XDA News Articles

Mario Tomás Serrafero · Apr 3, 2015

On Emerging Markets and The Future of Ecosystems

The smartphone industry is one of the most rewarding businesses out there for the manufactures involved, and while companies like Samsung and LG offer much more than just phones, their smartphones are arguably some of the most important products in their repertoire. Samsung’s S6 unveiling alone raised so much optimism among shareholders that Samsung stock is predicted to rise substantially and redeem the company’s debilitation over last year. The multi-billionaire industry, however, has changed dramatically since its early year. The...

Mathew Brack · Feb 7, 2015

A Look At Samsung’s Z1

In October of 2008, HTC released the G1 (HTC Dream), which was the first handset to run Android. For many of us, it was a game changer and in the first 6 months over a million units were sold in the US, accounting for roughly two thirds of all 3G devices on T-Mobile's network. Just over six years later, Samsung has released the first device to run their own Tizen OS, the Z1. Initially referred to by many as an "Android killer"...

Mario Tomás Serrafero · Jan 4, 2015

Xiaomi Unveils Game Changing Budget Phone

Fast-growing Chinese OEM Xiaomi has revealed its next iteration of the Redmi lineup with a successor appropriately named Redmi 2. This phone will feature mid-range specifications that are considerably higher than those of most mid-range offerings and for a surprisingly low price, in a package that also seemingly beats most handsets the in the middle gamut when it comes to aesthetics and build quality. The new smartphone will feature leading specifications in its segment, featuring a rich 4.7" 720p IPS display with...

Mario Tomás Serrafero · Jan 3, 2015

Alcatel Introduces Undercutting Budget Smartwatch

Alcatel, the chinese OEM known for its budget phones and lower priced flagship phones such as the One Touch Idol, has announced their entry into the smartwatch game by introducing us to their affordable wearable, a round-faced competitor to Google’s Android Wear platform, and the highly anticipated Apple Watch. Alcatel has contributed to the proliferation of cheap entry level smartphones in markets such as South America and third/world demographics, while also having a strong presence in Europe. Their authority in the low-end segment has led them to a...