Fall has not been a pleasant time of year in 2016 for smartwatch fans who were hoping for an update to their existing Android Wear devices or who might be interested in what Google has to offer. First, several of Google’s large partners who produce smartwatches – companies like LG, Huawei and Lenovo – all announced they were stopping plans to release any new devices for the balance of 2016. Then at the end of September, upon the release of beta 3 of Android Wear 2.0, Google announced the public rollout would be delayed until 2017. Thanks to a tip from Evan Blass, things may finally being turning around to a more positive note. Read more
After replacement Galaxy Note 7 devices began exploding, Samsung ordered that carriers and retailers worldwide stop selling and exchanging out original Galaxy Note 7 units for a replacement. Now, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has officially announced a second recall that encompasses original and replacement units.
Join us after the break for the official CPSC statement.
Time is getting short in 2016 for any manufacturers that still want to introduce a new smartphone to their lineups. One company planning to release a phone late in the year is Huawei which is slated to reveal their new Mate 9 at an event in Munich, Germany on November 3rd. New renders of the Mate 9 and some insider information suggest two versions of the Mate 9 will be announced with one of them getting a curved edge display similar to what Samsung has been doing with some of their devices. Read more
If you’ve been wanting to get into the fitness watch game, but don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on what is perceived to be a “good one,” you might want to check out the Echo Fit from Magellan over on Talk Android Deals. With a battery that can last up to 3 months and being compatible with plenty of older Android versions, this one is hard to pass up.
When a software update is pushed out to your phone or tablet, you likely aren’t going to see it for at least another week or two. Most companies issue software updates in waves to ensure quality for everyone. But you can always speed that process up by manually checking for the latest software update.
It appears, at least in Australia, the Google Pixel is shipping out earlier than expected.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is dead, but getting a return or exchange for a device has been a little scarce. But now, Samsung made an official statement saying that the voluntary recall now encompasses both original and replacement devices bough before or after September 15.
Hit the break for details.
If your company has long been associated with one thing and you’re no longer focusing on that business, it’s smart idea to reinvent your brand. So that’s why Pandora is rebranding itself with a vibrant and bold color scheme.
Samsung is asking everyone to return their now defunct Galaxy Note 7 phones, but what is Samsung planning on doing with the massive number of phones they’re about to get back? They manufactured over 2 million devices, which have to go somewhere. Unfortunately, the company isn’t planning on repairing or refurbishing any of the phones. Read more
It’s been a couple of weeks since our last giveaway, but we’re heading into a very giving time of the year and want our readers to know we’re always thinking of them. So here we are, back again with a new giveaway.
This giveaway’s prize is the Ugreen Wireless Charging Pad, a sleek wireless alternative to charging compatible with all devices that support the Qi standard.