2014 was another great year in the mobile space with Android dominating the smartphone space and Matthew Miller's top stories.
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The Sony Xperia Z3 has been in Matthew's pocket for over a month and continues to impress him on a daily basis.
Android now has 83 percent of the smartphone market, with Chinese vendors benefiting from market growth and a slump in Samsung's sales. Apple also did well, but Windows Phone lost ground on flat sales.
This week in Android: Dominance over the smartphone space continues, new Lollipop version hits AOSP, the YotaPhone 2 appears.
Want an Android smartphone, but want something that's a bit different? How about a handset that has two displays? Yes, you read that right. Two displays.
Over the past few years Apple has watched its smartphone market share decline in the face of pressure from big, cheap Android smartphones. But the iPhone 6 could change that as consumers flock to the 4G capability and larger display.
The Sonim XP7 is an Android smartphone that you can take with you on your adventures and know it will survive the elements. The extremely long battery life also ensures you make it through the weekend.
Pebble continues to release firmware and smartphone application updates to improve their smartwatch experiences. The latest Android update is sure to please Pebble owners.
More and more people are hitting the slopes, diving through muddy pits, leaping over fire, and working in extreme weather conditions. The Sonim XP7 can handle all of these arenas and more.
This Android smartphone for the enterprise is rugged and offers OS extensions for the field.
Google finally catches up with the rest of the smartphone space by offering its home-brew phablet, along with the next iteration of its tablet and Android operating system.
Android smartphone users have a large choice of keyboards that add efficiency and utility to the text entry experience. Apple's default is best since there are limits on the third-party options.
iOS and Windows Phone devices have a total market share of less than three percent, according to study.
Samsung has lost share in the fastest-growing and largest smartphone market in the world, only to be further upstaged by the recently launched, value-packed Android Ones. It will take some doing for the Korean leviathan to preserve its dominance in India.
Number three smartphone maker says Android offers more opportunity for vendors to do something different.
The Western smartphone market is slowing, thanks in part to almost everyone owning one nowadays. But the outlook still looks strong, thanks to Android in emerging markets.
The Chinese hardware company is making a push into the EU, starting with the east.
New research foresees BlackBerry falling behind Windows Phone, but Android and iOS remain the dominant platforms in a consumer-oriented smartphone market.
Low cost smartphone providers are powering the popularity of the Android platform and ZTE continues to gain market share with devices like this new Nubia 5s mini LTE.
It is likely I will buy an iPhone 6, but there are many things I like about Android that I doubt we will see come to an Apple flagship smartphone any time soon.
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