Live: Huawei’s 2016 CES Press Event

Huawei will host a press conference this morning at 10am Pacific, where we expect the company will announce US availability of the gold Nexus 6P Special Edition, as well as other devices for the international market. You can also expect Huawei to share how successful the Nexus 6P has been for them in breaking into the US market.

Below, we will be giving live commentary as announcements are made, as well as providing pictures of the event. If Huawei offers hands-on following the event, that will follow.

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User Receives Test Build Update for Huawei Watch, Brings Speaker Support

It appears that soon, once testing is complete, Huawei will send out an update to owners of the Huawei Watch, bringing with it full audio speaker support. According to one user on reddit, his Huawei Watch, which is apparently enrolled in a special user test group, received an update to Android Wear build 1.4.0, running on Android 6.0.1. Once updated, he confirmed that the device’s speaker is now fully functional, as well as the ability to place and receive phone calls. (more…)

Nexus 6P Hits Best Buy and Sells Out, But Amazon Has It

Just as a report said it would, the Nexus 6P officially hit Best Buy this week, but as of right now, the device is listed at “sold out” online. Once the device is listed as available, Best Buy will be another place, besides the Google Store, where you can purchase the phone. And for those who need to hold a phone before they buy, this should also mean that Best Buy will have units in-store at some point for fondling.

If waiting on Best Buy is no good, Amazon is now also listing the device in-stock, ready for your purchase. Amazon has the Aluminium and Graphite model available, but a few of the storage options are out of stock.  (more…)

The Best Android Smartwatch You Can Buy Today

We already went over the best Android phones you can buy today, so why not share that same love with the smartwatches, too? This year has seen a ton of new devices for the wrist, even from companies that had not previously launched a smartwatch. Why would they want to get into the smartwatch market? Well, because it’s growing like crazy. According to Allied Market Research, the global smartwatch market is expected to reach nearly $33 billion by 2020, so we can all rest assured new smartwatches won’t go away any time soon.

This year saw the sequel to last year’s highly-popular Moto 360, Huawei’s first Android Wear-powered device the Huawei Watch, the luxurious Watch Urbane from LG, a watch from luxury watchmaker  TAG Heuer, and Samsung decided to go back to their roots with Tizen in the Gear S2.

With all that said, let’s get into the best Android smartwatch you can buy today.  (more…)

Huawei’s New Quick Charging Batteries can Charge to 50% in 5 Minutes

This morning, Huawei announced a new quick charging technology that charges new batteries up to 10 times faster than current batteries. Huawei says that they can reach a 50% charge in these new batteries in “mere minutes.”

The technology was unveiled at the 56th Battery Symposium in Japan, with Huawei showing off two new lithium-ion batteries that utilize the capability. One was a 600mAh battery that was charged to 68% in just two minutes, while the other was a 3000mAh battery that reached 48% in just five minutes.  (more…)

Video: TAG Heuer Connected vs. Moto 360, Huawei Watch, and Gear S2

When you pay $1,500 for a smartwatch, are you really getting that much more for your money? Is a smartwatch ever going to truly be worth that kind of cash? That’s exactly why we picked up the TAG Heuer Connected, because we want to find out. There are dozens of smartwatch options available on the market today, many of which are very premium yet can be had for a few hundred dollars. So why would anyone pay in the thousands for one? We hope we can answer that soon.  (more…)