Huawei is running a Back to School program, offering students $25 off of one of its smartphones in addition a package full of goodies. Google and Apple have also recently launched their own annual Back to School programs too.
The days in which Apple completely neglects Android’s existence are coming to an end. This fall, Apple Music will be streaming on Android devices. Still shocked by that, right? And it doesn’t seem like Apple is stopping there. A job listing posted earlier this week shows that the company is seeking software engineers to develop Android apps.
The patent battle between Apple and Samsung has resurfaced thanks to a new amicus filing by some of the tech industries heavyweights who are lining up behind Samsung. In the friend of the court briefing, companies like Google, HP, Facebook and others, make an argument we have heard from Samsung in the past. Read more
As we move into the second half of 2015, App Annie has released their report on the performance of the Google Play and Apple App Store for the 2nd quarter of 2015. No surprises emerged regarding the competition between the two as Google continues to dominate in terms of downloads while the App Store maintains a lead in revenues. Read more
One of the things we do when we get a new smartphone is to check whether it will accept the SIM card used in the previous device. Current SIM cards are ‘locked’ to a specific carrier and sometimes a different sized SIM card than previously used is required by the new device. Those requirements could become unnecessary when the e-SIM becomes available in the relative near future though.
With both the LG G2 and LG G3, Samsung and Apple have increasingly had to deal with a smartphone competitor that more and more consumers are taking a look at and opting to buy. Although LG may not be meeting internal sales expectations with the LG G4, the phone is still a hit and attracting a lot of attention from buyers. That interest may increase after a recent report from Consumer Reports that ranked the LG G4 ahead of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Apple iPhone 6 on performance testing. Read more
HTC has launched a new marketing campaign in Australia to compare its One M9 to Apple’s iPhone 6 and Samsung’s Galaxy S6 in a series of blind tests. There are three ads, all ranging from thirty seconds to a little over two minutes.
A new massive benchmark from Tom’s Guide has put six of the best performing smartphones on the market against each other to see which phone came out on top in a variety of situations. The tests measured everything from real-life performance and tasks you’d typically do on your smartphone every day, to gaming and other benchmarks. The test measured the Samsung Galaxy S6, LG G4, HTC One M9, Google Nexus 6, Asus Zenfone 2, and Apple iPhone 6, so there’s a very wide variety of hardware here. Read more