In this Friday Debate, we look back at one of the biggest Android devices from 2013 and to its successor, due to make its debut on Monday. Although highly anticipated and predicted to break sales record, the Galaxy S4 was received with less enthusiasm that the S3 and the S2 before it. It wasn’t a failure by any means, but that lack of excitement turned into missed sales targets for Samsung. It’s safe to say that the Galaxy S4 was a disappointment.
We take a look at Whatsapp, what the app does, and how popular Whatsapp is around the world, after Facebook dropped $19 billion to acquire it.
Visa and MasterCard are pushing mobile payments using HCE. In Europe it is a natural step from the existing contactless payments systems but in the US it is a big jump from the traditional swipe and sign system currently in use. Here is run down of some of the things you should know about Android, NFC and Host Card Emulation.
With the move to QHD smartphones expected this year, we explore what, if any, benefits increasing display resolutions has for image quality, and if the trend towards 4K is really necessary for mobile devices.
In a mobile world dominated by ARM and Qualcomm, Intel’s fortunes seem to be waning. But is that really the case? We look at Intel’s strategy to remain relevant and innovative in a “Post PC” market,
Conclusions and final thoughts: is your tablet love affair over? We summarize the results of the polls and evaluate input from our users over the debate that tablets have seen their 15 minutes of fame and are now just paperweights. Can a tablet be as personal and functional of a mobile device as a smartphone?
We already know a good deal of what to expect at MWC 2014, and here’s where we bring it altogether. Let’s look at the biggest news we expect to come out of Barcelona starting February 24.
Can any company still fork Android? Can Nokia create a successful Android device without Google’s apps? How does Google’s stance affect consumers? Join us in the discussion, vote in our poll, and sound off in the comments!
Newly leaked OEM licensing terms reveal just some of the requirements that OEMs must go through in order to get Google app certification. Read on for more details!
We take a look at the recent debate about Microsoft making Android phones and ask whether forking Android and ditching Windows Phone would make sense for the software giant.