Last week it was reported that Softbank was apparently thinking about selling off Arm Holdings. At that time, one of the most obvious potential companies to buy Arm from Softbank is Apple. This is because it would mean that Apple can stop paying licensing fees and instead get paid by other companies.
During the earlier days of the smartphone before Qualcomm pretty much dominated the scene, companies such as NVIDIA and Texas Instruments were also making mobile chipsets of their own to compete. While NVIDIA is still kind of making chipsets for certain devices like their SHIELD products and the Nintendo Switch, it’s safe to say that they aren’t quite as mainstream compared to Qualcomm.
In case you’re unfamiliar, the majority of smartphone chipsets out there rely on ARM’s architecture, where companies like Apple, Samsung, Qualcomm, Huawei, and MediaTek license this technology to help them with their own custom chip designs. Now according to a report from The Wall Street Journal, ARM’s owner, SoftBank, is said to be considering selling them off.
GLIDiC, a Japanese brand backed by Softbank selection, is introducing new wireless earbuds in the U.S.A with the GLIDiC Sound Air TW-5000s.
Japan’s SoftBank has reportedly been thinking about investing a big chunk of money in Uber. According to a new report, the company is planning to make an offer to purchase Uber shares at a 30 percent discount. Its offer will be based on a valuation of $48 billion which is a 30 percent discount to Uber’s most recent valuation of $68.5 billion.
There’s a growing concern that robots will eventually replace humans. Many industrial jobs have already been lost due to the advancement of robotic technology and it seems that robots might end up replacing humans for administering funeral rites as well. A Japanese company has programed SoftBank’s Pepper humanoid robot to perform Buddhist funeral rites.
According to a report from a few days ago, SoftBank’s CEO Masayoshi Son said that he would love to continue discussing a deal with T-Mobile in which Sprint and T-Mobile could potentially merge together. It turns out that it was more than just a wish because in a report from Bloomberg, those talks have already begun.
If you like spending money on Star Wars gear perhaps you might want to pick up this new smartphone from Sharp. Bear in mind that it’s only going to be released in Japan so either you’ll have to go all the way to the Land of the Rising Sun to get one for yourself or import it through other means. Sharp is going to launch this special edition smartphone in […]
Ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft are pretty prevalent, but in case you’d rather not contribute to CO2 emissions and get a workout in at the same time, bike sharing could be an alternative. Such services aren’t new and it was a few months ago that bike sharing was launched in China, and now it looks like it’s becoming a thing in Japan.
Back in July, it was reported that Japanese company SoftBank announced their plans to acquire UK company ARM. For those who are unfamiliar, ARM is the company behind the architecture of mobile chipsets used by the likes of Apple, Samsung, Qualcomm, MediaTek, NVIDIA, Huawei, and more.
A couple of years ago, Sprint and T-Mobile were on the path to a merger, but numerous hurdles along the way, like the FCC being dead set against it, eventually led to the deal falling through, and it’s safe to say that both carriers aren’t exactly on friendly terms. However that might not necessarily be the end of it.
Are robots the future? Given the advancements in AI, we don’t see why not. In fact Japanese company SoftBank has been making some strides in the robotics department with its Pepper robot that has been making its way around the world to countries such as France and the US, just to name a few.
Names like Qualcomm, NVIDIA, Samsung, Apple, and Huawei have been tossed around a lot when it comes to the chipsets found on our smartphones. However for the most part, a lot of these companies base their chipsets on the designs by a UK-based company called ARM, and now it looks like ARM could soon be owned by Japan’s SoftBank.
There aren’t that many OEMs out there that are actively making new Windows-powered smartphones. Lenovo confirmed nearly five years ago in November 2011 that it’s going to come out with a Windows Phone-powered smartphone by mid-2012. Five years after the announcement the company has finally released its first Windows 10 Mobile smartphone.A lot has happened in the five years that Lenovo has kept us waiting for a Windows Phone handset. […]