BlackBerry will go down in history as one of the key players in the early smartphone market, but that era is officially over. In the company’s quarterly financial results, they’ve announced that they’ll no longer be manufacturing any smartphones from this point forward, coming after BlackBerry posted an $8 million loss over the previous quarter. Sad, but reasonable. Read more
With all of the challenges related to Samsung’s launch of the Galaxy Note 7 this year many people were concerned that it could have a severe impact on the company’s performance now and moving forward. We have even covered rumors of Samsung possibly moving up the Galaxy S8 release to offset the financial impact. However, according to information released by Samsung today, consumers do not seem to be dissuaded from sticking with Samsung and demand appears to still be high for the Galaxy Note 7. Read more
Google plans to release two of its own phones this year, but the differences between them will be minimal. The Pixel and Pixel XL will appear the same on the outside with slight changes made on the inside; however, your eyes will only pick up on the difference in size as the displays will be 5 and 5.5 inches.
Lenovo has laid off another few hundred employees at Motorola as “part of the ongoing strategic integration between Lenovo and its Motorola smartphone business.” This latest round would make it the third time Lenovo has had mass layoffs at Motorola since acquiring the company.
Next week, this is the device you’ll see Google announce.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 troubles is a nightmare that won’t ever end. Already costing the company upwards of $1 billion, that number might just grow, as replacement devices are seemingly having some major issues. Consumes in South Korea are complaining that their Galaxy Note 7 replacement is not only overheating, but are quickly losing battery power even while being charged, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Google is readying a new Pixel laptop for Q3 2017. With an internal codename of Bison, this laptop would be the first device to show off the long-awaited Android and Chrome OS merger, rumored to be called “Andromeda.”
Lately there’s been a ton of buzz over Apple’s incredibly impressive A10 Fusion CPU in the iPhone 7, and an appropriate head scratching over why we don’t see blistering edge processors like that on Android’s side of the fence, especially from Qualcomm, especially since Qualcomm is the de facto flagship CPU manufacturer. Read more
This past summer saw two smartphone manufacturers try to incorporate some modular concepts into their flagship phones with LG and Lenovo employing the strategy. In the case of LG, the implementation of modules was fairly slick for the LG G5, but the company dropped the ball on items like availability, pricing and building an ecosystem. Hoping to avoid that same fate, Lenovo has announced the availability of a development kit geared toward enabling anyone to create a Moto Mod that will work on a Moto Z device. Read more
The official recall for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 has been in full swing for a couple weeks now and it appears that it’s been pretty effective as Samsung just announced that half of all recalled phones in the US have now been exchanged.
Join us after the break for the details. Read more