Watch Sony’s IFA 2014 Live Stream!

Now that Samsung has wrapped up with its IFA press conference, where we saw them unveil a bunch of new products like the Galaxy Note 4, it’s time to look at who has next. Sony would be up, with what we are expecting to be announcements for the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact, along with a smart wearable that features an e-ink display.

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Asus Announces the ZenWatch, Designed to “Start With People”

Hours ago, to kick off IFA, ASUS went ahead and made their first Android Wear device official, the ZenWatch. Teased for weeks, the ZenWatch works with any device running Android 4.3+, features premium materials, includes a semi-curved AMOLED display, and follows ASUS’ design philosophy of “Start with People.” It’s actually a pretty stylish looking smartwatch, but does feature a square display, unlike the Moto 360 and new LG G Watch R.

As for specs, you are looking at a 1.63-inch AMOLED display (320×320) with curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB storage, 1.4Wh battery, IP55 water resistance, Bluetooth 4.0, and Android Wear. The device comes with a brown leather strap that accents the silver and rose gold layering of the main body.  (more…)

Your Labor Day Plans Now Include the Droid Life Show Episode 67

The crew joined forces once again this week for episode 67 of the DL Show, focusing on next week more than anything, since a handful of companies have products to unveil. For those not familiar with this time of year, we are talking IFA in Berlin, a major tech conference that always leads us into the fall season. Samsung, LG, Asus, and Sony all have products to announce during the conference, plus Motorola is doing their own thing as well, here in the States.

Topics on this week’s show include a recap of the latest on the Moto X+1 and Moto 360. We also watched as LG unveiled their new round smartwatch, the G Watch R, live on air. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 launch, news out of the Cyanogen camp, plenty of carrier moves (Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile all had recent announcements), and a list of top apps and games from the last two weeks, all made the show.

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The Droid Life Show: Episode 67

IFA kicks off in Berlin next week, so if it hasn’t already been made obvious by the countless teasers popping up from major companies, it’s going to be a busy time. Samsung, LG, Asus, and Motorola all have something planned for next week, whether that be to announce new phones or wearables – some are even doing both. We will be on hand at Samsung and Motorola’s events, but there will be plenty of other goodies to talk about.

So on tonight’s episode, we will do our best to catch you up on the past two weeks of teasers, talk about expectations for next week, and more.

We are live tonight at 6:00PM Pacific (9:00PM Eastern). 

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“Dude, I Want a Note 4.”

If there was any confusion surrounding the potential name of Samsung’s new Galaxy Note device, a new series of videos uploaded to YouTube today by the Korean manufacturer all but settles it.

At the end of three of four new clips that feature individuals sharing their stories of daily Note usage, the participants mention that a the new “Note 4″ is coming out. While that isn’t Samsung saying specifically that the phone will be called the Galaxy Note 4, they probably wouldn’t allow this many people to call it the “Note 4″ in their advertisements unless that was going to be the name.

We included one of the four clips. If you don’t feel like hearing about Mark’s Love Note, jump to the 1:00 mark to hear the Note 4 references.

We will be on hand next week for the Galaxy Note 4 unveiling in NYC.

LG Will Unveil a Round Smartwatch at IFA, Takes Dig at Moto 360 in Teaser

Rumors of a new LG smartwatch making its debut at IFA in Berlin over the first week of September popped up a week ago. Those are no longer rumors, as LG unveiled an official teaser this morning for its latest smartwatch that will indeed be shown off at IFA. And guess what? It will be a round smartwatch. Call it the G Watch R or G Watch Round or whatever you feel like, one thing is certain – the Moto 360 now has a competitor in the round smartwatch space.  (more…)