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Apple vs. Samsung: State of the mobile silicon

Geekbench’s John Poole discusses how Apple balances performance and efficiency, how Samsung is ramping up single-core, and where Qualcomm — and maybe Google? — fit in.

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Rene Ritchie: Joining me again, we have John Poole from…I am going to say Primate Labs, but I think most people know you from Geekbench.

John Poole: Exactly.

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Grab the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB solid state drive for just $85

You can’t go wrong with the 850 EVO.

The Samsung 850 EVO 250GB internal solid state drive is down to $ 84.99. That’s $ 5 above its lowest price ever.

You can upgrade to the 500GB version for $ 140. It has been that low for a few weeks now, but it’s still one of the best prices ever and solid value.

The 850 EVO is well-reviewed with a lot of positive results. Windows Central called it  [Read More…]

The state of 4K across Google Play and YouTube

In the pursuit of cutting-edge video content, we have graduated from Blu-ray to 4K.

In our quest for seeing all the pixels we can for our favorite movies and TV shows, the standard we aim for right now is 4K, which is twice as high and twice as wide as 1080p. It’ll still be years before a large portion of the populace has 4K TVs, and content providers are still getting the ball rolling on distributing 4K  [Read More…]

The State of Android Central Survey: Help us help you (and win big!)

Fair warning: this is a long one!

Our sites at Mobile Nations are living things. Not in the sense that they’re breathing, eating, procreating beasts (though sometimes it feels that way), but in that they’re always changing and evolving to meet the needs of our users — you.

We’ve gone through a number of changes over the past year, and we wanted to check in with you and get your opinion on all of it. How are we doing  [Read More…]

The state of Android updates in India: Nougat edition

The update situation has gotten much better in India, but there are a few notable holdouts.

Android continues to dominate in India, commanding a market share in excess of 97%. With India now the second-largest smartphone market in the world, that means a lot of phones running Android.

However, most of those devices aren’t on the latest version of Android, with manufacturers unwilling to commit engineering resources to continually update their products. For what it’s worth, the  [Read More…]

Samsung to state obvious: Batteries were the main cause behind Note 7 fires

Closing the final chapter of the hottest story of 2016.

A source familiar with Samsung’s investigation into the exploding Note 7 issue says the South Korean tech giant has concluded that batteries were to blame for the spontaneous combustions that led to two recalls and the ultimate demise of the flagship device, Reuters reports. In other news, grass is green and the sky still appears to be blue.

Joking aside, this news reaffirms what everyone already already  [Read More…]

State of Android Gaming 2017

It’s a great time to be an Android gamer.

This past year may go down as a banner year for Android gaming. We saw some big tech advancements in virtual reality and augmented reality, a great mix of outstanding games from indie developers and established franchises, and we’re looking forward to more of that good stuff in 2017.

Here’s what I saw as the trends and highlights from 2016, and what I’m looking forward to most in  [Read More…]

Take the VisionMobile State of the Developer Nation Survey and enter to win a Google Pixel!

Here’s how to easily win a new Google Pixel!

We’re proud to be supporting the State of the Developer Nation Survey run by our friends at VisionMobile! This is the 12th developer survey, focusing on a 360-degree view of developer tools, skills and salaries.

The survey features questions on topics like programming languages, platforms, app categories, new technologies, revenue models, IoT verticals – and of course – tools. It’s a survey made by developers, so the  [Read More…]

The current state of Android TV: Waiting for a hero

There are plenty of ways to get Android on your television. But we’ve yet to see any of the new features from anyone — including Google.

Android can work really well when attached to the biggest screen in your house. With entertainment apps from services we know and love like Netflix and HBO we can stream a seemingly endless number of movies and shows, apps from most major news outlets keep us informed, and games range  [Read More…]

State of the Android Central Survey: Help us help you (and win a free phone!)

Take a survey, win a phone!

Android Central is a living thing, always evolving to meet the needs of our user base. The past year has been one of transition, and many of you have seen a number of big changes happen to the way we deliver news, reviews, editorials and product recommendations, and how we operate on YouTube and social media.

That’s why we thought it was the right time to ask you to fill  [Read More…]