With the new Sony Ericsson XPERIA Mini Pro, Vivo promises to bring a unique combination of form and function. At first glance, the two smartphones resemble each other more than any other device on the market. The sleek metal body and smooth, slippery touch screen provide a sharp sense of quality. Like many of its predecessors, the mini Pro comes with a wide array of features. These include; Play Station Portable, MMS, Quick Panel, Google Talk, Bluetooth, Global Positioning System, USB Cable, Wireless Direct Connectivity, USB Auto Power Source, voice recording software, Omegadroid, built-in digital camera, and a high-end, five-inch widescreen LCD screen. The only thing it shares with larger-sized smartphones is a similar facial recognition system.
It seems as though Google plans to continue offering monthly security updates, which are available on both the smaller and larger versions of the devices. This is in addition to software and system updates from Google. The goal for the future of these devices could be to enter a market dominated by devices manufactured by their competition. Though this may not happen, as no company can predict the future, there are many indicators that we may soon see major changes in the way devices are sold.
With the release of the Google smartphone, it was only a matter of time before the company decided to enter the mobile world. They have already started by releasing devices in regions where they were first available to users. In the near future, we will likely see many more Google smartphones being released.
Another indicator of the future of these devices is the partnership between HTC and Samsung. This relationship has been growing in recent years. When Vivo was released, this partnership was made official. When the devices from HTC and Samsung were released, many believed that these two companies would be able to team up to release more products similar to those from Vivo.
Now, it looks like HTC will be releasing their own line of devices. Reports indicate that in the next three years, HTC will release five new devices. The report does not specify which models will be released. With the recent partnership between HTC and Samsung, it is expected that one of these devices will incorporate the Android ecosystem.
What is great about this development is that it gives us a glimpse into the future. With the collaboration between two companies, it is expected that we will see many more devices from both companies being released over the next year. These devices will likely be higher spec machines that have the ability to run on the Android ecosystem. This is good news for enthusiasts and those that need a large screen yet want to have more power in their hands.
When it comes to hardware, the partnership between Samsung and HTC has not been without its hiccups. One major problem has been the battery life of the device. Most users reported that their devices lasted for only a few hours of use. Fortunately, this issue has been resolved in the latest revisions of the device. Other issues include the display not being as bright as expected, as well as the keyboards on some of the models not being ergonomic in shape. With these hiccups, it is looking like Vivo will not be able to exceed the current market share.
In an industry that is constantly changing, it is hard to say what the industry will look like in the next three years. It is safe to say, however, that we will be seeing more Android devices come out over the next three years. While it is impossible to determine what they will look like, it is safe to say that there will be at least one major update to the current lineup of devices. When it does arrive, it will most likely be in all of the current flagships.