The time is now. Pebble has just announced its latest smart watch for 2015 that comes with a fresh new look. It is 20% thinner than before at 9.5mm and the straps are customisable at 9.5mm. Like the original Pebble, it features the same 7 days battery life, water resistance and access to a large library of apps and watch faces. The biggest upgrade is a new colour e-paper display and it also comes with a built-in mic for notification response.
It will retail at US$199, the same price with its existing Pebble Steel but on Kickstarter, you can pledge to support it from as low as US$159 while stocks last. Watch the video after the break, or head over to Kickstarter for more info.
Samsung has been dropping a lot of teasers and hints about its upcoming flagship smartphone in what looks like the year’s biggest hype war as Mobile World Congress draws nearer. Now they’ve dropped a hint that the Galaxy S6 will have a larger display, according to latest update to the Norway site’s ongoing teaser page which will be highlighting one rumour a day till we hit Samsung’s Unpacked event.
More after the break.
After hearing numerous complaints, Samsung has brought the mode back with a software update and placed it under the notifications tray as a quick settings toggle which is good because it shows that the Korean company does indeed listen to it’s customers. The update, build build G900FXXU1BOB7 so far has only been released for the G900F variant of the Galaxy S5.
The update is already starting to roll out in the UK, and Malaysia should be getting it very soon.
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A new Pebble smart watch will be announced very soon as their countdown clock has less than 12 hours remaining. With a little bit of tinkering, someone has found an image of the new watch which now has been replaced with something else.
From the looks of it, the new Pebble is wider and has more rounded outlook compared to its current squarish design. Retained are the 3 buttons on the right and a single back button on the left side. The new Pebble is said to feature a colour e-paper display which is hinted subtly with a yellow screen.
Unlike other new smart watches, the new Pebble is still sticking to its basic roots with an e-paper display that’s now upgraded with colour. To support its new software platform, it will be getting a hardware upgrade which is said to be a Cortex M4 processor and it comes with a 6-axis gyroscope. In terms of battery life, Pebble is expected to delivery the same if not better 7 days of battery life on a single charge.
All shall be revealed tonight at 11PM (Malaysian time) on getpebble.com. We can’t be sure but Pebble might start selling its new watch tonight itself.
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A little late but better than never, OnePlus will finally be releasing an official Lollipop update for their One smartphone despite promising to roll it out within three months of the Android 5.0 launch.
This is OnePlus’s first major Android update, and it will come in March this year as stated by Carl Pei, it’s co-founder though reasons for the delay were not given. The same goes for the company’s own ROM Oxygen OS and CyanogenMod 12S which are both based on Lollipop and have been delayed to next month. Because Cyanogen Inc has ceased support for OnePlus One devices in India, OnePlus decided to make it’s own ROM for international markets that will be available alongside CM12S due to a two year promise of support made by Cyanogen for the One.
If all goes well you will be able to update your One to CM12S or give Oxygen Os a try, though you will have to do a full wipe of your device first. An alpha of Oxygen OS has been making the rounds for awhile but it’s not recommended for average users.
Yesterday, a couple of alleged leaked images of the HTC One M9 had surfaced, revealing very little change on its overall design. The same design had appeared in an earlier leak, which more or less confirms the existence of the device. Could it be just another decoy to keep things under wraps until the big day? Maybe.
It was speculated that HTC will be designing its next flagship differently, with a centre positioned front facing camera and a new speaker grill design which is similar to its recently announced Desire EYE. Even serial leakster @evleaks had tweeted a series of HTC One images with the purported new design that’s different.
Based on these new inputs, Phone Designer had reconstructed a HTC One M9 render to give everyone a better visual of what to expect. We must say, the render looks pretty impressive and it does look like a progression over the current HTC One M8.
The HTC One series is often associated with premium build and premium sound. Its famed BoomSound feature had started the front facing speakers trend that’s way better than the typical rear mounted loud speakers. In current HTC One M8, they had redesigned its speaker chambers which resulted a 25% increase of loudness over its previous HTC One M7. For the next One M9, HTC wants you to expect more from its audio as teased in their latest teaser video.
In case you’re wondering, the picture above is rendered by Phone Designer based on purported design details of the upcoming flagship. This follows the current Desire EYE approach of having a more discreet appearance instead of the usual micro-hole speaker grills that has been used in the past 2 models.
Watch the HTC teaser videos after the break.