How Android gets to 100% market share

May 02

Android already commands over 80 percent of the mobile OS market share globally, and just under 60 percent in the US. But you wouldn’t know it here in Silicon Valley — almost everyone I know has an iPhone. As the consumer technology landscape evolves over the next five years however, there are a number of reasons to believe that Android, and the Google stack...

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Sony Xperia Agent hands-on

May 02

Sony invited us to its Tokyo headquarters not so long ago and there the company showed us wondrous gadgets. One of them was the Sony Xperia Agent – a personal assistant for your home. Right now, there are more unknowns than known things about it. Sony hasn’t decided on a final design and a release date remains unclear. But the company is adamant that it...

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Huawei P9 battery life

May 02

Huawei’s latest flagship – the P9 – comes with a 5.2″ IPS 1080p display and is powered by a newer Kirin 955 chip with an octa-core processor, efficient Mali-T880 MP4 GPU and 3GB of RAM. It has a sealed 3,000 mAh battery. The supplied charger is a regular 5V/2A, but that’s still enough to fill about 35% of the battery in half an hour. The...

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SAM Labs raises $4.5M to turn kids into IoT-mavens

May 02

London-based SAM Labs just announced that it raised £3.2M ($4.5M) from a group of investors led by Imperial Ventures. In addition to the institutional investor specializing in commercial spin-outs from academic institutions, the round was padded out with smart money from a number of angels specializing in high growth education technology. The investment...

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