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Second-gen Samsung Simband health tracker unveiled, developers can pre-order

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Six months after unveiling the Simband and SAMI – a wearable with a rich biometric sensor array and its supporting cloud platform – Samsung has unveiled the second generation of Simband. It’s based on the Gear S but will not be sold commercially – instead it’s a development platform that developers can pre-order today.

They can reconfigure the sensor array as needed and even develop their own sensors and algorithms to plug into the system. Samsung has made the Simband and SAMI an open platform to draw in partners and developers. Read more »

YouTube updates its iOS and Android apps with Music homepage

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The YouTube app for iOS and Android has been updated with a new music homepage, which feeds you an endless YouTube Mix based on your favorite music videos.

The new section also contains recommended music playlists based on what you’re into and playlists of trending music across YouTube. Read more »

Samsung Flow is like Apple Continuity, but for Samsung devices

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Samsung has announced a new technology called Flow. Well, new would be a bit misleading since it is similar to Continuity that Apple launched with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite.

Flow has three basic features. The Transfer feature lets you push content between your Samsung devices. You can send a document or a web page from your phone to your tablet, start navigating on your phone and then push it to your Gear S, start watching a movie on a tablet and then push it to your Samsung television, etc. You can also start a video call on one device and then continue it on another. Read more »

US pricing and availability of Samsung Gear VR is officially confirmed

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Samsung Gear VR will be available in the United States in the beginning of next month. A special Innovator Edition of the virtual reality gadget will be priced at $199 – in line with past reports. Another $50 will get you a bundled Bluetooth gamepad.

Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition is geared towards developers and enthusiasts. Read more »

Beats Solo2 Wireless headphones go official

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Apple and Beats Electronics took the wraps off the Solo2 Wireless headphones. As its name suggests, the headset is a version of the company’s popular on-ear model without the wires.

The Beats Solo2 Wireless headset feature the same design as its wired sibling. Read more »

YouTube Music Key subscription service lets you get rid of ads, listen in the background

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YouTube’s much anticipated subscription service has been officially announced today. It’s called YouTube Music Key, and it will be in beta for an unspecified amount of time.

It brings you an ad-free YouTube experience, along with support for background playback on mobile, and offline viewing too. Read more »

Google updates its search and keyboard apps for Android

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Google has updated two more apps for Android. This time we’re talking about the search app which is simply called Google, as well as Google Keyboard.

Both apps are infused with Material Design, sporting fresher, more colorful looks, and smooth animations. Read more »

Lollipop for Android Wear will bring many new features, leak shows

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Android Wear has gotten an update or two so far since its official unveiling a few months back, but those only brought with them minor new features. That said, it looks like the Lollipop update for Google’s wearable platform will come with many new things, and they’ve all been detailed in a comprehensive leak.

Now that Android 5.0 Lollipop for phones and tablets is ready to start appearing in over-the-air updates near you, we assume Android Wear will be the next focus for Google – namely, getting it updated to Lollipop. Read more »

Meizu MX4 battery life test

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We recently reviewed the Meizu MX4 and concluded it has stellar battery performance so now it’s time to shed some more light on it.

The Meizu MX4 was able to squeeze 89 hours of endurance from its 3,100mAh battery – that’s the time you can go without a charge if you do an hour of calling, browsing and watching video on your phone. It did so by getting very impressive talk time and browsing results and a commendable video playback result. To wrap the 89 hour off stand-by was very impressive too. Read more »

Apple iPad Air 2 hands-on

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The Apple iPad Air 2 has arrived at HQ and we’re already heavy into the reviewing process. But that takes time and we know you guys would like a sneak peak at Apple’s latest and greatest so here goes.

The iPad Air 2 lives up to its family name but also its moniker. It has shed off even more weight compared to its predecessor while still keeping focus on what made it so great. Read more »

Google is bringing spoken notifications to Nexus lineup

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The Hands-free feature available in the Motorola Moto X, which reads out loud your notifications, is most probably coming to the Nexus series with the Android 5.0 Lollipop update.

Apparently some users have found the Hands-free option in their Settings menu right after updating to Lollipop, only to disappear as soon as you close the menu. Read more »

Lollipop factory images for the Nexus 7 (2012) leak

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While the world is waiting for Google to release the Android 5.0 Lollipop factory images for the rest of the Nexus family of devices, they happened to leak for the Nexus 7 (2012). The files are obtained by AndroidPolice and are hosted by Google, so they are the real thing.

The build is LRX21P, similar to the LRX21L and LRX21M builds of the Nexus 9 and Nexus Player, respectively. The tablet will be wiped in the process of flashing Lollipop and you can follow the instructions here to make sure you’re doing a proper job of it.

Note, that you could run into an issue with the bootloader image in the form of a signature mismatch as you are attempting to flash the latest firmware. However, that doesn’t matter as the system.img and boot.img files are those that matter.

Follow the source link below and get your hands on the Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware for the Nexus 7 (2012). Happy flashing!

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LG G Watch is now 50% off on Flipkart in India

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Samsung just launched the Gear S smartwatch in India, but if you don’t need all the added connectivity options you might want to check out the LG G Watch. Like the Gear S, it’s a square smartwatch (the round one is called G Watch R) and it’s currently 50% off on Flipkart.com.

Users report it had been priced as low as INR 6,500 temporarily (57% off) but it went up a bit over the last few hours. Read more »

Samsung launches the Gear S in India exclusively on Amazon

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Samsung has launched Gear S smartwatch in India. The device is available exclusively through Amazon India for Rs. 27,900 ($453) in black or white.

The Gear S is Samsung’s latest smartwatch running on the Tizen platform. Unlike most other smartwatches out there, the Gear S includes its own SIM card, which allows it to function without a smartphone and still receive calls and messages all the time. It also includes other smartwatch features, such as health tracking, navigation and it can also play music via Bluetooth headphones. Read more »

Samsung unveils its first TV commercial for the Gear S watch

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The Gear S smartwatch is a best-seller in Samsung’s home country of South Korea, and now it’s received its first ever TV ad too. This has been published by Samsung on its official YouTube channel, and it’s a short, concise look at a few things that make this watch stand out.

The Gear S, you may remember, is the first smartwatch to come with its own mobile network connectivity (and a SIM card slot for that purpose), eschewing the need for it to constantly be paired to a smartphone via Bluetooth. Read more »