During its big keynote on Tuesday, Google made no mention of the gold Nexus 6P that was revealed in recent leaks. That’s because you cannot buy one if you live outside Japan.
YouTube will soon enable direct live-streaming from within your favorite Android games, allowing friends to watch while you take down pigs in Angry Birds, construct new bases in Minecraft, and wreak havoc in Goat Simulator.
Things aren’t looking too rosy for Samsung at the moment. Having seen profits slip due to its falling mobile sales, the flailing South Korean tech giant is reportedly considering throwing in the towel altogether in Japan, where it’s struggling more than elsewhere.
Samsung currently represents a miniscule 4 percent of the Japanese smartphone market, which puts it in sixth place. According to sources with Samsung, staying in Japan is actually losing rather than gaining the company money.
While Samsung hasn’t traditionally been a top-seller in Japan, here in 2015 it’s doing worse than ever: with the company’s favorite metric, marketshare, shrinking from 17 percent two years ago to low single digits today.
Keeping the bezels as slim as possible is one of the simplest ways to make a smartphone that looks good, and that’s why the Sharp Aquos Crystal is quite possibly the most attractive handset you’ll see this year. It has hardly any bezels at all surrounding its 5-inch display, but its internal specifications aren’t quite as pretty.
Google is part of a global consortium that plans to install an undersea cable linking the U.S. and Japan to provide faster and more reliable Internet to Asia. The search giant hopes its “FASTER” project will make Google services more accessible to billions of people.