While Android fragmentation is still a thing, even for security updates, Google is trying to calm things down and create a level playing field for manufacturers.
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Last year, camera maker RED surprised everyone by teasing a new smartphone: the Hydrogen One. The company did not provide much information about the smartphone back then except for mentioning that it would sport a modular design, a holographic display, and details about its internals. And for interested customers, it also started accepting pre-orders for the smartphone with prices starting from $1,195 and going all the way up to $1,595.
Before the advent of smartphones, there were PDAs a.k.a Personal Digital Assistant. Primarily meant to be used in the landscape orientation, PDAs featured a slide-out QWERTY keyboard to help you easily compose long emails and make you look professional while at it. Well, an Indiegogo campaign is now looking to bring the PDA back.
Synaptics has confirmed that its mass producing in-display fingerprint sensors, and that the top 5 OEMs will be taking advantage of that technology.
Razer, the company known for its gaming laptops, revealed its first smartphone earlier today: the Razer Phone. Packing an impressive spec sheet which boasts of a 5.72-inch 120Hz display and 8GB RAM, the Razer Phone is also the first Android device from an OEM to ship with Nova Launcher Prime pre-loaded.
Razer officially announced its first smartphone today, following plenty of rumors and speculation.
Back in January of this year, Razer, the company well known in the PC gaming world, announced that it would be acquiring Nextbit, the company that built the Robin Android phone.
Vertu has always been known for making outlandishly expensive smartphones. The company was once owned by Finnish-giant Nokia before it sold the company in 2012. Sadly, the company has now announced that it would be shutting down its operations after a restructuring plan to save it from bankruptcy failed.
Today, both Andy Rubin and his company, Essential, took to Twitter to confirm that we should all be paying attention to Tuesday, May 30.
The latest data from Gartner shows that smartphone shipments increased by 9.1 percent yearly in Q1, 2017 to 380 million units. The growth in the market, however, benefitted Chinese OEMs like Huawei, Oppo, and Vivo the most, with the market share of leaders like Samsung and Apple dwindling.