- Nov 30, 2015
So, CES. Now that the dust has settled — it mostly we kept down by a rainy week in the desert anyway — I'm trying to think about what stood out, at least from an Android point of view.
There wasn't really any single Android product that did it for me. I reviewed the Huawei Mate 8, which is an impressive piece of hardware coupled with a user interface that still is in dire need of fixing, at least where Google Play apps and services are concerned. Huawei's actually got a lot of good stuff baked in there — things you'd expect on any other phone — but it just gets overshadowed by the things that are broken, or the annoying additions that get in the way. Nobody needs to be reminded every 2 minutes that the apps they're using are, in fact, using the battery.
The Honor 5X, meanwhile, is an interesting little $199 phone.