The topic of whether a smartphone should have a microSD card slot or not is one that can draw some strong responses from consumers. Some are content to make do with large on-board storage provided by a device maker in favor of a more sealed, possibly more compact design. Others welcome the ability to stuff in ever larger amounts of memory to hold larger and more files and rely less on network connectivity. The latter camp may welcome the news that Western Digital is once again pushing the boundaries in the market with the announcement that they are now making available a 400GB microSD card.
In a move being replicated throughout the technology sector, Sony joins the list of manufacturers offering a “smart speaker” device. Unlike some companies who offer catchy names like Bixby or Echo/Alexa, Sony keeps things basic just going for a typical device model number of LF-S50G. Part of that may be due to Sony’s decision to deploy the Google Assistant technology on their device rather than trying to develop their own system.
After what seems like an eternity in the tech gadget world, Google’s Nest business has finally come out with a new thermostat device to join their Nest Learning Thermostat. The new Nest Thermostat E is designed to appeal to a wider audience thanks to two key changes. First, the new device is much cheaper priced at only $169 versus the original’s $249 price putting it within reach of more buyers. Second, the design is much more plain instead of the original units tech-heavy design.
At their pre-IFA 2017 press event in Berlin today, along with updates to a variety of other products, Samsung announced updates to their Gear IconX wireless ear buds. Ergonomically, Samsung says the redesigned units are lighter weight and will stay secured in a user’s ears better. More importantly, Samsung has added some software technology and made battery improvements.
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There’s a 360-degree camera on Talk Android Deals that connects to your phone’s USB-C or micro-USB port. It’s only going to be discounted for a limited time, however. So don’t wait too long and end up missing out on a high quality attachment at an unbeatable price.
Fitbit is well-known in the activity tracker market and is one of the bigger names in that space. Despite their marketing success, the company has struggled financially. To try to combat that and overcome some negative inertia from their last couple lackluster device launches, Fitbit is moving into the smartwatch space. Today the company launched the site and effectively announced the new Fitbit Ionic smartwatch which will be powered by their own Fitbit OS.
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The Galaxy Note 8 has been officially launched and pre-orders are live. I repeat, pre-orders are live. As usual, there are some accessories up for grabs when you pre-order the Galaxy Note 8, both in the US as well as for users in the UK so long as you purchase the handset between August 24th and September 24th.
Now it’s looking even more likely Google plans on going all-in on hardware. Later this year, the company could enter a new product category with Google Assistant being the backbone of the device. It’s yet another sign that Google wants to be involved in both hardware and software moving forward.
The Google Home is much more than simply being a Google Assistant device, its built-in speakers are great for listening to music from. After confirming that Android 8.0 would indeed be known as Oreo yesterday, Google has also added more music options to its Google Home device, making it easier to stream your favorite tracks to the device.
Motorola’s newest flagship smartphone, the Moto Z2 Force, is the company’s latest handset to boast compatibility with its line up of Moto Mods that add extra functionality. One such Moto Mod is the GamePad which will be available to order for $79.99 exclusively from Verizon on August 25.
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We’re heading into the final part of the summer, and you can still celebrate with a special Android figurine from Andrew Bell. His studio, Dead Zebra, has designed a limited edition Android figurine that involves one of the season’s favorite snacks.