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Google Pixel Phone Colors

Google’s upcoming Pixel 2 phone might not feature bezel-less design

Bezels be gone. In 2017, I was expecting most new smartphones to not have bezels. At least, the premium, flagship models. I think it would be fair to expect as much. Samsung has been leading the charge towards less bezel and more screen. Phones like the Edge used slick wrap...
Android Wear and Pebble

Android Wear 2.0 availability – where in the world is Google’s latest wearable OS?

First there was fragmentation on the smartphone version of Android. Now, it looks like the same curse is striking the smartwatch version. Android Wear 2.0 was announced in 2016 at Google I/O at the Shoreline in Mountain View. Yet, today, over a year later, few Wear watches are actually running...
Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus

Apple iPhone 7 on mission to kill the DSLR

It looks like Apple is on a mission to kill more than just the headphone jack. Camera. Camera. Camera. For a relatively long segment of today's Apple presentation, the emphasis was on the innovative software technology behind the camera in the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Rather: cameras. As...

Nexus 6P: Finally a really, really good Android camera

Finally! After a short working vacation I've come to a somewhat shocking, even revelatory conclusion: The Nexus 6P camera is actually very good. That's after using Android-based smartphones for the better part of the last eight years. And every one with a sub-par camera. It all started with the (superb) Motorola Droid in...
HTC Google T1 Phone - 2008

Homegrown phone – Is Google aiming to be more like Apple?

Being open is both a blessing and a curse. One the plus side, others can run hog wild. In the case of Google's Android operating system that means manufacturers can build handsets to their heart's content. Large. Small. Cheap. Premium. They can run near stock Android (Moto X Pure) or come...
Apple iPhone SE $399

The real reason why Apple introduced the smaller iPhone SE

The environment. Yay! Health. Yay! Okay, now about that new iPhone... For the first time since the iPhone was introduced in 2007, Apple did something it had never done before: launch a new version of an iPhone with a smaller screen. Traditionally we've come to expect Apple to introduce an updated iPhone...
Google Nexus 6

Google: Please give Nexus devices removable storage!

For the love of portable movie and music collections everywhere, just do it... pretty please.
Sundar Pichai - Google I/O

Google I/O developer conference set for May 18-20 – What can we expect?

Google CEO Sundar Pichai this morning told all, via Twitter, that the company's annual I/O developer conference would take place May 18-20. This time, however, the show, which provides insight into Google's future product plans in addition to hands-on access to early betas and developer tools, will take place in...
Nexus 6 - Best Android Smartphone of 2015

Best of Android 2015: Top smartphone

When best doesn't necessarily mean best specs.
Microsoft Arrow - Home Launcher for Android

Art of Simplicity: Microsoft Arrow Launcher for Android (Hands-on)

"Your relationship with your phone doesn’t have to be complicated," says Microsoft. Case in point: the company's new Arrow home launcher for Android.