Although I’m not an Apple user, I greatly admire the thought and design that go into Apple’s best products. They look good, what can I say? While many accessories out there complement and flow with Apple’s svelte designs, some do it with jaw-dropping effect. One of the most recent examples of mobile brilliance comes from Nomad with their NomadPlus battery upgrade for Apple wall chargers.
Just as the world was about to abandon hope for an extra-sturdy, “premium-looking” metal-clad Samsung smartphone, given the rumored Galaxy S5 Prime’s debut as a bland, plastic-made S5 LTE-A, reports of a Galaxy Alpha or S5 Alpha started piling up.
Showcasing an unreleased product yourself and letting info trickle out gradually instead of trying to be all mysterious and getting sidetracked by professional “leakers” is sure an unconventional way to build buzz ahead of a commercial release.
As Windows Phone steadily increases its relevance in the always competitive mobile operating system arena, it’s probably time we started taking an interest in the platform’s statistics as much as we do with monthly Android distribution charts.
Although technological advances have been marching us toward environments of wireless-everything, cables are still a reality. Even if you don’t mind how they coil about and criss-cross everywhere, wires still require management. Unless you really, truly don’t care. But the rest of us prefer to have a little organization and tidiness.
Remember when a slew of internal codenames for unannounced Nokia devices surfaced online? Many of those remain question marks to this day, though at least “Superman” and “Tesla” are starting to cut the mystery act.
First, there was gossip of a predictable Nexus 6 handheld, manufactured by Google alongside LG and based on the latter’s stunning G3. Then, Nexus was rumored to be no more, and a mysterious but juicy replacement Android Silver project emerged.
As is often the case with unannounced, unreleased gadgets, you only need a semi-credible tipster to get the ball rolling and thus convince a plethora of other sources to step up and help paint the product’s picture early.
Slapping highly capable front-facing cameras in addition to top-notch rear snappers on smartphones, both high-end and mid-range, seems to be the latest market trend for more than just a handful of China-based OEMs.
You know how, much to the dismay of unfortunate Nokia X owners, Microsoft announced a little while back the X2 actually runs a different software build than its predecessor? And how the first-gen would never get updated on account of its humble hardware?
Although we’ve known for a good five months now that Microsoft managed to allure LG back to the Windows Phone platform the Koreans abandoned a few years ago, the exact plans of the G3 makers remained a mystery.
HTC has had an on-again, off-again type of relationship with Microsoft for many years now, never truly abandoning the Windows Phone ship, but scarcely showing signs of pure, passionate, lasting love towards the perennially fledgling platform.