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Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch may demand Samsung phone

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch may demand Samsung phone

Samsung has spread its Galaxy Gear smartwatch in multiple versions and form-factors to developers ahead of the official launch expected on September 4 it's said, promising tight integration between timepiece and smartphone to make data consumption seamless, though may demand users opt for other Samsung hardware. The Galaxy Gear will rely on Samsung's own App Store rather than the general Google Play market, GigaOm reports, with a manager app on the phone used to install basic software to the roughly 1.1-inch OLED touchscreen smartwatch.

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iPad and iPhone refresh at Apple September 10 event says insider

iPad and iPhone refresh at Apple September 10 event says insider

Apple will unveil both new iPhones and iPads at its rumored September 10 event,  sources claim, rather than just the previously-expected iPhone 5S and its cheaper iPhone 5C sibling. The upcoming event, widely expected to be held on September 10 after Samsung and others have demonstrated their latest wares at IFA 2013 in Germany, will feature a new range of presumably iOS 7 hardware, Bloomberg's insider familiar with the arrangements claims, comprising both smartphone and tablet designs.

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Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch likely lacks bendable display in Gen.1

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch likely lacks bendable display in Gen.1

Samsung's smartwatch ambitions look more and more likely to result in a launch at IFA in early September, with new sources claiming the digital timepiece - believed to be the Samsung Galaxy Gear - will be able to make calls and access the internet. The Android-based smartwatch will be revealed at Samsung's September 4 event, two insiders tell Bloomberg, echoing reports earlier this week tipping a similar timeframe for the reveal. However, some of the other speculation around the accessory may not pan out, one source suggests.

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Samsung smartwatch designs potentially for flexible “Gear” wearable

Samsung smartwatch designs potentially for flexible “Gear” wearable

Wearables are set to be big business, and smartwatches perhaps biggest of all, so it comes as no surprise that Samsung has been doing its homework with a new flexible multi-function timepiece design. The concept filings, submitted to the Korean design office earlier this year, show a long, slender screen-centric design that can bend to fit around the wrist, with Samsung's familiar "back" and "menu" buttons from its Galaxy range of Android smartphones. There's also a filing - though no clear connection between the flexible design and the name - for a "Samsung Gear" trademark said to be for wearable technology.

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Apple’s Bob Mansfield latest “special projects” mystery shake-up

Apple’s Bob Mansfield latest “special projects” mystery shake-up

Apple has quietly reshuffled its executive team once again, with senior vice president of technologies Bob Mansfield discretely being removed from the executive profiles page, with Apple cryptically saying only that he would be instead working on "special projects". Speculation began once the missing profile was first spotted that Mansfield had been sidelined after struggling to cut Apple's dependence on Samsung, but instead it appears that the exec is being repositioned to work on another mysterious project as the firm looks to follow up the best-selling iPhone and iPad.

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Sony SmartWatch 2 hits Clove early with July launch date

Sony SmartWatch 2 hits Clove early with July launch date

It's time for Sony's second effort in the SmartWatch business, this time with a device that - once again - comes out well before any comparable efforts in wearable industry take shape. This device is appearing this week with Clove, an international web-based spot for sales of such devices, with the company suggesting they'll have the machine in-stock starting on the 15th of July. This device is also suggested - and remember, this is all preliminary - to be coming in at just 120 pounds in England.

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