HTC unveiled the first non-Nexus device to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box on Tuesday. With the HTC One A9, and its accompanying features, the struggling Taiwanese manufacturer is attempting to transform into a choice for the core Android user.
People naturally gravitate towards flagship phones for obvious reasons: they pack the best technology that's currently available, often come with unique features, and, of course, they're what everyone is talking about.
We've gotten to the point in the smartphone industry where almost every phone is similarly stacked with pretty great hardware, and so just about any idea that sets a phone apart will find its way from the drafting table to reality, eventually. The LG G Flex 2, the second iteration of LG's curved smartphone line, is a prime example of this, and not entirely in a bad way.
Sony's changing things up with the release of its next-generation Xperia Z4 smartphone, and despite straying from its usual release schedule, the company has hinted that the phone will launch before September 2015.
Two major Android flagship smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the HTC One M9, were unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on Sunday. Arguably the two handsets that set the tone for the year's premium Android brands, HTC and Samsung's new devices together show a heavier influence from Apple than ever, and a shift away from longstanding features Android users have come to expect.
Ever since 2013 when it changed its device naming system and presented the LG G2 with its unique "rear key" volume rocker and power button, LG Electronics has been making a critical comeback with great devices like the Nexus 5 (for Google), the LG G Pad 8.3, and the LG G3.