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July 28, 2017

Jumping Ship: 5 iPhone features I would consider leaving Android for

Have you ever questioned your choice in smartphone? What about your choice in smartphone platform?

You are reading Android Authority, and we do love Android phones, but once in a while I (can’t speak for anyone else) find myself questioning – would I, or could I, ever jump ship and become an iPhone user? The answer is obviously yes, I could if I wanted to, but what would drive me to do so?

The primary argument of Android vs iPhone used to always come down to the snappiness of the UI, the instant response when swiping between home screens and opening app, and the “clean” interaction with the devices. And it was true; Android phones, with their customized “skins,” [...]

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January 9, 2017

How the iPhone’s reveal 10 years ago today changed Google forever

On January 9, 2007, a crowd gathered at the yearly (and now defunct) Macworld conference in San Francisco to hear the latest keynote speech from Apple’s late co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs. As it turned out, the speech may have been the biggest one of his life, and the largest announcement in Apple’s history. Jobs first revealed and demoed what had been rumored for months; Apple’s first mobile phone, the iPhone.

See also: Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Apple iPhone 7 October 5, 2016

From the beginning, people knew that the iPhone would be a huge game changer for Apple, and for the mobile phone industry and for computing in general. The phone itself, which went on sale in [...]

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December 9, 2016

Will anyone be sad to lose Samsung’s physical home button?

The physical home button is a smartphone facet that’s slowly becoming extinct. In 2016, the flagship devices from Google, Sony, LG, and Huawei all lacked such a button on their hardware. Meanwhile, Samsung has been holding onto the physical home button – it was still in place on its most recent flagship, the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 – though the company is expected to ditch it on its upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S8. But what impact will losing physical home buttons have? To answer that, let’s first explore its origins.

The move to touchscreens

Though it wasn’t the first device to make use of a touchscreen, much can be attributed to the original iPhone for popularizing [...]

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