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 [...]
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.
There’s a 5-inch Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphone out in the wild, one that goes by the name of Lumia 929 with Verizon’s logo up front. The Nokia Lumia 929 will be bringing on the Windows Phone 8.1 heat this upcoming season with a 5-inch AMOLED display at 1080 x 1920 pixels. Inside you’ll also find a top-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor clocked in at 2.2GHz.
Japanese mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo has announced that it won't be launching a Tizen OS smartphone as it had planned to do in the past. The Japanese carrier says that the smartphone market is growing too slowly for a third operating system. The Japanese carrier had planned to launch a Tizen-powered smartphone in March.
ZTE already dropped a bit of a teaser in terms of what can be expected during CES, however it looks like another handset has surfaced. This latest is called the ZTE Blade G LTE and judging from the pictures included in the FCC filing — this one will be heading towards AT&T.
Let me start off by saying the Scosche boomBOTTLE is a really nice speaker for cycling, or for wherever you want to carry your music.This speaker has high quality construction, great sound, durable rugged exterior, splash proof design, and it fits in most bicycle water bottle cages and cupholders.
Samsung has revealed two new smartwatches, the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, refining its original Galaxy Gear wearable and ditching Android for Tizen in the process. Revealed at MWC 2014 , the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo each have a 1.63-inch 320 x 320 Super AMOLED display and run Samsung-led Tizen on a 1GHz dualcore processor. Differentiating the two is that the Neo lacks a camera, a 2-megapixel shooter which the Gear 2 integrates into its main body, not the strap as before.
We have seen talk of the Sony Xperia Z1 Mini before, as both the Z1 F and the Z1 S. The former has been officially announced and will be available in Japan by way of NTT DoCoMo. For today though, a recently discovered FCC filing is showing the Xperia Z1 S with the codename of Anami.
This of course, is in keeping with the earlier Honami codename, which was the Xperia Z1 .
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.
Following up on our report that Apple sales in Japan are on the rise, we're now hearing word the top 10 selling smartphones in the country are all various models of the iPhone.The data comes courtesy of BCN Rankings which, according to Electronista, ranks the top 10 best-selling smartphones in the country week by week.
Since you have to use a Bluetooth connection in order to use the main features of this watch, that means your smartphone is already very close by. So just use the phone… it’s much easier and will save you $300.When the folks at Verizon asked me if I’d like to try out the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch , I had to take a minute to make my decision.
Putting an end to some of the recent rumors, and arriving just ahead of Mobile World Congress, Samsung has unveiled the next-generation Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Or more specifically, Samsung has announced the Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Gear 2 Neo. Both watches will be Tizen-powered and similar to the original model, both will be available in a variety of colors.
When you’ve got a design for a watch as ubiquitous as the Casio G-Shock on the market, you’re allowed to be late to the new technology party. This year Casio’s entry in the STB-100 comes in the form of Bluetooth 4.
Mobile services cloud company Infobip has launched Coins (pronounced Yen Coins), a virtual currency for Japanese mobile users. The online tokens are intended to help international companies break into a market that is often described as “insular” by serving as a mobile payments gateway.
In Brief is a compilation of notifications, rumors, and Android-related news tidbits which, for whatever reason, did not end up with a post of its own on AndroidGuys. These are things that we still feel are worth knowing, even if in a passing manner. Consider it a grab-bag of Android goodies. If you have something that you think is worth a mention on AndroidGuys, be sure to reach out to us via our contact page. For the sake of this article, we will use excerpts from press releases. Powerocks , a leadingmanufacturer of fashionable power banks, announced the Smart Power 5200mAh colorful, portableand light-weight power banks that charge smart phones, tablets, and other devices on the go.
Cast your mind back to the period between August and October 2012, and there was barely a whisper about a smartwatch round these parts. Pebble was funded and well underway, and we discovered a curious Google patent -- but that was pretty much it.
TOKYO — The two biggest smartphone rivals, Samsung Electronics and Apple, can each find reasons to cheer about industry sales numbers reported this week.
Samsung recorded its highest share of smartphone shipments to date in the third quarter, when it accounted for 35 percent of the total worldwide, according to Strategy Analytics , a research firm. Samsung shipped 88.