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Kris Carlon / Android Authority:
The Information: Huawei shipped 139M smartphones in 2016, up almost 30% YoY; consumer division revenues grew 42% to $26B as profits declined ~10% to $2B   —  We've already reported on Huawei's dramatic growth over the last year.  The company sold 30 percent more phones in 2016 than in the year previous …
Feb 13, 2017, 10:50 AMIn context
John Callaham / Android Authority:
T-Mobile rolls out update to Samsung Galaxy Note7 phones that prevents battery from charging, becoming the first major US carrier to do so   —  Samsung's previously announced plan to kill the battery in the remaining active Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in the US has begun.
Dec 27, 2016, 2:40 PMIn context
John Callaham / Android Authority:
Google acquires Cronologics and its smartwatch OS to help improve Android Wear   —  Google is still looking to improve its standing in the smartwatch industry with Android Wear .  Today, it was revealed that a smartwatch startup, founded in part by former Google employees, will now be working on Android Wear directly.
Dec 12, 2016, 10:35 PMIn context
John Callaham / Android Authority:
Samsung Pay adds Rewards program to incentivize its use, offering gift cards, products, and more   —  There's yet another incentive for people who can access Samsung Pay to use the company's digital payment service.  Today, the company officially announced Samsung Rewards …
Nov 14, 2016, 4:20 PMIn context
John Callaham / Android Authority:
BlackBerry launches 5.5-inch DTEK60 Android smartphone for $499 unlocked, compatible only with GSM networks like AT&T and T-Mobile   —  The BlackBerry DTEK60 is now official.  The company's third Android-based smartphone is available for the price of $499.
Oct 26, 2016, 1:35 PMIn context
Brian Reigh / Android Authority:
Samsung Pay upcoming changes to include location based coupons, select in-app purchases, online purchases with MasterPass, and expansion to three new markets   —  I absolutely love Samsung Pay - I have my credit card stored there and use it not only here in the US but also when I travel.
Oct 25, 2016, 10:50 PMIn context
Gary Sims / Android Authority:
Running Fuchsia, the mysterious open-source operating system in development at Google, shows Google's Dart programming language will play an important role   —  Computers are like cars, we are used to just starting them up and using them.  We often forget the complexities and intricacies of what is happening under the hood.
Aug 20, 2016, 3:30 PMIn context
Brian Reigh / Android Authority:
Samsung stands behind Galaxy S7 active water resistance certification, despite Consumer Reports tests, will honor warranty for water-damaged phones   —  Earlier this month, Consumer Reports ran a water-resistance test using two Galaxy S7 Active devices, and neither of the units survived to tell the tale.
Jul 19, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
John Velasco / Android Authority:
Hands on: Alcatel Idol 4s phone comes with fingerprint sensor, VR goggles, JBL headphones, and Incipio case, ships Aug. 3 for $400, pre-order July 15 for $350   —  Almost hard to imagine at this point, but it's already been over four months since Mobile World Congress 2016.
Jul 14, 2016, 12:25 AMIn context
Bogdan Petrovan / Android Authority:
WhatsApp beta users briefly get the option to make video calls, hinting at future in-app feature   —  A beta version of WhatsApp for Android included the option to initiate a video call.  The feature was not active for most users, and it was removed with a later update …
May 16, 2016, 8:55 AMIn context

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