When it comes to smartphones, there have been three trends (or soon to be trends). In 2017, Android manufacturers ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack. Today, very few flagship Android devices retain the audio jack, for reasons quite frankly we still don’t understand. In 2018, it seems that a display notch will be the trend among many Android devices, even some mid-rangers. And soon, offset and physical fingerprint sensors will become a thing of the past with Synaptics developing in-display technology [Read More]
Samsung’s Unpacked 2018 event has concluded, and so has MWC 2018 in the lovely city of Barcelona. The South Korean giant introduced the world to Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, the ninth installments in the Galaxy S flagship series of smartphones this week. After reading all our content, what are your thoughts?
This week is MWC 2018, an annual conference that will once again be held in beautiful Barcelona, Spain. We’ll have you covered wall-to-wall with all the coverage and hot stories you need in extensive fashion. Each year, companies gather from around the world to show their latest products and innovations, and this year should be no exception. In fact, companies we report on frequently here on Droid Turf have already confirmed and begun teasing their press conference announcement. Some that will be on the [Read More]
With new Galaxy smartphones on the horizon, Samsung continues to struggle to provide updates. This has always been the case for the South Korean giant thanks to its somewhat heavy Experience UI, which makes it harder to alter and roll out Android system builds as they’re released by Google. Before we all start to craze about the Galaxy S9, we thought we should take time to step back and discuss an area Samsung can improve upon, and that’s providing Android [Read More]
Over recent years, we’ve seen a major push by Chinese manufacturers to conquer smartphone market share. Huawei and OnePlus have been two of the more successful of late, and their market strategies are very much aligned. For 2018, both companies have eyes set on the US territory with hope to spread influence to the western hemisphere. Huawei’s initial attempt failed miserably, but the company hasn’t given up. The US market, one of the largest for smartphones, is more saturated than [Read More]
The Android beta program was first introduced by Google, the maker of Android, with the purpose to eliminate bugs and absorb feedback of which can be used to improve software for its final release. Beta programs used to be limited to very few people, typically a randomly generated sample of testers, but not any more.
Let’s talk mobile payments. Most mid-range and high-end smartphones today are boarded with NFC. NFC is the technology that allows for making mobile payments. This was a feature that really became popular in 2015 and 2016, but is now overshadowed by bezel-less designs and fancy digital assistants. Is being able to make mobile payments still an important feature to you?
This week, we reported over a dozen stories on news out of CES 2018, an annual conference that took place in Las Vegas, Nevada. Companies gather from around the world to show their latest projects and innovations, and this year was no exception. Companies we report on often here on Droid Turf made some important announcements this week during press conferences of their own. They include, but are not limited to: Samsung, LG, Huawei, Sony, and Google.