H1 2014 in review: 5 innovative technologies that made their way into smartphones
posted by Nick T. / Jun 26, 2014, 9:39 AM
Long story short, it is not easy being a smartphone maker when buyer expectations are at their current levels and competition is more fierce than ever. This, however, is not stopping the world's greatest minds from coming up with fresh ideas. In fact, over the past six months we have seen a great deal of innovation across many fields of the smartphone industry – innovations implemented into great smartphones in order to give them an edge of differentiation over their competitors. Here are 5 examples of that.
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And for the loyalist where are HTC innovations???
posted on Jun 26, 2014, 9:44 AM 2
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BoomSound v.2014. Better than last year's M7. Meanwhile Duo Camera was an epic fail.
posted on Jun 26, 2014, 9:47 AM 8
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5 innovative technologies.... all in android phone!!!
posted on Jun 26, 2014, 9:45 AM 12
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Yeap..... Fingerprint sensor,64bit and dual led is not ... Fanboy.....
posted on Jun 26, 2014, 10:01 AM 0
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Fingerprint sensors exist in phones way older than IPhones. 64 bit an innovation? Maybe? But Apple didn't really take advantage of it I'll say. Dual led found in Nokia N series phones. I love rebutting such comments:)
posted on Jun 26, 2014, 10:09 AM 23
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Jezz, stop making fanboy wars it sucks.
posted on Jun 26, 2014, 10:14 AM 1
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I´m a Apple Fan Boy, but I sincerelly think that Samsung is much needed in the market. They push to themselves and other companies to innovate, including Apple. The two iPhone 6 (4.7 and 5.5), the QHD display, and other innovation are merely responses to the big dragon that Samsung is. Yes they copy some features from Apple and other companies, but I think they presence scared to the bones every company in the market, so necessarily those companies have to innovate.
posted on Jun 26, 2014, 10:01 AM 2
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Touchwiz has some gimmicks and bloat, but Sammy is innovating constantly.
posted on Jun 26, 2014, 10:07 AM 4
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And so do it's competitors.
posted on Jun 26, 2014, 10:13 AM 4
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Best techno usefull is the noise concelling in my z2.. U just cant imagine how the sound is great while u are in metro or any noise condition.. Really very innovative
posted on Jun 26, 2014, 10:22 AM 3
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I agree its a brilliant feature that really improved the audio experience. I got it on the z2 tablet but am waiting for an z ultra like phone to upgrade as i got used to the big screen and going back to a smaller one isn't really enjoyable for me
posted on Jun 26, 2014, 1:04 PM 0
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Yep.. I'm loving the Noise cancelling ability of the Z2. It's quite an innovation by Sony. I also find the Stamina Mode (debuted last year with the Z) more useful than the UPSM/EPSM , since we practically saving some battery life without turning the phone to a dumb phone. Moreover, the Low Battery Mode works almost the same manner as the USPM/EPSM
posted on Jun 26, 2014, 9:12 PM 0
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Waiting for the big boy haters. No 2 post is sure to draw their ire lol.
posted on Jun 26, 2014, 11:52 AM 0
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