As we approach that time of year when Google is poised to release the new Nexus lineup, and with a few leaks to fuel the fires, we're thinking about exactly what we want to see in the new phone (or, in this case, phones). Here are a few of our thoughts.
High-speed mobile networks are practically ubiquitous, but that doesn't mean the experience is the same around the world. New data backs up this notion, showing how widespread mobile connectivity is today, as just how big of a disparity there is in terms of data speeds around the world.
Note fans immediately reacted negatively to the idea of only having a curved version of the Note 7, but after using one for a while I'm convinced Samsung has struck a great balance between form and function.
Samsung took a calculated risk by aligning the Galaxy Note 7 with the Galaxy S series, further distancing it from Notes of the past. But that isn't an issue — the Galaxy Note 7 is the best Galaxy Note yet, and a fantastic phone in just about every way.
Though two-year contracts are all but gone now, the 24-month cycle of upgrading to a new phone is still very much in play. So when we see a huge phone release like the Galaxy Note 7, there are tens of millions using a Note 4 who perk up and take notice. Let's talk about upgrading.
The brand new Galaxy Note 7 has a built-in iris scanner for another level of security, and alongside it Samsung is expanding its Samsung Pass initiative in partnership with major banks to let you access financial apps by scanning your irises.
The latest Galaxy Note skipped 6 and moved straight to 7 to match the Galaxy S7 series, and the similarities are more than name deep — the Galaxy Note 7 is built on the same internal platform as the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.
Since Samsung moved to its new metal-and-glass design with the Galaxy S6, the company has dome some really great work with colors. The Galaxy Note 7 is no exception, and there are four great colors of the phone to span a wide variety of design tastes.