With the announcement of the G Watch R, there are some who purchased the original G Watch that feel slighted by it. So much so in fact that there is now a petition on Change.org asking LG to offer a free way for G Watch owners to upgrade to the G Watch R. So far the petition has 23 of the 78 signatures needed to reach the next step. The petition reads:
One of the key features to Amazon’s Prime service — besides convenient two-day shipping — is access to Amazon Instant Video and to a smaller degree the original programing that the company offers, for instance, the show Betas. For those that use the service, and watch the shows, Amazon’s about to make your viewing experience a bit more detailed. While the company did announce that it would be shooting its original series line up in 4K, that would then be streamed to Samsung’s UltraHD TVs it was unknown as to when that would happen. Until now.
Next week Sony will likely announce the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, and Xperia Z3 tablet. We have a good idea about each device, but to hype things up, Sony released a teaser video with some clues. You will notice a “3″ theme towards the beginning, which probably indicates that three devices will be announced. Towards the end, 7 mm, Cu, and H20 flash across the screen, along with the date of September 3rd. 7 mm is the obvious thickness of at least one of the devices, possibly all three. H2O is an obvious reference that all devices will be waterproof or water resistant. As to Cu, that signifies copper, but we aren’t sure what they are trying to tell us. As to the date, I think that’s self explanatory.
What do you guys think? Are you excited for what Sony will unveil? Hit the break for the short teaser video.
Ever since T-Mobile launched their Uncarrier initiative, other companies have had to think of creative ways to stay competitive. Eager to take away T-Mobile’s spot as the #1 prepaid carrier, Cricket (and its parent company AT&T) have announced that anyone who switches to their service from T-Mobile or its sister company MetroPCS will receive a $100 bill credit. In order to get the bill credit customers only need to sign up for service and port their existing phone number to the new plan. Not a bad deal at all, but is it enough to make an impact on T-Mobile’s enormous customer base? Let us know in the comments.
AT&T will be sending out updates for the HTC One M8 in the next few days to update it to KitKat 4.4.3. The update is hardly a large one, and only brings mild security updates, but it’s still nice to have the most current OS version. The update is 660MB large and is number 2.23.502.3. AT&T is receiving the update just after T-Mobile and long before Verizon, which will receive it in about three weeks.
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Google has announced plans to add a new Campus in Seoul for entrepreneurs to learn, connect, and build companies to change the world. At the new campus, entrepreneurs gain access to mentorship and training from the local startup community, other entrepreneurs, and Google teams. Google is opening new programs in its Seoul campus: Campus for Moms, CampusEDU, and Office Hours are a few. On top of all of this, Entrepreneurs will have access to exchange programs to other Campus locations.
Samsung announced the Gear S smartwatch earlier, but they also announced the Gear Circle earphones accessory. It can be paired to your smartphone via Bluetooth, allowing you to receive calls, listen to music, and make voice commands. It also features a magnetic lock, allowing you to lock the earbuds around your neck when not in use. Last but not least, it features a vibrating feature to let you know when someone is calling your or when you have received new notifications.
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.