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Huawei G7 Plus is an Interesting Mid-Range Handset
By Josh Dasey on Friday November 06, 2015

Chinese brands are usually where it's at if you want bang for your buck, with handsets from the country usually well spec'd and well made, even if there are usually compromises along the way. Huawei is certainly one of the companies that fit that ethos, and the third largest smartphone brand in the world is showing that again with the G7 Plus.

Android Celebrating 8th Birthday Today
By Josh Dasey on Thursday November 05, 2015

Get the party poppers out and dance the night away as Google is celebrating an important milestone in the life of Android. The largest operating system on the market is now enjoying the festivities of Android's 8th birthday. Yes, it is hard to believe that the platform has been with us for that long, and it has come a very long way since those beginnings in 2007.

Samsung Still Restructuring Smartphone Business
By Josh Dasey on Thursday November 05, 2015

There has been plenty of analysis about Samsung current market position, with the company still out in front but sales generally declining. The Korean giant is still thriving, but there are some who even suggest that the company may leave the smartphone business entirely. The CEO of Samsung Electronics Kwon Oh-hyun has now said that the company is still in the process of restructuring in the wake of a tough 2014.

Samsung Sales Decline in India
By Josh Dasey on Wednesday November 04, 2015

India may just appear like just another market that Samsung dominates, but it is much more than that; it is arguably the most important smartphone market right now. It will probably worry Samsung that its place at the top of the Indian pile is being disintegrated, something the company has had to contend with in other markets.

Oppo A53 Makes its Way through TENAA
By Josh Dasey on Wednesday November 04, 2015

We told you last week about the Oppo A53m and Oppo A33m, a pair of smartphone expected to be launched by the company in the coming weeks. The A53 has now passed through TENAA, the Chinese regulatory body that certifies products for sale in China. We are putting two and two together and (we think) safely assuming that the A53 is a variant of the A53m.

Vivo X6, Dedicated Graphics and Deca-Core Processor
By Josh Dasey on Wednesday November 04, 2015

Vivo is making a name for itself like other Chinese companies have in the past, by delivering well-made smartphones that are bristling with the best specs available. The new upcoming handset from the company to fit that description will be the X6, which promises to push boundaries of smartphone technology.

Apple iPhone 6c Coming in 2016
By Josh Dasey on Wednesday November 04, 2015

Apple's last iPhone launch event was a blockbuster affair. Smartphones, tablets, and even pencils flew were introduced, but there was one much rumored product that was missing. Cupertino had been widely tipped to be launching an iPhone 6c, a sequel to the iPhone 5c that offers consumers a chance to have an affordable Apple handset.

Sprint Record Best Quarter in Some Time
By Josh Dasey on Tuesday November 03, 2015

Sprint has suffered a difficult few years as consumers have turned to other carriers and the company's reputation has taken a kicking. After conceding market position to T-Mobile last year, Sprint is the fourth largest carrier in the United States these days, but the company is showing signs of turning the situation around. Through the third quarter (Sprint's fiscal Q2) the company revealed that it is gaining customers and people are not leaving in the rates they previously were.

ASUS Debuts Enticing ZenFone 2 Laser in the U.S.
By Josh Dasey on Tuesday November 03, 2015

ASUS has announced a new version of its ZenPhone 2 series of excellent smartphones in the United States, and this is an even more affordable version with more modest specs. The ZenPhone 2 Laser has been available in India for some time, but is now making its debut in the U.S. for an off contract price of just $199.

Samsung to Leave Smartphone Industry in Five Years
By Josh Dasey on Tuesday November 03, 2015

Sometimes analysts get things right, other times they get them wrong. It is the nature of the beast, but sometimes analysts go completely crazy and offer us some market information that seems entirely invented. We will let you decide which category the following tidbit regarding Samsung falls into.