Looks Like Samsung’s Next Gear Watch Will be Round

You all remember Samsung’s line of Gear devices, don’t you? They were the wearables that were originally rushed to market, featured nipple cameras, and only worked with Samsung devices. They also ran Tizen, were re-done a number of times yet never seemed to catch anyone’s attention unless they are a part of an eBay flash sale, and always had questionable designs that weren’t really classic or mainstream. Remember now? Get ready for a new one!  (more…)

OnePlus Celebrates One’s First Birthday With One Dollar Price Cut

The OnePlus One has turned a year old, and to celebrate, the manufacturer that “Never Settles” is slashing the price of their device, by a single dollar. While that may not seem very cool at all, the OnePlus is already priced starting at $299, which leaves very little margin for the company to profit from.

With this “price cut,” the company states, “Slashing the price by just $1 is a symbolic gesture, showcasing our commitment to delivering amazing hardware at cost, and ultimately making it more accessible for more people.”  (more…)

Samsung Gear VR for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Arrives May 8, Preorder on April 24 (Updated)

The latest version of Gear VR, Samsung’s virtual reality headset that was once only available for the Galaxy Note 4, will soon be purchasable by owners of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Labeled as an Innovator Edition, units will go on sale May 8 for an undisclosed price, but a pre-order for units will take place April 24 (tomorrow) on Best Buy’s website. (more…)

LG Watch Urbane Finally Goes on Sale on the Google Store This Month

LG announced this evening that its “premium” and “elegantly” designed Watch Urbane will finally go on sale this week in South Korea and then arrive on the Google Store later in the month. Customers in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States will all be able to purchase the Watch Urbane from Google.

No pricing information was made available. Instead, we will have to wait for local markets to announce that info.  (more…)

Video: LG Shows Off Another Preview of the G4’s UX 4.0

While Samsung is doing whatever it can to distance itself from hardly-used gimmicky features in its Android skin, LG appears to be fully embracing the bloat. In a new video created to show off LG’s UX 4.0 that will debut on the G4 at the end of this month, LG walks through features like a screen-off creep shot mode (unofficial title there), multi-shot selfie modes and automatic ringtone composing for all of your favorite contacts, because hearing who is calling is better than looking at who is calling, or something.

I really just want LG to come out and say that they worked on performance. That’s it. Samsung got rid of the jank, so now it’s your turn, LG. We want life to be good.

Qualcomm Posts Poor Q2 Numbers, Lowers Expectations for Second Half of 2015

Qualcomm announced Q2 financials for the year of 2015 this morning, and they weren’t very good. Looking at the big picture, it is not the end of times by any means at Qualcomm, but the company has lowered its expectations for the second half of this year, largely due in part to Samsung’s ditching of the Snapdragon 810, opting to use its own in-house Exynos processor in the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.  (more…)