Tag Archive: Branding


Phones certified by Google will now feature Play Protect branding on the retail box

Google is making it easier to find phones that are certified to run the Play Store.

Google has always had a certification process for manufacturers in order to bundle its services, collectively called Google Mobile Services — which include the Play Store, Chrome, Gmail, YouTube, Photos, Maps, and Drive. The company is now rolling out a new initiative called “certified Android devices,” which as the name suggests highlights all the manufacturers that are certified by Google to bundle apps  [Read More…]

Evleaks: Motorola could be dropping the DROID branding

The notoroious leaker @evleaks has taken to Twitter to discuss news that Motorola could be dropping the whole DROID branding that has been around since the Android inception with Verizon all those years ago. Put it down to brand evolution or new ownership but it seems Motorola will look to rebrand the devices it has […]

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ to forego carrier branding

For years, carrier branding on high-end flagships was a blight upon beautiful phone design. Breaking up the glass and fancy textures was a big carrier logo, announcing to everyone who doesn’t care that you’re on a particular carrier. Some examples were annoying, and some were plain criminal.

With the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, you won’t have to worry about that. T-Mobile and Sprint have been light with carrier branding lately, but even the AT&T and Verizon models will feature no carrier branding  [Read More…]

Galaxy S8 leak reveals gold model + U.S. branding

It says ‘Galaxy S8’ on the back.

Prominent leaker Evan Blass continues to lay bare the Samsung Galaxy S8 ahead of next week’s announcement. This morning we’re getting a look at the GS8 in gold, in addition to a fresh perspective on the grey and black models. Behold!

Blass also reveals the branding for the U.S. versions of the phone which — surprise! — has additional Galaxy branding in addition to the Samsung  [Read More…]

Huawei Mate 9 Pro is a Porsche Design Mate 9 without the Porsche branding

No word on any release outside of China for now.

Huawei has announced a third variant of its new Mate 9 for its home market of China, following the announcement of the regular Mate 9 and its pricey Porsche Design-branded sibling. As Gizchina reports, the Huawei Mate 9 Pro is basically a Porsche Design Mate 9 without the Porsche branding and sleek black paint job. And there are a few internal hardware tweaks, too.

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From the Editor’s Desk: Showmanship, branding and a $1500 smartphone

Of course the $ 1500 Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 is ridiculous. That’s the whole point.

Except for when things go spectacularly wrong, we don’t often analyze individual launch events. But Thursday’s Huawei Mate 9 shindig turned out to be an important milestone for the Chinese firm. In a lot of ways, it’s now finally finding its groove. The Mate 9 itself looks to improve upon the generally solid P9, with a much-needed software overhaul and  [Read More…]

A new Huawei Nexus tablet? Here’s what the branding difference could mean

Whether or not there are any longterm plans for Nexus, the idea of a new Huawei-built tablet isn’t completely crazy.

It’s been a pretty wild day for Google hardware and software rumors. Aside from Chromecast Ultra, “Andromeda” OS and a possible next-gen Pixel in 2017, there’s now a report suggesting that despite Google moving to Pixel for this year’s phones, the long-rumored Huawei/Google tablet will actually use the Nexus brand.

9to5Google reports that the Google  [Read More…]

Galaxy S7 Active breaks cover with AT&T branding

Samsung’s Level app hinted at a Galaxy S7 Active variant last month, and we’re now getting a first look at the upcoming handset in the form of leaked images. Based on the photos, the phone eschews the metal and glass finish of the Galaxy S7, instead featuring a rugged exterior made up of polycarbonate and rubber.

From Samsung Viet:

Like its predecessor, the Galaxy S7 Active will feature physical home, back, and recent buttons. The frame  [Read More…]

Samsung’s gargantuan Galaxy View tablet spotted at the FCC with AT&T branding

During its IFA press conference, Samsung teased an upcoming tablet called the Galaxy View, highlighting a built-in kickstand. The manufacturer used phrases like “think bigger” and “a new dimension of entertainment,” and a spate of rumors since have suggested that the tablet offers an 18.5-inch display.