The original Xiaomi MiBand made quite some waves at release with it's fantastic battery life, reliable tracking, IP67 waterproofing and knock down price. The band's successor, the 1s, adds heart rate tracking and a higher quality band material, but retains the low price. You can pick one up with our special coupon for just £17!
Omate, purveyors of the previously crowdfunded 'Truesmart' Smartwatch which raised $1m on KickStarter, are back - on IndieGoGo this time, with a 48 hour crowdfunding campaign for the Rise, a new Android based (but not Android Wear) smartwatch with a round design, MediaTek internals and full phone connectivity. At the time of writing, the campaign has raised nearly 500% of it's (meagre) $30,000 target.
Android 6.0.1 Factory Images are now available for Nexus 6P, 5X, 9, 6, 5, 7 (2013) and Player Devices. The minor OS version bump includes December's security patches, new Emoji (including the Taco, Unicorn and sadly the demise of the cheering blob), tweaks to the do-not-disturb functionality and a host of other minor improvements under-the-hood.
Will Google re-look at their Android One strategy, which has been a failure up to now? Android One 2.0 is now a necessity for Google. We look at some of the areas where Google failed with Android One and how it can improve with Android One 2.0, from an Indian perspective.
In a post on the official Gmail blog, Google have announced Reminders for Google Calendar. Starting this week, you can create Reminders in Google Calendar to keep track of your to-dos alongside your scheduled events.
Having originally shipped with Android 5.0, Vodafone's budget champion, the Smart Ultra 6, is now being updated to Android 5.1.1 in multiple territories (as reported by MoDaCo users in our dedicated forum). Will this be the end of the line for the own-brand handset? Not if a reddit poster is to be believed.
HTC's consolidated revenues have risen nearly 15% to a six-month high of NT$10.29 billion (£207m) in November. Unfortunately, while this is good news for the company on the back of the release of the HTC A9, the fact this is nearly 40% down on last November illustrates the scale of the challenges at the company.
While Marshmallow might not look that different to Lollipop, there are lots of useful changes under the hood, including full API support for Fingerprint readers, or 'Nexus Imprint' as it's called on the 5X and 6P. Apps with support for the feature are gradually trickling into the Play Store - here's a few we've spotted.
LG's newest flagship, the V10, is making waves because of its 'Dual Screen' feature, but will it be the product to put the company's smartphone division in the phablet mix with Samsung?