Mobile News November 2016
30 Nov 2016
Huawei surpasses Samsung in the Android Market
Samsung has not had a good year, and moving into the Christmas season it’s looking like the bad news keeps coming. The Chinese manufacturer Huawei has pulled ahead in the android devices market. Currently holding 2.4% of the global smartphone marketplace, Huawei was able to move into the void left after the firestorm created by the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
Moto Z play
This phone came out in September, and it’s looks promising. Unlike the latest iPhone iteration, this comes with a standard headphone jack. Purchased through Verizon at just over $400 with plan, this phone is still one of the cheapest Moto Z phone yet. The good news is that it works with all current moto mods. The bad news is that it isn’t the most powerful phone on the market.
iPhone 7 + , is it worth it?
Apple’s latest iPhone made headlines for its new Bluetooth headphones. Hailed as the best iPhone yet, this phone touts a fantastic camera, a powerful computer, and a sleek look. If you can deal with the lack of 3.5 mm jack, and the $70+ per month payment fee, then this is a fantastic phone.
iPhone 8 rumors.
Even though the iPhone 7 is still the hot new item this holiday season, the iPhone 8 rumors are already flying. It won’t be released until late next year. While unconfirmed, there are rumors of a curved screen, and a missing home button. There’s also a rumors of AMOLED technology in this generation. AMOLED allows for greater screen greater contrast in the screen. There’s also a lot of talk about augmented reality. However, it is too early to confirm much.
Are folding phones the future?
Both Samsung and Apple have looked into folding phone technology. Unlike previous generations where bending phones was a technical problem, a future folding iPhone could be a feature, not a flaw. Samsung has gone so far as to pursue patents for folding phone technology, sparking rumors across the internet as to what they have up their sleeves.