Sony continues to launch high end Android devices and companion accessories. The sleek Z3 Tablet Compact is a bit expensive, but the media experience is tough to beat.
The Mobile Gadgeteer
Matthew Miller provides you with news, commentary and in-depth reviews of the latest in mobile gadgetry such as tablets, cutting edge smartphones, and portable gaming.
Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 different devices running Palm, Linux, Symbian, Newton, BlackBerry, iOS, Android, webOS, Windows Mobile, and Windows Phone operating systems. His current collection includes a Nokia Lumia 1520, Apple iPhone 6 Plus, BlackBerry Passport, Sony Xperia Z3, Microsoft Surface Pro 3, and many more, along with tons of accessories and classic devices like the Apple Newton MessagePad 2100 and Sony CLIE UX50. Matthew can be found on various discussion forums under the user name of "palmsolo".
Microsoft expanded access to its Office preview for Android and in this screenshot gallery Matthew takes a look at it and several alternatives.
For the first time since Apple launched the App Store, Google surpassed Apple with the highest number of available apps.
Microsoft further opened up the Office preview for Android tablets. Matthew took it for a spin on a Sony Xperia Z3 Compact tablet.
As mobile becomes more ubiquitous, people are discovering their devices can be used for more than gaming and entertainment.
Several brilliant ex-HTC employees came together in an attempt to transform energy distribution and management in populous cities. The Gogoro Energy Network powers their first vehicle.
2014 was another great year in the mobile space with Android dominating the smartphone space and Matthew Miller's top stories.
Evernote continues to improve their service with the latest update showcasing its augmented intelligence technology.
Kevin and Matthew still enjoy chatting about mobile technology after eight years of podcasting. Listen to the show and let them know what you want to hear in 2015.
Pivotal Living has removed the cost barrier to helping improve your life through activity tracking. Matthew was impressed by the Pivotal Tracker 1 and thinks everyone should give it a try.
The Pivotal Tracker 1 and Pivotal Living app allow you to track your daily activity and provide you with data to improve your life.
T-Mobile continues its aggressive march on competing carriers by launching the first cellular Google Nexus 9 and offering low cost unlimited data, voice, and text business plans.
Android Wear owners will soon see major improvements to the entire smartwatch experience through better watch face support, improved watch navigation, and UI efficiency improvements.
The Sony SmartWatch 3 earns a permanent spot on Matthew's wrist thanks to its ability to serve as an activity tracker, smartwatch, and GPS fitness device.
Sony's SmartWatch 3 includes technology not present in any other Android Wear device, which makes it useful now and into the future.
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