Every month, Google typically releases its Android distribution numbers to show where the platform and its various versions stand.
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Chinese company LeTV has made quite a name for itself in China with its ‘Superphone’ series of smartphone. The company manages to offer some high-end premium Android smartphones with top-notch hardware at absolutely killer price.
Remember the Panasonic Lumix CM1 with its gigantic 1-inch 20MP rear camera sensor? Well, for some reason Panasonic has now released a new variant of the smartphone dubbed DMC-CM10. The handset features almost the same design as its predecessor, except that the rear of the phone is now completely black.
The Nextbit Robin was one of the more talked-about devices of 2015, even if it was primarily a project backed on Kickstarter. But that’s changing in 2016.
Vivo, maker of the world’s thinnest smartphone, unveiled two new handsets today: the Vivo X6 and the Vivo X6Plus. With 5.2-inch and 5.7-inch displays, the X6 and X6Plus feature 6.9 mm thick metal bodies, a fingerprint sensor and 4GB of RAM, in addition to other high-end specs.
With hundreds of smartphones running Android right now (at least), picking a top 10 was never going to be easy. But you won’t believe the devices that didn’t make the cut – the latest Nexus 5X, the HTC One (M9), to name but two. Also not here are announced devices that we haven’t played with yet – the extremely interesting Moto X Force, the LG V10 and the OnePlus X might otherwise all be contenders. Also 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 we don’t apologise for only picking smartphones that we can personally vouch for in one way or another.
Another month, another set of distribution numbers. This time encompassing the numbers shown in the first week of November, with the 7-day period ending November 2.
At this rate, just about every company will have a smartphone eventually. Pepsi, the company known for a sugary soft drink, is now launching its own-branded device soon.
Despite the fact that Android 6.0 Marshmallow is now available on some Nexus-branded devices, Android 5.0 Lollipop is still gaining ground amongst the ranks.
In late-July, Stagefright took the spotlight as a major security concern for an incredible amount of Android devices out in the wild. While patches have been released by the major manufacturers, it looks like the horror isn’t over just yet.