It was a busy week with smartphone-related stories dominating the news agenda:
- Top billing goes to 2degrees gets the Google Nexus 5. The carrier may not have a 4G network or HD Voice, but it does have what many are calling the best Android phone on the market. Sadly the price New Zealanders will pay for the Nexus 5 is higher than it sells for overseas.
- How Android disappoints takes a look at why Google’s phone OS is the most popular, but by all accounts the least loved.
- How Vodafone improves call quality with HD Voice. Vodafone upped the competitive ante introducing higher call quality on suitably equipped handsets. You have to hear it to understand what a difference it makes.
- Mako Networks scores huge US deal with Sprint. It’s nice to see plenty of interest in a local company making it big in the USA.
- Apple, Microsoft and other Rockstars sue Google, Android phone makers – what does it mean for us? Another patent battle looms and the implications could be far-reaching.