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Best Smartphones 2016: The Top 10 Phones You Can Buy Right Now

Best Smartphones 2016: The Top 10 Phones You Can Buy Right Now

Six months on from our last Top 10, here’s the Christmas 2016 list, with mainly new content – as you’d expect in a busy smartphone world. Again, this being an iOS-centric site, you’d expect an Apple iPhone at number 1 and you’d be right. But this isn’t sycophantic – in my other life as the producer and presenter of ‘The Phones Show’ I do quarterly top 5 features – and an iPhone is invariably in or very near to the top spot because it’s the one top specced phone that can be recommended as the answer to “What phone should I buy” without any real caveats or possible recriminations. Budget permitting, of course!

Google Event Reveals the Pixel, Pixel XL, Daydream View VR Headset; Prices for Home and More

Google Event Reveals the Pixel, Pixel XL, Daydream View VR Headset; Prices for Home and More

Google held an event on October 4 that, among other things, put the focus back on machine learning and artificial intelligence. It also included new hardware announcements.

The iPhone 7 Won’t Connect to Several Android Wear Watches

The iPhone 7 Won’t Connect to Several Android Wear Watches

Back in August of 2015, Android Wear, Google‘s mobile OS for smartwatches, gained support for iOS.

Apple Music for Android Reaches 10 Million Downloads

Apple Music for Android Reaches 10 Million Downloads

In November of last year, Apple officially launched Apple Music for Android in a beta release.

Apple Music for Android is No Longer a Beta Following Latest Update

Apple Music for Android is No Longer a Beta Following Latest Update

When Apple Music was initially announced, Apple was also happy to confirm the app would find its way to Android devices as well.

An Apple Executive has Explained Why iMessage Isn’t Available for Android

An Apple Executive has Explained Why iMessage Isn’t Available for Android

iMessage is one of those features for iOS that Apple uses as a major focal point, and it appears it’s going to stay an iOS-only feature for at least a while longer.

This Case Will Let You Run Android on Your iPhone

This Case Will Let You Run Android on Your iPhone

For anyone that has been interested in trying out Android, but doesn’t want to give up their iPhone, one designer and developer may have come up with a solution.

The 10 Best Phones You Can Buy (June 2016)

The 10 Best Phones You Can Buy (June 2016)

Picking the best phones in the world is always a) incredibly hard, and b) terrific fun. Thankfully. This being an iOS-centric site, you’d expect an Apple iPhone at number 1 and you’d be right. But this isn’t sycophantic – in my other life as the producer and presenter of The Phones Show I do regular top 5 features – and an iPhone is invariably in the top spot because it’s the one top specced phone that can be recommended as the answer to “What phone should I buy” without any real caveats or possible recriminations.

Latest Internet Trends Report Shows iPhone Decline as Android Grows

Latest Internet Trends Report Shows iPhone Decline as Android Grows

Mary Meeker’s latest Internet Trends Report for KPCB is out, and it doesn’t deliver good news for Apple. For the first time ever, iOS is expected to suffer a decline in global smartphone shipments during 2016, while Android will continue to see good growth.

LG G5 Reviewed: Not Packaged Well, but the Features are Still High-End

LG G5 Reviewed: Not Packaged Well, but the Features are Still High-End

Designing a smartphone takes time, and as features get added, removed, or tweaked, sometimes the design gets changed, too.