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Fairphone 2 gets Android 9, explains Qualcomm bottleneck

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Although it was partly born of that modular phone dream, Fairphone pursued a path towards more practical sustainability, especially when it comes to Android updates. That mission was sorely put to the test with the Fairphone 2 which is now in its fifth year. Although it was already in testing last year, the phone is finally getting Android 9 Pie. … Continue reading

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Firefox 95’s new sandbox aims to isolate and stop all threats on day 1

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Firefox logoWeb browsers have become not only more powerful but also more complicated over the past decade. While this might work in people’s favor as far as features are concerned, it can also work against them when their security and privacy are involved. Threat actors tirelessly look for vulnerabilities to exploit in order to gain access to users’ computers and phones, … Continue reading

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Smartwatch market grows as fitness trackers fade

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Although wearable technology has been around ever since the advent of fitness trackers, it wasn’t until smartwatches came along that it was treated as a distinct category of its own, worthy of being analyzed by market intelligence companies. Even then, smartwatches were still considered a relative minority despite having dozens of models available, including the highly popular Apple Watch. The … Continue reading

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OPPO Retractable Camera wants to fix wobbly phones

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Camera bumps have become a point of distinction for smartphones these days rather than just a functional part of the design. A mobile camera’s design is defined and constrained by the sensors and lenses they hold inside, which often results in bulky constructions that jut out from a phone’s body. That, in turn, gives the phone an uneven back that … Continue reading

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