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The Slow Death of Hype: Flagships Past the Age of Compromises

It has come to my attention that while this 2016 will certainly bring - as it already has - some very interesting phones, the lingering hype after each release, and even the enthusiasm on the eve of launch, feels  different than in both 2015 and 2014. There is good and bad to this; let's not forget...

Hardware Dyslexia, or How Specification Sheets Are Not Straight-Forward

With each new device leak and spec announcement we see product-cycle hype rise. Those who frequent enthusiast circles typically want the best they can get out of their favorite phones, and in the last few years, the amount of discussions regarding the cameras and processors of flagship devices has seemingly outgrown sensible expectations. When you...

Sacrificing Android Innovation With Customers In Mind

Every year OEMs bring out countless new devices, with ‘new and improved’ features, in an attempt to sate our hunger for technology. However, how much control do we really have on these developments? Is the market being guided and directed by consumers, or are we blindly following the breadcrumb path set to make us think...