The Asus Nexus Player set-top box was unveiled by Google alongside the Nexus 6 phablet and Nexus 9 tablet earlier this month. While the console will become available in the US in early November, it looks like it may take its sweet time reaching Europe.
Google didn’t announce any specific plans for a release of the Nexus Player outside of the US, and now a rumor claims it will only make it to European countries sometime during the first quarter of 2015 (so before the end of March). Read more »
LG G Pad 10.1, 8.0 and 7.0 were launched earlier this year as affordable Wi-Fi-only slates. Later we heard LG is prepping LTE-enabled flavors of those slates and shortly after we saw LG G Pad 7.0 LTE kicking off on AT&T, while the LTE-capable LG G Pad 8.0 went global.
Well, as it turns out Verizon might be getting exclusivity on the LTE version of the bigger LG G Pad 10.1. An LG VK700 model supporting Verizon’s LTE bands has made it through the US FCC recently. Read more »
The maker of wearable devices Fitbit has a smartwatch with built-in GPS on the way. Dubbed Fitbit Surge, the device will reportedly be released in the coming weeks.
According to a leaked slide, Fitbit refers to the Surge as a “superwatch.” Read more »
According to a report in Forbes, Microsoft is about to launch a wearable device in the coming weeks. The gadget will reportedly hit the shelves in time for the holiday shopping season.
Microsoft’s upcoming creation will focus on tracking physical activities that include steps, heart rate, and calories burned among others. Read more »
Android and Chrome OS just took another step to becoming unified. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, the search giant appointed the VP of engineering for Android, Hiroshi Lockheimer to also lead the equivalent Chrome team.
According to WSJ’s sources, Mr. Lockheimer will specifically head the development of Chrome OS, not the web browser. Read more »
According to e a report in Bloomberg, the next iPad model will have a gold color scheme option. Apple’s next full-sized tablet is expected to launch in October.
The upcoming new color scheme is reportedly a move by Apple to boost sales. Read more »
According to a report by The Daily Dot, Apple will unveil new iPad models next month, on October 21. The latest OS X Yosemite is also expected to launch on the same date.
An October launch for the next generation Apple iPad family should hardly catch anyone by surprise. Read more »
Amazon is apparently hard at work on its next Kindle e-readers. The Kindle Voyage was erroneously listed for a short while by the company in Germany and Japan, and what you see below is purported to be an image of the device taken straight from its user manual.
Update: an actual press image of the upcoming e-reader also leaked out. Read more »
Word is that French luxury group LVMH is planning to release a smartwatch through its TAG Heuer brand.
The latest news is confirmed by Swiss newspaper NZZ am Sonntag, where LVMH exec and former Swatch and Hublot board member Jean-Claude Biver confirmed that TAG Heuer is working on a smartwatch. Read more »
Despite the fact that the Apple Watch is yet to arrive, rumors about its successor already began circulating. According to a report by Reuters, future iterations of the wearable device will pack more sensors.
Citing people familiar with Apple’s plans, the report reveals that future iterations of the device will offer richer health features. Read more »
HTC hasn’t actually stopped working on a smartwatch of its own, according to the omniscient “people familiar with the matter”. This report comes to contradict a rumor from last week, which said that the Taiwanese company had given up on the idea of creating its own smartwatch.
The speculation back then was that this had something to do with the company’s effort lacking any ‘wow’ factor when compared to its prospective competitors. Read more »
NVIDIA accidentally dropped the HTC Nexus 9 name in a legal document. The juicy bit appeared in the company’s lawsuit against Qualcomm and Samsung.
In addition to the already familiar HTC Nexus 9 name, NVIDIA also revealed the tablet’s release time frame. Read more »
According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft is near a deal to acquire the Swedish company Mojang AB. The studio sits behind the ultra-popular video game Minecraft.
The deal may be officially announced this week. Read more »
An upcoming 7-inch tablet listing has been spotted on the US FCC website that indicates that LG is readying a new Nvidia Tegra-powered tablet in the compact range.
This could very well be the next coming of Google’s Nexus 7 tablet, as the Google branding is clearly evident as well. Read more »
According to the ever-present “sources familiar with the matter”, HTC has decided to give up on the idea of creating its very own smartwatch.
In an age in which seemingly every Android smartphone maker has branched out into this new wearable category (undoubtedly helped by the existence of the Android Wear platform), this might sound like an odd decision. Read more »