Google’s Nexus tries to learn the iPhone lesson

Google wants to make its Nexus phones more like the iPhone We had heard about this previously, but now The Information confirms that Google is indeed seeking to have more and more control over its Nexus smartphones. The plan is simple: no visible partnerships in order to compete in the high end range, where the

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The next Amazon phone won’t be made by Amazon

According to The Information, Amazon is coming back to the smartphone arena. Their first try was a disaster in nearly every possible way -too many gimmicks, too pricey for example- but now they’re taking a far more conservative approach. Instead of building a phone themselves, Amazon is going to launch several devices from third parties

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Remix OS is what Chrome OS should be

A little company called Jide is making something extraordinary: they are showing Google how Android should look and run on the desktop. Remix OS is based on the Android-x86 project, and from there you’ve got all the advantages on Android combined with desktop-like features like multitasking and multiwindow support, shortcuts and complete mouse support (right click

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The absurd backdoor

China passed a controversial new anti-terrorism law on Sunday that requires technology firms to help decrypt information, but not install security “backdoors” as initially planned, and allows the military to venture overseas on counter-terror operations. Counter-terrorism efforts are beginning to be infuriating. Most countries are passing laws against encryption and privacy that for lots of

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Google and Facebook are winning the invisible battle of mobile apps

Great insight from Peter Kafka based on a new study from Nielsen. On it we found a critical comparison: mobile OS market share vs most important mobile apps (by number of unique users). The facts are there: even with Apple pretty close to Android in the US, five of the top 10 mobile apps are

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The Pixel C is just and oversized phone

The new convertible tablet from Google is available at last, and reviews came as expected from different big media assets. Ars Technica, Engadget or The Verge (in two ocassions, this one and this one) speak about the device and mostly arrive to the same conclussion, expressed very well by Walt Mossberg on The Verge: Without

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Windows Phone and the bumpy road ahead

IDC released estimates for Windows Phone market in the next few years, and that data is not nice. According to them, Windows Phone / Windows 10 Mobile will have a 2.1% share in the mobile space, and that number will not change much in the next 3 to 4 years. Universal apps “won’t work”, like

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The 4-inch iPhone strikes back, and no Android maker is paying attention

Ming-Chi Kuo has been right in the past on his predictions several times, so when he tells us a new 4-inch iPhone is coming, we should believe him. The move is pretty smart for Apple, that will solve several problems at the same time: There will be a solid iPhone 5s refresh: according to his

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Ballmer vs Nadella

Ballmer has never been the shy CEO, but I thought that at times it was just a role he had to play in order to represent Microsoft. His public/business image never worked for me. I can only think of him shouting, and his business decissions were debatable to say the least. It seems Ballmer was

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Windows 10 on the Xiaomi Mi 4 is all about freedom of choice

We are approaching a new turning point in the smartphone market: you’ll buy a smartphone and will be offered the chance to install not different Android ROMs, but different operating systems on it. That’s what Xiaomi will offer next December 3rd when it makes available Windows 10 to their Mi 4 customers in China. This

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