Google’s Daydream VR experience is still so new that there aren’t many phones that currently work with it. It first launched in November only on the Pixel and Pixel XL, but in recent weeks it has expanded to others, including the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. Of course, in the near future, the list will grow even quicker. By the end of 2017, most flagships phones that launch will likely have all of the necessary components to work with Daydream. (more…)
If you saw it, we posted up what we’d be taking to CES in our bags this last week. Under my section, I mentioned leaving enough room in my bag to bring back CES goodies, and naturally, my planning paid off bigly. To bring a little CES joy to the rest of you, we have two Huawei Mate 9 smartphones directly from Huawei, ready to be sent out to you. (more…)
Honor announced its latest device for the US market today during the first official day of CES for media, but it’s not exactly a new phone. Introduced back in October, the Honor 6X has been a Chinese exclusive for a couple of months now, but starting tomorrow (January 4), anyone in the US can pre-order the device, with official launch set for January 10. (more…)
Huawei’s latest smartphone, the Mate 9, ships with Nougat installed. From the two days I have been using it, it’s quite nice. However, there are plenty of other Huawei devices that don’t have Android 7.0+ yet, but the company has now detailed which phones are getting the update, and around when they can expect it. (more…)
In early October, a report circulated that HTC was not Google’s first choice for manufacturing the Pixel devices. In fact, Google first approached Huawei, the makers of the Nexus 6P, but due to Google’s fierce desire to have no other branding on the devices besides its own, Huawei stepped away from the deal.
Confirmed this week by Huawei executive Colin Giles, having no mention of Huawei in any promotional or branding material was apparently a major turn off for the company. It is reported that years ago, Huawei decided it would not be a contract shop for other companies looking to produce handsets. Since Google was looking purely for this exact thing, the deal never took place. (more…)