How does a smartphone go from conception to launch? We take a look at the process for unveiling a new smartphone, and explain why we hear about some months in advance, while others hit the stores within days.
With its technology in 95% of today’s smartphones, it’s clear that ARM has a big part to play. Luckily the company has a storied history in the gaming world that dates back to the BBC Micro. It was ARM processors inside the ill-fated 3DO console, the first mobile to feature a game (Snake on the Nokia 6110), and a string of handhelds including the GBA, DS, 3DS, and the PlayStation Vita.
Things aren’t looking very positive at Samsung right now, but who are the players responsible? Is the rise of LG, Xiaomi, and Lenovo, not to mention Apple’s continued success, actually dragging Samsung down?
Apple may be late to the mobile payments party, but the launch of Apple Pay could end up being a good thing for Android.
Is Apple ushering in the age of the soft SIM? What happens if physical SIM cards are a thing of the past? How do soft SIMs work and what could they mean for carriers and Android?
For a lot of potential customers eagerly awaiting the Nexus 6 unveil, the fact that flagship specs have been matched by a premium price tag is cause for consternation. Has Google priced its new smartphone too high?
Before we find out what Google has in store for the Nexus smartphone line, we thought it was a good time for a trip down memory lane. Join us as we examine Google’s mobile hardware history starting with the Nexus One.
Samsung has had great success with the Note series and popularized the phablet, so why is no one competing with it? Is the iPhone 6 Plus a real threat? Where are the Android OEMs in this form factor?
Android is by far the most popular mobile platform in the world so everything should be rosy right? We take a look at the growth of China and India, the profitability of the OEMs, and the threats to Google’s dominance.
Who makes the best budget smartphone? What can you get for less than $200? How about less than $100? We take a look at how Android, Windows Phone, and Firefox measure up in this budget brawl.