Rather than wait until the IFA trade show in Berlin next week, LG has decided to shed some light on its upcoming G Watch R by detailing its specs. This is nothing new for the Korean company as it has been showing off products before their official launch all year. The G Watch R is LG's first round faced wearable and could be the first such smartwatch to hit the market.
We have heard plenty about Android's security (or lack of it) in recent times, but Google's platform is under the spotlight again today. A new form of ransomware known as "ScarePackage" has been targeting Android devices and in the last 40 days has hit 900,000 smartphones and tablets. That adds to the already 5 million Android products that have malware problems.
IFA is less than a week away and the companies are already rolling into town for the Berlin event; the latest to take its place is Archos. The French company that largely specialises in lower end budget devices is not having a big reveal at the event, but has instead been showing off what it will launch on the floor of the trade show.
When a new mobile oriented event arrives, we are not content with just seeing what smartphones and tablets are released as the wearable market is now making its presence felt. No company has done more to pad out the smart watch market than Samsung, but then the Korean giant does that in any category. At its IFA press event in Berlin next week, Samsung will launch yet another smart watch from its Galaxy Gear range.
Apple recorded some pretty stellar financial results last month when the company revealed that record amounts of iPhones had been sold, while Cupertino's Mac business grew too. With profit and revenue soaring, it is easy to focus on what's going right over at Apple, but we also shouldn't ignore what is going wrong. Talking about the iPad at the moment is addressing the elephant in the room at Apple.
Is Blackberry finished or is it turning around? Is LG in love with its G3 flagship a little too much? And how will the Nexus 6 be affordable?
Just about every brand wants to make it big in China, except for the Chinese ones who are big there and want to have success everywhere else. Every company from Microsoft to Apple and from Sony to Samsung wants to crack the Chinese market because the rewards are astronomical. This goes for Mobile platforms too, with Apple (iOS) and Google (Android) dominating the scene in China, especially the latter.
At Google's I/O event back in June, the company had an awful lot of Android to talk about, such as Android Auto, Android Wear, and of course the full mobile Android L. There was so much to chat about and so much aftermath to wade through that we had almost forgotten about Android One, Google's ambitious new project.
Sprint has confirmed that the Moto X variant that it carries will now be getting the update to Android 4.4.4, bringing the latest released version of Google's mobile platform to Motorola's 2013 flagship. It is a timely bump as the new Moto X+1 is expected to land on September 4th and that will probably be running Android 4.4.4 from launch.
Samsung has recently launched the Galaxy Alpha, the company's first smartphone made from premium materials. Of course, when we say premium we mean metal, but either way the Alpha stands as a one of a kind in Samsung's range. Not for long though as some device codenames point to a new series being built around the Alpha.