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?
In less than 12 months, we could see Android One smartphones with HD screens and quad-core internals, maybe even LTE, for under $100. That means that even folks earning less than $200 a month would be able to enjoy features that even sophisticated consumers in mature markets consider attractive. If this is not the very realization of democratization in mobile technology, then I don’t know what is.
With Android Wear offering up contextual notifications in appealing form factors, is it too late for Google Glass to have an impact on the world of wearables?
T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere decided to respond to the recent FTC complaint by blaming just about everyone else including the FTC, other carriers and the third party providers. Unfortunately for T-Mobile, their history with cramming suggests that they need to look into the mirror and fix this almost decade-old problem.
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.
Curious how well Android L works as a daily driver, curious about how stable everything is and unsure whether or not you should give it a try? Be sure to join us as we share our thoughts.
Last week, the Supreme Court killed Aereo’s business with a 6 to 3 ruling that some have dubbed the “looks like a duck” test. Justice Breyer, writing for the majority, summarized Aereo’s model as one that was “identical to the old cable systems” and therefore was essentially a cable system itself and should be under the same rules as today’s cable companies.
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.
According to reports, Mozilla’s mobile-centric Firefox OS has been put to use on a new streaming stick that will directly compete with, and even take over aspects of, Google’s Chromecast.
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.