What could have improved the Nexus 5X?


The Nexus 5X is manufactured by LG and acts as the successor to the Nexus 5. The device comes with a lot of improved specifications and new features.

Even though it may not have flashiest specifications of any phone, the Nexus 5X packs mostly premium components and a design that impresses at the $379 starting price. And who doesn’t want that? With stock Android and rapid updates coming directly from Google, you can’t go wrong. Here are features that Google and LG should have considered to make the Nexus 5X even better.

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Sony smartphone division may be back on the chopping block


Early in 2015, Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai announced plans to return the electronics giant to profitability. However, his plans at the time did not include any mention of the smartphone lines of business leading many to conclude the company may exit the smartphone and mobile devices market. Despite producing highly rated smartphones, Sony has struggled to turn a profit on them and has not enjoyed much success in the market, gaining only 1% market share in the U.S. and not much better in other markets. A new statement from Hirai indicates 2016 could be the make or break year for the smartphone division. Read more

Barnes & Noble announces new Galaxy Tab E NOOK with special trade-in program


Barnes & Noble announced today that they are expanding their lineup of NOOK devices with a new 9.6-inch device from Samsung, the Galaxy Tab E NOOK. The new tablet reader will sell for $249.99 retail. As part of the launch, Barnes & Noble is conducting a special Trade-In/Trade-Up promotion that offers a credit of up to $200 towards the purchase of a new NOOK device for customers who trade in certain NOOK, iPad, Kindle or Samsung devices. Read more