Samsung’s love affair with bling continues with the recently announced Gear S. The Gear S in itself isn’t affected, it’s the strap. The strap will be made completely with Crystal Fine Mesh, which is being introduced this month. Samsung feels these Swarovski cut crystals “perfectly complement the chic, curved design of the Gear S.”
I think it makes the most sense for the “Swarovski for Samsung” collection to include the Gear S since watches are more of a fashion statement than smartphones. No word on price, but I wouldn’t expect it to be cheap though. If you find it’s your thing, you will be able to find the new strap at the Samsung online store and at experience stores starting in October.
source: Samsung Tomorrow
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HTC Nexus tablet’s keyboard folio details emerge
[New Wear App] Wear App Manager handles your Android Wear apps from your phone
Google hosting event on September 15, probably to launch Android One
This past week seemed to be the appetizer for what will be the main course for the coming week. We did have some pre-announcements such as the Samsung Gear S and the first and only full circle smartwatch, the LG G Watch R. In the win some lose some category, Amazon stole Twitch from Google, but the Fire Phone is an absolute flop. Google updated an app we forgot existed, and Dropbox finally gets more competitive. It’s time to get caught up and get ready for what is sure to be a crazy and busy week in the Android world.
Motorola to release updated Skip as keychain fob
Samsung announces the Gear Circle Bluetooth earbuds
Android Wear support for WhatsApp open to everyone
Apple vs Samsung
Apple loses bid for injunction of Samsung products
Apps – New
Samsung Announces open registration for Developer Conference
Did you enter the Motorola and Yo contest to win a Moto 360? If you did, you might have thought you won the coveted watch, but ended up in disappointment.
Today at 3:00pm CST, as planned, All contest participants received a link through the Yo app. Most people thought that if you were one of the first 20 people to click the link, you won a Moto 360. The only problem was that you actually had to fill out a form in order to complete the task at hand. Actually that wasn’t the only problem. The other problem, and actually a bigger one, was that it clearly stated at the top of the form, “Yo! You won a Moto 360!” Obviously that wasn’t the case. As stated in the rules, the first 20 people to complete the form would win the almost-full circle smartwatch.
Amazon already unveiled their future drone-based delivery system a few months ago, but you didn’t think Google didn’t have something similar planned did you? It’s seems to be the perfect application for Google X Labs, and it is.
They just unveiled “Project Wing” which is exactly that. Apparently they have already conducted 30 test flights in mid August as part of the first phase. The video below shows successful deliveries to farmers in Australia.
An unknown Motorola device just past through the FCC that is likely to be either the Moto S or the Nexus X. The model name is listed as 3578, which isn’t the typical Motorola scheme. It’s usually “XT” followed by a number. So what makes us believe it’s a Moto S or a Nexus X?
LG sent us a presser last night regarding the G Watch R, but it didn’t specify any pricing. However, the German presser did. The full circle smartwatch will go for €299, which is €100 more than the G Watch.
Die LG G Watch R wird in Deutschland ab Oktober zu einem UVP von 299 Euro verfügbar sein. Auf der IFA in Berlin ist die G Watch R vom 5. Bis 10. September am LG-Stand in Halle 11.2 bereits zu bewundern.
The LG G Watch R will be available in Germany from October at a recommended retail price of 299 euros. At IFA in Berlin Until September 10 at the LG booth in Hall 11.2 already admire the G Watch R on 5.
Fans of the Wipeout TV show will be excited to learn that Activision just released the sequel to Wipeout, appropriately named Wipeout 2. This app brings 135 levels and over 150 obstacles for all your hilarious Wipeouts. You can play as 10 hilarious characters including Zombie, Pirate, and Popstar. Can you conquer Big Balls?
- COMPETE AGAINST FRIENDS: Watch your progress on the social map and leaderboards to see how you stack up against your friends.
- CRASH, BASH AND DASH THROUGH THE COURSE OF THE DAY: Try your hand at new daily courses to unlock special rewards!
- ADD FUN UPGRADES AND ABILITIES: Customize your character with performance enhancing costumes and abilities like rewind, teleport, and speed boost.
- BIG BALL WORTHY DAILY REWARDS: Receive a variety of rewards, including coins and power-ups!
Screenshots and download links after the break.