Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ official battery life stats: Won't last much longer than the S8/S8+

Wondering how long would the new Galaxy S9 and S9+ last on a full charge? Well, according to data coming straight from Samsung, they will’t outlast their precursors – the Galaxy S8 and S8+ – in certain situations but not by much. This was logical to expect given that the new Galaxies pack battery units with the same size: a 3,000mAh battery for the smaller phone and a 3,500mAh one for the larger counterpart.

Of course, real-life test would be much more telling, but Samsung’s official battery life stats tell a pretty telling tale that was, once again, expected.
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The Clone Wars continue: Samsung phones were the most copied in 2017, according to benchmark stats

So, it’s a well-known fact that there are a number of nameless manufacturers over in China that make complete copies of well-known smartphones. Not your average “borrowing of ideas”, but an actual clone, usually with a weak hardware and super-cheap price to draw as much attention as it can.

Popular benchmark company AnTuTu has released an interesting statistic for 2017. It combed through all devices that held the AnTuTu tests from January through to December and concluded that 2.64% of all phones tested were clones or counterfeits.

Of these, the Galaxy S7 …

Keeping the user informed: Apple to update iOS with detailed battery stats and diagnostics

Apple’s latest #gate scandal has definitely ticked people off, and rightfully so. After a collection of users and an independent developer of a benchmarking app did a series of testing and experiments, it became apparent that older iPhones are slowed down intentionally. Only then did Apple come out and confirm that the company does it, but said there’s a good reason for it — the performance throttling occurred when an iPhone’s battery was old and unable to hold as much charge as it should. Slowing down the phone ensured a stable operation with no random shutdowns, reboots, or battery percentage …

Android's July distribution stats are in: Nougat is gaining ground, but Marshmallow is still on top

Geeks, nerds, and fans alike, the latest Android distribution stats are in!

Merely months before Android O becomes official, the preceding Android Nougat has finally leapfrogged the 10%-mark – Android 7.0 and 7.1 have been installed on a total of 11.5% of all active Android devices worldwide during the first week of July 2017. That’s a neat 2% improvement over May’s 9.5% Nougat distribution, and we can only expect this number to grow higher with time.
Android Marshmallow, which got released in 2015, continues its reign with …