As market saturation bites hard and the smartphone ASP falls ever lower, how are the big Android OEMs going to cope? Declining profits and a push for a more uniform experience from Google could present a real problem.
Is there enough of an incentive for developers to start implementing Google’s Material Design guidelines in their apps? Can OEMs be persuaded to drop custom overlays? Could Material Design be the long awaited answer to Android fragmentation?
Why can’t you have cutting edge specs in a smaller Android smartphone? Size isn’t everything and not everyone wants the biggest screen possible. It’s time more OEMs took a leaf out of Sony’s book and did mini versions right.
As exciting as it was to see Android L in action, and hear about some of Google’s plans for TV and auto, there were plenty of other things on our wish list that got no keynote love.
Was anyone really impressed by the Amazon Fire phone? This smartphone has absolutely no chance of upsetting the market. It is a distinctly average device that offers significantly less than most of the competition. It could be an epic fail.
Is there something rotten in the state of crowdfunding? It seems some companies are exploiting the goodwill and cash of backers on Kickstarter and Indiegogo, but what are the rules anyway?
Multi window is already on a number of OEM’s devices, but not on stock Android. Even Apple is bringing it to iOS. As smartphones grow larger and more powerful, there’s little excuse left for Google not to bring this feature to stock Android.
Wishing that iOS 8 would fail or trying to dismiss it as a pale imitation, is self-defeating for any Android fan. Who else is going to drive Google to do better things? Microsoft? BlackBerry? Seriously?
Check out our roundup of the best music streaming services and apps on Android. We run through the pros and cons of the major free and premium options in the Play Store.
Why are Chinese manufacturers like Xiaomi and Huawei still mimicking Apple? The Mi Pad is embarrassing. It’s time for something different.