are in, and you know whose name doesn’t come up once in this Q3 2018 Counterpoint Research report? That’s right, Google’s. That’s despite the fact the Mountain View-based search giant has been selling its own mobile devices since 2010, first by merely slapping a logo and ordering a certain Nexus design from a third-party manufacturer.Unfortunately, the Pixel 3 and 3 XL were stillborn, proving yet again Google doesn’t know how to design and sell a phone for the masses after all these years. That was obvious before the two were formally unveiled, and a mythical Pixel Ultra or curious Pixel 3 Lite wouldn’t have made much of a difference. Here's why.Google just doesn’t get itBecause there’s clearly no such thing as a perfect phone, it’s pretty impressive Google managed to release three Pixel generations that earned glowing reviews. According to our in-depth reviewers, the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, 2 XL, 3, and 3 XL all came within one … [Read more...] about The Pixel Ultra and Pixel 3 Lite are not the solution to Google’s smartphone problems
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Apple software has never been more important. As we learned just this week, 2017 was the first year since the introduction of the iPhone that smartphone sales were basically flat year over year, according to venture capitalist Mary Meeker’s influential Internet Trends report. For Apple, its future depends on finding a business that doesn’t rely solely on achieving record-breaking smartphone sales year after year. The iPhone cannot last forever, and CEO Tim Cook has often positioned Apple’s growing services business as a core pillar of the company going forward. But to find that way out of its iPhone dependence, Apple needs to figure out how to sell more consumers on its software and the broader Apple ecosystem, from Apple Music to Apple Pay to iCloud. Plus, the more you use and rely on Apple software, the more likely you might be to buy the new HomePod speaker, the latest version of the AirPods and Apple Watch, or even Apple’s rumored augmented reality device. … [Read more...] about The stakes have never been higher for Apple software
March 15, 2018 - Written By Nick Sutrich The most well-rounded, full-featured phones in the galaxy. This year, Samsung looks to be playing it safe with the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, with two phones that look nearly identical on the surface, but a closer look reveals a different paradigm. However, this isn’t exactly playing it safe, it’s a refinement of an already excellent design, and one that could certainly end up as the phone to get. But which do you pick? The larger phone with more features or the more svelte unit that’s less expensive? We’ll give you a breakdown and ultimately see if either are worth buying in this review!Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ SpecsSamsung is, of course, selling both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ worldwide, and will be selling both phones unlocked everywhere, as well as through the typical carrier and retail channels. The smaller Samsung Galaxy S9 with 64GB of storage sells unlocked for $719/£739/€849, … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Review – The Everything Phones
As mobile devices become a primary computing platform for many enterprise employees, repairing or replacing smartphones and tablets at the local Apple or Microsoft store isn't a viable option for large enterprises.While managed mobility services (MMS) have been around as long as mobile devices, until recently such services tailored to repairing and replacing mobile devices were immature. The consumerization of IT and the growth of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies as well as corporate-issued smartphones and tablets had left them unable to scale at an enterprise level.At the same time, the myriad of mobile devices and mobile operating systems has made it difficult for IT shops to address issues associated with them. For example, Android fragmentation — both hardware and software — has led organizations to farm out device management in order to free up corporate IT resources for business projects.Having internal IT shops support smartphones and tablets doesn't make sense … [Read more...] about How to develop a mobile device repair or replace strategy
posted on 21 Mar 2012, 10:44 3 1. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011) Nope! posted on 21 Mar 2012, 10:51 6 2. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011) Ive very careful with my phones and all the phones Ive had had have a two year warranty anyhow so repair hasnt been an issue really. posted on 21 Mar 2012, 12:49 4 11. drtech (banned) (Posts: 135; Member since: 16 Mar 2012) Funny because data shows iPhones have the lowest failure rates out of any phone. Meanwhile android phones have failure rates as high as 40%. posted on 21 Mar 2012, 13:18 7 15. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011) Thats a nice figure you just made up in 40%,seeing as you are lying you should have made it more extravagant and said 60%,you'd still have looked as stupid mind you. 24. JeffdaBeat (unregistered) Actually, the Genius Bar will repair/replace a device even if it's out of warranty. If there is physical or liquid damage to the phone, Apple will … [Read more...] about Comments for : Is repairability a swing factor for you when you shop for gadgets?