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Sep 1

ASUS ZenWatch to go on sale in October for under US$199

ASUS #ZenWatch to go on sale in October for under US$199

ASUS IFA 2014 teaserUnlike many other companies making announcements at IFA 2014, ASUS has already revealed that it will announce a smartwatch called the ZenWatch at its press event. While we don’t know all the specifics yet, company CEO Jerry Shen revealed a few more at a recent media briefing.

Shen confirmed that the ASUS ZenWatch will be powered by Android Wear, Google’s new Android extension for wearables. He…

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Sep 1

Additional Google Nexus 9 launch details revealed

Additional Google Nexus 9 launch details revealed #Nexus9

Rumoured Google Nexus 9

We found out just days ago that the HTC-built Google Nexus 9 could launch on or before October 9. Known also by a variety of codenames such as HTC T1, Volantis and Flounder, more launch information has now surfaced again courtesy of @upleaks, a relatively new leaker from China.

Predictably, the Wi-Fi variant will have a pretty broad launch. It is apparently coming to “soooooo many countries,…

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Sep 1

New images reveal Moto X+1 has power button on back

New images reveal Moto X+1 has power button on back

Rumoured Moto X+1Motorola is set to unveil a number of new devices later this week at an event in Chicago. A successor to the Moto X is expected to be among them. Whether it ends up being called the Moto X+1 or not, it has already been the topic of numerous rumours. New pictures surfaced today, giving us a good look at both the front and back and revealing new details. They also line up very well with other…

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Sep 1

Google to launch Android One in India on September 15?

Google to launch #AndroidOne in India on September 15?

Google September 15 2014 event

September is already set to be a busy month and it just got a bit busier. Following the slew of IFA 2014 press announcements coming later this week and Apple’s September 9 event, Google has now sent out press invitations for an event on September 15. Set to take place in India, the invitation reveals little about what Google has planned. One likely scenario is that it will be Android One’s…

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Concept Sunday: HTC Omni luxury Android Wear smartwatch

Concept Sunday: HTC Omni luxury Android Wear smartwatch #ConceptSunday

HTC Omni concept smartwatchHTC is widely expected to jump into the smartwatch race in September. Most players so far have aimed for a cheaper entry point in a bid to entice consumers to take the plunge as well. It’s not clear whether HTC will take the same approach but a rumour suggested it would aim for an Android Wear device sharing the same design philosophy as the HTC One (M8) including a metal frame. But what if it…

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Buyers including Microsoft circling Cyanogen?

Buyers including Microsoft circling Cyanogen?

CyanogenMod logo

CyanogenMod is not only attracting the attention of users looking to customize their Android devices these days. From its early days as a custom ROM for the HTC Dream, it has established itself as one of the most popular aftermarket Android firmwares today. Its growing success led to Cyanogen becoming a commercial company backed by venture funding to the tune of US$30 million in 2013. With some…

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Android 4.4 rolling out to Rogers and TELUS Sony Xperia M2

Android 4.4 rolling out to Rogers and TELUS Sony #XperiaM2

Sony Xperia M2

The mid-range Sony Xperia M2 was announced alongside the Xperia Z2 back at Mobile World Congress in February. Unlike its flagship sibling, the Xperia M2 came with Google Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Sony Mobile had good news this week for Rogers and TELUS owners of this device. An update to Android 4.4 KitKat is now rolling out.

https://twitter.com/SonyXperiaCA/status/505346643819245568

Along with…

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TELUS teaser promises “A new phone is coming”

TELUS teaser promises “A new phone is coming” #iPhone6

TELUS Apple iPhone 6 teaserTeaser season is in full swing. IFA 2014 is just around the corner and Apple has just sent out invitations to its next press event. TELUS is the latest to jump on the teaser bandwagon. A new promotion on their website tells us only that “A new phone is coming.” There are few phones out there that would warrant such attention but TELUS provides a few additional hints to make sure everyone knows…

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Kobo launches waterproof Kobo Aura H2O eReader

Kobo launches waterproof Kobo Aura H2O eReader

Kobo Aura H2OKobo this week unveiled its latest eReader. Billed as “the world’s first premium waterproof E Ink eReader,” it will let book readers take their ereader to the beach, the pool or the tub without fear of getting it wet. It is very similar to the Kobo Aura launched last year but adds the waterproof capabilities that many Kobo readers have been asking for.

“We are most interested in those people who…

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HTC One Wear smartwatch coming in September

HTC One Wear smartwatch coming in September

Rumoured HTC smartwatch

Rumours that HTC was getting into the smartwatch market have been around for a while now. The company itself described it as a “critical segment” and was rumoured to have shown off prototypes of three wearables in private meetings at Mobile World Congress back in February. A rumoured launch in late August has passed now but Chinese leaker @upleakstoday tweeted that a launch is nonetheless not…

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