The Apple Watch has finally landed and is available in nine countries (good luck getting one though) and with the wearable the company has also opened the App Store for smart watches. Apple stores around the world are dealing with lines of customers waiting to get Apple's first ever wearable, but the devices are extremely scarce at this early stage.
Google revealed its financials for the three months comprising the first quarter of 2015, and the company continued to see both revenue and profits grow. However, like recent periods the company failed to perform as well as Wall Street analysts had predicted.
The Huawei P8 was announced earlier in the month, the Chinese company's newest flagship that looks a little like the iPhone 6. It is a fantastic smartphone in terms of design and specifications and it seems as though consumers in Huawei's Chinese homeland agree. The device will not be available around the world until next month, but today Huawei launched the P8 in China via its Vmail online store.
The ASUS ZenFone 2 had its position as the only smartphone packing 4GB of RAM for a little while before Xiaomi announced the Mi Note Pro. Now Lenovo has joined the 4GB party with the launch of the K80, the Chinese company's latest mid-range smartphone.
Time to check in on the performance of Windows Phone, the third placed platform in the market that seems to hold steady without ever testing Android and iOS. That is not going to change anytime soon, but Microsoft announced its fiscal third quarter results and revealed that it sold 8.6 million Windows Phone smartphones through the three month period.
We are nearing the April 28th launch date for the LG G4, the South Korean company's latest smartphone flagship. We already know plenty about this device, from its blazing market leading specs to its slick (slightly curved) design that features a plastic front and real leather rear casing. A new report now even sheds light on the pricing of the G4, and it may not exactly be affordable.
We have known about the LG G Watch Urbane for some time, the device is arguably the best looking smartwatch at the moment. The Android Wear packing wearable has yet to be rolled out to customers but LG has confirmed the date when that will change. The South Korean company says that the G Watch Urbane will be available this week.
Chinese brand Xiaomi has announced its new high end smartphone, the Mi 4i, and as we have come to expect from the company it comes with a few surprises. Sure, this is a high spec'd juggernaut as you would expect, but the cost of the handset makes it a bit of a bang for buck king. However, like most Xiaomi smartphones, the availability of the 4i will mean most of our readers cannot get one.
Verizon, the biggest carrier in the United States, announced this week that it lost a significant amount of business over the last quarter. Big Red revealed that 138,000 postpaid customers left the brand, but the company insists that it is not a problem that so many have left.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are fantastic smartphones, and they are widely expected to breathe new life into the company after a worrying 2014. The handsets have already made their mark in Samsung's South Korea homeland, with the devices shifting 200,000 units within 10 days of being released. However, Samsung believed it would move 300,000 units based on pre-order numbers, so the Galaxy S6 range is not performing quite as well as predicted.