Exactly one month ago today, I made a decision that I whole heartedly regret. You see, I was gearing up to attend Motor City Comic Con, and my trusty steed of a smartphone was starting to behave erratically. I had been using a Nexus 6P up to that point, and although it was still a decent phone, it had become untrustworthy. Everything that I had grown to love the phone for, was all of a sudden starting to become hindrances. The blazing fast processor had lost a step, the camera was taking forever to launch, and the battery was a shell of its former self. So, with comic con rapidly approaching, I did what I thought was the best thing to do. I went into my local AT&T store, and [...]
Andy Rubin’s new company Essential dropped a bombshell on Monday. They revealed the upcoming ‘Essential Phone’ will be a Sprint carrier exclusive in the US. This means that Sprint will be the only carrier to have physical inventory of the Essential phone on hand. There’s been no word on if this “exclusivity” will be a permanent deal, or if it’ll just be for the initial launch. Going with a single carrier seems to be an odd choice for a company that needs to have breakout success against the iPhone and Samsung devices. Some might argue that sales of the Google Pixel phone weren’t what they could’ve been in large part because of an [...]
Apple has announced a new 10.5 inch iPad Pro at their Worldwide Developers Conference today. The new iPad replaces the aging 12 and 9.7 inch models before it, while gaining modest bumps in specs. On the inside, the new iPad Pro will be powered by a six-core Apple A10X chip, and comes with up to 512GB of storage. It will also support HDR video, and has a rocking 120hz refresh rate that Apple says will tremendously help with the fluidity of the Apple Pencil. It also dynamically adjusts based on what you’re looking at, so you don’t rock your battery with heavy video consumption.
The iPad Pro also has a new true tone display that Apple says will be 50 percent brighter [...]
Andy Rubin, who created Android will unveil the first product from his new company Essential. The phone, dubbed the “Essential Phone” looks to be the device to challenge Google’s wildly popular Pixel devices. It’s a simple, yet moderately ambitious device that looks great at first glance. The biggest challenge the Essential Phone will face though, is an extremely tight grip on the market by Samsung and Apple. Oh, and the dozens of other Android phones claiming to give users a “truly premium experience.”
Let’s get this out-of-the-way right now. This phone, by most people’s standards, will be expensive. The starting price tag for [...]