by Juan Carlos Bagnell | October 8, 2016 8:15 AM
Smartphones have come a long way. This year especially, we've seen some terrific technology slide from the premium end of the market down to the mid-tier level. Several phones around the $400 price point used high end processors and included premium features like speakers and nice cameras. Looking at the mid-range, have the same improvements shifted down to entry level devices? To test this idea we spent a couple days running an LG Phoenix 2. This gadget sports very basic specs, like a Qualcomm 210 chipset and 1.5GB of RAM, with a 720p resolution display, 16GB of storage, and an 8MP rear ...
by Taylor Martin | April 21, 2014 3:31 PM
Last year certainly helped change and shape the future of the wireless industry – more so than years past. Android, for one, transgressed beyond the false pretense that specifications are the be-all and end-all of great smartphones. Before, it was always about bigger, better, more impressive specifications – optimization be damned. OEMs were more worried about packing smartphones with 1080p screens, high-res cameras, faster CPUs with more cores, etc. All the while, prices of most the viable smartphones remained the same. Nearly all the affordable smartphones of yore offered a terrible ...
by Joe Levi | September 27, 2013 12:29 PM
Back when Android Gingerbread was the latest and greatest operating system out of the Google camp, Apple was selling iPads like crazy. And why wouldn't they? The iPad was pretty much the only tablet on the market at the time, it was built well, and it got the job done. The bad news? Only Apple made it. Other manufacturers wanted a piece of that action, and since they couldn't (and still can't) license iOS to put on their own hardware, they turned to Android. Android, being an open operating system, enabled pretty much anyone to do pretty much anything with it. Android hadn't made the leap ...
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