In the world of fitness trackers, the names Apple and Samsung mean nothing, with the fitness band market being dominated by Fitbit and Jawbone. On Wednesday earlier this week, Jawbone just unveiled the latest in its fitness tracking bands, the Up3 wristband as well as the Up Move.
The two trackers can supposedly track heart-rates, sleep cycles, calorie intake, as well as the temparature of your skin. The only difference between the two are the prices.
The Jawbone Up 3 will launch later this year and will be priced at $179.99. Unlike its predecessor, the Up 2, the new tracker will feature three different sensors for tracking your health instead of just one. Most other fitness trackers only feature one accelerometer to count steps and calculate calories burned but the Up 3 goes beyond that. more >>
The Apple Watch was unveiled in early September, with details on its features, variations, as well as a release date of early 2015. Apple CEO Tim Cook had mentioned that the upcoming watch would start selling at around $349 but proceeded no further than that.
The upcoming smartwatch is to have several variations, including an 18k gold and 18k rose gold version. While there are reports that the stainless steel model will cost $500, the gold versions will be priced at around $5,000. Additionally, there are rumors that Apple will be launching the watch during Valentine's Day.
Earlier this week Angela Ahrendts, Apple's senior vice president of retail and online stores elaborated on the watch's launch date. more >>
The holiday season is fast approaching, and many people are on the lookout for the best gadgets to give to their loved ones or as a treat for themselves. Here, we pit the Nokia Lumia 920 against the Nexus 6.
Design: Nokia has always had a good eye when it comes to design, and the Lumia 920 is no exception. The whole phone is made out of polycarbonate plastic, and set on top of it is a slightly curved screen. It weighs 185 grams and has a 4.5 inch screen with a resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels, and is available in black, grey, red, white and yellow.
Meanwhile, the soon-to-be-released Nexus 6 will be available in black and white, and it has an impressive display at 5.9 inches and weighs 184 grams. The front is covered in Corning's Gorilla Glass 3, making this a very strong and scratch-resistant device, and has a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. more >>
Google announced the release of their latest mobile software, Android Lollipop, Monday and has been rolling out the update to its Nexus phone line, notably the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10. However, it seems that the OS has hit a snag with the other Nexus devices and users are reporting issues of increased battery drain.
The drain is apparently caused by a Wi-Fi bug as reported by users. The problem was discussed over at the official Android Developer Forum, where the thread is now over 800 posts long. Android Senior Developer Trevor Johns joined in on the forum and confirmed the presence of the bug.
"Android Engineering is aware of an issue affecting Nexus 5 users running Android 5.0 which causes significant 'Miscellaneous' battery usage while Wi-Fi is enabled. This appears to be caused by an abnormally high number of IRQ wakeup events. We are continuing to investigate this issue," Johns wrote. more >>
Motorola's Moto 360 certainly caught the attention of tech geeks, especially that it was said to be the first found Android Wear smartwatch to be presented back in March.
The Moto 360 was then launched in the US on Sept. 5 and is currently out of stock due to its high demand. Both in the U.S. and U.K., the price for the watch ranges from $250 (200 in the UK and AU$275), which make it about a hundred dollars cheaper than the upcoming Apple Watch.
Ever since it came out, the wearable device has been making news for two things: undeniable elegant design but poor specs under the hood. more >>
At this point in time, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is relatively an old phone. The South Korean tech giant isn't releasing any updates for this particular device anymore. But for those who still want to give love to their ever sturdy Galaxy S3, then this news is for you.
Recent reports indicated that users of the Samsung Galaxy S3 with the model number GT-I9300 can still update their smartphone to the latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat by way of a custom firmware dubbed LiquidSmooth KitKat ROM, IB Times reported.
According to the site, LiquidSmooth ROM is an after-market firmware that is based on the Android Open Source Project, or AOSP. more >>