One of the biggest weeks in tech has arrived, thanks to IFA in Berlin and a separate event being held by Motorola where they are preparing to announce a handful of new products. It is going to get wild around these parts starting early tomorrow morning. Asus has a press event in the very early hours, where we should see the official unveiling of the ZenWatch. After that, Samsung will do its Galaxy Note 4 song and dance, followed by additional events for Sony and some other companies. Then once Thursday rolls around, the world will focus on Motorola and the new Moto X and Moto G, along with details on the Moto 360. LG will also be showing off their new G Watch R, round smartwatch, during IFA. Again, things are going to get nutty, but awesome.
We want to know which announcement or product you are most excited about. Will it be the new Note? Are you hoping to hear Sony confirm US availability for their next flagship? Or do you really just care about Motorola’s new line of products?
Let us know!
Given Sony’s film pedigree, it’s a bit surprising the company hasn’t released more Android-powered shooter accessories - it’s mostly stuck to conservative offerings like the QX10 and QX100. Luckily, the QX1, an interesting take on smartphone attachments, is right around the corner. (more…)
The @DroidLanding Twitter account, an official and verified Twitter personality that has been used to unveil new DROID phones, apps and contests in the past, reactivated this afternoon. Well, it at least notified us that reactivation is “fast approaching,” which really means that something new is about to arrive with the DROID named attached to it.
What could it be? (more…)
IFA is nearly in full swing, and leaks are starting to spring up left and right. Earlier today, Ausdroid and Xperia Blog uncovered images of Sony’s upcoming Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3. (more…)
ASUS has been teasing its upcoming smartwatch, the ZenWatch, for the past couple of weeks, but we should finally see it unveiled this week during IFA. Speaking with press recently, ASUS’ CEO Jerry Shen, claims the device will go on sale globally starting in October, priced somewhere below $199.
A new device from China-based Gionee is set go after the “world’s slimmest smartphone” title, coined the Elfie S5.1. Not yet official, but once made public by Gionee, the Elfie will feature a body just 5.1mm thick, which is ridiculously thin when compared to other phones such as the One (M8) (9.4mm) and LG G3 (8.9mm). (more…)
Not only are we giving away $300 in Google Play gift cards this week to the wonderful DL community, but we also have a spare OnePlus One in Sandstone Black to hand out. This is the 64GB model that most are interested in, and the same one that I had a chance to review a month or so ago.
We decided to give one away since OnePlus is ridiculously behind on their availability estimates. In fact, you still can’t buy a OnePlus One without an invite, even though OnePlus had initially expected to make them widely available by the end of June. In case you weren’t keeping track, we are now in September. It’s a mess, to say the least.
Aside from all of the drama that this company can’t seem to avoid, the phone is still one of the best of 2014. As of today, I would put it up there with the LG G3 as the best of the year, ahead of both the HTC One (M8) and Galaxy S5. It’s combination of high-end specs, build quality, and incredibly low price make for one hell of a desirable smartphone.
Who wants it? (more…)
As the Galaxy S5 before it, Samsung’s recently announced Gear S smartwatch is receiving the Swarovski treatment. For those looking for a “chic” and “fashionable” wristband to compliment the comparatively bland Gear S, there’s the newest addition to the “Swarovski for Samsung” collection: the Gear S Strap. Composed of Swarovski’s Crystal Fine Mesh and adorned with cut crystals, it’s the ultimate in luxury (or ostentation, depending on your perspective). (more…)