First teased at MWC earlier this year, the Huawei Watch has finally landed in the US. During those months of waiting, Huawei was reportedly tweaking the device to no end, making sure it would be the perfect Android Wear smartwatch, capable of lasting buyers for years to come.
With such a premium design and build, the device also comes with quite the premium price tag. Starting at $349 for the base model, it is one of the most expensive Android Wear devices available, so we wanted to make sure to review it in depth to give you our opinion before you go dropping a few hundred dollars for it.
This is our Huawei Watch review. (more…)
Hey, it’s the LG V10 in house! LG’s new flagship phone full of “stuff and things” has arrived and we are ready to put it to work. Even though a number of you probably believe that we have already written this phone off and won’t give it a fair shake, that couldn’t be further from the truth. We are actually quite interested in this phone and whether or not its “stuff and things” make it stand out from a crowded high-end Android tier.
As a recap, the LG V10 sports a 5.7-inch QHD LCD display, secondary ticker-like display, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage (with microSD support), 16MP camera with OIS, dual front-facing 5MP cameras, Snapdragon 808 processor, removable 3000mAh battery, and all sorts of droptest-worthy protection, like a steel frame on its sides. (more…)
The original Moto 360 was the best smartwatch released in 2014. It had the looks of a modern yet traditional timepiece, along with the feature set of the current vision of a smartwatch, all at a price that wasn’t insulting to consumers understanding that it was a first gen product. Sure, it had its faults, but in the end, when you are talking about a fashion accessory that also has smarts, it’s all about aesthetics – and the Moto 360 was king by a mile.
With the release of the Moto 360 (2nd gen), Motorola had a lot to live up to, but they also had a chance to improve upon last year’s best watch. We all know that this year’s watch needed a major bump in processor to help in performance, so Moto took care of that. They also introduced size options, because not everyone wants to lug around a tank on their wrist. They even tweaked the design a bit, making it more classic looking than ever, while offering even more custom options through their Moto Maker software. Overall, the new 360 is upgraded in all of the right places.
So is it still king? Let’s find out in our Moto 360 (2nd gen) review. (more…)
Google Now on Tap is finally live and available to use for those running the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow preview. It will also be live when your new Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P arrives, or if your older Nexus is due for next week’s update to 6.0.
To recap, Google Now on Tap “anticipates what you need in the moment.” By long-pressing on your phone’s home button, “you can get cards with useful information and apps that feed your need to know.” Think getting quick information about a movie you are having a conversation about through email or being able to book a restaurant a friend just mentioned in Hangouts. It could even be a need for more information about an athlete you are reading about or artist you are listening to.
To get a better feel for the power of Google Now on Tap, check out the video below. (more…)
If hands-on photo galleries are not enough for you, how about some video action? Kellen was on-hand for this morning’s Google event, where two Nexus devices were announced, the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. Both offer something quite different, and it seems our community is pretty torn on which to pick up.
The Nexus 6P is the larger, more premium-priced device, running a starting price of $499. It features a 5.7″ QHD display, Snapdragon 810 processor, and fingerprint reader. The Nexus 5X starts at $379, which is more of an updated Nexus 5 device with a body comprised of plastic. It features a smaller 5.2″ 1080p display and Snapdragon 808 processor.
Hands-on videos for both devices can be viewed below. (more…)
For anyone not too interested in the Nexus 5X, here is a photo gallery of the Nexus 6P in-hand. As mentioned earlier, it features an all-metal, more “premium” build quality. Featuring a 5.7″ QHD display, pricing for this model starts at $499 with pre-orders now live on Google Play.
Below, we have a gallery of the Nexus 6P in each color that is offered for pre-order. There is the “Aluminium,” Graphite (Black), and Frost (White). Why companies insist on making new names for basic colors, I will never understand.
Again, keep it locked right here while we get these Nexus hands-on videos rendered and uploaded. (more…)
Kellen is live from Google’s Nexus event, and thankfully, they have units on-hand for him to take photos and videos of. While we wait for hands-on videos and first impressions, here is a gallery of the Nexus 5X in-hand. No more renders!
From what he has said, the device is light, definitely giving off a plastic vibe, unlike the Nexus 6P with its all-metal build. Keep it tuned here for hands-on videos of both devices soon.
Now, revel in its Nexus-ness beauty. (more…)
We’re at Google’s event in San Francisco and they just got done announcing the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. We’ll have more on them shortly, like full details and official specs, but as of now, nothing has been a surprise. (more…)