With thousands (literally, if you include storage, finish and market variants) of smartphones running Android right now, picking a top 10 was never going to be easy. But we sorted through and went ahead anyway. By the way, absent from the top 10 are any of the multitude of Chinese designs (including Xiaomi) flooding the East and sub-continent – most simply never appear in Europe and the West in any quantity – and I don’t apologise for only picking smartphones here that I can personally vouch for in one way or another.
The OnePlus 2 was launched last year by the Never Settle company amidst a lot of hype. The marketing campaign before and after the launch of the OnePlus 2 dubbed it as the 2016 flagship killer. Sadly, the OnePlus 2 — in my opinion — has not really stood the test of time.
Last year right around this time, Google officially announced Photos, a brand new, cloud-based storage option for photos and videos.
Earlier in May Google officially announced Daydream, the company’s biggest push into the virtual reality (VR) market to date.
Not content with only launching mini versions of their phones, Samsung seems to be planning to release Samsung Pay Mini – an online-only version of their payment system. The service is reported to go live sometime in June in South Korea.
Last week, Motorola unveiled the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus, both of which are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 617 chipset. The Snapdragon 617 chipset is a successor to the Snapdragon 615 chipset that was found in many popular devices last year, including the Xiaomi Mi 4i and Moto X Play.
To mark the solemn event that is Memorial Day, and in a bid to pay respect to the long gone, HTC has launched a Memorial Day Sale! As part of the sale, they are giving out a free RE camera for every HTC 10 purchased, but thats not all they have to offer.
A federal jury today bought an end to the patent infringement fight between Google and Oracle, with the former winning the battle. Oracle had accused Google of using 37 Java APIs without its permission and paying it the necessary royalties. Both companies have been involved in this legal battle since 2010.
Samsung today announced that it has teamed up with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment to launch a limited edition Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition. The limited edition handset has been launched to commemorate the third anniversary of the popular Injustice: Gods Among Us game.
Lenovo today posted its earnings for the final quarter of FY15-16 ending March 31st that saw the company posting its first loss in six years. The company saw its revenues and sales decline in almost every market, with its smartphones sales particularly falling in China where its sales declined by over 85% in just one quarter.