samsung’s CEO DJ Koh refuted these reports at a press conference held in Taipei recently. Besides confirming the late August reveal of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, he said that sales of the Galaxy S8 smartphones are well above those of the Galaxy S7 devices.

According to DJ …

Samsung CEO says Galaxy Note 8 will be announced in late August, first wave arriving in September

We know for less than a week that Samsung plans to unveil the Galaxy Note 8 ahead of IFA 2017 trade fair, which is set to kick off on September 1. Previous rumors coming from different sources claim the flagship smartphone will be announced on August 23, but the phone won’t be available on the market until September at the earliest.

Over the weekend, Samsung’s CEO DJ Koh told Taiwanese media that his company plans to reveal the Galaxy Note 8 in late August, which comes in line with previous reports.

He went on to say that Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be released …

Tim Cook actually made $145 Million in 2016, the most of any S&P 500 CEO

On the surface, Apple’s CEO pay for last year was “just” $8.75 million, hurling Tim Cook towards the bottom third of all CEOs in the list of the S&P 500. This figure, however, only accounts for the direct salary and bonuses received plus some the amount of some of the inevitable executive privileges. The more interesting story, however, are the 1.26 million shares he got awarded as an incentive when he became Apple’s CEO in 2011.

Those are granted with various performance strings attached to be vested fully, and in the case of Apple a fifth were tied to the …

'We are six months behind': Niantic CEO on Pokemon trading and GO player battles

On the first Pokemon GO anniversary, Niantic’s CEO sat down for an interview, and disclosed some long-awaited news that fans have been clamoring to hear since the game’s inception. No, we aren’t talking about the Shiny Pikachu that is yet to reveal itself. Granted, it just did a huge update, introducing gym raids and other niceties, but there is more in the pipeline, said Niantic’s CEO John Hanke.

It turns out that the immense popularity of the game caught Niantic by surprise, and they had to divert resource to simply keep the servers up and running, let …

OnePlus CEO Lau responds to criticism over the OnePlus 5

Nearly a week ago, the OnePlus 5 was unveiled, and instead of being introduced to a chorus of cheers, the latest flagship killer was met by a number of criticisms. Today, OnePlus co-founder and CEO Pete Lau responded to some of the issues that were at the heart of these complaints. Let’s start with the story that the phone was rigged to produce higher benchmark scores.

Lau responded to comments about the OnePlus 5 allegedly producing high benchmark scores that were not legit by saying that “We only try to tap the full potential of the CPU. We don’t even know how to overclock.” A company …