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Apple has set the standard for electronics worldwide, but the road to this wild success was filled with epic failures. It’s no secret that this giant has provided us with some of our favorite electronics. They have pioneered smartphones & given us outrageously virus proof computers. For years Apple has had the industry in a choke hold, releasing back to back classics. This steady stream of quality products has garnered them millions of loyal fans around the world.

However, being the best doesn’t make you immune from making mistakes. Like any industry champion, some of the risks they took ended in disaster. From atrocious designs to horrific technical disasters, Apple has had its fair share of pitfalls. What made them one of the top companies in the world wasn’t their successes, it was how they adapted to these failures. It goes to show that you can never be perfect, but as long as you are willing to learn from your mistakes you can achieve greatness. So take a look at our list of Apple fails to get inspired & start taking calculated risks!

3 Apple Fails We Shouldn’t Forget

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The hockey puck mouse will forever live in infamy.

Fail #1: Hockey Puck Mouse – The mouse has never been a popular feature, but this product managed to take the hate to new levels. By coming up with a new seductive design, Apple inadvertently made a huge mistake. This product’s perfectly circular design made it extremely hard to orient correctly. Unable to properly use it, customers around the world raised hell. This backlash led graphic designers to denounce this mouse as one of the worst releases by Apple.

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A 100% failure rate is pretty impressive!

Fail #2: Apple III – Launched in 1980, this product almost destroyed one of the greatest companies of all time. Since the Apple II succeeded in making Apple a household name, customers had high hopes for the Apple III. These bright eyed dreams came to an abrupt end after they brought the product home. To say that this computer was horrible is a polite understatement. It had a 100% failure rate, every single computer sold had to be repaired. The root of the problem was the lack of air vents that made it run quietly. Unfortunately, the lack of air circulation led to horrific overheating. The chips would melt out of their sockets while other chips would be melted together by burnt solders. This epic heat build up would wreak havoc on the logic board, causing irreversible damage & forcing the screen to display garbled text. What made this disaster even more ridiculous was Apple’s official solution. Apparently they instructed customers to lift the machines 3 inches off of their desks & drop them so the chips would be slammed back into their sockets. People weren’t impressed, & the only thing that saved Apple was the fact that they fixed every single machine. This cost Apple over $60 million, but they used this failure to create a better design.

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No buttons led to no sales.

Failure #3: iPod Shuffle 3rd Generation – While the first designs of the iPod Shuffle were game changers, the third version fell flat on its face. In an attempt to create a buttonless version, Apple decided to make things simple. This model only had one button, & you had to tap it in different rhythms to achieve different functions. This ended up being way too complicated for customers, & the model received mass ridicule. This is a perfect example of minimalism gone wrong.

Privacy on Android

No one wants to leak his or her privacy with their smartphone or Google mobile operating system. Here are the five steps to follow for your Privacy and peace of mind.

Step 1-Disable your location and Apps permissions

Location and Permission for Android

Go the Settings> Tap Apps > App Permissions

Disable permissions to the apps you are not comfortable with

You may get the error message as a result, but none of these options should be able to stop an app completely.

Tap Apps then pick the app you want to check. A Permissions link is available halfway down that shows which bits of your system the app is able to access.

Step 2-Disable from the Google Now App

Privacy on Android

Tap the menu button> tap Settings, >set limits on the amount of data Google is able to collect about you and your smartphone use be it your location or search history

For your data privacy  go to Accounts and  privacy and Google activity controls options. It’s possible to disable different types of activity tracking  voice searches, YouTube videos, as well as delete any activities logged in the past.

Step 3- Go out of Ads

Privacy on Android

If you choose Google from the Settings app inside Android, you get additional options for managing your privacy.

You can  tap Personal info and privacy then Your personal info to change the details that Google stores about you.

Tap Ads and there’s an option marked Opt out of interest-based ads. This means the ads you see inside Android will be less well targeted. You can reset your “advertising ID” from the same screen. Again, within these screens there are further links to the relevant privacy controls on the web inside your Google Account.

Step 4- Manage the Chrome and the web

Privacy on Android

Chrome for Android comes with its own set of privacy settings. Tap the menu button ; the three vertical dots in the app and choose Settings then Privacy to access them.

Activate the browser’s Do Not Track request option, clear out cookies and other cached data from Chrome’s memory.

Go back out to the previous screen and tap Site settings to configure permissions like location, cookies and camera access on a site-by-site basis. There’s incognito mode too, which means Chrome doesn’t keep track of your browsing but it does recognise you when you log in with your credentials

Step 5- Keep installed Apps down to a minimum

Privacy on Android

For  Android apps like Facebook they have privacy and security settings of their own. The best way is to try and keep installed apps down to a minimum if you’re worried about over-reaching data collection. Also for your Android phone a screen lock code is a must for any external snoopers.

With all these five simple to do steps you will certainly not worry about your privacy being leaked and you can just relax and enjoy your phone.

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Many people are shutting out reality to capture more Pokemon.

As Pokemon Go takes over the globe, the number of injuries & deaths continues to grow. Unfortunately, some people are too dumb to live. Even though many people are playing the game responsibly, there are still a huge amount who have completely lost touch with reality. People are crashing their cars, falling off of cliffs & getting shot while wandering into strangers’ homes. It’s hard to feel pity for them since they are making humanity as a whole look completely retarded.

This new burst of natural selection is creating some pretty epic tales. It showcases the stupidity of people who rely too heavily on their smartphones. You may laugh when reading these, but these stories aren’t intended to slander or make light of the misfortunes of others. This article was written to keep people from making the same mistakes others did out of ignorance. Even though you love Pokemon Go, you can’t forget that you are still in the real world. A simple mistake can end up turning a silly game into a nightmare. So take a look at some of the mayhem that dumb people have managed to get themselves into.

Why People Are too Dumb for Pokemon Go

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Breaking into a home for Pokemon ended this young man’s life.

Incident #1: Dying for Pokemon – If a Pokemon that you are desperately searching for is inside someone’s home what do you do? For Jerson Lopez de Leon, the answer was simple: break into their home. This genius idea ended up getting him & his little cousin Daniel Moises Picen shot when they broke into a home in Chiquimula. If you are worried about them trying to pull off this stunt again, don’t be. Jerson died on the spot from his gunshot wounds while Daniel is badly wounded in the hospital. Hopefully they ban Daniel from using smartphones until he learns to think for himself.

Incident #2: Playing With Your Next Rapist – One sex offender was arrested while playing Pokemon Go with an unsuspecting teen near the Hancock County Courthouse. According to police, Randy Zuick violated his probation for a child molestation conviction by playing with the teen. This goes to show you can never be too careful when playing with strangers. Luckily the teen was smart enough to realize that you are supposed to play Pokemon Go with clothes on.

Incident #3: Crashing into Police Cars – Baltimore police were once again surprised by the stupidity of civilians when a grown man crashed his SUV into a police car. Unfortunately for humanity, the police didn’t shoot the suspect. He will live to play more Pokemon Go & possibly run down more innocent people in his quest for glory.

Incident #4: Turning Yourself In – Since police stations now double as “gyms” in the Pokemon Go world, wanted criminals are now wandering into captivity. William Wilcox got so pumped up about Pokemon that he forgot that he had warrants & dove headfirst into custody. He was wanted for breaking & entering & was arrested before he could finish training his Pokemon. We can only speculate if his original crime was committed to get more Pokemon.

Incident #5: Getting Stuck in Trees – A New Jersey woman officially lost all dignity when she was trapped inside a tree in Eglington cemetery. Apparently, she climbed the tree in her quest to catch more Pokemon. Once she realized that she was an idiot who couldn’t fly, she called 911 & begged for help. The fire department was forced to ignore real calls for help as they dropped everything & came to her rescue. Unfortunately, she survived the incident & is currently at large searching for more Pokemon.

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How to start your phone when Android power button not working

Is your power button on Android not working don’t panic. There are few tricks with which you can start your phone again. Follow the steps below to start the phone that seems completely dead when its power button doesn’t seem doing good.

  1. Use the Phone Charger

In many cases when the phone seems dead plugging the device into a charger make it breathe again. But if this not works move on to the next step

  1. Use Volume and Home Buttons

Pressing down both volume buttons on your device for a long period can often bring up a boot menu. From there you can choose to restart your device. Your phone may use a combination of holding the volume buttons while also holding the home button, so be sure to try this as well.

  1. Call your phone to wake him up

If your phone is on but is in sleep mode then getting a call can make him active. Ask your friend or you may do so with another phone at hand and call your number.  If there is a physical home button as opposed to a touchscreen button pressing this will usually wake up an Android phone. If you have a physical camera button, this should also activate the phone.

  1. Download an app

If any of the above tricks have activated your Android, your next step really should be downloading one of several apps that you can use to turn on your phone again without the power button. Here are a few you can use:

Gravity Screen (free)

Gravity Screen App

Using the in-phone sensors to detect when you have picked up the phone this app then switches on the device. The effectiveness of the app will depend on how good the sensors in your phone are, so it may not be the best option if your phone is an old or budget model

Proximity Actions (free)

Proximity Actions App

Using the proximity sensor to trigger a certain action. While powering on the phone is not the default action for this app, you can select it in the settings.

Power Button to Volume Button (free)

Power button to volume button app

This app switches the function of your volume button to that of a power button. This app is only useful if you have a physical volume button on your Android phone.

Volume Unlock Power Button Fix

Volume unlock power button app

Yes this app is called Volume Unlock Power Button Fix. First install it in your phone. Now, open the app and grant it access to Device Administration. Granting it access is necessary otherwise, it won’t work. Open the app and turn on “Enable Volume Unlock” and “Screen Off” using the toggles on the right. If you’ve enabled both the options then you’ll be able to turn off your screen from the notification panel and turn it on by using any volume button.

In the app settings, you can also enable functions like auto start on boot and auto on/off which works by setting a time interval between which the app will work.

The above apps will help you have your phone working but for a permanent solution to your problem you can look forward for a service technician to have it fixed.  Right?

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360 Eye

Dyson has successfully created the best robotic vacuum on the market.

Vacuum giant Dyson has outdone itself by creating the best robotic vacuum on the market. The Dyson 360 Eye delivers everything you want in a robotic vacuum & more. Unfortunately quality comes at a price. This innovative design is retailing over $500 more than some of its competitors, but critics say that it’s worth it. This new model harnesses the power of Dyson’s cyclone technology to give your carpet the ultimate cleaning. Even though its been hailed as the best, you will have to do some research to see if this hefty investment is for you.

The 360 Eye is Shaking Up the Industry

360 Eye

This vacuum is the perfect sidekick.

All good things take their fair share of time to create, & the 360 Eye was no exception. Dyson embarked on this project when they hired Mike Aldred to design their first robotic vacuum in 1998. However, their strict requirements made this an extremely daunting task. They demanded that it be a vacuum cleaner first, & then a robot. This made the specifications significantly different than a robot that simply had a vacuum function. To achieve this, they had to miniaturize their patented cyclone technology & add a 360 degree camera. In the end it took Mike 18 years to create a prototype that lived up to their laundry list of expectations. But in the end it helped him build a superior product.

Using Cyclone technology on the 360 Eye proved to be a blessing & a curse. Cyclone technology provides exceptional cleaning, but it loses effectiveness in a short design. This forced Dyson to create a robotic vacuum that’s slightly taller than its competitors. The 360 Eye stands 4.72 inches tall, a serious difference from the 3.6-inch-tall Roomba 980. However, what it grew in height it lost in girth. Dyson’s vacuum clocks in at a 9-inch diameter, which makes it exceptionally narrower than the 14-inch-wide Roomba.

Even though the strong cyclone cleaning drains the battery, it quickly bounces back with fast charging. On average the 360 Eye goes 45 minutes before it returns to its charging station. Even though its competition usually lasts for 2 hours, Dyson’s short charging time makes up for it. In our tests all the robotic vacuum brands took the same amount of time to completely clean a 1,000 sq. ft. apartment.

 

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The 360 Eye is the perfect combo of quality cleaning & durability.

Where the Dyson 360 Eye truly shines is with the quality of its cleaning. It does an impeccable job of covering the corners & edges of walls that the Roomba usually misses. Its powerful double air filter & cyclone bin leaves behind far less fine grit than any other robotic vacuum. It can go an entire cleaning session with multiple recharges before you have to empty the bin. The only downside to this explosive cleaning power is the extra height needed to fit the technology. The Dyson 360 Eye’s height excludes it from being able to fit under low hanging furniture. Apart from that it does an amazing job of creating a pristine carpet.

Another advantage of the 360 Eye is its 360-degree camera. It’s constantly recording a circular video of its surroundings. This info is then used to create a map of your home, where it triangulates its location like a sailor. Dyson chose this optical sensor over laser systems to open up doors to new updates. They expect computer vision to dramatically improve in the next few years. By going with this option they are allowing people to update their cameras through simple software updates.

The 360 Eye features all the high end qualities that make Dyson the king of the industry. It gives you a superior cleaning experience with an incredibly smart robot. The only sticking point for some will be the price. At $999.99 the 360 Eye is $100 more than the Roomba 980, & $500 more than the Neato Botvac. But if you don’t have an excessive amount of low furniture the cleaning of the 360 Eye can’t be beaten. It will be exciting to see where this groundbreaking release takes Dyson. Hopefully we wont have to endure decades of suspense to see the next model.

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Pokemon Go is sweeping the globe!

Pokemon Go has taken over smartphones, as well as our common sense. Ever since its groundbreaking release on July 6th the game has taken the industry by storm. In a few weeks the game surpassed Tinder in downloads & acquired more daily users than Twitter. Now people spend more time catching Pokemon than catching up with loved ones on Facebook. It has become the salvation of Nintendo, as well as the millions of users who are finally venturing outside.

Now that people are being forced to explore, the mayhem has just begun. The thrill of capturing new Pokemons is making people push the limits. Many have crashed their cars, fallen off cliffs & gotten robbed while chasing Pokemons. But that hasn’t deterred millions of players from ignoring reality & continuing their crusade for more Poke balls.

This new mix of urban exploration & Japanese fantasy is creating some exceptional stories. The tales range from genuinely hilarious to downright terrifying. With great pleasure we have compiled 5 of the most outrageous Pokemon Go escapades. So sit back & prepare to be shocked by the ignorance of humanity.

5 of the Craziest Pokemon Go Incidents

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The distracted masses are stumbling across the globe searching for Pokemon.

Incident #1: Sex Offender Paradise – Unbeknownst to many players, they were unintentionally being lured into a nest of sex offenders. In Phoenix, the New Windsor Hotel is a shining beacon for Pokemon Go players. Unfortunately this remodeled hotel is more than just a historic landmark, it’s a halfway house for registered sex offenders. Pokemon Go players have repeatedly stumbled upon this congregation of 43 sex offenders. It’s only a matter of time before one of them catch more than a Pokemon.

Incident #2: The Perfect Robbery – Criminals are also getting in the spirit by catching Pokemon Go players. Since people are so distracted they will go anywhere to get more Pokemon, even secluded areas. A group of armed teens in Missouri used beacons to lure players into their trap. Once the clueless players arrived at the beacon, they would relieve them of their smartphones & wallets before moving on to the next victim. Fortunately the police caught them & confiscated the pistol. But its only a matter of time before more robbers tap into this lucrative market of zombie Pokemon players.

Incident #3: Dying for Attention – Just two days after its historic release, one of the players was greeted with a nasty surprise. In an effort to trap a water Pokemon, Shayla Wiggins descended down into a river. There she stumbled upon more than just a Pokemon, she found a dead body. So far the body hasn’t been identified, hopefully it wasn’t another player who forgot to swim while searching for Pokemon.

Incident #4: Church Battles Gay Pokemon – This game has become the perfect platform for LGBT activists to go toe to toe with the Westboro Baptist Church. The infamously intolerant church has become the battle ground between gay & devout Christian Pokemon players. The gay activists are trolling the church with Pokemons named “LoveIsLove”. While the church has lashed back with Pokemon of their own, vowing to deal with the “sodomite” invaders.

Incident #5: Home Sweet Home – Now that all churches have become Pokemon Gyms, the games have begun. One Massachusetts resident discovered that his home, a deconsecrated church, had became a gym. He was cued in on the action when dozens of people were aimlessly wandering in his yard.

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App updates in Android

You hear the alert in your android that your app has been updated. That is because your phone is automatically updating the apps even without your knowledge.  App updates within the Google Play Store are a fact of life for Android users. It is no harm in the updates but also no good. It takes out extra battery from your phone as the update is running in the background of your phone. Also you don’t need that app update or you use that app not so often or not interested any longer.  Or may be you like the app but it gets updated behind your back and you do not know what new features they have.

So how can you stop the updates to run automatically?  It is quite easy and you can turn them off by yourself.

Just follow a few simple steps given below and you’ll be in control of your updates in no time.

The easiest way to disable automatic app updates on your device is to use the phone’s software. This should work for both Lollipop and Marshmallow users.

The first thing to do is to open the “Play Store” app on your device.

Next you will find a box containing three parallel lines next to the search field, click on  it.

The menu should now appear. Now tap on the “Settings” option

Next tap on the option titled “auto update apps” in the “general” section.

Here, you will have a range of options. Simply choose “do not auto update apps”

App Updates

That’s it. You have done.

It is not necessary that you choose to disable the updates on your Android. It is your choice. If you but think you can do with it then atleast check the alert when your any app gets updated so that may not know you may find something useful that can even enhance your device or any utility feature.

If you have not set notifications for App updates then simply click on the “notifications” option on the “settings menu.” Making things easier is in your hands.

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This phone has enough battery life to entertain you for days on a single charge.

Blu & MediaTek have teamed up to create a smartphone that can last up to 3 days on a charge, the Energy XL. This supercharged smartphone has the capability to outperform all the competition. It’s larger than life battery allows nonstop entertainment for days on end. The Energy XL also features cutting edge speakers, huge memory & a sleek design. The best part is all these top notch specs are being offered at a price that anyone could afford. The Energy XL aims to revolutionize your perception of smartphones by impacting your battery life instead of your wallet.

Energy XL Gives Huge Bursts of Entertainment

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Treat yourself with this surprisingly affordable smartphone.

If you enjoy listening to music for hours on end, you will fall head over heals for the Energy XL. This groundbreaking smartphone packs a punch with a behemoth 5,020mAh battery. This massive addition allows for 72 hours of standard usage & over 30 days of standby. Blu has outdone themselves by putting the Motorola Droid Maxx 2’s two-day battery life to shame. The 3,630mAh battery of their competitor pales in comparisons with Blu’s epic capacity. The sheer size of this mega battery will make this phone a must have for those who need entertainment on the go.

The larger than life battery isn’t the only impressive spec, the Energy XL is packed with high-end features. The 6.0 inch full HD Super AMOLED curved display comes to life with Android 5.1 Lollipop. The combination of 1920 x 1080 resolution & 367ppi create a truly stunning display. The screen is covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to give it an extra layer of protection. The Energy XL also gives you complete peace of mind with a one touch finger print scanner, so your data stays safe. By the end of the year it’s getting upgraded to Android 6.0. The Energy XL runs with an impressive 1.3GHz Octa Core processing speed with Mali-T720 GPU.

The Energy XL is equipped with a 13MP rear camera & a 5MP selfie camera. These top notch cameras also feature a f2.0 aperture & unbeatable flash performance. You have 3GB of RAM & 63GB of internal memory to store all of your favorite data. If that isn’t enough space for your trigger happy photos & videos you can augment it up to 128GB with their MicroSD slot. Experience the latest offering of audio technology with their remarkable DTS surround sound speakers.

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The Energy XL provides a top notch smartphone at an affordable price.

Hands down one of the most seductive features of the Energy XL is its price. It’s retailing at $299, a bargain for a top notch phone that can last for days. On Amazon it’s available in gold & white, the perfect combination for a show stopping debut. The only downside of this phone is that it only works on GSM based carriers, which limits it to AT&T and T-Mobile in the US.

Blu is hoping to make a name for itself with this is an impressive release. By offering exclusive features at an extremely competitive price, this smartphone promises to entice even the most hesitant buyer. Apart from the carrier limitations this smartphone is flawless. It gives people an affordable way to experience luxury. Celebrate nearly unlimited battery life with this groundbreaking beast of a smartphone.

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Google Play

Google play Store is a kind of online store for you to buy apps and mobile products for your device.  To purchase an app obviously you need a online payment method. You must have done online purchase at the Google store. But many of us may not have done. So if you want to use Google store for payment then here find how to change and add a payment mode.

Changing and managing your Google Store payment methods is easy.

As a first step so as to modify your payment settings open  the Play Store app on your Android device.

Once the app is open, tap on the menu button seen on the upper left corner or you can also access the menu by swiping your finger from the left side of your screen to the center.

Google Play Account

From the drop down menu select “My account.”

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Then you’ll be able to see the payment method (or methods) that you’re already using, and you can also see a button that lets you add new payment methods.

Payment Method

Taping on this button will present you the options you have, including adding a credit or debit card, or enabling carrier billing.

Below the “Add payment method” button, you’ll notice a “More payment settings” button.

More Payment Settings

When you tap on that, you will be asked to re-enter your Google password in order to log in to your Wallet account.

Google Password

Payment Methods

After you log in, you’ll see your default credit card which you can edit or remove, and you have the ability to add other cards.

You can also do all these steps from a PC also, after you log in to Google Play from any browser.

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Nubia Z11

ZTE has upped the ante with their new flagship, the Nubia Z11.

ZTE is stealing the show with the release of their new flagship phone, the Nubia Z11. This new addition boasts premium specs & a sexy design. The best part is it’s available at an affordable price, with buyers being able to purchase it directly through ZTE. That means no more outrageous phone plans, just pure value. This exciting release will be simultaneously available in the U.S. & China. They are even catering to soccer fans by offering a Cristiano Ronaldo signed version! This new flagship may be just what it takes for ZTE to take the U.S. market by storm.

ZTE Nubia Z11 Plans to Takeover US Market

For those searching for a top notch smartphone at a bargain price, look no further than the Nubia Z11. This flagship smartphone offers superb looks with even more exciting features. Its all metal body is shockingly similar to the iPhone, & even shares the same circular home button. However, there are some key differences. ZTE broke the mold when they added seductive red lighting around the buttons as well as placing the fingerprint scanner on the back of the phone.

On top of this smartphone’s stunning looks, its features are equally impressive. The Nubia Z11 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor fueled by a 3,000 mAh battery. Its 5.5 inch full HD screen bursts at the seams with 1,920×1,080 pixels. The 16-megapixel rear camera teams up with the 8 megapixel front to give you incredible pictures. ZTE even catered to die hard soccer fans with a Cristiano Ronaldo signed edition of the Z11.

Nubia Z11

Soccer fans can celebrate their love for the game with this exciting new model!

Another game changing feature of the Nubia Z11 is the price. You can pick up the 4GB RAM version that’s equipped with 64GB of storage for $375. The beefed up 6GB memory & 128GB storage version will retail at comfortable $525. The best part is you don’t have to purchase it through a phone carrier, just buy it directly through ZTE. This lets customers avoid getting ensnared in outrageously high priced phone plans.

ZTE has already gotten a taste of success in the U.S. with previous models, but the Z11 aims to take the market by storm. By switching to offering high-end phones ZTE has become one of the few Chinese companies to get a foot hold in the U.S. market. They are currently the 6th biggest smartphone maker in the world, with strong sales in China & America fueling their growth. This new offering has the potential to make ZTE a household name for American customers.

It’s crystal clear that ZTE has stepped up the quality & is ready to compete with Apple & Samsung on American soil. They’re offering a flagship that’s on par with all their competitors at a bargain price. This solid game plan will undoubtedly result in more people switching over to this rebellious smartphone producer. It will be exciting to see where the Nubia Z11 leads ZTE on their quest for global recognition.

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