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Why are Android phones plastic-metal-glass boringburgers when there's a world of premium materials to play with?

Why are Android phones plastic-metal-glass boringburgers when there's a world of premium materials to play with?

I've been envious of the iPhone over the last few years for one, not-so-obvious reason: Apple makes its recent flagships out of stainless steel. Here in the land of Android, the best we can really hope for is aluminum and glass, but there's a whole wide variety of premium, super-durable, and exotic materials out there phones could use. So, why are almost all Android smartphones boring glass and plastic or aluminum slabs? I was able to speak with Kinder Liu, COO and Head of R&D at OnePlus, to find out.

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Nixon Mission now comes with stainless steel band in three colors for an extra $25/£50/€21

Nixon Mission now comes with stainless steel band in three colors for an extra $25/£50/€21

For such a small platform, there are a surprising number of different Android Wear watches on the market. Traditionally non-techy brands like Michael Kors, Diesel, and Tag Heuer all sell smartwatches powered by Google's wearable OS. Nixon is one of those brands, and now offers its Mission watch with stainless steel bands.

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[Deal Alert] Get a black Huawei Watch with stainless steel band for just $199.99 ($200 off) at Amazon and B&H

[Deal Alert] Get a black Huawei Watch with stainless steel band for just $199.99 ($200 off) at Amazon and B&H

2015's Huawei Watch is no longer the most recent smartwatch from the Chinese tech company, but in our eyes, it's still the best. Amazon and B&H are currently running a deal on the Huawei Watch in the very stealthy-looking black stainless steel finish with stainless steel link band for just $199.99, a full $200 off its MSRP.

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[Deal Alert] Black Huawei Watch with black stainless steel band is down to $199.99 open box on B&H / $219.99 new on Amazon and Best Buy ($180+ off)

[Deal Alert] Black Huawei Watch with black stainless steel band is down to $199.99 open box on B&H / $219.99 new on Amazon and Best Buy ($180+ off)

The Huawei Watch isn't new anymore, but it's still one of the best Android Wear smartwatches out there, both in looks and functionality. The black body/black stainless steel band combo is arguably one of the best that Huawei offers, but it's also been somewhat pricey. Now, though, you can pick one up for as low as $199.99.

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