The newest MUST WATCH keynote has arrived, this time from Google, showcasing its premium Pixel 6 smartphone and flagship Pixel 6 Pro, with a very impressive range of features and benefits to challenge the best from competitors, and making the statement that "the best of expression of Android" is on Google's own Pixel devices.
Set to launch in the Australian spring, Google's Pixel 6 and 6 Pro will feature a chip custom-designed by Google with AI and ML smarts called "Tensor", but whether it will make Apple, Qualcomm, Intel or anyone else tense is yet to be seen.
The latest data from Kantar "shows 25% of iPhone 12 models were bought for ‘5G capability’ across major Markets and significantly over-indexed vs. the average smartphone bought", with the iPhone 11 still very popular and Samsung's sales share also up by 2.3%.
Chinese smartphone vendor Huawei plays mostly in the US$1000+ space, with models like the P40 Pro+ 5G being among the latest to show off a host of highly impressive features, but at a price. Thus a model from Huawei that seeks to compete in the lower ranks is something not seen that often.
Sales of 5G smartphones accounted for 14% of total smartphone sales in the US in August, a big rise from just 3% in January, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says.
Telstra has updated its mobile app, giving customers who have eSIMs the ability to manage them from the app without having to visit a store or requiring an eSIM activation card.
Four years and nine releases on, the Google Pixel has yet to make an impression on the market as far as sales go; it is always buried in the category of "Others" in those lists of shipments released for various global regions by different technology analyst companies.
Alvy Ray Smith is one of the living legends of our modern age, and his talk at the University of Sydney was a fascinating look at the history of the pixel, graphics, Pixar and plenty more.
About 1.1 million Australian consumers aged 16 and above have indicated that they are very likely to buy a 5G-enabled smartphone when they next upgrade, with a further 2.9 million indicating that they would be somewhat likely to do so.
With top of the line smartphones costing anywhere from $1500 to $2500 and beyond, and with smartphones lasting longer than ever thanks to OS and security updates, safely buying second hand via the security of a refurbished model can be a totally smart saving.
Google's phones have finally beaten Apple's 79 straight monthly victories since January 2012 to win the "Mobile Phone Handset of the month" in Roy Morgan's customer satisfaction monthly award.
Instead of a more flamboyant name for the latest version of the Android OS smartphone and tablet operating system, its name is "Pie", and it's meant to be easy as.
Go ogle the new Android OS Oreo 8.1 update — if you have any of the Google Pixel smartphones, or the Nexus 6P and 5X — with other Androids to patiently wait.
Pre-orders for Google's new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones have now started at Telstra, with the Google Home Mini a free gift with the purchase, while stocks last.
With the arrival of its new Pixel phone this week — along with a host of other devices — Google appears to have thrown down the gauntlet to Apple in what some say is a fight for the top spot in the mobile space.
Google's newest smartphones, with squeezable sides, a faster Qualcomm processor, IP67, no headphone jack, supposed e-SIM and plenty more as specs have leaked, so let's hope there are still surprises.
Ok, ok, so it’s a US$1.1 billion “co-operation agreement”, with Google getting some HTC staff and a non-exclusive licence for HTC intellectual property, but let’s face it, this is Google’s second phone company purchase.
The word on the street regarding Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 models is one of two manufacturers, no headphone jack and seeming jack-all chance of success.
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