Gears & Gadgets

Fairphone suggests Qualcomm is the biggest barrier to long-term Android support

Enlarge / The Fairphone 2 and its many modules. Fairphone Fairphone—the sustainable, modular smartphone company—is still shipping updates to the 5-year-old Fairphone 2. The company won’t win any awards for speed, but the phone—which launched in 2015 with Android 5—is now being updated to Android 9.0. The most interesting part of this news is a video from […]

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Microsoft is setting the stage for the biggest update to Windows in years

In a Windows Hardware Certification blog post, Microsoft has finally acknowledged this year’s first major Windows 10 update, currently code-named 21H1 and scheduled for release later this spring. Though the Windows Insider team (which releases beta versions of Windows) hasn’t yet talked about 21H1, the Hardware Certification blog post suggests that Microsoft will indeed stick […]

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French antitrust watchdog hits Apple with its biggest fine ever: $1.2 billion

Enlarge / The Apple Park campus stands in this aerial photograph taken above Cupertino in October 2019. Sam Hall/Bloomberg via Getty Images Apple has been fined $ 1.2 billion by a French antitrust watchdog for anticompetitive activities. It is the largest fine ever processed by France’s antitrust regulators, and it follows eight years of preparation […]