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January 10, 2017

MediaTek’s Finbarr Moynihan talks smartphones and more at CES 2017

At CES 2017, Android Authority’s own Darcy Lacouvee had a conversation with Finbarr Moynihan, the general director of sales at mobile processor company MediaTek. During the chat, Moynihan talked about how his company grew during 2016 and much more.

See also: SoC showdown 2016: Snapdragon 821 vs Exynos 8890 vs MediaTek Helio X25 vs Kirin 960 4 weeks ago

During the chat, Moynihan stated that MediaTek actually puts a lot of time and effort on software and system solutions development, on top of its more well known hardware business.  He says that gives the company a way to offer a better end-user experience.

Moynihan said that MediaTek can also offer [...]

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January 10, 2017

Check out this 210 square foot smart home with Amazon’s Alexa and Intel tech

At CES 2017, we got to see how Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant is getting incorporated into a ton of different current and upcoming smart products. During the show we also got a chance to see a demo of how Alexa, combined with a smart hub from Intel, could be used in a tiny 210 square foot home.

See also: Will AI be the next big smartphone feature? 1 day ago

Yes, the small home trend that you may have seen on TV shows like Tiny House Nation on HGTV made it to CES last week. In this case, Intel used their version of a tiny home to show how a number of things could be controlled with voice commands. With an Amazon Echo connected speaker and an Intel smart [...]

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January 8, 2017

Hands-on: The Honor Magic looks out of this world

We saw the launch of a couple of concept smartphones from Chinese OEMs at the tail end of 2016, with one being the bezel-less Xiaomi Mi Mix, while the other was a part of the Honor series by Huawei. Here at CES 2017, we got to spend some time with the latter. Here is a closer look at the Honor Magic!

The first thing that will stand out to you about the Honor Magic is its design. The device features curved glass on both sides as well as the top on the front and back, and with a metal frame to go along with it, the design and build quality of the Magic is absolutely top notch.

Honor is known for their great designs, but it’s safe to say that the Magic is [...]

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January 8, 2017

ZTE CEO Lixin Cheng talks growth, the future of 5G and more at CES 2017

At CES 2017, Android Authority’s own Darcy Lacouvee had a conversation with ZTE USA CEO Lixin Cheng about the fantastic 2016 the company enjoyed, the future of connected devices, what we can expect from upcoming 5G technology, and a whole lot more.

See also: ZTE launches Kickstarter campaign for crowd-sourced Project CSX “Hawkeye” phone 3 days ago

ZTE enjoyed a continuous growth in sales and market share in the US last year, at a time when the overall smartphone market has actually seen a small decline.  ZTE now claims 13% of the market share in the US, and have consolidated their position as the third most popular Android OEM in the country, with close to 18 million [...]

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