You’d think Samsung would be in full damage control mode now that nearly everything there is to know about its upcoming Galaxy Note 4 is out, but even as a credible, semi-exhaustive list of features transpires, the Koreans insist on keeping mystery in the air.
Unlike Sony, which stubbornly wagers on a proprietary smartwatch OS, Asus reportedly plans to keep its wearable efforts simple and adopt the growing Android Wear platform.
Although Samsung, LG, Motorola, HTC and Asus seem to have understood they need to make up a united front against Apple’s looming iWatch and get with the Android Wear program, Sony continues to swim against the current, reportedly relying on a proprietary OS for its SmartWatch 3.
Next month’s IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin is shaping up to be quite plentiful in mobile device announcements, with Samsung, Sony, Huawei and now Microsoft confirmed to bring new gear in the capital of Germany.
As disruptively groundbreaking as the Galaxy Note 4 might be, Samsung is unlikely to dedicate the entirety of its upcoming pre-IFA “Unpacked” event, with at least one other cutting-edge gadget expected on display in Berlin, Germany.
Always a high-profile IFA participant, Sony could be planning to make this year’s Berlin electronics trade show an event to remember, reportedly prepping a pair of high-end smartphones, plus some sort of Xperia Z2 Tablet sequel or spin-off.
Berlin’s once low-profile annual IFA electronics trade show has greatly gained in public visibility of late, thanks to product announcements from key mobile players like Sony and Huawei, which are expected to unveil something special this September too.
Although alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 4 leaks have already hit flood levels, there’s still obviously plenty of space for rumormongers to do their thing, speculating on possible release time frames and camera specifications.
Never one to stand idly by as others try to build new tech niches and promote quirky, futuristic concepts, Samsung is said to be working on a Google Glass competitor tentatively (and predictably) called Galaxy Glass.
As much as tech aficionados would have loved to see both the Honami (aka Xperia Z1) and Honami Mini made official during last week’s IFA, the latter skipped the Berlin event so as not to steal its bigger brother’s thunder.
Lenovo kicked off IFA 2013 way ahead of schedule by introducing the world to a heap of new ThinkPad laptops on Tuesday, but you didn’t really think that was it for the OEM and the Berlin expo, did you?
This might have slipped by you in the pile of new smartphone and smartwatch news yesterday: the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 comes with a Micro USB 3.0 port that may very well change the way you charge your device, and transfer data between it and your PC. Details after the jump.
The not-so-best-selling Galaxy Note 10.1 has been given a major upgrade with a 2014 Edition, announced by Samsung at the IFA along with the Galaxy Note III and Galaxy Gear smartwatch.
And just like that, it’s September 4. D-Day. H-hour. The first day of the rest of our lives. But a day that’s bound to remain in Android history, not unlike September 3, when Google took the entire world by surprise and announced Android 4.4 KitKat.
Just because Alcatel came forward with the One Touch Idol S and Idol Mini a few days ago, that doesn’t mean the company is all done with showing off its IFA 2013 guns. Not even close, as the French are actually only now pulling out the big guns, both figuratively and literally.
Although the upgraded version of the Fonepad has stopped being a secret ages ago, Asus seems keen to keep a tight lid on it for a while longer. Probably until the new Transformer Pad, PadFone mini, MeMoFone HD 5 and MeMoPad HD 8 will themselves become official, which should happen any day now.
As Samsung’s Galaxy Note III has basically starred in a new rumor every couple of days for the past month or so, you’d think the phablet would be as transparent as glass by now. And it is in many ways, only a number of tidbits are yet to be revealed or confirmed.
The Sony Xperia Z1 refuses to keep a low profile as we inch closer and closer before its official announcement, with Sony’s upcoming flagship now appearing in some crystal clear press shots.
Two days, five hours and counting. That’s what’s left at the time of this writing until Samsung will finally take the wraps off the Galaxy Note III, Galaxy Gear and maybe even the Note 12.2.
As part of its pre-IFA announcements, Acer has unveiled the Iconia A3, a mid-range 10-inch tablet that runs on Android 4.2 and offers high-quality sound and unique software features.