Welcome to Microsoft’s definitive surrender on smartphones

In May 2017 Satya Nadella made a revealing comment. “Our next phones won’t look like phones,” he said, opening the door to a return to a field in which they had failed completely with Windows Phone and that Windows 10 also tried to conquer our smartphones. It did not succeed on that occasion either, so

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Apple: thanks for making the iPhone more expensive, dear journalists

Apple knows well how to play with expectations. They usually disappoint when they launch products, but the disappointment isn’t as big as it could be thanks to big and small media sites. Those sites (like The Unshut) are happy to talk about every single possible and hypothetical detail on the future Apple smartphones, and all

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Nokia 3310: the immortal phone

I do not remember the exact model, but my father had a Nokia with incredible speakers. I would say that the whole building was aware of when somebody called him, but that technological prodigy (at that time) also had other advantages shared by the devices of the time. Among others, of course, was those batteries

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Facebook and Google define our mobile life

Happy new year, my dear readers. Nielsen has released a new report with the ‘Top Smartphone Apps of 2016’ in the U.S., and there it becomes clear that two tech companies dominate the scenario here. Facebook and Facebook Messenger account together for 275 million of unique users per month on average (350M if we add

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Windows 10 on ARM could (should) be a game changer for Microsoft

Windows RT, the version of Windows with native support for ARM processors, failed miserably due to lack of support by developers. Other recent efforts to conquest the mobile space also came to nothing: Project Islandwood and Astoria (port iOS and Android apps to Windows) didn’t get the interest they requested, and it seemed that every

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Google Pixel: a smart step for a smartphone

Jerry Hildenbrand on AndroidCentral: Morgan Stanley analysts think the Pixel and Pixel XL are going to be really good for Alphabet’s bottom line with over eight million units sold and $6 billion in revenue. Many consumers complained about the change course¬†and the departure from the now almost legend-wait for it-dary Nexus family, but that affordable

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Google Daydream: good, cheap, and exclusive

When Google launched Cardboard in 2014 it surprised us with a simple, accesible way to enjoy Virtual Reality experiences. The experiment allowed everybody to experiment and get that first impressions with this kind of content. You didn’t have to invest a lot of money in some previous version of Oculus Rift to marvel at these

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Why Google Pixel is not the smartphone I wanted

Vlad Savov speaks on The Verge about the new Google Pixel / XL smartphones, and he gives reasonable arguments on behalf of this Google effort: Google’s invasion of that space is exciting, and the Pixel itself — when stripped of our constantly speeding expectations and preconceptions — is a highly advanced device with which Google

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The innovator’s dilemma didn’t forgive BlackBerry either

Ina Fried on ReCode: BlackBerry said Wednesda-y that it will stop internal development of smartphones, relying on partners for any future hardware efforts. Everybody saw this coming, but that doesn’t make it less painful. Chen has made the right decisions most of the time, and when they weren’t right, they were inevitable. It’s difficult to

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