Famous Chinese clone maker unveils its own Android smartwatch, photoshops Windows Phone onto it
Nov07

Famous Chinese clone maker unveils its own Android smartwatch, photoshops Windows Phone onto it

GooPhone is best known for being one of the most prolific clone makers out there. We’re talking clones of well known mobile devices from powerful international brands. GooPhone’s clones are always lower-end than the devices they replicate, and they run some version of Android (even though for the iPhone clones it’s designed to look exactly like iOS). We’ve reported on GooPhone’s wares and antics quite a...

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Microsoft: smart watches/glasses 3-5 years away from mainstream. Google preps Glass 2&smartwatch launch
Oct29

Microsoft: smart watches/glasses 3-5 years away from mainstream. Google preps Glass 2&smartwatch launch

Microsoft has been notorious for missing some major computing trends over the last decade, then spending years and billions of dollars trying to catch up. Usually without much success. And, if wearable computing in the form of smart watches and glasses takes off in a year or two, they may do it again. Because at least some of Microsoft execs are pretty skeptical about the hype surrounding Google Glass and various smart watch efforts....

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LG is nearing a deal with Apple to supply flexible OLED displays for iWatch 2014 launch
Oct29

LG is nearing a deal with Apple to supply flexible OLED displays for iWatch 2014 launch

According to Korea Herald, LG is nearing the deal with Apple to supply flexible OLED displays for its long rumored iWatch. During earnings conference call yesterday, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook mentioned that they will soon be competing in a product categories they never competed before. Which all but confirms Apple is getting ready to release a new kind of device – a TV offering, iWatch, or both. Of which the smart watch/wearable device is...

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HTC working on smartwatch with camera for next year, new tablet too maybe
Oct22

HTC working on smartwatch with camera for next year, new tablet too maybe

If you thought that Samsung and Sony were the only companies that have recently found a love for smartwatches, well, you were wrong. Apparently HTC wants in on this game too, and it’s working on just such a device. The Taiwanese company has been going through increasingly rough seas over the past few months, with each quarter’s results worse than the one before it. Although it’s constantly reassured investors and...

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Sony Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra (with LTE) and SmartWatch 2 available in the US
Oct15

Sony Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra (with LTE) and SmartWatch 2 available in the US

Although Sony doesn’t have big plans regarding the US smartphone market, it’s been selling various handsets for some time there. Today, the company has started offering two of its newest flagship Android devices, unlocked, via its US store: the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra. The Z1 comes with HSPA+ connectivity only, and costs $649.99. The Z Ultra is offered both in HSPA+ and LTE flavors, for $649.99 and $679.99, respectively. Sporting...

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Apple will use flexible OLED displays for iWatch. Now testing 1.3”, 1.4” and 1.5” prototypes
Oct01

Apple will use flexible OLED displays for iWatch. Now testing 1.3”, 1.4” and 1.5” prototypes

Ever since WSJ report back February, there’s little doubt that Apple is working on some kind of smart watch type wearable device. There’s been a lot of iWatch rumors and speculation since then, and even some patents from Apple’s R&D labs, proving that they are indeed doing something. And here’s another set of rumors, coming from Korea this time.  According to Chosun Ilbo, Apple has decided to use flexible OLED displays for its...

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Yulong Coolpad is working on a smartwatch, too. Should launch CWatch in a few weeks
Sep18

Yulong Coolpad is working on a smartwatch, too. Should launch CWatch in a few weeks

Smart watches able to connect to your phone via Bluetooth have been around for several years now, though very few people were interested in them. But ever since the first rumor that Apple is working on a watch of its own appeared, they’ve become a really hot item. Now everyone is working on one, trying to figure out what it needs to do to become a truly needed item. Hot Chinese smartphone maker Yulong Coolpad plans to get into a...

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LG G Pad confirmed by exec. Flexible displays coming next year, smart watch and bigger phablet too
Aug21

LG G Pad confirmed by exec. Flexible displays coming next year, smart watch and bigger phablet too

Many times so far this year, LG has been rumored to be working on a new Android tablet. The Korean company has been absent from this space for a couple of years, but looks like it’s ready to get back in the game. The tablet will almost certainly be called LG G Pad, and its existence (and availability before the end of the year) has now been confirmed by one of the company’s execs. Dimitar Valev (pictured below) is...

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Huawei Ascend P6 available in the UK now. Sony SmartWatch 2 could be launched there on July 15
Jul05

Huawei Ascend P6 available in the UK now. Sony SmartWatch 2 could be launched there on July 15

Huawei’s brand new Ascend P6 smartphone is available now in the UK – and this isn’t a surprise at all, because we knew it was going to be released there in early July. You can buy the handset for less than previously reported. That’s as long as you’re getting it from Talk Talk, which is offering it for free on plans starting at £20 per month. What’s more, for a limited time Talk Talk is also throwing in a free Huawei MediaPad Lite...

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Android Key Lime Pie to be launched “this fall.” New Google Nexus Q, Android gaming console and smartwatch coming soon?
Jun28

Android Key Lime Pie to be launched “this fall.” New Google Nexus Q, Android gaming console and smartwatch coming soon?

Google is reportedly very busy with wrapping up the development of its next major iteration of Android, as well as with readying several new Android-based products. According to the WSJ, the new version of Android is known internally as “K release” – so it should be the long-rumored Key Lime Pie. It’s going to be launched “this fall”, being “better tailored to the lower-cost smartphones.” It is still unclear if Key Lime...

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