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?
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.
It seems tech manufacturers big and small are intent on selling us smartwatches, but do we really want to buy them? Why have they decided to shift focus to the smartwatch? Is this a strategy that suits us or them?
Do you know what kind of warranty you have on your smartphone or what it guarantees? Different manufacturers offer different warranty deals and your consumer rights differ from country to country. We take a look at the murky world of phone warranties.
A botched launch, a rushed iPhone, a reverse on phablets, dated specs, and an Apple Watch that doesn’t exactly stand out from the current crowd. Was this a bad day for Apple?
Do we need to improve smartphones any further or are they good enough? What would you really like to see a major improvement in? Do we need better batteries and displays, or greater durability and longevity?
What happens as the smartphone market reaches maturity? Prices are dropping, there’s less differentiation, and earning a premium profit depends on brand power.
How do new manufacturers break into a smartphone market that’s dominated by brand giants spending megabucks to retain their place in public consciousness? Xiaomi and OnePlus have been relying on viral social media campaigns with mixed success.