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…)
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 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…)
Today in Brazil, Google held an event where they made a handful of announcements surrounding some of their newest and/or most popular products. Two that fall in the “newest” category that are receiving updates are Allo and Duo, the communications tandem that was first announced at Google I/O in 2016. (more…)
OnePlus is following up its special edition Colette Edition of the OnePlus 3T by releasing another all-black version here in the US. Sold exclusively at Hypebeast’s online store on March 24 at noon Eastern, only 250 units will be available.
What’s special about this 3T? Well, it comes in matte black that is dubbed “Midnight Black.” It sports 128GB storage and 6GB RAM while retailing for $479. Those are the only differences between this and the previous 3T models. (more…)