Let’s recap Huawei’s spectacular 2016: The company shipped an impressive 140 million smartphones last year; its flagship P9 sold over 10 million units; it was right behind Apple in smartphone profits; and its third-place position in the global market was secured. And yet, the Chinese company made less money last year than in 2015. What?!
Huawei’s Honor series usually targets the midrange market, and Mobile World Congress (MWC) is traditionally the chosen grounds for showcasing the hottest mobile gadgets. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer is about to go against those two norms.
Remember that foldable phone Samsung showed off in 2014? No, not the W2017 launched just a couple of months ago, but the concept device that was flexible enough to transform from a pocket-sized phone into a 7-inch tablet.
Android Nougat has finally eclipsed Android Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich in market share, but that’s not something to brag about.
It’s hard to believe, but Android Wear has been around for more than two years, and it’s only now we’re seeing a serious update. Like with the first version, LG is once again launching new smartwatches to introduce the latest update of the operating system.
An information technology minister in India confirmed that Apple will indeed begin manufacturing iPhones in India soon, in what will be the company’s next major step in world domination.
You might have heard about Apple finally overtaking Samsung in smartphone shipments last quarter, and in turn, owning a larger piece of the total market share. Great achievement, yes, but the true accomplishment belongs to the brands found below the two giants.
Another day, another ZenFone 3 variant from ASUS. This time, it’s the ZenFone 3s Max (notice the little “s” there), and it’s officially available beginning next week. [Updated with official price]
The world’s largest smartphone market hasn’t been so fond of iPhones lately. It was a close fight, but Apple has finally been overtaken by China’s very own brands.
If you thought Sony’s A6300 had everything you wanted in a camera, wait until you see what its successor the A6500 brings to the table!
Apple products may be a global force, but penetration hasn’t been too good in India. That’s because Apple is required to have at least 30 percent of its units manufactured in India for the company to be allowed to sell in physical stores. The Cupertino group hasn’t been able to set up an Indian factory to bypass this obstacle yet, but this could soon change.
Samsung normally uses the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) to showcase its latest and greatest phone. This year is going to be different; the Korean manufacturer will skip making a splash at MWC and will instead save its Galaxy S8 unveiling for another day. Competing companies would naturally rejoice at the chance for a longer spotlight on their own products, but that won’t be the case now.
The most important takeaway from Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 press conference yesterday is that the Korean tech giant has learned from its mistakes, and is not afraid to take full responsibility for the explosive incident. Now that the investigations are over and all issues have been set aside, Samsung is already announcing the next phase for the Galaxy Note line.
Xiaomi’s highly popular vice president, Hugo Barra, will soon be leaving the company to return to his roots in Silicon Valley. The fate of the Chinese manufacturer and Mr. Barra himself are shrouded in mystery.
Update: He’s joining the Facebook team in Silicon Valley!
If there’s one brand that strongly resonates with the entire camera community, it’s Leica. While the iconic manufacturer isn’t as innovative as it once was during the film era, photographers around the world acknowledge the craftsmanship of every new iteration. Let’s take a moment to appreciate the just-launched M10.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from ASUS throughout the years, the company and its CEOs think highly of their phones, to the point of calling them “better than Apple, better than Samsung.” Still not satisfied with its success, the Taiwanese manufacturer set another high bar for itself.
I get asked a lot about laptop recommendations, and while it’s easy to give an answer for notebooks above $400, anything below is tricky. So when Starmobile asked me to review its $150 Engage Aura, I happily obliged in order to deepen my knowledge of the budget-friendly segment.
Nintendo’s cool new console was announced back in October, but most of the juicy info was kept under wraps; that ends now.
After getting our attention with an outrageous $2,450 phone, Gionee decided to act normal this time and release a handset most people could call affordable.