This is one of those news that I have been waiting! The arrival of Google's Chromebooks to the Philippines! Although the OS or the platform can still be used even without internet connection, Smart together with Acer have created a very wise tandem here by offering the first Chromebook (officially) in the Philippines with internet bundles. No matter how unindependent the platform is to the internet it will still use the world wide web to do everything Google has promised it would do.
September 14, 2014
September 10, 2014
Aside from the new iPhones, Apple has announced their first smartwatch dubbed as the Apple Watch. The new smartwatch has a square screen and has different variants, if you like, the Watch Sport (middle of the photo) and the Watch Edition (far right). The difference is that the Watch Edition is the one with the gold around the screen. As for features, I don't like to say this, but think of Android Wear and you have the Apple Watch but of course, they have tricks up their sleeves. The Apple Watch is integrated with Apple's new digital wallet service, dubbed as Apple Pay.
Apple, earlier, have unveiled the next generation iPhone. There are two iPhones actually as you can see in the photo above, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. This officially brings Apple into the phablet (if you may) market and the iPhone 6 Plus would be the official Apple challenger for all the other phablets out there like Samsung's Galaxy Note 4.
September 8, 2014
And here is the Motorola Moto X, the company's flagship Android device. Announced together with it's little brother (Moto G), the Moto X (2nd Gen) has just gotten better. The back panel of the device sports an awesome back panel, which looks like leather. Also, the device has been updated in everything about it from the screen, to the design (and use of material), software, and the innards. The Moto X won't be available yet but is coming in September in the North American, Latin American, European, and Asian markets.
|Photo: Moto G|
At IFA 2014, the Taiwan-based tech company, Asus, have taken the wraps off their first smartwatch challenger. The Asus ZenWatch, which runs on Android Wear is a smartwatch that has design at its heart. I have to admit that I kind of like how the watch looks like. The ZenWatch will be available soon, although Asus did not mention anything about the device's availability in certain markets. According to Android Community, the ZenWatch will be priced at €199.
September 7, 2014
Lenovo have unveiled their first 64-bit smartphone, the Lenovo Vibe Z2. I have been really out of the loop with tech news lately and have only posted about a few device. Nonetheless, the Lenovo Vibe Z2 was unveiled by the Chinese phonemaker at IFA 2014 and is scheduled to be available in China by October. As for the specs, head over after the break.
Aside from the Xperia Z3 and the Xperia Z3 Compact smartphones that Sony unveiled at IFA 2014, the Japan-based smartphone maker also outed the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and with what the name of the device implies, it is a smaller tablet with a display of 8". This tablet comes with PlayStation 4 Remote Play and is also water proof and dust proof just like the other Xperia Zs.
Sony have unveiled an update to their Smartwatch offering with the announcement of the Sony Smartwatch 3 as seen in the photo above. Announced at IFA 2014, the Smartwatch 3 features a 1.6" TFT LCD display with a resolution of 320x320. It is being powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 512MB of RAM and runs on Android Wear. Like most of Sony's smartphones this smartwatch is also water proof and the has Bluetooth, NFC, 4GB of storage, a microUSB port, accelerometer, vibrator, compass, gyroscope, GPS and a 420 mAh battery.
September 6, 2014
The next smartphone Sony announced is the smaller Xperia Z3 Compact. What do we have here? It's basically just the Z3 but, of course, in a smaller form factor and a lower-end specs. Like the Z3, the Compact is also IP68 certified which means it is also water and dust proof.
Sony, at IFA 2014 Berlin, have announced their new 2014 flagship smartphone. This will officially dethrone the Xperia Z2, that was announced back in February 2014. So what are the new things on the Z4? To disappoint you, not much really. It got it's design from the Z2 and with only minor updates from the previous Sony flagship. The screen is exactly the same. The Z3 probably only has an improved CPU and that is it, I think. Well there are minor things that have changed in the body of the device which needs a bit of tinkering. Anyway, the specs.
Meizu have unveiled their flagship smartphone the Meizu MX4. The smartphone comes with a UI of the Flyme 4.0 OS which is based on Android 4.4 KitKat. According to Android Community, the Meizu MX4 comes with a lot of new things in it. The CPU is now a MediaTek from being a Samsung Exynos. Also, the camera sensor of this smartphone is now sporting Sony's Exmor RS. The device is available in China today via pre-orders.
September 5, 2014
HTC have announced the newest member of their Desire line of smartphones. The HTC Desire 820, a non-flagship smartphone, offers buyers a greatly designed Android smartphone. The device sports a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon processor which will and has a 5.5" display. According to the HTC press release, "The HTC Desire 820 will ship with the latest HTC software and will be available later this fall, with availability varying by country and region."
This is a late post, but anyway, HTC have announced the HTC Desire 510. The Taiwan-based smartphone maker, with this device, intends to bring 4G LTE connectivity to a non-high-end smartphone market. For those who wants to get the reliably fast LTE connection but does not want to spend too much for those flagship devices, then HTC offers you the Desire 510. The handset will be available in Terra White and Meridian Gray in Europe, Asia and in the US.