Samsung is Showing Off Some Pretty Cool Concept Watches at Baselworld, Including a Pocket Watch

Samsung is at Baselworld right now, the luxury watch tradeshow taking place in Basel, Switzerland* each year, where the world’s top watchmakers (Rolex, Omega, and Patek Phillipe, on down to Oris, Seiko, and TAG Heuer) show off new pieces for the coming year. Why is Samsung at Baselworld? As a smartwatch maker, and a company who likes to dabble in the concept world from the time to time, they have some unique Gear S3 pieces to show off.  (more…)

Misfit Vapor Runs Android Wear After All, Arrives This Summer

Back at CES, Misfit announced their first full-blown smartwatch, the Misfit Vapor. At the time, they told us its specs and price tag ($199), but they refused to talk about which operating system it ran or whether or not they were working with some sort of custom wearable OS. Why? They were apparently concerned that people (read: iPhone owners) would steer clear of it if they knew it ran Android Wear. Well, here we are this morning with Baselworld in full swing and Misfit has officially announced that the Vapor runs Android Wear 2.0.  (more…)

Best Galaxy S8 Pictures to Date: Show Grey, Gold, and Black in High-Res

This sh*t isn’t exciting at all anymore, but that doesn’t mean some of us aren’t at least a little bit curious about some high-res renders of the Samsung Galaxy S8. Today, @evleaks posted up promotional material that features the device in black, gold, and purple grey. The photos are about as clear as we’ve seen to date and do give us a clean look at the device.

OK, I don’t know what else to say. I’m officially over Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks at this point and just want the phones to get here already, so that we can play with them, test them, and share actual thoughts that matter.

Also, I don’t care what the official color names are. These phones are black, gold, and purple grey.  (more…)

Google to Streamline Android Security Update Platform Further, Only About 50% of Devices Get Patches

Google released its 2016 Android security report today, highlighting the progress they have made over the past couple of years in terms of protecting you and I from Potentially Harmful Apps (PHA) and also getting our phones up-to-date with the latest security patches. On a PHA level, Google is still doing a bang-up job on not letting through many bad apps that could do you harm, but the security patch situation still isn’t great even after a solid year of improvements. For the year 2016, only about half of Android devices even received a security update. Woof.  (more…)