The inventor of Pebble has started a campaign for a tiny Android phone

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These are all solid reasons in our opinion, but despite that, there are currently no Android flagships with a screen size under 6-inches. So, in order to get his message out, Migicovsky created smallandroidphone.com a website detailing his concerns with a petition to sign. The goal is to “gather support from the community and convince Google (ideally) or another Android manufacturer to build this phone.” In his quest for a small phone, he switched to the iPhone 13 Mini, but he’s concerned that this phone will end up disappearing soon, too.

Eric Migicovsky, the creator of the Pebble wristwatch, has embarked on a new mission: shrinking flagship Android phones. This is a side project for Migicovski, who spends most of his time working on Beeper, an Android chat software that tries to bring iMessage to Android. Migicovsky like compact phones because they fit comfortably in his pocket, are lighter, simpler to operate one-handed, and do not fall out while cycling.

Highlights

  • iPhone Minis only account for about 5 per cent of Apple’s smartphone sales, so there’s a risk that this phone will be deemed unworthy by the tech giant. Should this happen, Migicovsky thinks a small Android device, with his Beeper app for iMessage, would be a viable alternative. With such a variety of Android options on the market, it’s pretty surprising that no compact premium options are available. It will be interesting to see how this develops.

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