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Why AndroidPIT is no longer only writing about smartphones

Update: Today's topic: Imaging/Drones

Do you remember the first time you held a smartphone in the palm of your hand? What went through your head? Was it a spontaneous buy or did you put in weeks’ worth of research just to find the right one, and once you did get it, jumped for joy like a small child? And how has your life changed since? How often do you have your phone in your hand to check emails, messages, appointments and the like?

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AndroidPIT was born eight years ago. Upon its creation, the iPhone had already been around for about a year. Though many were skeptical about the success of overly expensive phones, we hit the nail on the head: these things would become the mediums with which we would communicate and interact with one another. And with the arrival of apps, what you could do with your smartphone skyrocketed. It was an exciting time in technology that directly impacted the lives of countless people. At the time, every new arrival was closely followed. The possibilities seemed endless.

Smartphones have become commodities, while other areas in technology are writing history

Now, what occurred to PCs before is now happening with smartphones. Innovations are few and far between, they are only evolving. This in itself isn’t so bad and can be perceived as a normal phenomenon. There is no longer the sense of urgency to report about every new arrival on the market. We need to look to what’s rocking the boat now. Twenty years ago technology moved into our daily lives, when PCs became a normalized tool. Now, I am certain that the next thirty years will be the most life-changing.

We will grant other technologies our full attention for an entire day

MWC will officially start on Monday, though press conferences from the biggest names have already gone under way on Saturday and Sunday. We’ll see a lot more than we have seen in the past, and report about it. We’re going to be concentrating on four themes: Internet of Things (IoT), Wearables and Fitness, Imaging and Drones and finally Virtual and Augmented Reality. These will be our “Topic Days”, the schedule for which you can find below. Starting on Tuesday, we’ll be (almost) exclusively providing you with information on the respective themes.

Topic Days Overview:

Tuesday, February 28 Smart Home/Internet of Things (IoT)
Wednesday, March 1 Wearables/Fitness
Thursday, March 2 Imaging/Drones
Friday, March 3 Virtual & Augmented Reality

Don’t worry though, this doesn’t mean that we won’t cover Android anymore. We simply want to broaden our scope to follow the times and cover other topics that deserve our attention, as they are changing our lives now and will continue to do so in the future.

Now, we need something from you, the readers: in the next week, give us your feedback about what you think about our new themes. Do you think AndroidPIT is moving in the right direction?

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  • Beware. Don't turn into another messy tech blog with information overload.

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  • I'd like to see an article on Android emulators for PCs.

  • Adammm 5 months ago Link to comment

    I want update my phone to now

  • Android must become more and more widely in the future, and must have many industry will involve it!

  • CJ Brown 5 months ago Link to comment

    I think it's important to understand that as an OS? Android is used within more than just Smartphones .... it's used in Tablets, TV's, Automobiles, Chromebooks, etc .... so I welcome embracing the coverage of "all relevant technology" 👍

  • Naresh 5 months ago Link to comment

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  • I can recall the first time I encountered Android devices, I was watching one of those sell-a-vision channels and wondered even as they was explaining about it, 'Yeah, but what does it do' because they detailed it but not from a user's perspective.
    Anyway, I purchased one and it nearly was the last time it was that bad, connection to the WiFi took hours, then the screen was so unresponsive I nearly threw the thing through the window, it wasn't the cheap not heard of before brand name either, rather it was pretty pricy and by Dell.
    I decided to persevere and purchased a Sony and learnt from there, I still have the Sony Xperia Z and still in use today, I recently purchased the Sony Xperia Z5 premium and compared the two side by side, and until holding them both hadn't actually realised how far this technology has come in such a relatively short time.
    This tech has made my quality of life exponentially better after a road vehicle accident changed everything, communication and information has been invaluable, and value it everyday not ever taking it for granted, the way's in which this form and many upcoming forms of technology are making lives better, in so many way's can't be underestimated, and am personally glad you choose to expand upon smartphone's as the evolving technology begins to slow down, is a smart move (forgive the pun) on your behalf.
    On kickstarter there is a new device, just like the 'Ten's' pain relief device, however is mobile, giving a direct electronic signature to the nervous-system interfering with the pain signal, giving pain relief while out and about so making a person function daily with some sort of normality. There is such a wide array of categories in expanding technology which while may be of interest to a far larger audience, is also a good read.
    In my opinion the Android platform offers much more than just a lifestyle choice which Apple definitely has become, and can be witnessed with having to make every device as thin as possible to the detriment of it's own user base, and functionality of their products. Apple removes the headphone jack so every other brand will follow we are told, maybe years ago that was the case but nobody is following that daft idea as Apple's leadership in the field is becoming less relevant year on year.
    Android is so user friendly the amount of peripheral's you can attach wired or wireless seems endless, and makes life so much easier way beyond any of us could of imagined just a decade ago, no wonder it has a market share of on 87% on mobile devices worldwide, and deservedly so.

  • Thts the smart movie keep me informed about all the techy stuff out there cause I need to know, just bought my new gear s3 and not much about it at all but let me tell you it's sweet so sweet it's now my next new best must have next to my gs7e. It's one of those things u did not want to have but when u do get it it's great and not that I have it synced with my phone it's off the hook plus it's a watch. But to the point yes phones are grt but it's all about information we as consumers need advice and when I do need advice u guys and girls keep me updated thank you all keep it going. And by the way not only advice but you helped me transition from Apple to android all with your articles that my friends was how my love for android was easy for me thanks !

  • Andria D. 5 months ago Link to comment

    Absolutely! One of my foremost considerations when we search out a competitive security system for our home this year when our current monitoring contract expires is the ability to control not just my home's security via smartphone, but the thermostat, and perhaps other aspects as well -- so it's necessary to know as much as I can possibly learn about the "IoT".

    I'm a newcomer to mobile phones, getting my first one just last year, but I'm a complete convert -- the simple ability to check my email when I'm not at home is wonderful! Kindle storing an entire library for me in the cloud, which I can access anywhere, anytime, from a portable, convenient device -- beyond wonderful!

    AndroidPit has helped me learn an amazing amount about mobile technology in a very short time, so please, continue!

  • joost 5 months ago Link to comment

    Okay, one more week, I'll give Android PIT one more week. But I already was looking for a better source for my Android related things. Since some time now the daily newsletter was "only" about New or upcoming phones, too much to my liking.I don't buy a new phone every day. But I'm not going to buy a drone either, so i am in doubt wether the new Android PIT could fulfill my Android news wishes...
    Benefit of the doubt, one more week.. We'll see.

    • Loie Favre
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      5 months ago Link to comment

      Hey Joost, with the MWC, we've been concentrating a lot on upcoming phones, which should not be as intense in the coming days, seeing as we are also covering the other mentioned topics. That being said, can you tell me what you actually like to read about? That would be of great help to us so that we meet our readers needs :) Thanks!

      • joost 5 months ago Link to comment

        for instance.. for month on end there was talking about which phone gets which update. and me with my oneplusX checked the newsletter daily for a possible update to MM. turns out the update is already available since aug/sept last year.
        new and upcoming apps... i like to read about them but there was none in january.. and the update in feb was marginal.
        I liked the article with tips and tricks on nova launcher!
        I wouldn't mind reading more in depth articles on different android related subjects, ie security, or design, or protection ( just some thoughts)
        i wouldn't mind reading about what to do if you lost your password for MEGA .. (try that one!)
        I like the polls
        I like the comparison of several apps (like calendar apps or launcher apps, or cloud-storage apps or torch-apps or whatever.
        there must be some fun things about android too (ie how android saved my life, how android brought me the love of my live, how android is used to stop trump, again.. just some thoughts) or cartoons.
        main thing for me is that the Android pit has lost contact with what is actually there already, the users the excisting phones and apps, and is focusing to much on what MIGHT be coming up.
        again just some thoughts from me on a monday morning. ask me again on a sunday morning and you might get another list :-)

      • Brittany McGhee
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        5 months ago Link to comment

        Thanks for all of your suggestions! We appreciate your input!

      • I myself would like to see articles about things like rooting and other fun stuff, that is written in simple english for us non tecno nerds. And I agree with everything in Joost's list.

    • Jon Jj 5 months ago Link to comment

      Joost,

      when you find some good newsletters about using and living with Android, technical or not, please post the details here.

      Thanks.

  • Dean L. 5 months ago Link to comment

    Totally agree with Mark and Francesco. Tech is advancing beyond the smartphone as is Android. And a lot of the new tech either adds to the smartphone experience or does what a smartphone can't do as well. So yes I believe AndroidPit is moving in the right direction by covering tech whether it's apps, smartphones, wearables, or other new technology.
    Bravo! It's this type of growth that will keep me as a reader. Thanks.

    • Loie Favre
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      5 months ago Link to comment

      Thanks for your bravo Dean. We will do our very best to get you the goods on all new tech advancements that will effect our lives today and in the future.

  • Mark
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    5 months ago Link to comment

    You need to be writing about more than just cell phones, with a name like AndroidPit. Android is a lot bigger that just cell phones. If your name was SmartphonePit that would be a different story.

    • Loie Favre
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      5 months ago Link to comment

      Totally true Mark. Our scope has been Android and smartphone-centered until now, but now we've got our feelers out in many different areas now, VR, AI, IoT....it's a very exciting time for tech.

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