Do we really own the devices that we buy? Or are we just licensees who cannot re-sell our phones, tablets and computers? The Supreme Court is hearing a case that might have wide-reaching implications on secondary markets and device users.
No matter how things evolve from now on, one thing is certain: the Google Nexus 4 raises the bar for Android smartphone manufacturers in a BIG way. It will be hard competing with Google’s Nexus 4 during this year’s holiday season, and I’m sure Q4 2012 financial reports coming from all smartphone manufacturers will prove me right. Check it out!
Because Google canceled its Nexus and Android 4.2 media event that should have taken place in New York City today, it was forced to unveil its new products via press releases that are limited in terms of what they can reveal. We have already covered the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean in great detail, but we still have unanswered questions.
Android fans following the Nexus news today know that Google has unveiled a bunch of new products, all ready to run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean right out of the box, including the LG Nexus 4, the Samsung Nexus 10 and the Asus Nexus 7 (32GB Wi-Fi and 32GB Wi-Fi+3G version).
Analysts have been predicting the rise of NFC for a while now, but expectations vary wildly. The main driver that’s widely touted is mobile payments, but the number of NFC-enabled devices in circulation is still relatively small. We take a look at some potential uses for NFC and ask: what is holding it back?
The iPad mini is not a “budget” tablet at all. With prices starting at $329 the budget Android tablet manufacturers can rest easy. The iPad mini is just another underwhelming, expensive release from Apple and this time it is a late entrant to a segment of the tablet market that is really starting to take off.
The India-bound Aakash tablet made waves in the technology media for its dream of providing cheap tablets to the educational sector (among others) in this developing market. The tablet also drew flak for its creator’s inability to adequately meet demand. But will the cheap tablet trend catch on with the rest of the world?
We live in a world in which technology is moving very rapidly. While this can be great in terms of innovation, it can be extremely annoying for consumers. We also live in a world where most smartphone users are locked into multi-year contracts. Why is it that the contracts we are forced to abide by don’t line up with the rate in which new technology is being released?
The Galaxy S3 mini rumors have been floating around the interwebs for quite a while now, although Samsung never confirmed anything. However, more and more reports indicated that the company will unveil the 4-inch Galaxy S3 version during a special event scheduled for October 11 in Germany.
Android is continuing to dominate the worldwide smartphone market. Google’s open approach with Android is often cited as a major reason for the platform’s success, but recent events beg the question of whether that openness is a double-edged sword.