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Apple and Google top Best Global Brands in 2015

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Interbrand has released its latest annual ranking of the world’s most valuable brands and for the third year running, Apple and Google have topped the list. The 2015 edition of the Best Global Brands reveals that technology brands show no sign of slowing down with six out of the top ten made up of technology companies.

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For the third year running, Apple has topped the list and Google has come second, with both companies leading the list for the third year in a row. Apple is valued at $170 billion while Google is valued at $120 billion and the consultancy derives its valuation from a company’s financials, ability to influence purchase decisions and the extend that it can support premium pricing (which explains why Apple has topped the list).

Microsoft and IBM swapped places, with the Redmond-based Windows-maker valued at $68 billion in fourth place. Korean giant Samsung stayed in seventh place with a valuation of $45 billion while Amazon (who is technically classified as a retailer), is up 29 percent to $38 billion in tenth place. Other brands in the top ten include Coca-Cola, General Electric and McDonald’s.

Elsewhere on the list outside the top 10:

  • Intel rank in 14th with a 4 percent increase to $35 billion
  • HP dropped 3 percent to $23 billion in 18th place
  • Social giant Facebook rose 54 percent to a valuation of $22 billion in 23rd place
  • Camera giant Canon dropped 4 percent to $11 billion in 40th place
  • Siemens ranked 53rd ($8.5 billion)
  • Sony dropped 5 percent to a valuation of $8 billion in 58th place
  • Panasonic rose 2 percent to $6.4 billion in 65th place
  • Huawei rose a whopping 15% percent to $5 billion in 88th place

This year’s edition also saw PayPal and Lenovo enter the list at 97th and 100th place with valuations of $4.25 billion and $4.11 billion but the list isn’t great for everyone; as might be expected, troubled Finnish company Nokia joined troubled gamer Nintendo in dropping out of the list.

What do you think of the companies on (and off) the list? Let us know your views in the comments below guys!


Android Authority this week – September 13, 2015

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The world of Android never stands still, so after a brief post-IFA respite, this week brought us exciting reports about the Moto X Force, the first real look at the Android-powered Nokia C1, and more images of the Nexus 5X; Apple announced a very tame upgrade to Android’s biggest rival; we heard the first enticing rumors about the Galaxy S7; and Google finally launched Android Pay.

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All the big news happened the week before, but Josh, Lanh, and Nirave actually stayed in Berlin until Wednesday, continuing to bring you coverage from Europe’s biggest tech event. One of the last things they did at the show was hand out the Android Authority Best of IFA awards for the five most impressive products launched at IFA. See the award winners here.

Now that IFA is behind us, we’re all looking forward to the next big event of this autumn. Google will unveil the next Nexus devices at the end of September, and just like every other Android fan, we’re very excited to see them in action. Until then, we have a bunch of hot devices in our labs, including the Moto X Style and the Mate S – reviews are coming soon, so stay tuned.

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HERE Maps for Android beta updated with support for route sharing


Nokia has just started rolling out an update for the beta version of its HERE Maps application via the Google Play Store. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade provides users with the facility to share their routes so that their friends can follow the same directions. As expected, sharing can be done through an array of different platforms, including email, SMS, Skype, Hangouts and even WhatsApp.

The full changelog for the upgrade can be seen below:

  • New social sharing feature
  • Various bug fixes
  • Stability improvements
  • Speed optimizations

If your not part of the beta testing action and you’d like to be, simply follow the 3 steps below:

  1. Join HERE Maps’ public Google Group.
  2. Register to become a beta tester, by clicking here.
  3. Follow this link, to download HERE Maps’ latest beta application through Google Play.

If you’re already a subscriber to the HERE Maps beta and would like to install the update on your smartphone, simply open up the Play Store, toggle the hamburger menu by swiping in from the left-hand side of the screen, select ‘My Apps’ and click on ‘HERE Maps’, then hit the update button.

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Nokia’s first Android phone reportedly breaks cover

The Nokia C1

Nokia swears up and down that it’s not returning to smartphones, but don’t tell that to CNMO. It claims to have leaked images of the C1, Nokia’s first-ever Android smartphone and its first phone of any kind since Microsoft bought its original phone business. From all indications, it’s a tiny version of the N1 tablet’s design — this is the same minimalist look, just translated to a 5-inch, 1080p display. Accordingly, you’d find budget-class hardware under the hood. The C1 supposedly packs an Atom chip and 2GB of RAM, and its only standout feature so far is its use of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. As it stands, you’ll have to wait a while to try this device (if it’s indeed real). Nokia’s agreement with Microsoft prevents it from competing in the phone space until 2016, so this is more of a sneak peek at the company’s future than a preview of an imminent product.

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Rumored Nokia C1 photographed in the wild

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Unfortunately, last week’s Noka C1 render turned out to just be a fan concept, but this week we have a picture of the rumored smartphone in the wild, which is much trickier to fake. Somewhat oddly though, the pictures share a lot of common elements to the fan made renders, so I’m taking this with a pinch of salt.

The photographs give us a quick look at the front and back of the phone, where we can see a rear camera with LED flash, a front camera in the top left and a couple of buttons, possibly the volume rocker, on the side of the handset. The bezel design seems very similar to the render, but it’s impossible to tell if we are looking at a metal uni-body or just a plastic case.

Nokia C1 leaked pictures

The pictures also come with their own set of rumors. The smartphone is apparently sporting a 5-inch 1080p display, rather than the 720p panel that was previously mentioned. The phone is also said to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, and it certainly seems to have a rather stock looking settings menu. The Intel SoC and 2GB RAM rumor also persists.

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If this is a real handset, the Nokia C1 won’t arrive until sometime next year anyway. However, it could mark Nokia’s independent return to the smartphone market. Remember, the company won’t be manufacturing the phone itself, instead Nokia will be licensing out its designs for other manufacturers to produce.


Leaked Nokia C1 photos gives us a sneak peak of what’s in store for the phone


The Nokia C1 has been photographed, just a week after renders of the device leaked. Unfortunately, those renders were fan made, and even more puzzling is that these new photographs have some similarities to those fan made renders.

These photographs show us what is allegedly the back and front sides of the rumored C1. As with any device, the first slide totes a rear camera with an LED flash right below it. The second slide shows a front-facing camera and a volume rocker om the side of the device.



Interestingly, there seem to be no physical home buttons. CNMO, the website that leaked these photos, says the device will feature a 5-inch 1080p display, Android 6.0, an Intel chipset, and 2GB of RAM.

As with anything, it’s best to take this with a grain of salt. However, we certainly won’t be seeing this phone anytime soon, as Nokia seemingly has big plans for Android in 2016.

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source: CNMO
via: Android Authority

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Photos of an actual Nokia C1 pop up, is this the device in Nokia’s future?

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Just yesterday we reported on a render that was allegedly of a Nokia device called the Nokia C1 – while Nokia is bound by their agreement to Microsoft not to get back into smartphones until 2016, there aren’t many months left in 2015, and it wouldn’t be surprising to know that development has been going on behind closed doors. According to some leaked photos that surfaced today, that’s exactly what has been happening as an actual Nokia C1 has been pictured running Android Lollipop.

Nokia C1It’s not a horrible looking device, but it’s clear that the simplistic design of the Lumia devices they used to make have influenced the design of the Nokia C1. The Nokia C1 isn’t expected to be a flagship device per se – expected to have a 5-inch display, Intel Atom processor, 2GB RAM, 8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera, it would likely fit in somewhere in the mid-range market. Having said that, it’s definitely a step up from the last “Android” Nokia smartphone, the Nokia X. We’ll have to see if more information about the Nokia C1 drops over the next few months leading up to 2016.

What do you think about the Nokia C1? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: via Phone Arena

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Nokia C1 render shows up as a Android-powered smartphone

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Despite the fact that Nokia is unable to get back into smartphones until 2016 – courtesy of their agreement with Microsoft after selling off their devices business – there have been quite a few rumours surrounding future devices that could be released once Nokia is allowed to release smartphones again. The latest rumour surrounds the device called the Nokia C1, pictured below, which is the only evidence provided by this report, which we inevitably have to take with a grain of salt at this point in time. This isn’t the first time that the Nokia C1 has been mentioned, previously being rumoured to have a 5-inch 720p display, Intel processor, 2GB RAM and 8MP camera.

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It’s worth noting that the last time Nokia spoke about the possibility of working on smartphones again, they mentioned it would most likely be in a design and licence type situation where they would design the device and have their branding on the device, but an external manufacturer would make the device for them, which is exactly what happened for their brilliant Nokia N1 tablet. It would also explain why the device in the renders looks nothing like existing Nokia devices, except maybe the Nokia N1, which was manufactured at Foxconn.

What do you think about the Nokia C1? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Weibo via TechAeris

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New leaked renders show Nokia C1 Android phone

At one time, Nokia was regarded as the gold standard for mobile phones. They were incredibly reliable and incredibly durable. Don’t believe me? Just google search Nokia memes.


Now Nokia is known for making mobile devices for the pretty lackluster Windows mobile platform. But fear not, apparently Nokia is getting back in the game. Late last year our own Jalen Benjamin reported on a blurry leaked concept render of an Android phone called the C1.

The Nokia C1

The Nokia C1 may be Nokia’s next Android smartphone in early 2015.

Nokia was quick to come out and say that it was only a concept. After all, they have a non-compete clause in their partnership with Microsoft after selling them their mobile phone division. That clause expires at the end of the year.

There is also a rumor that they’ll go the route of their Android tablet the N1, which they designed, but had another manufacturer build. Apparently there is a loophole in their contract with Microsoft. They are only forbidden from manufacturing mobile devices.

Yesterday a C1 render was leaked on a Chinese Twitter-like site.

Nokia C1

The device appears to be very thin and the body is very reminiscent of the iPhone 6 and 6+. The screen has minimal bezels and appears to be a unibody construction.

If previous rumors are to be believed then it will debut with a 5″ 720p screen, an 8mp rear facing camera, a 5mp front facing camera, 2GB RAM, and an Intel Atom processor. Of course that would put it right smack dab in the lower mid-range budget smartphone market. That is if rumors are to be believed.

There’s not much more to be gleaned at this point, but here’s to hoping that we’ll see another bullet proof Nokia phone, this time running Android.

What do you think? Do you like the render? Would you consider buying this phone? Let us know in the comments below.

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Nokia C1 renders spotted on Chinese social networking website


Photos of the rumored Nokia C1 Android smartphone have been posted to popular Chinese social networking website Weibo.

Nokia earlier launched its first Android-powered tablet, the N1, and now we’re seeing indications of a Nokia Android phone following a similar naming convention.


From the renders, it looks like the rumored C1 will have small bezels, a speaker grille at the base of the device, and it seems to sport what looks to be an extremely tiny camera on the back panel.

Past rumors have indicated the C1 to feature a 5-inch 1280 x 720 display, an Intel chipset, 2GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-megapixel front sensor.

Keep in mind that these are just rumors and nothing is official until its official. Either way, this could most certainly be a device the company needs after Microsoft bought Nokia’s Windows Phone division.

There were also rumors earlier this year saying that Nokia would make great new strides in 2016 using Android, meaning the Nokia C1 could provide the company with a lot of potential.

source: Weibo
via: G for Games

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