• Google’s new smartwatches with Android Wear 2.0 arriving early 2017

    Google’s own Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch are expected to arrive in the first quarter of 2017 (Source: Android Police)
    Google is reportedly working on two new smartwatches based on Android Wear 2.0. The smartwatches first rumoured in July this year are expected to launch early next year. Google recently delayed Android Wear 2.0 till early next year and might debut the new wrist friendly version of Android alongside the new smartwatches.

    Google is currently revamping its hardware ambitions big time. The company recently ditched the Nexus smartphone brand to announce its own Pixel range. Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL are the most premium Android smartphones one can buy right now. Google is probably preparing its own smartwatches in order to better compete with other smartwatch makers and particularly help Android Wear watche…

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  • Xiaomi 4K Mi Box launched in US with Android TV support at $69

    Xiaomi 4K Mi Box runs Android TV with support live channels, Google Play, YouTube and Google Cast functions (Source: Xiaomi)
    Xiaomi has expanded its product offerings to the US market with the launch of its 4K enabled Mi TV box. Xiaomi Mi Box is the first device from the Chinese company developed in collaboration with Google.
    Xiaomi Mi Box is a 4K ultra HD streaming media player developed in collaboration with Google. Xiaomi Mi Box offers 4K support at 60 frames per second and even supports latest HDR10 standard. Since Xiaomi Mi Box is based on Android TV platform, there is also support for Google voice search and Google Cast.
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    “We are thrilled to bring Mi Box to our fans in the U.S. in collaboration with Google. This is a significant milestone for Xiaomi, as it is our first opportunity to demonstrate to co…

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  • Motorola, Huawei and LG announce plans to not introduce any Android Wear watch this year

    Huawei and Motorola have not updated their Android Wear offering for more than a year now
    Smartwatches again spot to limelight when Samsung revealed its Gear S3 at IFA 2016 and Apple unveiled Watch Series 2 last week. Apple Watch, the most successful smartwatch runs company’s own watchOS while Samsung Gear S3 runs Tizen OS. Naturally, the common comeptitor for both the watches come from Android domain – but not this year.
    According to CNET, smartphone makers LG, Huawei and Motorola have decided not to release any Android-based smartwatch this year. While LG recently announced a version of Urbane with LTE, Huawei and Motorola have not updated their smartwatches for more than a year now. It is unclear whether Android smartwatches have hit a roadblock of any kind.
    At Google I/O 2016, the search giant announced Android Wear 2.0 wit…

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  • This $99 Superbook will turn your Android phone into a proper laptop

    Superbook runs on Andromium, an app that lets an Android device function like a regular OS
    Superbook is a laptop-like shell that is capable of turning an Android device into fully capable laptop. The laptop-like shell has been developed by Andromium Inc, and has set up a KickStarter campaign to raise $50,000 (Rs 33 lakhs approx). But the Superbook has already managed to garner $2.1 million (Rs 14 crore approx), through 13,028 backers and the campaign is still active for another five days.
    According to the designers of Superbook, “Speed and power of our smartphones rarely hold us back, but small screens and limited interface often do,” and this has been the inspiration for the team to come up with this device.
    Superbook is a plug and play device for your android smartphone, that can be connected to via a USB cable (also supports USB T…

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  • Meet Superbook: A case that turns your Android smartphone into a laptop

    Andromium launched this ambitious product on Kickstarter – a website “designed to bring creative projects to life” – and is available at .
    A US-based startup has launched a smart laptop shell that turns your Android smartphone into a complete laptop – making it more convenient and affordable for people in developing countries like India and South Africa to carry their office in their pocket, literally.
    The shell, called Superbook by Andromium Inc., makes an Android smartphone output look very much like a desktop environment. It is essentially a “dumb terminal”– a notebook without a processor but with a keyboard, battery, trackpad and display, TreeHugger reported on Saturday.
    Andromium launched this ambitious product on Kickstarter – a website “designed to bring creative projects to life” – and is available at $99.
    Deve…

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  • MESUIT’s smartphone case will let you run Android on your iPhone

    MESUIT case for iPhone 6/6S is priced at 999 Yuan
    A lot in the tech industry have wondered, at one time or the other, how it would feel to run Android on an iPhone. Haimawan, a Chinese mobile OS virtualisation company, has announced a case that will let you do just that, called MESUIT. MESUIT is available for sale exclusively in China.
    Tech developer Nick Lee demonstrated a custom iPhone case that allowed for Android (an adapted version of Android Marshmallow) to be booted on the iPhone.
    MESUIT case allows the user to run a proprietary Android-based OS, called Mesuit OS 1.0, on iPhone 6/6S and iPhone 6Plus/6S Plus devices. The case also works as an external battery pack, a storage device (32GB, 64GB and 128GB) and also has its own SIM slot. Mesuit case for the iPhone 6/6S will give a 1,700 mAh backup to the device, while the case for the big…

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  • Google’s upcoming Android Wear smartwatches leak

    Google is reportedly working on its own Android Wear smartwatches and could launch after Nexus debut (Source: Android Police)
    Google is reportedly working on its own smartwatches powered by Android Wear. At I/O 2016, Google showed the next version of Android Wear 2.0 which makes smartwatches more standalone devices.
    Reports hinting at Google’s own smartwatches had surfaced last week and now images confirming the development have been made public. According to Android Police, Google’s smartwatches are codenamed Angelfish and Swordfish and will come with Google Assistant built-in.
    The Android Police reports Google’s very own smartwatches could debut after the launch of 2016 Nexus devices. Smartwatches are yet to become mainstream like smartphones and Google’s OEM partners haven’t really been successful with the p…

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  • Google is working on its own Android Wear smartwatch: Report

    Google smartwatch features can be changed or cancelled altogether until officially announced
    Google is currently working on two Android Wear devices – possibly Nexus branded, reports AndroidPolice. The watches might be released some time after the launch of the next Nexus phones, claims the report.
    The larger watch in Google’s Android Wear will feature LTE, GPS and a heart-rate sensor. The smaller watch won’t have GPS and mobile data support. Both watches are claimed to feature full circular displays.
    The larger device is code-named Angelfish, and will have a 43.5mm dial and will come matte dark finish “titanium” colour, adds the report.

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  • Fossil Q Wander, Q Marshal Android Wear smartwatches announced

    Fossil Q Wander and Q Marshal are the latest Android Wear smartwatches with smaller watch case and optional silicone strap (Source: Fossil Group)
    Fossil has announced two new smartwatches in its Android Wear lineup. The new watches are called Q Wander and Q Marshal and they follow the Q Founder launched late last year.
    Both Q Wander and Q Marshal are powered by Android Wear and feature smaller watch case than Q Founder. The Q Wander has a 44mm watch case while the Q Marshal comes with a 46mm case.
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    Fossil says it took customer feedback and reduced the size of watch cases. Fossil has also added silicone strap to the latest Q range of smartwatches.
    On the design front, Q Wander features a soft curving, multi-finish case and uses interchangeable leather straps. The Q Marshal features a rugged ca…

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  • FiiO X7 Android audio player launched in India at Rs 49,990

    FiiO X7 is an audio player with Android built into it (Source: Headphone Zone)
    FiiO has announced the launch of its Android-based audio player X7 in India. The digital audio player is the first of its kind and costs a whopping Rs 49,990.
    FiiO is popular for its audio devices and has a loyal base for its digital audio converters. Its audio players, FiiO X3 and M3 have been highly impressive with the audio quality.
    “In today’s era of music streaming services, high-resolution audio is often overlooked at the price of convenience. The FiiO X7 changes that,” says Raghav Somani, CEO, Headphone Zone.
    FiiO X7 brings premium quality build and Android to a music player. It will be available for purchase at Headphone Zone.
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