Happy Sunday fellow Buffaloer and thanks for stopping by. However you came across this, I appreciate it. Editor's Desk series aren't new as the concept has been around for years as a way to connect more personally with the team behind a publication, and it's exciting to finally kick it off here at TechnoBuffalo.
What a year it's been; It's exactly six months since TechnoBuffalo joined the Mobile Nations (MoNa) family and it's been a wild six months at that. I remember when I first got involved in the planning of what TechnoBuffalo at MoNa would actually look like, and the feeling of joy I had then, has only intensified.
During this time, we've changed so much, including an incredible job by our tech team to revamp the entire site and change the CMS. At the same time, we're continually growing the team and investing in more of everything; from how-to's and guides to the latest news and hottest reviews, we plan to do much more across more categories.
While we've been busy, the tech world has become more intensified than ever. There was a time when you could take a break before the middle of the year, but this year has been the busiest ever. February bought us the Galaxy Fold and Mate X, and it's funny when you think back to then considering the few months that followed for those handsets.
The Galaxy Fold was semi-released – it went up for pre-order but was pulled before it went on general sale after some issues arose – and we may never see it go on sale, while the Mate X may be rendered DOA thanks to the ongoing U.S.-China trade war.
That particularly disappoints me as the Huawei P30 Pro is my absolute favorite phone right now. There's been a lot of great phones released this year – the Galaxy S10 is the best all-round smartphone right now and the OnePlus 7 Pro has the best display on any phone – but the P30 Pro has the best camera, and after using it to capture my sister's wedding last weekend, it's never leaving my pocket. Even with the small crack.
May took us to Google I/O where Google announced some new features coming to Android Q, the new Nest Hub Max smart display and of course, our best budget Android phone right now – the Pixel 3a and 3a XL. May also bought us the OnePlus 7 Pro, which has an incredible display even if the camera does somewhat disappoint, especially after coming from the P30 Pro.
Talking of cameras, we're lining up something special for you. We still have a smartphone camera comparison page but we're going to launch a whole new set of pictures for it. Expect to see three of the latest phone cameras compared, and a new set every 2-4 weeks! We also have a whole bunch of independent camera comparisons coming your way so stay tuned!
Alongside this, we'll be covering everything that happens in the world of tech and beyond. 5G is going to be an exciting race to the finish in the US and the UK, with the latter likely to achieve a meaningful 5G network by the end of the year. We'll also see whether the Galaxy Fold will successfully (re?)launch, as well as what the future holds for Huawei.
This past week also bought us WWDC, including the new iPadOS – which is going to revolutionize my life – and the beginning steps of the Apple Watch going standalone. When that happens fully – probably a year or two from now – Apple will own the wearables market as the Apple Watch is miles ahead of anything else. Samsung will also have two Galaxy Note 10 models for us, and Huawei's new Mate flagship will likely have a great camera, although it may not run Google Apps.
Back to TechnoBuffalo and whatever happens in the world of tech, you can expect one thing from us: more news, more videos, smarter analysis, better reviews and the most detailed buying guides you'll find anywhere. Strap yourselves in, it's going to be a great ride!
Until next week, enjoy the rest of your weekend!