Did Samsung and LG plan their pressers together or what? Samsung unveiled the Gear S and LG officially unveiled the G Watch R. The G Watch R differs in that it’s Android Wear and it features a full circle Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display, which utilizes 100% of the display. This is very important because the Moto 360, which has been revered by many, doesn’t.
LG says the 1.3-inch circle (320 x 320) display “produces stunning image clarity even under bright sunlight and superb clarity when viewed from any angle.” It also features a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of storage, and 410 mAh battery. It’s also IP67 certified so it can be submerged in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes with no issues.
We knew Samsung would unveil a new smartwatch at IFA, but they decided to pull the curtain a little early. The Gear S will sport 3G connectivity and a curved Super AMOLED display. Samsung feels the 3G connectivity will give consumers the “freedom to live their life on the go,” but we’re not really sure why it’s necessary.
The curved display is probably the more important feature as it’s 2-inches (360 x 480) and features a conversation view and condensed font. According to Samsung, it will fit your wrist more comfortably than a traditional non-curved smartwatch. It’s also paired with a flexible wrist strap for more comfort.
Google Glass owners now have access to Pandora Internet Radio via their wearable device. Users get access to their existing stations or they can create a new station using voice commands. However, several other controls still require the use of the touchpad, including play/pause controls, favoriting tracks and dismissing tracks. Read more
Last week Humble Bundle announced the Humble SEGA Mobile Bundle, part of an effort to offer an Android based bundle every couple weeks. That is part of Humble Bundle’s new mobile section. What is not new is the standard procedure of adding new titles to a bundle after 7-10 of release as evidenced by today’s announcement of more titles for this particular bundle.
The new titles added to this bundle include two games – Sonic CD and Super Monkey Ball 2: Sakura Edition – and a live wallpaper, Happy Sonic! Live Wallpaper. These three titles join the other titles that can be unlocked by paying more than the average price for the bundle, which was $3.88 at the time of this article.
If you want to grab this latest mobile bundle, just hit the source link.
source: Humble Bundle
Who wants a nice new wallpaper? The Galaxy Note 4 will be officially unveiled in a little less than a week, but the default wallpaper is already available for your downloading pleasure. Since the display on the Note 4 is going to be Quad HD, it’s pretty big, 2560 x 2560. The JPG version is above. Just click on it to open the full resolution version, then right click on that and click “save image as.” However, if you want the full blown PNG version, we have that download link below. Enjoy!!
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source: Sam Mobile
The latest features from the Nova Launcher beta have made their into the main application today, including a several new drawer animations and better app sorting.
While it’s not a major update, it does bring some visual flair to your homescreen, and new customization options are always welcome. Hit the break below for the change log and the link for the update. Read more
As the lawsuits between Apple and Samsung continue to slowly wind down, Samsung has prevailed in avoiding an injunction that Apple was asking for in the latest episode. Earlier this year Apple prevailed in a patent lawsuit to the tune of $120 million. The injunction request was related to that lawsuit as Apple hoped to stop Samsung from selling products that used the patents in question. Read more
Want a chance to win a brand new Moto 360? Motorola and Yo are running a contest where they’ll be giving away 20 smartwatches to users that click a link that Motorola is sending out through Yo. It’s a pretty simple contest, and all you need to do is download Yo on your phone. You can’t win if you don’t try, right?
Interestingly, the terms and conditions for the contest on Motorola’s Facebook page mention that the value of the Moto 360 is $249, which is the same price point that we’ve seen mentioned a few times. There’s a chance that the device could launch at a lower (or higher) price point, but it’s looking more and more likely that $249 is the magic number. Read more
Several media outlets overseas in Asia are already getting their hands on the new Galaxy Mega 2. The people over at DroidSans did get a Galaxy Mega 2 and were kind enough to publish a preview of the device rather quickly. The front of the Galaxy Mega 2 features a 6-inch display with 720p resolution. Flip it over and you will find a familiar faux leather back panel. The inside of this big device is a processor straight from Samsung itself. The quad-core Exynos processor here is clocked at 1.4GHz and comes with Mali-400 GPU. The person previewing the device notes it is speedy and performs well. While the camera is only 8MP, it is said to be impressive due to the built-in HDR Mode.
Today, you can use Pushbullet to reply to text messages from any computer. Prior to today, you could use this feature when using the EvolveSMS texting application. Now users of any texting app can use it in conjunction with Pushbullet.
The functionality is simple. A notification will appear on the user’s computer and the new Reply button will be ready to go. Click on it and you can type your reply. Hit Enter to send it. It “doesn’t get easier than that” as Pushbullet says.
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