LG G Watch will be available in June for €199
Apr29

LG G Watch will be available in June for €199

LG’s first smartwatch will use Android Wear, Google’s new software platform for wearables. The Korean company has been teasing the G Watch here and there for a few weeks now, but so far there was no information (not even leaks) about when to expect it in stores or how much it would cost. That changes now, though. LG’s arm in France confirmed to Les Numeriques that the G Watch will become available in June for €199....

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High-end Tizen smartphone from Samsung out by the end of June, Android-based smartwatch in the works
Apr16

High-end Tizen smartphone from Samsung out by the end of June, Android-based smartwatch in the works

Samsung’s oft-delayed first Tizen smartphone could actually be headed for a release this year. Sure, that’s not very believable, given the company’s track record on the matter and how many times we have so far heard that this mythical Tizen beast was just around the corner, but this time it might just be. No, really. This time it’s real. Or at least that’s what a Samsung executive told Reuters. The South...

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Specs leaked for LG-made Google Nexus smartwatch
Mar13

Specs leaked for LG-made Google Nexus smartwatch

Smartwatches seem to be all the rage these days, despite the fact that not many people are buying them. Maybe that will change in the future, though, especially since more and more smartphone makers are turning their attention to this nascent product category. These companies are, of course, desperately looking for the next growth area to keep profits coming even after smartphones themselves become commodities and the smartphone...

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Moto X follow-up coming in late summer, smartwatch later. Moto G is its best selling smartphone ever
Feb26

Moto X follow-up coming in late summer, smartwatch later. Moto G is its best selling smartphone ever

The Moto X has been highly praised for being able to marry hardware and software in an interesting way, but the handset is getting more and more long in the tooth with every day that goes by. So naturally, you may wonder when or if to expect a successor for the Moto X? According to Motorola itself, the follow-up should be on the market in late summer. This might, however, be a launch once again limited to just the US – keep that...

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Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo smartwatches announced running Tizen, not Android
Feb23

Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo smartwatches announced running Tizen, not Android

Ignoring all costs in terms of disappointing early adopters of the original Galaxy Gear smartwatch, Samsung has already announced not one, but two successors for that device – essentially obsoleting it six months after it became official. Interestingly, the Korean company couldn’t wait until its big press event and unveiled the new Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo today, 24 hours before MWC is set to start. Perhaps that means that...

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Huawei is working on 7″ MediaPad X1 tablet, plans on unveiling smartwatch at MWC
Feb10

Huawei is working on 7″ MediaPad X1 tablet, plans on unveiling smartwatch at MWC

Huawei is apparently prepping a new 7-inch tablet to add to its portfolio. It’s called the MediaPad X1, and you can see it below in some leaked renders that portray it from all angles. Luckily, we also have its specs to speak of, so here goes. The MediaPad X1 will come with a 7-inch 1,920×1,200 IPS touchscreen, a 5 MP rear camera, a 1.3 MP front camera, a 1.6 GHz quad-core HiSilicon Kirin 910 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 3G...

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LG patents flexible capacitive stylus that wraps around your arm, behaves like a smartwatch
Feb06

LG patents flexible capacitive stylus that wraps around your arm, behaves like a smartwatch

A new patent application from LG has surfaced today courtesy of the USPTO. In it, the Korean company describes a very interesting thing that’s basically a flexible capacitive stylus that can be worn on your arm like a watch – and can behave like a smartwatch too. This could be a very remarkable evolution of the Life Band Touch activity tracker wristband from LG that should become available in the coming weeks. Or it may...

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TCL’s Alcatel Idol X+ to be announced alongside a smartwatch and a smart bracelet?
Nov29

TCL’s Alcatel Idol X+ to be announced alongside a smartwatch and a smart bracelet?

TCL, the Chinese company that makes Alcatel smartphones and tablets, is getting ready to launch a handset powered by MediaTek’s new eight-core MT6592 processor. Apparently called Alcatel Idol X+, the new smartphone will be released as the successor to the Alcatel Idol X unveiled at the beginning of 2013. Chinese website MTKSJ seemingly has a teaser image for the upcoming Idol X+ announcement. The image reads “1 + 1 > 2?”, showing a...

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12.9″ iPad coming in the second half of 2014, rumor has it. iWatch mass production now set for Q2
Nov25

12.9″ iPad coming in the second half of 2014, rumor has it. iWatch mass production now set for Q2

A bigger iPad is coming next year. At least that’s what the rumor mill has been saying for many months now. Apple will go to 12.9 inches for this iPad’s screen size, and the device may or may not be called iPad Maxi (or iPad Max). So far we’ve heard that it was in testing at Quanta Computer, a well known ODM, and that screens for it are already in production at a Korean company (which is probably LG). Until now...

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ZTE to launch smartwatches and Windows Phone handsets in 2014
Nov18

ZTE to launch smartwatches and Windows Phone handsets in 2014

It looks like most companies involved in the smartphone business will release a smartwatch eventually. Sony and Samsung are selling smartwatches as we speak. LG has tried its luck in 2009 with the GD910, and will do it again next year. Apple, Google, Microsoft and HTC are likely to introduce smartwatches in 2014, too. Now, China’s ZTE has also announced that it plans to launch not one, but several smartwatches. According to...

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