Samsung revealing Galaxy S8 Wednesday

Samsung plans to reveal the new Galaxy S8 device this Wednesday. With a delayed release date, and the high-profile failure of the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung has big shoes to fill in the upcoming device launch.

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices are rumored to have 5.7-inch and 6.2-inch screens, with edge-to-edge screens and rounded […]

By |March 27th, 2017|Mobile, News|0 Comments

HOBI International, Inc. weekly blog recap 3/20-3/24

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 3/20-3/24

E-Scrap recycling market anticipating substantial growth

Transparency Market Research anticipates substantial growth for the e-scrap recycling market until 2022. The report indicates the market will grow at a CAGR of 7.2 percent within the next five years.

Google releases developer preview of latest Android OS

Yesterday, […]

By |March 24th, 2017|data security, Mobile, Recycling, Tablets|0 Comments

E-Scrap recycling market anticipating substantial growth

Transparency Market Research anticipates substantial growth for the e-scrap recycling market until 2022. The report indicates the market will grow at a CAGR of 7.2 percent within the next five years.

TMR lists the key drivers for market growth as growing use of electronics, shortening device lifecycles, environmental and health hazard prevention, increasing government regulation […]

By |March 23rd, 2017|Electronics Recycling, Recycling|0 Comments

Google releases developer preview of latest Android OS

Yesterday, Google released a developer preview of the latest version of Android OS, temporarily called Android O. This version of Android hosts many updates that may or may not be included in the full release later this year.

Android O offers new features to improve and simplify device use, including new lock screen and keyboard shortcuts, […]

By |March 22nd, 2017|Mobile, News|0 Comments

Officials write letter inquiring about SS7 vulnerabilities to the Department of Homeland Security

Two members of congress are inquiring about a potential mobile network vulnerability to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  Last week, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) authored a letter to DHS Secretary John Kelly about security risks in Signaling System 7 (SS7) protocol.

SS7 protocol is used by global telecom networks to […]

By |March 21st, 2017|data security, Mobile, News|0 Comments

New iPads hope to boost tablet market

Tablet shipments fell for the second consecutive year during 2016, totalling 174.8 million devices, a 15.6 percent decrease from 2015. Apple’s iPad sales also declined 19 percent, with only 13.1 million devices shipping.

Experts wonder if Apple’s new iPads will turn around continually declining tablet shipments, or if the devices won’t live up to the hype. […]

By |March 20th, 2017|Tablets|0 Comments