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While we normally don’t cover China-only smartphone releases, Xiaomi is a fairly major player as far as volume as they were one of the first companies in the industry to ship high-end hardware for mid-range prices. We also tend to see that these devices eventually filter out to a more global launch, which The Xiaomi Redmi line has been a solid success pretty much anywhere it shipped, and today Xiaomi launched an update to their Redmi Note line, the Redmi Note 4. At a high level the Redmi Note 4 is shipping with fairly aggressive specs for the price, which starts at 135 USD for the model with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, and 180 USD for the model with 3GB of...

The Samsung Galaxy Note7 (S820) Review

This year has been difficult for smartphones, which is a bit of a paradox when you consider just how much better things have gotten compared to last year. With...

192 by Joshua Ho on 8/16/2016

Hands On With the Samsung Galaxy Note7

The Galaxy Note line is a staple at this point, a segment that Samsung truly owns as the first mover and has been wildly successful in ways that Samsung...

74 by Joshua Ho on 8/2/2016

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 821: 2.4 GHz Kryo

If you’ve been paying attention to the right places in the past few months it was probably obvious this was coming, but Qualcomm is announcing a higher tier to...

75 by Joshua Ho on 7/11/2016

Asus Announces Zenfone Pegasus 3

As a part of the Zenfone 3 family, Asus has released an entry-level model which vaguely resembles the Zenfone 3 but really has very little to do with the...

19 by Joshua Ho on 6/15/2016

NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Console Adds Support for Vudu, HDR and 4Kp60 Content

The NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV set-top-box continues to be the most advanced device featuring Google’s TV platform even a year after it was introduced into the market. The credit...

39 by Anton Shilov on 5/18/2016

Acer Unveils New Chromebook 14 with Up to 14-Hour Battery Life

Acer this week introduced its new family of Chromebooks that wed performance with portability. The new laptops feature multi-core x86 microprocessors, 14” displays as well as aluminum chassis. Even...

42 by Anton Shilov on 3/30/2016

Google Updates Youtube For iOS To Support Slide Over And Split Screen

Today Google shipped an update for the Youtube application on iOS. The update brings the app to version 11.10, and it's one of the more significant updates the app...

1 by Brandon Chester on 3/22/2016

Hands-On With the Android N Developer Beta: Multi-Window & More

Yesterday Google surprised a number of people by launching the developer beta of the next release of Android, which is codenamed Android N. Normally the beta version of Android...

124 by Brandon Chester on 3/10/2016

Sony Unveils New Xperia X Smartphones

This week at Mobile World Congress 2016, Sony has introduced their new high-end Xperia X series smartphones. The new smartphones feature similar designs across the entire series and all...

32 by Anton Shilov on 2/23/2016

Revisiting The Google Pixel C - Better, But Not There Yet

Last month I published my review of the Pixel C. While I thought it was a very interesting tablet, in the end I was unable to give it any...

67 by Brandon Chester on 2/17/2016

Google Adds New Hands-Free Features to Android Wear

Google has announced this week that they have added several new functions to the Android Wear operating system in an update that is now being rolled out. The latest...

18 by Anton Shilov on 2/5/2016

The Google Pixel C Review

In early 2010, Google and HTC launched the Nexus One. While it was designed in a partnership between Google and HTC, it represented Google's first step into the arena...

119 by Brandon Chester & Joshua Ho on 1/25/2016

Intel and Google Equip Smartphones with 3D Cameras and Computer Vision

Computer vision and sensing are crucial for cars, robots, drones and many other applications. However, existing devices such as personal computers or mobile gadgets can also take advantage of...

8 by Anton Shilov on 1/12/2016

Gold Nexus 6P Comes To The US

One of the smaller announcements from Huawei at CES was the arrival of the gold colored Nexus 6P in the United States. The gold Nexus 6P, also known as...

2 by Brandon Chester on 1/5/2016

The Google Nexus 6P Review

As we have come to know, Google has opted to simultaneously release two Nexus smartphone devices this year. Alongside the smaller form-factor LG Nexus 5X which we’ve reviewed a...

219 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/16/2015

The Google Pixel C Goes On Sale

Today Google has made their Pixel C tablet available on their online store. Google announced the Pixel C at an event in September, and at the time the only...

60 by Brandon Chester on 12/8/2015

Google Begins Offline Maps Rollout on Android

Earlier this year at Google I/O it was announced that Google Maps for Android and iOS would be receiving an update that would add the ability to save maps...

31 by Brandon Chester on 11/10/2015

The Google Nexus 5X Review

Google's first hardware collaboration with LG brought us the Nexus 4. Like the Nexus 7, the Nexus 4 followed a philosophy of bringing as much power and quality as...

197 by Brandon Chester on 11/9/2015

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