Could the upcoming arrival of Android L signal a new era of lightweight, near-stock OEM skins? While we don’t know for sure, there seems to be at least some early evidence suggesting this is possible.
Some say that knowing the cause of a problem is half of the battle. Looking at its letter to investors, it’s hard not to think that the tech giant has missed a major cause of its troubles.
The latest version of Google+ recently introduced a new feature that gives you a look at the live view of your camera each and every time you go to make a post. Could this potentially be an invasion of privacy?
It’s still the early days for smartwatches. With the first few Android Wear devices on the market and a 3rd one on the horizon we have a pretty good glimpse of what wearables might be like.... Android Wear is exciting and feels generations ahead of what came before it. But like any burgeoning technology, the hardware and software are going to grow exponentially with each generation.
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?
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.