by Joe Levi | November 21, 2014 3:50 PM
Android 5.0 Lollipop, the latest iteration of Google's mobile operating system, has been rolling out since the beginning of the month. Not everyone has gotten it yet, and some won't get the update at all. Because of the rapid development cycle of consumer electronics these days, OEMs don't have much incentive to update "old" devices with new versions of operating systems, it's much more profitable just to sell you a new device with the new OS already on it. One of the purposes of the Nexus program is so Google can showcase its latest and greatest software on a hardware reference ...
by Adam Doud | May 1, 2013 7:00 AM
My esteemed colleague, Stephen Schenck, wrote yesterday that by the time Windows Phone 9, or whatever it will be called, comes out Nokia may be the only player left at the Windows Phone blackjack table. It got me to thinking – it's not completely crazy and could easily happen. Nokia enjoys a special relationship with Microsoft – a sort of friends with benefits kind of relationship. Microsoft pays Nokia, Nokia pays Microsoft, Nokia puts together a nice little perk package in Windows Phone 8, most notably Here, the artist formerly known as “Maps”. Nokia has also spearheaded major ...
by Adam Doud | April 17, 2013 7:00 AM
I was having one of my rare introspective moments the other day when I suddenly realized something. This is something that has been building for quite some time. It has also been expressed by a number of technology folk I interact with. It’s an uncomfortable feeling, not exactly boredom, but it's definitely a feeling of discontent with the mobile industry. Everywhere you look in the mobile industry in 2013 there is nothing but compromise. Every phone has some sort of trade-off. You can have this, but not this. You can have that, but not that. Pretty much every phone out there has some ...
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