Report: Google is Hosting Event September 29 to Unveil Nexus Phones Made by LG and Huawei

According to a report out of CNET, Google plans to unveil two Nexus phones on September 29 at an event in San Francisco. Their sources claim that Google has partnered with LG to make a smaller Nexus phone and Huawei to make a larger Nexus phone. Rumors, of course, along with a number of leaks, have suggested the same for weeks now.  (more…)

Sony Announces Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact, and Z5 Premium

Let’s all just forget that the Sony Xperia Z4 or Z4v or Z3+ ever existed, OK? Sony just announced the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, and Xperia Z5 Premium, and they are all you should care about from Sony at the moment and going forward. These are next-level flagship phones, one of which has a 4K screen. A 4K screen. What? Why? Who cares! 4K in a phone!

During its press event today at IFA, Sony said to expect the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact in October. The 4K-monster Xperia Z5 Premium will arrive in November.

So, what’s up with each phone? A lot. (more…)

Nest Announces 3rd Gen Thermostat With Bigger Display

Remember the Nest Thermostat we showed you last week, with the bigger display, that we called the 3rd gen model? Nest made it official today. Yep, the new Nest 3rd gen Learning Thermostat is real and available today from Nest.

The new device not only has a bigger, sharper display, but it’s also “thinner, sleeker, and more beautiful than ever.” Nest says that the new Thermostat knows when you walk into a room from a distance and will light up to show you the temperature or time or a big clock face. This new feature is called Farsight.  (more…)

Lenovo Says to Expect the New Moto 360 by September 8

“It’s time,” according to Lenovo. Time for what, you ask? The new Moto 360 (2nd gen) of course.

The image below, which features that opening quote along with an image of the new Moto 360 emerging from water, was posted to Lenovo’s official Weibo account this morning. The image is an event invite with a date of September 8, which we can only assume is the day Lenovo plans to make the new Moto 360 available. Well, there is always a chance that this is when the watch will be unveiled, but we get the feeling it will be official on some level before then.  (more…)

Samsung Gear S2 Specs (Classic Too)

We now know just about all there is to know about the Samsung Gear S2 and its brother, the Gear S2 Classic, thanks to an announcement out of Samsung this afternoon. The watches are indeed round, carry minimalistic, yet classic designs, run Tizen, and in a way are very much like the Galaxy S6 in that they should be mostly future-proof.

Each watch has a high-res Super AMOLED display, 2-3 day battery life, wireless charging, dual-core processor, WiFi, IP68 water and dust resistance, and NFC for mobile payments. If you were looking for the total package in a Android-ready smartwatch, this is probably it.

Below, because we know some of you love the little details, you will find the full Gear S2 specs, along with those for the Gear S2 Classic and 3G model.  (more…)