Since these are the early days of Android Wear adoption, every app optimised for Android Wear counts, especially ones by big-name software companies. Therefore, Microsoft’s OneNote for Android Wear is a great, much-needed addition to the group.
We had a chance to see drawings of a keyboard folio case for the upcoming Nexus 9, but now we have real images courtesy of the NCC. The NCC is the Chinese equivalent of the FCC here in the U.S.
You can easily see that there are two different keyboard layouts being tested, so we aren’t sure which one will be the final product. It could even be something completely different from what we all know, but the design will probably be pretty close.
Google has re-released its public playlist search feature that lets you search for other users’ playlists in order to find new music that meshes with your personal tastes.
According to a LG press release, the company will now be including an extra battery and charging cradle with the purchase of a new G3.
The promotional period starts today, but only goes until Sept. 22, so you have some time to decide if you want to go in on the G3.
The free extra battery and charging cradle are valued at a total of $70, so this is a pretty solid offering from LG.
Source: PR Newswire
The Moto 360 sold out in minutes of it being first available online and has created a ton of buzz since its initial announcement.
Pretty soon, you’ll have another option for where you can pick one up.
According to an AT&T release, the carrier will be adding the device to its accessory portal on its website — customers will be able to purchase the Moto 360 as an accessory.
The release says pricing and availability will be announced at a later date, but don’t expect it to cost any more or less than what it can be gotten for now from other retailers/carriers.
Even with all the hardware news from Motorola today, the company isn’t done showing us stuff. The company not only introduced new phones and the Moto 360, but the company is working on some accessories to accentuate the new devices.
One of the accessories mentioned with the new Moto X was Motorola’s Turbo Charger. This charger provides an extremely quick battery boost to the Moto X using Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 tech which can give a device up to 8 hours of additional battery life after just 15 minutes on the charger.
Apparently, this Turbo Charger won’t come in the box with the Moto X, but Motorola has updated their accessory page on their website to detail pricing for the accessory. We don’t know when you’ll be able to buy one, but whenever they become available, it’ll run about $35. Fairly expensive for a cell phone charger, but charging up half of your device in just 15 minutes might be worth it. We’ll let know as soon as we hear any more details.
Bluetooth headsets work well in general, but they are still clunky. Well here comes Moto Hint to solve that problem. It’s so small and discreet, you almost don’t know it’s there. It fits in your ear comfortably with no bulk.
What’s even cooler is that it will work in conjunction with Moto Voice on the Moto X. So you can easily respond to texts or even find out who won that big game without whipping out your phone. Of course, you can still use it with any other smartphone sans those capabilities.
Google’s Nest Protect, the conscious in-home thermostat and smoke alarm, has released new features that will be rolling out to users starting today. One of the features is a 10-day history of use which details what has happened day-by-day and displays graphical data to help you understand what is going on in your home. The new history feature should help you identify potential sources for false alarms in order to avoid them in the future.
Android Wear is still a pretty new piece of software from Google, but it’s looking like we might see Wear version 2.0 hitting smartwatches in the middle of October. Rumors suggest that some Wear devices will start getting an OTA update on October 15th that might bring things like GPS support and Bluetooth headphone pairing capabilities, plus typical improvements and bug fixes.