Casio’s Bluetooth 4.0 smartwatch plans are nearing fruition, with the first pairing of a low-power wireless watch and Android smartphone headed to Japan’s NTT DoCoMo in the next few days. The NEXT MEDIA PP N-01D offers the usual Japanese niceties, like a 4-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen, wireless charging, 8.1-megapixel camera, along with water and dust resilience, but [...]
At Google I/O 2014 Android Wear came out with a bang, appearing with three smart watches ready for release later this summer. Starting today both the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live - newly announced today - will both be made available for pre-order. The LG G Watch will be released with a 1.
Google announced LG G Watch’s availability at Google I/O today and now we have official specs of said smartwatch. It turns out LG G Watch is rather powerful considering we’re talking about a smartwatch here. It is powered by a Snapdragon 400 chip and has 512MB of RAM, which we could categorize as a low to mid-range Android smartphone.
Casio’s G-Shock Brand dove into the world of smartphone connected watches in late 2013. This is not your average smartwatch; this is a very durable Casio G-Shock with light and basic smartphone connected features. Details include alerting you by vibration and/or sound when you’re receiving a phone call, text message, email, etc. The watch comes with a companion application which can be found on the Google Play Store.Keeping track of time is the most important function of any watch. Thanks to Casio’s MobileLink, the time will auto-synchronize with your smartphone. Like other Casio G-Shock products, durability is a huge advantage.
Sony has just revealed two Xperia devices for the Japanese market. One is the Xperia Z2 Tablet that we already know about. The other is a rather mysterious Xperia ZL2, which is like the Xperia Z2 only smaller. Just as the first Xperia ZL was announced after the Xperia Z, so too this successor comes just a few months after Sony's current flagship, the Xperia Z2.
The first two Android Wear devices are being shown off this week at Google I/O 2014 and have been put on sale through Google Play. Both of them square-faced, both of them working with the first iteration of Android Wear.
2013 was the year of the smartwatch. In promise, anyway -- maybe not delivery. Of themany,manydifferent,colorfulandunusualtimepieces that would populate our blogroll, it was perhaps Samsung'sGalaxy Gearthat made the most headlines. Why? Partly because it was a new product from one of technology's biggest players, and partly because it was just so bad.
The buttons are easier to type on, the battery lasts longer, it's familiar. No, we're not talking about BlackBerry this time, but the Japanese feature phone. Glorious, folding forefather to the smartphone, and the form-factor that gave birth to gara-kei, a shorthand phrase for "Galapagos phones". It's a negative term pointing to devices that simply wouldn't survive outside of Japan.
This isn't the first time we've seen details of the smaller Panasonic Toughpad , however as of today we have a bit more in terms of a price and release date. First things first though, the Panasonic Toughpad will be available in two versions -- one with Android and one with Windows 8.1. The former will be the Toughpad FZ-X1 and the latter will be the FZ-E1.
Following its brief appearance on the German Play Store, the LG G Watch has officially gone up for pre-order. The pre-order has surfaced at the website MobileFun.com , where the smartwatch is being offered in black and white versions for $254.99 USD.
I’m bored with theSamsung Galaxy Note 2 which is the main phone thatI use when I’m not in the process of testing other phones. We’re right at the beginning of the new phone rollout season and so far Verizon Wireless has sent me the new HTC One M8 and now the Samsung Galaxy S5 Android smartphone to try.
That Samsung released a Pink edition of the Galaxy S5 comes as no shock. After all, it has done something like that before. But for some strange reason, it now felt the need to justify why it is being launched exclusively to Japan. Samsung's premise is that Japan loves pink. Maybe even love is an understatement.
To say that tech and gadget geeks are all excited about the upcoming IFA 2014 in Berlin has to be one of the understatements of the year. There are a lot of expected new devices to be launched this year and Japanese OEM Sony is no exception.
Ever since the Tsunami and Nuclear Disaster that struck Japan in 2011, the authorities have been actively carrying out mock tweet-evacuation-drills and sending alerts to citizens using modern day technology.
Rugged smartphones able to take varying levels of abuse are nothing new, but few of them are designed to survive as much as the new Impact X from Pixavi. The Impact X can, among other things, withstand explosions, making it nearly indestructible. As far as hardware goes, the Impact X features a 4.3-inch display with a modest resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, which Paxavi says can be read in direct sunlight (a necessary feature for those working outdoors). The touchscreen can be used while wearing a glove, as a bonus feature. Keeping in line with the mid-range specs is the camera, a 8-megapixel rear offering capable of recording up to 1080p via a dedicated camera button. There's an omni-directional microphone for calls, and stereo microphones for video recording. Bluetooth 4.0 is offered for pairing a headset.
I was an IT consultant for 20 years and ran my own web design and development company for an additional 3 years. I have been involved with technology from birth. OK, that maybe an exaggeration, but it sure is a long time. I'm also an avid Home Theater geek and self appointed installer for friends and relatives. My first serious modding of Smart-Phones started with my T-Mobile WING and now Android devices. I'm also a bit of a photographer, although Android has kind of taken over my life and photography has taken a back seat.
TheGalaxy Ace 4 is a touchsmaller with its4-inch WVGA display and employseither a dual-core 1.2GHz or dual-core 1GHz processor, depending on model. The faster model also sees LTE support with 1GB RAM while the slower version gets 512MB RAM and HSPA connectivity.