Mobile Breaking News You May Have Missed, March 2014

What You Might Have Missed in Mobile This Month

 

Giant acquisitions, new products, captivating surveys – it’s an action packed mobile breaking news this month! Of course the Oculus is arguably the biggest story, but there are plenty of other stories to cover, so let’s get started. Here’s all the mobile news you might’ve missed in March.

1. Oculus and Facebook

Easily the biggest news of the month: Facebook acquires Oculus for $2 billion (with a b!) dollars. While it could be a unique direction to take the social media giant, initial investors who funded the project on Kickstarter were not exactly thrilled.

2. HTC One

The HTC One hit the market, but the biggest draw of the One M8 is its unique duo camera setup. It’s also got a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor & 2GB of RAM.

3. Xiaomi’s next-gen

Will Xiaomi be the next big thing in mobile worldwide? The follow-up to its landmark Redmi, the budget phone with lots of power behind it, might just show why that could be the case.

4. Millenials Giving Away Info

Think the old folks are the ones getting duped on the phone? Turns out it’s millennials who are willingly giving away their cell phone number with marketers, as well as their address, social media profile (by a long shot), and credit scores!

5. Blackphone is the Future of Mobile Security

If you’re concerned with spying eyes seeing all your mobile phone activity, then the Blackphone and its friends may be the way to go. In fact, are these secure phones the wave of the future?

6. SMS Dying in Ireland

Interesting story out of Ireland – SMS is dying. There are just too many alternate messaging options for mobile users and they don’t see a reason to use texting. Could other countries follow suit?

7. Windows Phone Winning

Over Blackberry, that is. Apple and Samsung are still way ahead, but Windows Phone is gaining ground over the increasingly unfortunate former mobile giant.

8. Knock Code

LG, G2, and G Flex phones are getting the fancy new Knock Code “wake and unlock” feature. Similar to the pattern unlock, it lets you unlock the phone by “knocking” on a pattern. It might seem silly, but it could be a fast way to let users everywhere open phones quickly.

9. Verizon Lets You Buy Rollover Data

Rather than buy rollover minutes, now Verizon lets you purchase data in much the same way. Strange, sure, but it could be a good way to go if you’re not particularly tied to your plan, just want to check them out, or otherwise afraid of commitment.

10. Apple Patents Smudge-Resistant Coating

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to use your phone without wiping it down every day? Seems you may be able to do that soon with Apple products, at least according to a recent patent. The smudge-resistant coating would be on sapphire glass using oleophobic coating.

Did we miss  anything? Share your mobile news in the comments!

Mobile Breaking News You May Have Missed, February 2014

What You Might Have Missed in Mobile This Month

Acquisitions, new devices, and federal rulings – it’s a slam-packed version of our mobile breaking news you may have missed wrap-up! Considering all the potential news listed below, March could be even bigger, so make sure to catch up with everything before the month gets too far in. What do you think was the biggest mobile story in February?

1. Kill Switch

Could there be a federal “kill switch” coming to phones everywhere soon? After California enacted a bill to put such a thing into place, a federal bill followed suit. The idea is to prevent hacking and theft of smartphones, but some argue it would do exactly the opposite plus cause massive security issues with the government.

2. Facebook Buying WhatsApp

Pretty much everybody in the world saw the news about Facebook buying WhatsApp, even if it was just to gawk at the seemingly ridiculous $19 BILLION pricetag. But why exactly did they buy the company – what’s behind the acquisition? This blog should give you a better idea.

3. Time Warner and Comcast Join Forces

Another big acquisition story was Comcast snatching up Time Warner, giving Internet lovers everywhere the shivers what it might mean for their web speed. Are they actually in danger of becoming a monopoly, though?

4. Americans Loves Smartphones

Not exactly groundbreaking news, but the fact that 2/3 of the nation now have smartphones is a big deal. Nielsen reports that in 2013 the number jumped to 65%, up from 44% in 2011. That’s a huge hump in not that long of a time.

5. Gionee’s Super Thin Phone

Don’t want to be known as the company that has phones with the best battery, camera, signal strength, or other useful features? Gionee decided to make a phone with the thinnest case in the world, measuring at 5.5mm. They do claim the battery life is just as strong as its thicker brethren.

6. Galaxy S5

Android lovers have been waiting for the next Galaxy to arrive, and it’s almost here. So what do we have to look forward to? Besides being super fast, the two biggest differences are the water & dust resistance and the fingerprint scanner & heartrate monitor. Looks like another hit!

7. HTC One Coming March 25th

Another phone we’re excited about is the HTC follow-up to the One, codenamed M8 for now. The launch event is scheduled for late March. Some leaks have hit the web but no firm idea what we should expect.

8. Online Video Streaming Getting Throttled

Noticed your Youtube videos and Netflix have been a little sluggish lately? There’s probably a reason for that, and we’re now finally understanding what’s going on. Network fights over online video content are increasing and content providers are doing whatever it takes to win the competition – which may include squashing the content you receive.

9. Free Internet with Opera

Hey, we like free things! Opera launched a free version of its Web Pass platform with the only catch being you have to watch an ad before each session. If this takes off (and is profitable for them), we wouldn’t be surprised to see other companies giving this format a shot.

10. Scentee Released Worldwide

Finally! What’s Scentee you ask? Geez, where have you been? It’s only the best app/add-on ever: it allows you to “send” scents to your friends and family through your phone. There are plug-ins for coffee, rose, and many others. It’s completely ridiculous and now you can get one for your very own!

Mobile Breaking News You May Have Missed, January 2014

What You Might Have Missed in Mobile This Month

There was a surprising amount of news this month, with companies doing business, reaching agreements, and releasing new products! We also got an in-depth look at what the future of mobile looks like with tons of stats and interesting forecasts on just how important the industry will be in years to come. Let’s take a look 

1. 1 Billion Smartphones Shipped

For the first time ever, one billion smartphones were shipped in the span of one year. This was up 38.4% from 2012’s numbers; also included were phablets, which were up 7% from the year before at 18% of smartphones total.

2. App Store Protest

When King.com trademarked the word “candy” to deny people making candy-themed games, hundreds of independent game-makers uploaded apps to the App Store with “candy” in the title in protest. King has announced they intend on going after each and every one, so this will be interesting to follow.

3. Snapchat Releases Fix

Snapchat users were treated to a scare this month when it was discovered a security breach had released tons of personal info. Snapchat initially was defensive, but finally released a fix and apologizes – although many say the fix isn’t much of one.

4. T-Mobile Does Well

After some bad years…almost a decade in fact, T-Mobile has rebounded with its best quarter by adding 4.4 million customers. They’ve done so by radically changing everything about the company, including getting rid of contracts, offering free data, and other options.

5. Patent Fights Ending

Google and Samsung buried the hatchet by agreeing to a 10 year patent deal. The agreement works out pretty well for both parties – no telling if the Apple vs. Everybody patent skirmishes will end the same way.

6. 5.7 Inch iPhone 6

Speaking of Apple vs. Everybody, the company looks to release a 5.7 inch iPhone 6 to compete with Samsung’s phablets. As Samsung dominates that sub-market, it will be interesting if Apple can manage to break in.

7. Millions of Kids Avoid Getting Grounded for Life

Did your kid buy an app or anything else out of the App Store without your consent? You may have thought it was just a case of “tough luck,” but Apple has now agreed to pay back some of that money. This was due to Apple not doing enough to inform parents how the App Store works, according to the FTC.

8. Yahoo Snatches Up Sparq

Sparq, a company that helps users jump from app to app to discover new content and basically stay on your phone forever, was bought by Yahoo! in January. Sparq was a relatively cheap pick-up for Yahoo! but could lead to some big money later as they decide how to monetize their fanbase.

9. See Through Your Google Glass

Have bad eyes and actually want to use Google Glass? You’re in luck – Google is planning on creating the techie eyepieces with actual prescription glass. I can’t wait for the first Google Glass fashion show!

10. LG’s New Smart TV

Will the WebOS be the first Smart TV to make a real impact? Companies keep fiddling with TVs to make them more appealing to users (smart, 3D, etc) but nothing has caught on quite yet. This review seems to indicate the WebOS could be a big deal indeed.

Mobile Breaking News You May Have Missed, December 2013

What You Might Have Missed in Mobile This Month

Time for the last mobile stories wrap-up of 2013! It’s been a crazy year for mobile, and December was no different. In fact, a lot of the stories are about how great mobile has been for businesses and consumers alike. Also, there a lot of “what’s coming around the corner” stories that show what 2014 might look like.

1. Windows 9

Could the next edition of Windows be around the corner? Windows 8 didn’t exactly win over the hearts and minds of new customers or old fans, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if Microsoft hurried the next version out.

2. Blackberry has another bad month

While there were several stories of Blackberry not exactly having a great final month of 2013 (abysmal Christmas sales, for one), a story from the beginning of December captured just how bad things have gotten. They literally wrote two letters to their customers to remind them they are “very much alive.” Ouch!

3. Cyber Monday Sales

The numbers for Cyber Monday came in shortly after the event, and it’s not entirely a surprise that 2013’s edition was another blockbuster. Sales were way up and it seems that mobile played a huge part in helping to break records.

4. Phablets Big in 2014?

Bob O’Donnell, founder of Technalysis Research, seems to think the phablet will overtake traditional small tablets in the new year. Considering they’re a huge hit over a growing number of countries, especially South Korea, it’s not a far-fetched idea.

5. New Features Coming to Galaxy S5

While the S5 didn’t perform as expected, some new features coming out may change that. The quad HD display is ok, but reports of an eye scanner for extra security adds a much more interesting wrinkle.

6. Real Live Buttons

Remember phones that had actual buttons you could press for Menu, Back and the like? Those were the days. Well you can now relive them with the low-end Galaxy Core Advance.

7. Amazon Acquires Gopago

Amazon quietly made another acquisition in December: Gopago, an app that allows customers to pre-pay for goods before picking them up at the store. Not only that, but could this be part of Amazon’s secret “ambitious” new project?

8. Thanksgiving Apps

Thanksgiving sales were up this year, partially due to mobile – and it also turns out Americans also opened more apps than ever before. Over 1.3 billion were opened, a more than 2/3 jump over 2012.

9. Lumia 1320 Lands in China First

Showing the growing Chinese market for companies, Nokia has decided to release the Lumia 1320 in China first. The budget phone will soon also land in Hong Kong, Singapore, and other countries, yet no word about the US yet.

10. Smartphones in 2014

The smartphone war is just going to pick up like crazy in 2014. So what should smartphone companies focus on if they hope to make any ground on competitors? In short: playing with the accepted shape, form, and design.

Did we miss any big news from December? Let us know in the comments!

Mobile Breaking News You May Have Missed, November 2013

What You Might Have Missed in Mobile This Month

What a crazy month! Some companies are doing well (Apple) while some are pretty much toast (Blackberry). Some companies are suing (Microsoft) while others are getting sued (um…Microsoft). We’ve got Terminators, Wi-Fi turning into electricity, and execs actually admitting faults – clearly, November has been a riotous one.

1. Become a Google Glass Explorer

Well, it’s that time – time to get in (virtual) line to become a Google Glass Explorer! Sign up and as soon as a spot is available (and you have a cool $1,500 extra for the entry fee) you’re welcome to step into the future. Just remember: try not to drive with them just yet.

2. LG G Flex is Basically a Terminator

Uh oh, you just got a nasty scratch on your smartphone. It’s done for, right? Well, not if you have the G Flex, as it’s pretty much the T-1000 from Terminator 2 and can heal itself. It doesn’t work perfectly, as detailed in the blog post, but it’s still a really cool feature that will hopefully improve.

3. More Lawsuits

The patent wars continue – this time with Microsoft suing Acacia over broken contracts and patent infringement. The lawsuit is actually a countersuit from Microsoft after they were sued by Acacia subsidiaries back in October…ugh, I have a headache. We’ll just wait and see.

4. Wi-Fi Signals Turned Into Electricity

You live in the future and you’re tired of your battery in your smartphone dying all the time. Actually, wait, you’re not, because your battery doesn’t die anymore since the tech for turning wi-fi signals into electricity was developed way back in 2013! You laugh, get in your teleporting space car, and go to work inside of a black hole or something.

5. Verizon Admits a Problem

Somewhat surprising for a wireless carrier company, Verizon acknowledged their customer complaints that signals are weak in bigger cities due to capacity constraints. They’ve invested $500 million in infrastructure, so at least they’re taking strides to fix it.

6. Coin Doing Well

Have you heard of Coin? If not, you will; it’s a Bluetooth enabled swipeable that allows you to store multiple cards (credit, debit, loyalty, etc) so there’s no more searching through your wallet. They’ve recently boosted availability and added new security features. Wouldn’t be surprised if this is a really big deal in 2014.

7. Apple Stores to Offer 5S & 5C Screens

If you have an iPhone 5S or 5C you know that small problems could mean a totally new phone for you since repairs weren’t “ready” yet at stores. That’s all set to change, including repairs like replacing screens.

8. Apple Leads, Samsung Nibbling at their Heels

With two new iPhone models out on the market, Apple has a large chunk of the US mobile market this month at just over 40%. However, Samsung was no slouch, gaining almost 25% stake in US mobile devices. The numbers after the holidays should be really interesting.

9. U-Verse Dropping Xbox 360 Support

Do you use your Xbox 360 to watch cable through U-Verse? Not anymore you don’t, at least at the beginning of the year. As of January 1st the feature will be gone and you’ll be forced to get a conventional box.

10. Get a Z10 for a Song and a Smile

If you were waiting for the price to drop even more on the Z10, your wait is over. If you wait any longer, Blackberry will have to start paying you to take it off their hands. That’s because the Z10 is free on Verizon and 49 cents on AT&T. Not sure which is worse, actually.

Did we miss any big news from October? Let us know in the comments!

Mobile Breaking News You May Have Missed, October 2013

What You Might Have Missed in Mobile This Month

Time for our monthly wrap-up of all the amazing news that may have slipped through the cracks! A few new releases, other companies making big strides and taking big risks, and some interesting rumors that may or may not come to pass. Plus, one big court case that could have huge implications in the tech world. Let’s get started!

1. Google Glass While Driving – Illegal?

This has potential to be one of the biggest stories that happened this month. A cop gave a ticket to Glass Explorer Cecilia Abade while she drove around California. However, there’s no actual law saying it’s illegal and the state will have to prove she was using it as “entertainment” rather than “informative.” Definitely one to keep an eye on!

2. Motorola Backs Phonebloks

There was some good buzz this month about Phonebloks, the concept phone that lets you switch out components of a phone and not just software. Now, Motorola is throwing their weight behind it with their group Project Ara.

3. Amazon Phone…Again

It comes, it goes…but it looks like the Amazon smartphone is here to stay! New information from Bloomberg and Financial Times could mean we’ll see the phone sooner rather than later. But could it make a dent in the market?

4. Sony Backs Off US

While Sony usually doesn’t struggle with breaking into markets, their smartphone venture in the US has proven to be a little more difficult than they first thought. So much so that CEO Kaz Hirai said Sony is ceding to the competition at least until they can come up with a solid plan.

5. PayPal Thinks People Like QR Codes

To make payments easier, PayPal has gone all in with their new QR Payment Codes. To be honest, although QR codes have a bad reputation, this could be very intuitive and speed mobile payments up by quite a bit. Some big names are reportedly behind the move as well, such as Home Depot.

6. iPad Air Will be Super Duper Fast

If the numbers are to be believed, iPad Air will be a million times faster than everything else on the market: twice as fast as 4 and five times faster than 2. Want to find out the truth? You don’t have to wait long; it comes out November 1st!

7. Tablets Grow, PCs Decline

Unsurprisingly, tablets are taking it to traditional PCs this year, up 53% to the PCs decline of 11%. While PCs still have a stranglehold on the computer market as a whole, things are changing, and they are changing rapidly.

8. Coupons Through Google?

Look for coupons the next time you search around Google Maps! A little blue tag will let you know the company has linked a coupon with Maps, giving them an edge on the competition. Could your business use this new function?

9. Tweeting Bra

Wish your clothes could talk to your friends and family? Probably not, but it is an interesting application of the Internet of Things. Plus, the tweeting bra was for a good cause: raising awareness for breast cancer.

10. Technology Transforming the Less Fortunate

We know technology has done a ton for us in our everyday lives. But how much has it changed lives for the world’s poor? More than we realize, as this blog post details.

Did we miss any big news from October? Let us know in the comments!

Getting to Know Xiaomi

Xiaomi logo86 seconds. That’s how quickly the company known as “The Apple of China” sold out of its latest smartphone model, the Mi3 last week. Just over a minute after the launch and they were all gone. For comparison, Apple’s iPhone 5S took two days to sell out of its initial supply.

Xiaomi (pronounced “Sheow Me”) took more than 86 seconds to create such a stranglehold on the Chinese market, though. In fact, they first launched in June of 2010, with their first phone coming out in August of 2011. Since the company is soon going to be competing on US shores against proven giants like Samsung and Apple, we thought we would take a closer look at Xiaomi’s success.

Copycats

Let’s get one thing straight: Xiaomi is not just a copycat company. There are tons of those kinds of companies all over the world, aping everything they can to make a buck off of people who can’t get “the real thing.” Quite a few of them are even in China, cheaply ripping off an iPhone, renaming it, and putting it out there with no concerns if it even works correctly.

What makes Xiaomi different? Sure, the first phone was kind of a copycat. The Mi-One phone shipped with their MIUI user interface that was based on Android but also resembled Apple iOS. It could even be equipped with a straightforward Android interface.

The MI2 phone made all the difference for the company. Launched in August of 2012, the Snapdragon S4 Pro powered phone expanded on the MIUI interface to become more of an individual, unique one instead of a copy of other companies’, although it still resembled iOS. They also expanded to other regions like Europe, New Zealand, and Australia.

The following year was even crazier for the company, with announcements including hiring an exec from Google and launching a 3D capable Smart TV as well as the MI3. Lei Jun, CEO of Xiaomi, started to get attention himself with his Steve Jobs like media personality (which didn’t help the “copycat” accusations, of course).

How it Will Affect America

So just because the company says it’s coming to America doesn’t mean it’s necessarily going to make any sort of noise, right? After all, anybody can say “we’re coming to your shores” but it’s not like they’re going to automatically usurp a huge power player.

Don’t count them out too fast, though. Xiaomi is actually worth around $10 billion, almost double what Blackberry is worth at the moment. Keep in mind they accomplished this in roughly three years of being in business and only two years of actually selling products.

The aforementioned former Google staff member isn’t their only tech power hitter – they also have people from Microsoft, Motorola, and Lin Bin, previously the Vice President of Google China. CEO Lei Jun is no slouch himself, with two of his former ventures doing quite well; his Joyo.com website was bought by Amazon for $75 million in 2004.

The company also keeps its costs low by selling almost exclusively online. This has helped it gain ground on giants in China like Samsung. In fact, Xiaomi sold roughly the same amount of phones in the first half of 2013 as they did in 2012, showing they are surely on their way up. Will it translate to America? Only time will tell, but it’s looking up for the little company that could.

3 Things Google’s New Algorithm Says for the Future of Mobile

google search mobileGoogle recently unveiled their new search algorithm, Hummingbird, much to the chagrin of SEO experts everywhere. Every time there’s an update people who work in the social media/PR/marketing industries and everyone who has a website they’d like to promote are forced to go back to the drawing board as things drastically change.

Well, except for this time, apparently. While Hummingbird is a big update, it’s not as big of a hit against SEO as there was back in 2011 when millions of “keyword riddled” websites suddenly found out they were going to be ignored. Google has steadily moved towards an interactive experience versus a static “one size fits all” search ideal, and Hummingbird is simply an extension of that.

On top of that, this latest update also shows how seriously Google is taking the mobile world. Venture Beat noticed that Google’s blog post shows how the update works using pictures of it on a smartphone. That’s neither an accident or random – it’s saying “this is the future of search.” Here are three things to expect in the future. 

1. Faster Results

People are busier and busier and want their results faster and faster, and Google knows this. They’re not searching at home in front of their desktop as much anymore; they’re out and about town, talking with their friends about a song from the 1980s and searching for it to settle a bet.

The faster all this happens the better off they are. If searching takes forever they’re going to find another way to go about it, which could include another company stepping up and taking over. Maybe even somebody comes up with an app that blows Google away if they don’t take steps now.

So the quicker someone types in “Who sang ‘Saved by Zero?’” and gets the answer (The Fixx) the better. It has to work great on mobile, so that means upping your load times (on mobile, desktop and whatever else the future may bring.)

2. User Specific

Another big trend for search is user-specific results. No doubt you’ve noticed it on your searches throughout the past few years; you search for “gas stove repair” and a bunch of local companies pop up. That’s because Google knows who you are, where you are, and all your thoughts and dreams (just kidding on the last one…maybe).

Expect this to increase tenfold on your smartphone searches (and a hundredfold on the “always on” Google Glass). Google is going out of their way to give you not only what you want but what you need. Since you searched for a song by The Fixx, expect to find New Wave bands in your results next time you ask Google what bands you should check out.

3. Voice

Siri may get all the attention, but she isn’t the only game in town! No matter how amazing the keyboard on your phone is, or if you’ve downloaded an app to help you type more quickly, nothing is simpler than just asking the phone what you want. Google knows this and is moving in this direction.

One trend noticed recently is for users to be “conversational” with their Google searches. For example, they won’t type “best place sushi” they’ll type “Where is a good place to eat sushi?” This is closer to human speech and how users interact with Siri and her brethren. Somewhere Jeeves from the original incarnation of Ask.com is rolling over in his grave.

Expect search to continue down this road, not only in question/sentence based searches but interactivity with voice commands. This trend may have more impact on SEO than anything else, really, so it will be interesting to see how the next few years will shape out.

Mobile Breaking News You May Have Missed, September 2013

What You Might Have Missed in Mobile This Month

This month was all about the rise and fall of business. While some companies thrived, others plummeted to Earth, and some went beyond that, shutting down certain operations for good. There were also plenty of reveals and wacky off the wall news that it almost felt longer than just one month! Here are the top ten stories, in no certain order.

1. Apple Breaks Record

No huge shock here, as the 5S and 5C sold a combined 9 million during the first weekend of sales. While difficult to compare, the iPhone 5 sold 5 million last year and the 4S sold 4 million in 2011. This record breaking weekend happened in spite of:

2. iOS 7 is Meh

iOS 7 finally came out, but unfortunately to a resounding “ugh.” Many feel it changes too much and makes the iPhone essentially an Android clone. However, there’s plenty good to be found in the update.

3. Smartphones Everywhere

Who could’ve seen this coming? While Google Glass and other face-wearable tech get big, the next really big trend seems to be the smartwatch. Several companies announced their own versions this month, including Samsung and Qualcomm.

4. Surface 2…Surfaces

Although the original Surface didn’t exactly fly off the shelves, Microsoft is giving the tablet a sequel anyway – the Surface 2, as well as the Surface 2 Pro. Will this version get them in the running or just fade away like the first one did?

5. Panasonic Bows Out

They never really made a huge dent in the smartphone market, but it’s still sad to see a competitor go down. That’s exactly what Panasonic has done, though, saying they plan on reallocating its resources elsewhere.

6. Nokia Sold to Microsoft

Another company going through a major change is Nokia, which was acquired by Microsoft this month. What will the next phase of the company look like? Will Nokia’s fans hop over to Microsoft with them? Only time will tell…

7. Facebook Lets You Edit Posts

It only took a million years, but you can now edit Facebook posts on the web and on your Android device. Apple? Not so much, at least not yet. No word what the first “gain a hundred likes then totally change the post to make it seem like friends and family are weird” prank will be.

8. iPhone Screens Grow

Not content to stand still, Apple continues to test what exactly their fans will like in the iPhone, especially when it comes to screen size. Word is they’ve tested screens ranging from 4.8 to 6 inches, blurring the lines between what a smartphone/tablet/phablet really is.

9. Spectrum Changes Hands

AT&T paid Verizon $1.9 billion for 39 licenses, a huge chunk of spectrum Verizon was not using. AT&T hopes to use it for their 4G LTE network covering about half the country. Verizon actually received a good chunk of AWS spectrum blanketing the western states.

10. Blackberry Loses a Ton of Money

For a while there it was really looking like Blackberry was going to pull off the impossible – a giant comeback from a company many had counted out. Unfortunately the Z10 came out and tanked, and in three months’ time BB had lost around a billion dollars. Now, their future is in jeopardy once again. Is it time for the former giant to give up the ghost?

Did we miss any big news from September? Let us know in the comments!

Android Statistics: Breaking Down Droid Use in the Developing World [Infographic]

There’s always so much discussion who’s using what device in the US or Japan or which smartphone is winning the war. But what about the developing world – what does mobile usage look like in these up-and-coming nations? What devices are they using to meet their unique needs and challenges?

Check out the following infographic to see what we discovered. Some of it was pretty surprising. Also, while we focused on Android this time, let us know if you want to see other companies and devices covered!

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