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.
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I’ve been a huge fan of the Marshall London smartphone in the last couple of years. The richest front facing stereo speakers on any phone in the world still, in 2017, by quite a margin. (And yes, I’ve used the ZTE Axon 7.) Stereo microphones that can record the loudest band. A grippy and durable outer skin that has never needed a case. Twin headphone jacks with independent volume controls. A high end DAC for powerful headphone output. A replaceable battery, the list goes on. I reviewed the Marshall London here 18 months ago. And, after an eternity, it’s been updated.
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan will soon be launching his own smartphone brand: BeingSmart. The superstar already runs a chain of clothing and fashion accessories under his Being Human brand.
Ever get your phone really dirty, and wished you could just put it under the sink’s faucet, put some soap on it, and clean it up?
Recently, it was reported that President of the United States Donald Trump has decided to break tradition and continue to use his personal, unsecured device on a regular basis.
While Android and iOS are secure in their own right, they are still not good enough to be used as a daily driver by the President of the United States due to security concerns. However, The New York Times reports that Donald Trump continues to use his unsecured Android phone in the White House.
Six months on from our last Top 10, here’s the Christmas 2016 list, with mainly new content – as you’d expect in a busy smartphone world. And, in terms of variety and value, we’ve never had it so good in the Android world, even if all but one of the top of the line phones are still as eye-wateringly expensive as ever…
Time to answer a few questions. Yes, this is Google’s headline Android phone for the year. Yes, it goes under the Pixel brand rather than Nexus. Yes, Google’s marketing department has gone into overdrive trying to create a genuine consumer phone that can more obviously match the Apple iPhone 7 Plus. And yes, as a result it’s arguably at least £200 too expensive here in the UK. And similarly across the world. But is the super speedy and phenomenally well put together Google Pixel XL worth the branding premium?
Earlier this month, BLU teased the arrival of the PURE XR, the company’s newest flagship smartphone. And now it’s officially official.