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Huawei P10 ranks near top of DxOMark camera tests, but can’t beat the Pixel

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The Huawei P10 has a lot to love, especially with a Leica-powered dual camera array and a manageable one hand-friendly size. The setup may be close to last year’s P9, but it’s taken the Mate 9’s excellent 20MP monochrome sensor to give it a big boost in the detail department, coming close to the Google Pixel’s photo quality in DxOMark’s tests.

What exactly does that mean?

In the breakdown of the P10’s setup, DxO  [Read More…]

iFixit ranks repairability of 2016 flagships, LG G5 comes out on top

The LG G5 received the repair-friendly score of 8/10.

The LG G5 may not have garnered the lion’s share of love from critics (or sales) in 2016, but it is the easiest phone to repair.

People who are good at the business of taking things apart and putting them back together again — iFixit — gave the G5 a repairability score of 8 on a 10 point scale in their 2016 roundup. They cite the removable back  [Read More…]

Cyanogen Inc. switching up software strategy, shuffling executive ranks

Cyanogen Inc. is embarking on a new strategy.

In a long and winding blog post, we got a pretty comprehensive update pointing to big changes to Cyanogen Inc. in terms of its new business strategy but also executive leadership team. The post is written by Lior Tal, the former COO who is now assuming the role of CEO. His predecessor Kirt McMaster is moving to take on the role of Executive Chairman of the Board. Steve  [Read More…]

Xiaomi breaks into the ranks of the top-five global smartphone manufacturers

Xiaomi has become the fourth biggest seller of smartphones worldwide, according to a new report from the research firm Gartner. Xiaomi pushed its way into the top five of all smartphone companies during the third quarter of 2014 with sales of 18.8 million units. It only sold 3.6 million units for the same period a year ago.

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EFF releases ‘secure messaging scorecard,’ ranks Hangouts against competitors

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has issued security rankings for several popular communication platforms, including Apple’s iMessage Google’s Hangouts and Skype from Microsoft. Both iMessage and Apple’s FaceTime were named as the best mass market options for secure messaging according to the EFF’s criteria. These categories include message encryption in transit, independent code review, and proper documentation of security.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 joins T-Mobile’s VOLTE ranks

We’re live in Seattle this evening where T-Mobile CEO John Legere & Co. are laying down their latest Uncarrier news, and on the device front the Big Deal is that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be VOLTE-capable starting June 19 in the 16 cities that sport the voice-over-LTE upgrade.

That makes four VOLTE-enabled phones on T-Mobile. The others are the LG G Flex, Samsung Galaxy Light and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

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Sprint: Samsung Epic 4G joins the Gingerbread ranks today

Just last week, Gingerbread finally overtook Froyo as the dominant flavor of the Android operating system, and that’s sure to increase now that Sprint is finally updating the Samsung Epic 4G to Gingerbread.

Similar to it’s drawn-out wait to get Froyo in February, the Gingerbread update was long overdue and not without its problems. Instead of arriving in June as previously thought, the update  [Read More…]

J.D. Power and Associates consumer satisfaction study ranks top smartphone makers

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Twice a year J.D. Power and Associates publishes its US Wireless Handset Customer Satisfaction Studies report, which gives us a look at what phones consumers like the most. Rather than breaking things down by individual handsets, the report has grouped the data by manufacturer since those numbers should give consumers a clear understanding of how the brand performs as a whole.

While we would like our favorite Android manufacturers to come  [Read More…]