Google maybe winning the platform war with Android enjoying a dominant market share over iOS, but it is Apple that is running away with all the cash it seems. Google's platform makes it plenty of money, but OEM's who build Android devices are struggling to make profits from mobile sales... what's that saying about there being no money in Android?
Asus has updated its flagship smartphone line with the launch of the ZenFone 2 Deluxe at IFA in Berlin today. The Taiwanese company unveiled the device for the press after launching the new ZenWatch 2 wearable at the trade expo. While the specs of the new Deluxe remained unchanged against the ZenFone 2 launched earlier in the year, the new handset does come with a bold and different design.
Asus has beefed up its smartphone portfolio with a couple of new ZenFone products, including this, the ZenFone Max. This week we have seen Lenovo reveal the Vibe P1 with a massive 5000mAh battery, and now Asus has followed suit with the Max, a handset that also packs a 5000mAh juicer.
This is the week of companies overhauling their logos. Meizu got the ball rolling with its new design, while Google followed suit yesterday with a change of all its logos and icons, and now it is the turn of United States carrier Verizon.
Sony impressed us yesterday with its new flagship range, the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, and the Xperia Z5 Premium that is the first smartphone with a 4K screen. All handsets are very good in their own way, but how much will they cost and when will they be available? Sony has now revealed the cost.
Lenovo has unveiled a smartphone at the IFA trade show that sports dual cameras on the front facing (screen) side of the handset. The device is the Vibe S1, a high end smartphone that Lenovo is clearly pushing as something of a selfie enthusiasts dream.
Among the smartphones being shown off by Lenovo at IFA in Berlin are the Vibe P1 and Vibe P1m, a pair of handsets that are high end and have one particular calling card. That is their batteries, with the Vibe smartphones packing among the largest juicers in the mobile market.
Motorola has launched its new wearables the Moto 360 (2015) and the Moto 360 Sport, and once again the company is vying to offer the smartwatch that most people want. Only the Apple Watch enjoyed more hype than Motorola's original Moto 360, so much is expected from the sequel to what was the round faced wearable of choice for many. For the most part the 360 (2015) and the Sport succeed on building on the original, but they are also hampered by the same pitfalls as all smartwatches.
While Sony has impressed with Xperia Z5 Premium and the normal Xperia Z flagships are always good, it is arguably Sony?s Compact range that is most interesting. This series of devices is Sony's answer to the mini flagship trend, except that the Xperia Z5 Compact and its predecessors are full flagship quality and not some watered down rips offs (here's looking at you LG, Samsung, and HTC).