Now that the Galaxy Tab S is officially outed, we’ll start to see an outpouring of accessories for the device.
First up is an offering from Logitech — it’s called the Logitech Type-S, specifically made for the Tab S. It’s Bluetooth enabled, has well-spaced keys, has Android shortcuts and versatile viewing positions. The battery is pretty impressive, as it can last up to 3 months on a single charge. It’s also water-repellant.
The keyboard will go on sale later this month in the U.S., Europe and select countries in Asia for a suggested retail price of $99.99. Hit the break for the presser.
Today ARCHOS announced two new smartphones, including the ARCHOS 50c Oxygen packing a Mediatek Octa-Core processor for only £179 ($303 USD). In addition to the 1.7GHz processor, buyers also get dual-sim capability. Outside of those specs, the 50c Oxygen is more in line with the budget pricing. It packs a 5-inch IPS HD screen running at 1280 x 720 resolution with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage expandable with an additional 64GB via microSD. It also comes with an 8MP camera capable of recording 1080p video. Read more
Samsung unveiled their newest set of tablets tonight in New York City. The Galaxy Tab S comes in either 8.4-inches or 10.5-inches. It’s highlight is the Super AMOLED display which has a 2560 x 1600 resolution, but don’t forget about how thin it is. Measuring 6.6mm thick, it’s thinner than the iPad Air. It also includes SideSync 3.0 that will let you receive phone calls and texts as well as transfer files from your Galaxy S 5. Papergarden is also new. It includes a various magazines from Condé Nast, National Geographic, and Marvel that are tailored for the Tab S. They even include video. If books are more your thing, Kindle for Samsung will get you one free book each month. Quick Briefing appears to be a revamped version of the Magazine UX found on the TabPROs. You will also get some of the other familiar features like Adaptive Display, Ultra Power Saving Mode, Fingerprint Scanner, Private Mode, Knox, and Kids Mode. Finally, don’t forget about the Galaxy Gifts. The 8.4-inch version will go for $399 (WiFi-only) and the 10.5-incher will be $499 (WiFi-only). Hit the break for our hands on video.
Google has added the ability to grab events from Gmail and present them as a card in Google Now, otherwise known as ‘inferred events’. The service has been rolled out for some users, and Now pulls information from users Gmail accounts to create a card.
Users can choose whether or not they want the feature in the “everything else” section of Google Now’s settings. It’s important to note that this feature is different from Now pulling things like flight information. The service may also start pulling from other things, like Hangouts.
Source: Android Police
A new leaked document purportedly shows an LG device bearing the model number LG VK410 heading to Verizon. Based on the model number relative to other devices, it is believed this is the LG G Pad 7.0 with LTE for Verizon.
The LG G Pad 8.3 for Verizon’s LTE network bears the model number LG VK810. Meanwhile, other 7-inch versions of the LG G Pad get model numbers LG V400 for the WiFi only version and LG V410 for the AT&T LTE version.
Verizon and LG officials have not issued any statements regarding the device coming to the Verizon network. No pricing or a scheduled release date have surfaced yet.
Ever since the Moto 360 was revealed, people have been wondering how much it would cost. Well that was price was leaked today through a retailer in the UK, Mobile Fun.
The device will launch in the UK for £199.99, which converts to around $336. We don’t yet know if Motorola will bring that down in the US, but this price does seem close to what we expected it would be.
It is expected that more official details about the device and other Android Wear devices will be revealed at Google I/O in a few weeks.
Source: Mobile Fun
The Lenovo K920 has popped up a couple times in the rumor mill, but we still haven’t seen any specs on the device. Despite this, it looks like the Lenovo K920 has made an appearance a a consumer electronics show in China, even though it still hasn’t been made official.
The device looks to include a 6-inch QHD display, a Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage. The camera on the device is 16MP, and it runs Android 4.4.2 out of the box. The name itself, the K920, may not be permanent, and it might instead be called the Vibe Z2 Pro.
This evening in New York City, Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Tab S. The tablet comes with either an 8.4-inch or 10.5-inch display. Being that Samsung makes the tablet, both sizes come with a Super AMOLED display. The resolution is 2560×1600 with a 16:10 aspect ratio. The Galaxy Tab S uses Adaptive Display to make adjustments depending upon the viewing environment. And to ensure that incredible display does not drain the battery (4900 or 7900mAh), Samsung included Ultra-Power Saving Mode.
Hit the break for the full Galaxy Tab S breakdown. And you can click here for our hands on experience. Read more
Starbucks already offers WiFi access points for customers, but it looks like they’re going a step further and adding another technological convenience to their stores in the US: wireless charging mats. Duracell and Starbucks have made a joint announcement that they’ll be rolling out Duracell Powermat Spots that will be designated areas or tables where you can simply drop your (wireless charging-capable) device to juice up the battery while you wait for your coffee.
The rollout for the Powermats will start in Seattle and New York, and will gradually start hitting other stores over the year. Every store should have wireless charging stations implemented by 2015. Read more
Since Google opened up the Glass program a month ago, it’s been pretty easy to purchase the device, assuming you lived in the US and had $1500 to spend. However, it looks pretty likely that Google might end up opening up the country restrictions on Glass at I/O this year.
Rumors point to Google releasing Glass in the UK at their annual event, and it’s likely that English-speaking countries like Australia and Canada will also have a chance to buy the device, too. There are also bits of Japanese in the code of the latest Glass APK, so there’s a chance we might see it made available in Japan, too.
I/O is on June 25th this year, so we shouldn’t have to wait too much longer to see if this rumor pans out.