The Best Smartphones of 2014


A lot happened in 2014 from a consumer electronics perspective. Phablets went mainstream, the first true laptop-tablet hybrids (laplets?) emerged, and the fall of a consumer electronics giant (Nokia) occurred. But any discussion of 2014 is incomplete without considering a still-mighty force in the consumer electronics industry: the smartphone. (more…)

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2014’s Battle of the Tablets


As 2014 comes to an end, we thought we’d review some of the consumer electronics industry’s hottest, most innovative products. Phablets, tablets, smart watches—2014 was chock full of surprises for tech-savvy consumers on the go. To stay ahead of this bevy of enticing products from the biggest players in the field, consumers are going to trade in their old devices. This means, of course, that there’s never been a better time to implement a profitable recommerce solution.


As we approach the end of the year, one thing is clear: Google and Apple are not about to stop fighting over the title “Best Tablet.” Apple’s iPad Air 2, released on October 17, has faced a significant challenge from Google’s Nexus 9, released just two weeks later and the new Windows Surface Pro 3, released in June. The three were the hottest tablets of 2014, and they’ve been fighting over customers ever since.

But which is better? Let’s take a look. (more…)

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The Consumer Electronics Convergence: What You Need to Know


Rapid technology advances in consumer electronics have unearthed an interesting development in the field: the convergence of previously separate categories. The year 2014 has seen Apple enter the phablet (phone-tablet combination) market with the new iPhone 6+, while Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 offers the first true laptop-tablet combination. These developments should matter to any small businesses dealing with consumer electronics, and could seriously influence your recommerce strategy. (more…)

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Apple to Settle Android Lawsuits


It looks like a truce is about to happen in the endless fight for dominance between consumer electronics giants Apple and Android. Gigaom reports that a federal judge has granted the request to stay a series of patent lawsuits waged against Google by Apple, with a final settlement expected to be reached December 29, 2014.

That’s great news — for all parties involved. (more…)

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Android Lollipop to Be Released on Handsets


Android fans have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of Android Lollipop, the newest operating system from technology giant, Google. Well, the wait is getting a bit shorter for some. HTC announced that the software upgrade will be available to all Google Play handsets. Carrier-tied handsets, however, will have to wait a bit longer for their new upgrade. (more…)

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Android 5.0 Lollipop’s Sweet New Features

Since its big update last month, Google has remained suspiciously quiet on the Android front. And though the company itself has yet to release new information about any of its products, recent reports indicate that behind the scenes the wheels are rolling. According to these reports, the next few months will bring the highly anticipated Android 5.0 Lollipop, along with significant changes included within the firmware. (more…)

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