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Take it from a Note 8 user: temper your iPhone X Face ID expectations

Sometimes it turns out the solution to a problem is something you already have: a fingerprint sensor.

Alongside the predictably named and designed iPhone 8, Apple just announced the all-new iPhone X (pronounced “ten” by the way). With its very familiar “lots of screen and tiny bezels” design, the iPhone X ditched one of the most recognizable parts of an iPhone: its home button. And in doing so, it lost Touch ID — one of the key  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5’s camera shows us the delicate balance of setting and meeting expectations

It’s tough to hype up a phone while also keeping things realistic.

With the launch of the OnePlus 5 this week, we got to see a perfect example of what a delicate balance companies navigate in setting expectations and delivering on promises. OnePlus has always talked a (strategically) big game about many aspects of its phones — this year, it was all about the camera. Even during the launch event, at which point reviewers had been using  [Read More…]

Nest reportedly falling short of expectations, could be in trouble at Alphabet

Nest could be in trouble under the Alphabet umbrella, according to a Recode report. The publication notes that while Nest pocketed $ 340 million last year, it’s below expectations Google had set for its acquisition, now spun off as a subsidiary of Alphabet. According to multiple sources familiar with the deal that took place, funding for Nest also runs out this year unless extended by Alphabet.

“Google also brought on CEO Tony Fadell, a former  [Read More…]

Galaxy S7 sales in China, Europe and India surpass analyst expectations

Pre-orders reportedly up 250 percent compared to GS6.

Analysts have revealed they believe Samsung’s latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, are selling extremely well in China, Europe and India. According to reports from the Korean press, sales of the two new handsets are actually surpassing expectations. It’s also stated that combined pre-orders in Europe have shown a 250% increase compared to the Galaxy S6.

The report suggests new GS7 features like removable storage  [Read More…]

BlackBerry continues to beat expectations with security patches on the Priv

BlackBerry has taken to its official blog to pat itself on the back for being able to keep up with pushing security updates to the Priv faster than any other OEM. Since the release of the Priv, BlackBerry has pushed the security update out the same day Google detailed the changes. Other OEM partners range from one to 37 days, with several partners still not even pushing patches for updates from December.

Each month, Google details  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 versus iPhone 6s Plus: Big screens and bigger expectations

Apple’s jump to big phones was clearly aimed at the company that started the trend.

Samsung has been making big phones for a long time now, and through all the ridicule and mockery the company saw a clear market for folks who wanted a bigger screen in their pockets. While the Galaxy Note line has always been set up as the phone for people who want to do more work and be more productive, the reality  [Read More…]

Samsung fails to meet expectations in Q2 2015 earnings guidance, supply shortages to blame

In its Q2 earnings guidance, Samsung has shared that its quarterly profits may not be as robust as Q2 2014, with the South Korean manufacturer predicting a decrease of 4 percent from the same period a year ago. Samsung is predicting an operating profit of KRW 6.9 trillion ($ 6.1 billion) with an overall revenue of KRW 48 trillion ($ 42.5 billion), down 8.4 percent when compared to Q2 2014.

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Jawbone to begin shipping UP3 on April 20, revises water resistance expectations

Jawbone has announced today that its UP3 fitness tracker will finally begin shipping to pre-order customers in the US on April 20.

Though the UP3 was originally announced in November of last year, pre-order customers have been left waiting several months for the fitness tracker to ship. In a blog post today, Jawbone explained that the delay was mainly caused by issues with achieving consistent water resistance levels during manufacturing.

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