Fairphone 3 is a normal smartphone with ethical shine – gpgmail

How long have you been using your current smartphone? The answer for an increasing number of consumers is years, plural. After all, why upgrade every year when next year’s model is almost exactly the same as the device you’re holding in your hand? Dutch social enterprise Fairphone sees this as an opportunity to sell sustainability. […]

Light Phone’s founders discuss life beyond the smartphone – gpgmail

For a seemingly tough pitch, Light has had little trouble getting noticed. The company has run two successful crowdfunding campaigns for a pair of minimalist phones designed to augment or replace the smartphone. Today the startup announced that it will be shipping the second version of the handset, which introduces a handful of features back […]

Nike Huaraches get updated for the smartphone age – gpgmail

Ever since they went from Back to the Future fantasy to real world wearable tech, Nike has promised that the Adapt line was more than just a one-off gimmick. Slowly but surely, the company has made its self-lacing motor technology more accessible, most notably though its long awaited Adapt BB sneakers, which arrived earlier this […]

Zhiyun’s Smooth-Q2 aims to be the most portable quality smartphone gimbal available – gpgmail

Zhiyun has been steadily rolling out new gimbals for smartphones and dedicated cameras for a few years now, and the company’s quality and feature set has improved dramatically over time. Now, it’s launching the Zhiyun Smooth-Q2 smartphone gimbal on Kickstarter, with the aim of delivering a “truly pocket-size” gimbal that has all the bells and […]

Smartphone sales decline again – gpgmail

The Daily Crunch is gpgmail’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Smartphone sales declined again in Q2, surprising no one After years of growth, the smartphone market’s recent slide has continued in […]

Smartphone sales declined again in Q2, surprising no one – gpgmail

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Smartphone sales are down. Again. After years of growth, the smartphone market’s recent slide has continued into the second quarter of 2019, per numbers from analyst group, Gartner. At 1.7% year over year, it’s not a huge slice of the overall pie, but it does point to […]

Xiaomi launches Mi A3 Android One smartphone with 48MP rear camera in India for $181 – gpgmail

Google has found a committed partner for Android One in Xiaomi. The Chinese electronics giant today announced the launch of Mi A3, an Android One smartphone, in India as the company looks to expand its handset offering in its most important market. The Mi A3, which is the third Android One handset from Xiaomi, features […]

The Motorola One Action Wants to Be a GoPro Smartphone

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Motorola essentially invented the cell phone and wowed everyone with the Razr in the early 2000s, but it’s had a harder time innovating in the smartphone era. There have been super-slim Moto phones, customizable phones, and modular phones, but some […]

Xiaomi tops Indian smartphone market for eighth straight quarter – gpgmail

Xiaomi has been Indian’s top smartphone seller for eight straight quarters. The company has become a constant headache for Samsung in the world’s second largest smartphone market as sales have slowed pretty much everywhere else in the world. The Chinese electronics giant shipped 10.4 million handsets in the quarter that ended in June commanding 28.3% […]

A closer look at China’s smartphone market – gpgmail

In February 2013, China surpassed the United States to become the world’s largest smartphone market. More than half a decade on, it still proves an elusive target for international sellers. A glance at reports from the past several quarters reveals the top spots dominated by homegrown names: Huawei, Vivo, Oppo, Xiaomi. Combined, the big four […]