The year is winding down already, and we’re just now starting to recover from the madness of constant smartphone announcements. That doesn’t mean we’re slowing down, though – this week has been packed full of reviews, comparisons and more tech deals than you can shake a stick at.
This week we brought you our full review of the BlackBerry Priv and Pebble Time Round smartwatch. We’ve also compared the Galaxy Note 5 and the iPhone 6S Plus, as well as the OnePlus X, Xperia Z5 Compact and the latest Moto G. We’ve also rounded up some of the best Thanksgiving weekend deals available on the web. Also, Gary just got back from the ARM TechCon 2015 in California, where he brought us some super informative interviews regarding IoT, future wearables and some challenges developers might face when making apps.
Without any further ado, here are the best Android-related videos you don’t want to miss this week.
BlackBerry Priv review
BlackBerry is back… with an Android phone? That’s right, the Priv is BlackBerry’s very first Android smartphone, and we’ve just published our full review. Could this be the next smartphone that’s worthy of your hard-earned dollars? We aim to find that out in our full review of the BlackBerry Priv.
Pebble Time Round review
Pebble just recently launched its very first circular smartwatch – the Pebble Time Round. How does it compare to the best from Android Wear, and is this new wearable worth the money? Josh answers all of those questions, and more, in his full review of the Pebble Time Round.
Battle of the big and small
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs iPhone 6S Plus
Samsung has held the title of “King of the Phablet” ever since large-screened smartphones came to be. How does the latest phone from Apple compare? Krystal takes an in-depth look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs the Apple iPhone 6S Plus.
Battle of the minis: OnePlus X vs Xperia Z5 Compact vs Moto G
Not a huge fan of giant smartphones? You’re not alone. To help you decide between some of the best mini smartphones on the market, Gary has made an incredibly informative video comparing the OnePlus X, Sony Xperia Z5 Compact and the Motorola Moto G (2015).
All of the deals you don’t want to miss
We’re still recovering from the onslaught of Black Friday deals that were available this week. And just because Black Friday is over, that doesn’t mean the deals are done. Be sure to check out Joe’s video overview and Andrew’s detailed written piece on the best Black Friday deals of 2015.
Android Apps Weekly
Pandora buys Rdio, no more Humble Bundle, Oddworld! – you don’t want to miss Joe’s latest episode of Android Apps Weekly!
Samsung speculation: what’s the point of the Galaxy View?
The Samsung Galaxy View is a very odd tablet. It has a giant 18.4-inch display with only a 1080p resolution, and overall, the specs just aren’t very good for a tablet this size. Why does it exist? Samsung tries to explain.
Recapping the ARM TechCon 2015 interviews
Our own Gary Sims recently spent some time at ARM’s TechCon 2015 in California, where he interviewed many folks on GPUs, upcoming wearables, the future of fastboot technology, and much, much more. Here are all of the interviews from ARM TechCon 2015.
- Interview: Where does the Cortex-A35 fit in ARM’s lineup?
- ARM VP talks about GPUs, VR and Media processing
- For developers: reversible debugging tool for Android
- Zach Shelby demos wearable with 8 weeks of battery life
- Developers: The challenge of UI design for Android and all touch interfaces
- Walkthrough of ODROID’s range of Android boards
- For hardware gurus: Android QuickBoot demo
- Running Android over a secure RTOS