This week we reviewed the Amazfit PACE, toured the Corning Gorilla Glass labs and speculated about what Huawei needs to do in 2017. Here’s the news of the week!

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The Google Pixel XL may be one of the best big-screened smartphones on the market. Want to win one for yourself? Of course you do! Here’s how to enter our International Giveaway.

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Does Android use more memory than iOS? Android flagship devices tend to have more memory than their iPhone equivalents. Why is that? Is it because Android uses more RAM than iOS? Gary explains!

Google Now Launcher to be removed from Google Play by end of March Google has sent an email to its software partners informing them they plan to remove the Google Now Launcher from Google Play by the end of March.

Amazfit PACE review With a built-in GPS, heart rate monitor, and a beautiful touchscreen display, is the Amazfit PACE the perfect fitness tracker/smartwatch hybrid?

Flashbacks and Forecasts: Huawei in 2017 In our Flashbacks and Forecasts series, we take a close look at one manufacturer’s performance in 2016 and make some predictions for the year ahead.

Corning Gorilla Glass labs tour: Shattering glass for perfection We recently had the chance to take a tour of the Corning Glass labs, where we got a closer look at what all goes into the process of preparing Corning glass for its use in our smartphones.

Why Nextbit joining Razer has us really excited Gaming company Razer has just acquired a majority of the shares in smartphone company Nextbit. What does this hold for the future? Let’s take a look.

AI and AR – is this the future of mobile? AI and AR are wholly different technologies in their own right, but could they work together to make our lives even more seamless? All signs point to yes.

Gary explains “force stop” and “clear cache” If you have a problem with an app you might need to do a “Force Stop” and “Clear Cache.” But why does that help? What is “Force stop” and what is a cache?

How can Chinese companies offer great specs at such low prices? Chinese smartphone OEMs sell flagship smartphones at lower prices than the likes of Samsung and Apple, but how are they managing it?

Which up-and-coming OEM has the best chance for global success? With Samsung and Apple seeing global handset market shares fall throughout 2016, we examine which OEMs look poised to take on the smartphone market’s big two.

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