2nd generation Moto 360 could launch in early 2015

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The Moto 360 has only been around for a couple of months now, and already has become the most popular Android Wear smartwatch. Still, it’s far from perfect as many have complained about internal hardware, the lack of an Always On display, and poor battery life. Of course there is also that flat tire display.

Given the early success, I think it’s a big time given that Motorola will make a successor, but the question is when will it become available? My early gut says next fall, but Lenovo VP Gleb Mishin hinted that we could see the device early next year. As far as what would be different about it, he only mentioned that the design is being modified to make it more beautiful and appear more like a clock.


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Sony giving three free films to Xperia Z3 device owners

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There is no better time for Sony to be in a giving mood. Owners of the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact can pickup three films from Sony’s Columbia Pictures. The three films are The Amazing Spider-Man 2Captain Phillips, and Ghostbusters. The freebies are region-locked unfortunately. Xperia Z3 device owners in the United States, United Kingdom, France, and Spain are eligible. The Xperia Lounge app will supply the code required to redeem the offer.

The offer vanishes on January 31, 2015. Don’t wait too long!

Via: Xperia Blog

Android 5.0 Lollipop spotted on a Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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We can expect a fair amount of Samsung devices to receive a software update to Lollipop. The latest round of devices, such as the Galaxy S 5 and Galaxy Note 4, are locked-in to get the update. Today, we are learning that the Galaxy Note 3 is en route to do so as well. A video posted by SamMobile shows Android 5.0 running on the Galaxy Note from 2013. Even with Samsung’s TouchWiz overlay, Lollipop is noticeable. The source claims that animations are smoother and blue fills in for Lollipop’s green.

Hit the break to see the video of Android 5.0 in action on a Galaxy Note 3.


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Motorola announces Motorola Keylink, a keychain for finding your phone

motorola keylinkWe knew Motorola was planning on releasing a keychain device soon, and they’ve made it official today. The Motorola Keylink is a keychain that’s designed to help you find your lost Motorola smartphone for when you just can’t seem to remember when you put it down at. The Keylink connects to your device with the Motorola Connect app, and the link actually works in reverse, too. If you can’t find your car keys, but you have your phone on you, you can just page the keylink and it’ll beep from up to 100 yards away.
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Leaked screenshots show what HTC Sense looks like with Lollipop

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Earlier today, four leaked screenshots appeared online showcasing what’s believed to be an unreleased version of HTC Sense 6.0 user interface running on Android 5.0 Lollipop. According to the source, the images were snapped on a standard One M8 primarily used for internal testing and should be pretty similar to the update the Happy Telephone Company is planning to roll out to all International variants of the handset.


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Samsung will offer a smartphone with a foldable display by next year

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Samsung might be committed to releasing a lower amount of smartphone models next year, but that isn’t going to stop innovation. We have heard about foldable and flexible displays for a while now, but all we have seen are curved displays. Samsung seems to be gearing up for the first ever smartphone with a display that can be folded in half.

According to Lee Chang-hoon of Samsung Display, they are securing  a production capacity of 30,000 to 40,000 flexible display units be the end of next year. They feel they will be the only manufacturer with that kind of capacity, but it’s still pretty low in terms of the amount of smartphones Samsung sells on a yearly basis.


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Galaxy Note 4 beats five competitors for most true-to-life color reproduction award

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Many people criticized the Note 4’s display for not changing size and assumed it to be a minor upgrade from its predecessor, but nothing could be further from the truth. Today, video diagnostic company DisplayMate issued the results for its “Display Color Accuracy Shoot-Out” study and awarded Samsung’s latest Galaxy Note the “best of the best” title.


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Android One phones to get Lollipop by the end of January

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Android One smartphones might be off to a slow start in terms of sales, but it also appears they are also off to a slow start in terms of updates. According to one of the manufacturers, Spice Mobility, the Dream Uno will receive the Lollipop update by the end of January 2015. More than likely, the Micromax A1 and the Karbonn Sparkle V will also get the update around the same time.

Since all Android One phones sport hardware specified by Google and updates come directly from them, you would think the update would be a little quicker. According to sources within Google, the update is ready, so it’s possible that it could start rolling in December. I guess only time will tell.

source: India Today