The big rumor Wednesday is that both Apple and Samsung may be planning to go bezel-free with this year's flagship smartphones, with the Korean manufacturer likely first out of the gate now that they've inked a media event for later this month. The less bezel the better, we say -- as long as our iPhones aren't going to smash into a thousand pieces because they're less sturdy as a result. Speaking of broken dreams, let's dig into our first story of the day...
Well folks, Tuesday, September 10 is finally here -- in a few short hours (depending upon when you're reading this), the latest iPhone beans will be spilled all over Apple's Cupertino headquarters, and we'll have a final close-up of iOS 7, presumably with a few final goodies the company has been holding back. The only bad part is, then the iPhone 6 rumors will start anew… (groan)
The big news heading into this past weekend had to be the announcement that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer would be stepping down sometime in the next 12 months, a decision that has many pundits wondering if the longtime company man is abandoning the post on his own or if the board of directors helped show him the door in an orderly fashion. One thing's for sure: Microsoft is in dire need of a shakeup if it ever hopes to make a dent in the mobile and tablet markets, so this one will be interesting to watch. In the meantime, here's a quick recap of some other stories you might have missed...
I figure it started around the time I first laid eyes on the Nexus 4. For hours, I would gaze at its screen and pore over its tech specs, trying to convince myself that I needed a second phone. I similarly lusted over the Google Play editions of the HTC One and (to a somewhat lesser extent) Samsung Galaxy S4, but the financial commitment was always enough to scare me off.
But when Google took the wraps off its new Nexus 7 a few weeks back, I finally pulled the trigger. Running a brand-new version of Jelly Bean and packing 323 pixels per inch, the Asus-built tablet seemed like my perfect match. I ordered one as soon as it was available, and I could hardly wait for it to arrive.
If you even casually follow the Android platform, you've no doubt heard that Google is about to refresh its popular Asus-made Nexus 7 tablet, which is already up for preorder even before it's announced.
The dog days of summer appear to have arrived early across much of the United States, with a heat wave making it pretty unpleasant to step out of the house for more than a few minutes. Thankfully, we've been locked away in the air conditioning, toiling to dig up the latest and greatest news for today's recap, so beat the heat by indulging us for a few minutes, won't you?
With the iPad mini flying into stores this Friday, some might see the end of the road for Google's Nexus 7 tablet -- but manufacturer Asustek claims that's not the case, with shipments fast approaching seven digits each month.
Last week, Google announced its own Android event on October 29, which directly competes with the long-planned Microsoft launch of Windows Phone 8 on the same day. Now the search giant is finding out karma is a… well, you know.
Monday, October 29 is shaping up to be the Thunderdome of smartphone-related events, with both Microsoft and now Google hosting pow-wows on the same date to show off their latest Windows Phone 8 and Android products, respectively. Two smartphone platforms enter… one smartphone platform leaves? We'll find out soon enough.