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Microsoft may be throwing in the towel with Lumia Phones

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Android and iOS are undoubtedly the major players in the smartphone industry, and while three-four years ago, Blackberry and Windows Phone continued to exist, albeit with single digit market shares, now their market share has dipped even lower. Continue reading Microsoft may be throwing in the towel with Lumia Phones

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Project Ara dies, as modular smartphones live on

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It is not always the innovators who dominate a market, because if competitors manage to imitate the ideas of these innovators, and execute them in a better way, then chances are, these imitators would be the one with the market share. Continue reading Project Ara dies, as modular smartphones live on

Android Nougat won’t be coming to Snapdragon 800/801 devices

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When releasing the next product in a product line, manufacturers are faced with a dilemma: Should they maintain compatibility with older products, and thus divert time and effort towards maintaining them, or should they ditch compatibility in favor of new features. Continue reading Android Nougat won’t be coming to Snapdragon 800/801 devices

Google is working on Fuchsia: The universal operating system

There used to be a time when we had gadgets for just about every little task. We had music players, PDAs, Slideshow displays and much, much more, but as the years went on, the number started coming down, and these devices started converging. Continue reading Google is working on Fuchsia: The universal operating system

The next Nexus may have gesture-controls built into the fingerprint scanner

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Android Police reports that the next Nexus phones may have a fingerprint scanner that won’t just scan fingerprints, but may also recognize gestures. Continue reading The next Nexus may have gesture-controls built into the fingerprint scanner

One year later, Android Marshmallow finally grabs 15% of the Android market

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iOS and Android fanboys may argue for hours about which is better, but if there’s one thing where Apple definitely has a lead: Its updates often are compatible with devices several generations old, and its latest updates grab a large fraction of the userbase within days. Continue reading One year later, Android Marshmallow finally grabs 15% of the Android market

Motorola after Lenovo: Motorola’s flagship phones are vulnerable, and it won’t do anything about it

Google has always been a software company that occasionally ventures into hardware. Its Chromecast, for instance proved to be an instant success and its Nexus line of devices have proven to be excellent, and in case of the latest generation of Nexus devices, even successful. Continue reading Motorola after Lenovo: Motorola’s flagship phones are vulnerable, and it won’t do anything about it

Pokemon Go craze makes Nintendo $7.5 billion more valuable

When you look at market trends, it has been proven time and time again that brands recognized and adored by consumers inspire higher brand loyalty and products attached to these brands are often more successful than the same products attached to less recognizable brands. Continue reading Pokemon Go craze makes Nintendo $7.5 billion more valuable

The flagships of 2016 are already outdated

Qualcomm has announced a new SoC, the Snapdragon 821, which is 10% faster than the Snapdragon 820, which is the SoC of choice for flagships in 2016. In fact, when you come to the big leagues, Qualcomm is pretty much the market leader when it comes to SoCs for smartphones, and as of late, it is making inroads into the mid-end and low-end markets, competing against companies like Mediatek. Continue reading The flagships of 2016 are already outdated

Report: Nintendo may be making a controller for smartphones

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Nintendo is probably the oldest gaming console company that still has hardware on the market, and that’d pretty incredible. Think about it, Nintendo weathered the market’s ups, downs and crashes, and withstood strong competition from Atari, Sega and the like, all of whom are either defunct or have pivoted into software.  Continue reading Report: Nintendo may be making a controller for smartphones