The year 2015 was not a good year for Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC. The company has reportedly been experiencing its worst earning losses, with a record 8 billion Taiwanese dollars lost in the 2nd quarter of 2015. According to a BGR report, HTC smartphone sales have been affected by the strong performance of other competitors in the market such as Xiaomi.
If recent reports are true, the year 2016 may yet become a better year for HTC. According to the BGR report, a new rumor posted on the Chinese site, Weibo, said that HTC has been considered by Google to manufacture the next generation Nexus phone. The other good news is that like 2015, this year will also bring not just one, but two new Nexus phones.
If HTC is indeed working on two new Nexus phones, this may spell a big difference in the company's earnings this year, as well as its reputation in the smartphone market. The company's performance this year, according to the report, was greatly affected by the disappointment that was the HTC One M9, as well as the controversial iPhone look-a-like, the HTC One A9. more >>
South Korean electronics giant LG will introduce two new flagship phones this year in an attempt to boost its mobile division's flagging sales.
In its fourth-quarter and full-year 2015 financial results report, the tech manufacturer noted that "The smartphone marketplace is expected to be increasingly competitive in 2016 due to anticipated premium models from competitors and further price competition within the mass tier space."
"The introduction of two new flagship models and a more cost-competitive value chain is expected to improve profitability in 2016," it concluded. more >>
Square Enix fans have been expecting "Kingdom Hearts III" to be released within this year, but they might have to wait about one more year before they get their hands on the much-awaited game.
Game director Tetsuya Nomura himself confirmed that the release date of "Kingdom Hearts III" has been pushed back to 2017. Aside from that, he also shared a few details on what fans could expect from the game, according to Parent Herald.
In an interview with Games TM, Nomura teased that "Kingdom Hearts III" will be a lot better compared to its predecessor. He also revealed that the game will have new combat features because of the availability of new hardware, the report relays. more >>
Apple's MacBook lineup is expected to bolster the tech giant's sales this year, with upgrades to the company's premium laptops and notebooks likely to arrive in the first half of 2016. According to Apple Insider, this bit of news comes from an investors' note from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, Inc.
In the note, Kuo said that the MacBook lineup has experienced "solid growth" in the business sector and that sales are expected to accelerate with the introduction of the upgrades by June. Kuo did not specify which features of the current MacBooks will be improved nor which of the company's notebook lineups will be upgraded, though both Apple Insider and CNET suggest that Apple may be loading its next-generation MacBooks with Intel's new Skylake processor.
Skylake is Intel's followup to its Broadwell processors, which powers the latest-generation MacBooks. Announced in September, Skylake is said to halve the weight and thickness of laptops, triple battery life, and double laptop performance. more >>
Now that the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have been on store shelves for about four months, the time is ripe to begin speculating on the next premiere device from Apple.
These are some of the most recent rumors about the forthcoming iPhone 7.
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A new report from the website IT Home has revealed that the HTC One M10, the Taiwanese tech giant's latest flagship smartphone, will not be ready in time for its expected launch at the Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona in late February.
This is what is known about the device so far.
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