One of the big technology trends we expect to see at CES 2015 is increased convergence between mobile devices and automobiles. Today Hyundai announced that they will be releasing the next generation of their Blue Link System on 2016 Elantra GT and Veloster models. Along with the announcement about the next generation of the system, Hyundai also announced they will be releasing a new Blue Link smartwatch app to make it even easier for car owners to interact with their vehicles.
The new smartwatch app will give users the ability to access features like door unlocking, remote starting or even access service information via their smartwatch devices. Hyundai’s executive director Barry Ratzlaff says the new features in Blue Link, Read more
Last month Huawei introduced the Honor 6 Plus, a follow-up device to the Honor 6 that was released earlier in the year. The Honor 6 Plus bumped up the screen size to a 5.5-inch display compared to the Honor 6’s 5.0-inch display. When initially released, Huawei was only making the device available in the Chinese market. Now, buyers outside of China have a chance to get the Honor 6 Plus for $399 thanks to Oppomart which is selling an unlocked version.
The $399 that you shell out for the Honor 6 Plus will get you a 16 GB version that does support 4G LTE. The main caveat is that you have to want a white phone as that is the only color that is currently available. Along with the 5.5-inch 1080p full HD screen and support for 4G LTE, Huawei gave the device an octa-core Kirin CPU running at 1.8 GHz, 3 GB of RAM, and the dual 8 MP camera setup particular to the Honor devices. Huawei also gave the device their Emotion UI on top of Android 4.4.
If you want to check out the Huawei Honor 6 Plus or even place an order, hit the source link to start the process.
According to a recent post on Reddit by a confirmed Samsung employee, the Galaxy S6 may be a surprise to us all. Read more
In a galaxy far, far away the LEGO Star Wars: the Complete Saga was released for iOS in 2013 with nary a mention for when it would see an Android release. From what we’re seeing though, that day is today. Combining the original LEGO Star Wars (episodes 1-3) and LEGO Star Wars II: the Original Trilogy, you’ll have hours upon hours of Star Wars entertainment. Of course it comes at a sizable download.
If you own a Galaxy S5 and live in either Russia or Malaysia, you may want to listen up, as Samsung has just started pushing out the much-anticipated Android 5.0 Lollipop update to all unlocked variants of the handset located in these regions.
Alcatel OneTouch has just announced a trio of affordable Android-powered PIXI smartphones it will showcase at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, between Tuesday, January 6, and Friday, January 9, 2015.
Alcatel OneTouch may be poised to catch some people off guard at CES 2015 starting next week when they reveal a new line of smartwatches. As you can see from the image above, Alcatel OneTouch has decided to go with a round watch face for their devices along with several different straps. According to Alcatel OneTouch, they were aiming for a traditional watch look and feel for the hardware, which it appears they may have achieved that goal with their new line of Watch devices. Read more
If you’re a Galaxy Note 3 owner who’s hankering for the official Android 5.0 Lollipop over-the-air update to start rolling out, you’re destined for a rather long wait as Samsung is currently focusing its attention on bringing the update to more recent devices first. However, if you can’t wait, your handset carries the model number N9005, and you want to get your hands on it early, you can now download and install a leaked beta build.
Small brick-maker LEGO is back with a new game to start 2015 off, this time bringing the universe of their BIONICLE line to Android gaming. The new LEGO BIONICLE game gives players the opportunity to play as one of six heroes who are trying to recover the lost Masks of Power and stop the rise of evil on the island of Okoto. In classic LEGO fashion, players have build their heroes before they can enter into battle and as they play, more than 100 customizable pieces can be collected to add to their BIONICLE. Read more
Since Flappy Bird’s initial release and take down from app stores, we’ve seen the incredibly frustrating game spawn tons of clones and imitators. Even Google got in on the action at one point.
Right around the release of Android Wear, a Flappy Bird clone called Flopsy Bird was created for the smartwatch platform, but it still wasn’t the real deal. Thanks to Corbin Davenport, though, you can finally get the original Flappy Bird on your wrist. Read more