2016 was an exciting year for Android fans. Google released Android Nougat which finally added split-screen mode,a pair of brand new Pixel phones hit the streets, and did we mention Pokémon Go came out? Here are our biggest posts and downloads for Android this year.
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Google's new Pixel phones are here to replace the Nexus line. Normally, we wouldn't pit new phones against old ones but if you're shopping now, or looking to replace an explodey Galaxy Note 7, these are your two best options. Let's look at how the old guard stacks up against Google's new hardware play, and where the real value lies.
In two weeks from now we will likely have official confirmation of brand new smartphones from Google, the first to be designed by the company itself.
The web giant has teased an unveiling set for 2am AEST October 5, and unless it's planning to reveal a completely unexpected product that just happens to have the rounded oblong dimensions of a smartphone, it seems like the long-held rumours of a Google phone will come to pass. Here's everything we know so far.
The iPhone 7 officially launched in Australia today, with prices starting at $1079 (or $1229 for the black versions). If you're a die-hard Apple fan, you'll doubtlessly think it's the best iPhone ever — despite having no headphone jack and a dearth of exciting new software. For everyone else, you might want to consider one of these flagship Android phones instead.
Last week, Google released Android 7 Nougat into the wild. Packed with new features like multi-window support and bundled notifications, it provides a significant boost to speed and productivity compared to Android Marshmallow. If you're hell-bent on upgrading to the new OS this instant, we name the best — and cheapest — Android 7-ready smartphones you can buy in Australia.