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From the Editor’s Desk: How much longer do we wait for Essential to figure it out?

Excitement can only last so long before we start expecting the product to match. I published my initial Essential Phone review on August 18. 11 days later, after a few more software updates and extra time with it, I solidified … Continue reading

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From the Editor’s Desk: HTC x Google

Is HTC on an inevitable path towards acquisition? And how might a Google buyout in 2017 look different to the Motorola deal of 2012? So, Google might buy HTC’s smartphone business — or at least make a sizeable investment in … Continue reading

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From The Editor’s Desk: Taking ‘stock’

We need to re-evaluate what we mean by “stock Android” in light of this year’s crop of Samsung phones. On most Android sites, when you read or hear someone referring to “stock” Android, it’s usually with Google’s idea of Android … Continue reading

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From the Editor’s Desk: Fun with HDR+

Port of Pixel camera app to other phones shows Google is still almost unmatched in computational photography. One of the major trends in smartphones in the past year has been the rise of computational photography — using the vast computing … Continue reading

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From the Editor’s Desk: The Essentials

Andy Rubin’s new firm needs to act fast, and deliver a great product, if it’s to avoid being squeezed by the competition. I haven’t written (or, if I’m honest, really thought a whole lot) about the Essential Phone since its … Continue reading

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