The war for your wrist is on. The smartwatch market is heating up with a number of manufacturers all vying for that empty spot on your arm. To help you wade through these new (and murky) waters, we go hands-on with two heavy weights in this space: Kickstarter darling Pebble, and Samsung’s first wearable the
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Samsung is shortly set to release an update for the Galaxy Gear and companion Android app that addresses one of the smartwatch’s major oversights: a lack of rich notifications for third-party apps. The Gear is a pretty powerful piece of tech, but as we found in our hands-on, it lacks a few essential features that
Even though the Nexus 4 has not received an OTA update for Android 4.4 KitKat, Google has posted the factory images for the former flagship, in addition to the Nexus 10 and all Nexus 7′s, including WiFi and LTE versions. The WiFi Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013) began receiving an OTA update to KitKat earlier
The Samsung Galaxy Gear is a “companion” device and is currently available in Canada across major big box retailers. In an interesting move, Quebec-based regional carrier Videotron has added this smartwatch to its lineup today. The price is the same at $329.95, but if you’re purchasing the Note 3, or anyone of the future compatible
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 users recently received an update that brought additional ‘security and stability’ fixes (OS 4.3 and firmware version N900W8VLUBMJ1). We’ve received several tips today from Note 3 users on several carriers that another update has just been pushed through. This brings the device to build N900W8VLUBMJ4 and includes additional “stability improvements.” As usual, the update can
There are a lot of smartphones out there, and I’ll be the first to admit we don’t do a great job reporting on the lesser-known ones. It’s always exciting to cover a powerful flagship with an extensive feature set, but many factors, from price to size, lead people to purchase cheaper, smaller, less powerful devices.
Samsung had a very busy day today as it hosted its shareholders and financial analysts in Seoul for the first Analyst Day of the smartphone era. The company has been growing like crazy, shipping a total of 100 million Galaxy S and Note devices in 2013, and becoming the top smartphone brand in terms of
Samsung already unveiled the Galaxy Round this year, boasting a left-to-right curved display in the shell of a Galaxy Note 3. This is the first trek towards the inevitable availability of smartphones and tablets with flexible displays. At Samsung’s “Analyst Day” yesterday, the company showed a road map of when they’re projecting to release various displays.
The Samsung Galaxy Gear arrived early last month as a glorified smartphone accessory to the Note 3, a too-eager attempt to capture portions of a nascent market intent on filling the category with purpose. The Galaxy Gear is a smart watch, a companion to the phone or tablet in your pocket or bag; it tells
After a long wait, Mobilicity appears to have received stock of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in their corporate and dealer stores. The cost of the 5.7-inch smartphone is $699.99 outright, which is $50 cheaper than rival WIND Mobile’s price, but Mobilicity lacks a tab system or instalment plan to spread out the cost of