The Essential Phone was an incredible phone, but a flawed one. A very flawed one, especially at launch. The software was a bit buggy, the camera was not very good, and the price tag was simply too high for most people’s tastes. Over time, the price tag fell, the camera ... Read More »
Smartphones, and Android phones in particular, are seeing a resurgence in innovation. Just a year ago, manufacturers seemed to be doing little to differentiate their handsets, with specs reaching a satisfying ceiling.
This year, things are different. We’re seeing interesting new trends in hardware, software and accessories. And we want to hear from you.
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If you haven’t been following all the news from Google I/O from yesterday, Google announced an all new messaging app named Allo. Allo is the French word for hello and the app is going to be in addition to messaging apps already available from Google; Hangouts and Messenger. What’s different about Allo is that it’s ... Read More »
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Healthcare is a controversial subject in many countries, notably so in the US, which is dealing with a healthcare system that’s proven to be inefficient and costly. Alternate solutions have been proposed, suggesting everything from state-run healthcare to nearly non-existent regulation. But a new solution for the healthcare system is emerging in a different way ... Read More »
CES used to be king when it came to device launches. While the annual show in Las Vegas still attracts a huge audience, most of the flagship device launches have departed from the show. Instead, we’re seeing many major flagships being launched at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
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Have you checked the calendar lately? 2016 is already here! We saw a lot of great Android-powered devices in 2015, but we have a feeling that things will only get better this year. While we don’t know exactly what 2016 has in store for us, we thought we’d all share what we’re looking forward to ... Read More »
Like it or not, the holiday season has officially turned from the shopping season to the deal season. Every retailer under the sun is already offering deals and sales leading up to this year’s ridiculous Black Friday event. And most of them aren’t really deals at all.
Where do you go to find the best ... Read More »
It’s no secret that the original Chromecast is the best-selling gadget Google has ever sold. Since its debut, the Chromecast has sold more than 20 million units, making it one of the most popular media streaming devices on the planet. But now that Google has released an updated Chromecast and the new Chromecast Audio, ... Read More »
If it can go wrong, it will.
I specifically remember my Manufacturing Engineering Professor saying this in class one day. It means that if you don’t specifically design how the product can be used and include safeguards for how the product shouldn’t be used, people are going to figure out how to use it wrong. It doesn’t matter ... Read More »
When making a budget phone, especially one that you plan to make money on, you have to make compromises. That’s really all there is to it. Which means you, as a manufacturer, are left with two choices:
You can either build a phone with all the features you can imagine — like NFC, wireless charging, ... Read More »