LG’s latest entry into the smartwatch market will be the Watch Style and a slightly more technically advanced Watch Sport. The Sport variant is still a bit foggy, but some new key leaks have shed some light on the Watch Style.
As we get closer to MWC in Barcelona next month the leaks are appearing with increasing frequency. Today it’s the turn of Lenovo‘s Moto G5 to get the treatment, with specifications of the Moto G4‘s successor being laid bare. Join us after the break for more details.
It’s that time of the year when we’re all eagerly waiting for some new details (or an announcement) to come from Samsung about that year’s Galaxy S flagship, but this year we got a pretty exciting surprise that dropped a couple months ahead of launch. We’ve already seen leaks about specs and details, but now we have an actual image of the Galaxy S8 in the flesh.
Depending on the model, Google’s Pixel phones are some of the toughest devices for buyers to get their hands on at the moment. Even with that high demand and long waits, work is certainly underway on the next version which should be launched later this year. Sources are indicating Google is indeed working on both a Pixel 2 set of devices as well as possible budget versions meant to expand the portfolio and these new devices will see improvements in several areas.
Two years ago, Huawei launched its first smartwatch. The Huawei Watch became one of the world’s best smartwatches because of its gorgeous design, admirable battery life, and brilliant software. It turned out being a product that accomplished almost everything you expect from a device in its class. That’s exactly why a successor wasn’t introduced in 2016. The original remained formidable for over a year.
The next logical step for Google is releasing smartwatches. There are phones, virtual reality headsets, and home-based digital assistants stamped with the company’s logo. Millions of people have purchased these products. They trust Google to produce hardware and software made for each other. Still, despite Android Wear being around since 2014, Google has stayed far away from directing a partner to design smartwatches.
Everything is going to change next month. Google is working with LG to offer two smartwatches in 2017 — the Watch Sport and Watch Style. Today, we’re getting our first look at both of them.
We’re only a few weeks away from getting an official announcement on the LG G6, and the closer we get, the more rumors and leaks we get. This new report is a bit of a different one, though. If it’s anything to go off, it appears that the LG G6 will be the first non-Google device with Google Assistant on-board.
New images of a case believed to be for the Samsung Galaxy S8 have surfaced and they appear to show a fourth physical button will be present on the device. The question then is what that button may be used for with some sources suggesting Samsung will use it as a trigger for their own assistant technology called Bixby. Presumably that would be used at times when voice control is not possible or desired. The images show this fourth button on the right hand edge of the device opposite the left hand edge that appears to hold the typical configuration of power button and volume rocker buttons.
Nokia never really recovered from siding with Windows Phone over Android a few years ago, and they’ve only recently switched operating systems to try and come back into the mainstream market. Well, sort of; what’s actually happening is that HMD Global is partnering with Nokia to use Nokia’s brand name on some Android smartphones. Close enough.
Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is easily one of the most anticipated smartphones for 2017 and the rumors and leaks keep flooding in. The latest comes courtesy of the Twitter user @dfordesign and shows what could very well be tempered glass screen protectors for the Galaxy S8, giving us our best glimpse yet of the possible design.
OPPO is believed to have a new smartphone coming this year that will mark a return to the flagship segment of the market for the manufacturer. The new OPPO Find 9 also appears to continue a trend we are starting to see of manufacturers releasing bezel-less devices based on a leaked image that has surfaced. Along with information about the hardware to be included in two variants of the OPPO Find 9, tipsters also discovered OPPO may be making a change to the operating system they use on their devices.