This week an FCC listing for a smaller Samsung Gear device appears to fit in well with the possibility of an Android Wear device for the near future. While Samsung has worked with smart watches before - with the Galaxy Gear, the Gear 2, and the Gear Fit - this would be the company’s launch in with the rest of the Android Wear devices this late Summer.
Speculation, rumor, innuendo — the days and weeks leading up to Google I/O have it all. The long-anticipated, heavily rumored Nexus 8 is once again building steam, as are changes for Google TV (or maybe Android TV). It’s easy to dismiss these as simple rumors, but are they? Maybe this time, Google let info slip a little early.
Apple has reportedly tried to bolster its "iWatch" wearable team with Swiss watchmakers, with the chief of at least one well-known brand accusing the Cupertino firm of trying to poach its talent. The drive for engineers and other experts in wearable tech has already seen Apple add sleep researchers to its iWatch project, but supposedly saw its efforts to recruit staff from Hublot rebuffed.
If the intent is to completely destroy your new HTC One (M8), then you need to have a look at the video below. If you want to really know – what not to do – then again, watch the video. Basically, you get a lowdown on how your keys, a butcher knife, a pocketknife and a hammer affect the device.
The new HTC One (M8) needs to succeed, and HTC is taking no chances. As well as an even sleeker design, innovative Duo camera, and clever software enhancements, HTC is drastically cutting the waiting time, putting the new One up for sale from today across all four major US carriers as well as in select international markets. It's clear HTC has learned from its mistakes with the original One, but does the new One M8 deliver enough to give the company the edge this time around? Read on for the full SlashGear review.
LG has revealed a second image of the LG G Watch, the company's first Android Wear smartwatch, and giving a clearer view of the upcoming wearable. The Korean company is one of several - also including Samsung, HTC, ASUS, and Motorola - to pledge support for Android Wear, Google's attempt to fettle Android for the wrist, and one of only two companies to show off their upcoming hardware, though the first glimpse LG gave was relatively clandestine.
Android Wear aims to bring a Google revolution to wearables, and among them a variety of hardware partners are already lined up: Samsung, HTC, LG, ASUS, Motorola, and more. Among those, LG and Motorola have both already announced their upcoming entrants into the Android Wear market with two smartwatches: an LG G Watch and Moto 360 smartwatch.
Google is targeting a March release for its own smartwatch, a Bluetooth LE wearable designed to work alongside an Android smartphone, though insiders on the project are reportedly pessimistic that the current timescale is realistic. Google has already pared back on the complexity of the design it's said, switching from a metal strap to a plastic one, but even so there's a strong possibility that the ship date could slip to June 2014 or see Google launch the gadget with even fewer features than initially intended.
This morning we’re about to head to Mobile World Congress 2014, but not before we grab a bunch of pre-show news blasts, of course. First we’re having a peek at some leaked images of the HTC Desire 8, a smartphone that’s certainly pre-cursor to the next HTC One. You’ll also want to have a peek at Jolla’s Sailfish OS before it launches globally - especially in Android launcher form.