A lot of people have been working on wireless charging for a lot of years. What makes anyone so sure that 2015 will be "the year" for wireless charging? A few things are converging to make 2015 different from years past, prompting this latest feature, where we examine some of the forces that are in place that make some very smart people predict that indeed, this is The Year.
Samsung Electronics is trying to help everybody move faster to deliver on the Internet of Things (IoT), unveiling its set of Artik-branded modules that contain the processors, memory, communications chips and software required for device makers to create connected devices.
A three-way standards battle in the wireless charging space often gets blamed for holding the industry back from what charging experts expect to be a thriving space. But some major developments this year--including the merger of two of the standards organizations--are causing some industry experts to declare 2015 as The Year for Wireless Charging.
An app that helps people with arm paralysis use smartphones is expected to be released to the Samsung Apps platform in a few months.
Millimeter wave (mmW) wireless backhaul at 60 GHz, full dimension multiple input multiple output (FD-MIMO), and mmWave mobile radio access are three of the technologies that Samsung Electronics will demonstrate during Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona this week.
SK Telecom and Samsung Electronics are apparently making progress on their commitment to work together on 5G network technology research. The pair will jointly demonstrate 3D beamforming using millimeter-wave (mmW) frequency bands when the industry convenes at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain, next week.
Samsung's decision to acquire mobile payments provider LoopPay was widely interpreted as a way to counter Apple's aggressive moves with Apple Pay. Developers on Twitter, however, suggested they weren't buying it.
BlackBerry swears it's not for sale, but reports that Samsung offered to buy the troubled smartphone maker ignited a ton of buzz from developers on social media.
While providing comments on how the FCC should treat the use of spectrum bands above 24 GHz, interested parties also shared their visions for 5G--everything from M2M to robots and drones.
A lot of the comments filed on the FCC's Notice of Inquiry (NOI) into the use of spectrum bands above 24 GHz were positive, praising the commission for launching the proceeding to investigate potential opportunities for using millimeter wave (mmW) bands to accelerate 5G services. But many interested parties are calling for caution as well, especially when it comes to framing rules around the use of the mmW bands.