Tag Archive: Mobile


Canada’s mobile landscape flattens as Wind Mobile moves from upstart to incumbent

After a brief three-month review period, Canada’s Wind Mobile is now fully owned by Shaw, according to a press release issued by the Calgary-based company this week.

Wind Mobile, which has 940,000 subscribers in three Canadian provinces, is considered the country’s fourth national carrier after Bell, Rogers and Telus. The carrier emerged after the government’s AWS-1 spectrum auction in 2008, and has endured a rough ride, struggling to compete against the so-called Big Three, which already possessed  [Read More…]

Mobile Nations Community Update, February 2016

As February draws to a close, it’s time again for the Mobile Nations Community Update. Below we’re going to take a look at some of the best stuff happening around Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, and Windows Central.

Weekly Poll Follwup: Galaxy S7 was the best phone announcement at Mobile World Congress 2016

In last week’s poll we asked which phone announcement from Mobile World Congress 2016 was your favorite. This year we got to see another amazing spread of brand new smartphones like the LG G5 and the new Sony Xperia X Series. There was plenty to be excited all over the place.

We gave you six options in last week’s poll: “Samsung Galaxy S7,” “LG G5,” “Sony Xperia X Performance,” “ZTE Blade V7,” “Alcatel Idol 4” and  [Read More…]

The Nuu Mobile Z8 is premium flagship disguised by its low price (Review)

Since the start of the new year I have been making good on a promise to use only phones that aren’t in the premium price range. For 2016 I have

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Mobile World Crazy

Back from Barcelona and down to business.

If there’s ever a week that’s guaranteed to be absolutely insane, it’s the week of Mobile World Congress. MWC 2016 was no exception, bringing a huge number of new devices to the mobile party.

Let’s start with Android: we finally got to check out the Samsung Galaxy S7 and its bigger and curvier S7 edge stablemate. As well as the modular metal LG G5. And the quite impressive Xiaomi  [Read More…]

Nothing announced at Mobile World Congress is going to make me give up my Nexus 6P

Mobile World Congress 2016 is over. It was a great conference this year with a ton of brilliant new devices announced. We saw LG announce the first modular flagship with

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Mobile World Congress 2016 wrap-up

That’s all she wrote! Mobile World Congress 2016 is now over, and boy, what a show it was. There were huge presentations, some surprises, and a ton of cool tech

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Microsoft officially cancels ‘Project Astoria’ plans for porting Android apps to Windows 10 Mobile

After months of silence, Microsoft has now officially revealed it has canceled plans to offer developers bridge tools to port Android apps to Windows 10 Mobile, also known as “Project Astoria”. Those plans were first revealed at the 2015 Build developer conference.

Microsoft announced Project Astoria alongside “Project Islandwood”, which offered iOS app developers a way to port their creations to Windows 10 Mobile. Today, Microsoft stated:

“We received a lot of feedback that having two  [Read More…]

Google’s faster-loading AMP news posts now showing in mobile searches

Google’s search results, particularly for news articles, are about to get a speed boost in mobile browsers like Chrome. The company has started showing news posts that support the AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) technology in its mobile web search results.

Hundreds of news web sites have pledged to support AMP, and posts that use the technology will load four times faster on average on mobile devices, while using 10 times less data. Google says:

Now when  [Read More…]

Weekly Poll: What was your favorite phone announcement from Mobile World Congress 2016?

It’s been an exciting week for anyone keeping an eye on Mobile World Congress 2016. There have been some fantastic announcements, from the Samsung Galaxy S7 to the LG G5. If you’ve been waiting to see the best new phones of 2016 this was the place to see it.

In this week’s poll we want to know what your favorite phone announcement at Mobile World Congress 2016 was. Whether you can’t wait to get your hands  [Read More…]