How iPhone 7 and 7 Plus stack up against the hottest Androids

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iPhone 7 is here, but is it the best smartphone?
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Now that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are official, you’re probably wondering whether you should make one of them your next smartphone.

Before making your decision, find out how they stack up against the hottest Androids — such as the Galaxy S7, and Galaxy Note 7, the new LG V20, and the affordable OnePlus 3 — right here.

Today in Apple history: The iPhone’s terrible ancestor

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The first Apple-sanctioned cellphone. It wasn't good.
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Sept7September 7, 2005: Apple teams with Motorola to release the ROKR E1, the grandfather of the iPhone and the first Apple-sanctioned cellphone to run iTunes.

Steve Jobs is very unhappy with the results, thinking that it’s a compromise to let a non-Apple designer create a phone under the Apple banner. The company doesn’t make the same mistake twice.

Google is finally making its own iPhone rival

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The official Google phone is coming.
The official Google phone is coming.
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Apple and Google are set to face-off as direct competitors in the smartphone wars later this year, according to a new report that claims the search-engine giant is finally preparing to make its own smartphone hardware.

Google has offered a “pure” Android experience for years with its lineup of Nexus phones made by the likes Motorola, LG and Huawei. However, it appears that the company is ready to tighten its control of the Android platform by going toe-to-toe with iPhone by making its own handset.