HTC has finally unveiled their 2014 Android Flagship smartphone, the HTC One... M8. The smartphone is said to be already available. I am not sure though which countries have it but in the US the HTC One (M8) is available for order via AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. Other carriers will get it by April 10th. In the Philippines and other countries around the world, it'd be best if you check with your carriers if they already have the said device. If not, then it probably will be available by April.
March 26, 2014
March 19, 2014
At the Game Developers Conference, Sony has unveiled Project Morpheus. Morpheus is a headgear that brings virtual reality gaming into reality. The device, which is sold separate, is expected to work with your PlayStation 4. Unfortunately, they actually just unveiled the "Project" much like a "Concept" when car companies unveil what they want to do in the future. But since Sony said that it will work with the PS4 the headgear will definitely be available within this year.
Both LG and Motorola announced their own Smartwatch after Google announced Android Wear. Motorola calls theirs the Moto 360 and LG calls theirs as the G Watch. Both are still not available for purchase since the OS they will be running on are still in development. Google is expecting the OS to be available from April so we might also expect Motorola and LG lunch these smartwatches by that month. No prices announced no exact dates when they will be available but we will just have to wait for them to arrive in store shelves.
Google has announced their take on Wearables. Well this is not hardware, apparently, this is the software that wearables will be running on when OEMs will be making. Think of it as the Tizen OS Samsung used in their Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and the Gear Fit. But unlike Samsung's Tizen OS, Android Wear is still Android, only that it is optimized (or redesigned, if you may) to work seamlessly to Wearables. I should say, Google nailed this. With Google Now and their brilliance? This will definitely make Samsung's wearables look dumb. But then again, this is just a "concept" again, if you may. There is still no hardware for this. Motorola and LG might have announced their own smartwatches but they still can't actually demo them because Android Wear is still being developed. Nonetheless, this is awesome. Wait until you watch the video Google made to intro the said OS.
March 17, 2014
For those who owns Sony's phablet, the Xperia Z Ultra, then good news since the Japanese phonemaker has started rolling out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update to the said device. According to UV, the update is reported to have been rolled out first in Hong Kong to the unlocked and unbranded Ultras. If you ain't from Hong Kong or your sure your device was not bought there you probably still did not receive the update. Rest assured, it will arrive. There is no harm in checking just to be sure. Cheers!
March 12, 2014
Nokia has officially launched their first ever Android-based smartphone in the country, the Nokia X. The company is putting the SRP of the Nokia X at Php 5,990. The device can probably be seen in Nokia Stores across the country by now so if you want to check the device out for yourself and probably decide on getting one then head to your nearest Nokia Store now (or tomorrow). For the details about the phone click here.
March 11, 2014
Apple has officially released their first ever update on their mobile platform after releasing iOS 7. The iOS 7.1 update is now available for download. For those who owns an iDevice go ahead and check for a software update. I am not sure though which devices are included but I will have to assume that the iPhones 4 to the 5S will all be able to get the update also with the iPads, and the iPod Touches. Just give it try. One of the major additions to the iOS 7.1 is CarPlay (previously iPhone in the Car) which will be available to select cars in 2014. I heard Ferrari has already jumped into the bandwagon for this. For more details about the update click here.
March 9, 2014
HTC has yet to announce their 2014 Smartphone Challenger, the successor to the HTC One. Samsung and Sony and other phone makers did their parts at the MWC 2014. The Taiwan-based phonemaker is scheduled to unveil the device coming March 25th so for those who are fans of HTC must mark their calendars. I hope I can watch a live stream of the event, though. Anyway, before that day comes, HTC has been releasing teaser videos about the phone which gives us a slight idea of what the next phone from HTC will at least have.
March 2, 2014
Huawei, the Chinese phonemaker, at MWC 2014, has announced a bunch of devices including a smartband. But before I go into that smartband let me first show you the other devices they announced. The first device we have here is the Huawei Ascend G6 which will have both a 3G and a 4G version. The 3G version of the smartphone is scheduled to be launched by March while the its 4G version will be in April. They also announced two tablets dubbed as the Huawei MediaPad X1 and the Huawei MediaPad M1. Both tablets run on Android. Huawei names their first smatband as the Huawei TalkBand B1 which sports a curved OLED display (very much like that of Samsung's Gear Fit).