Motorola’s newest and upcoming products are making headlines tonight. Meanwhile, Samsung is getting ready to make some major changes. Let’s take a look into tonight’s hottest stories!
The Nexus 6, Nexus X, or whatever they may call it, has finally started making the rounds around the rumor mill again. We just saw a rendered image of this Motorola “Shamu”, yesterday. Today we are getting a second image of the device, this time taken with a camera and showing a real phone.
The device is showcased right next to an LG G3. Needless to say that the already-large G3 is easily overshadowed by the gigantic Motorola phone. The device shows the same design cues we saw leaked yesterday, looking much like an over-sized 2nd generation Moto X.
More details are to come soon, but specs do include Snapdragon 805 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage and 13MP/2MP cameras. As well as that 5.92-inch 2560x1440p display, of course.
Opinion: It will be interesting to see such a large Nexus phone. Nexus devices are supposed to lead the way into the future of Android. Does Google want phones to be this big now?
Not feeling the black and grey Moto 360 designs? A new version of the first round Android Wear device has just shown up at Motorola’s and Best Buy’s websites. This light metal model with Stone Leather design seems to replace the grey Moto 360, which could be more of your preference.
Sadly, these device shows as out of stock in both websites, so you won’t be able to get it just yet. We also have no idea what could be going on with the metal bands, which will be costing $50 more. These versions should all be here in due time, though!
Opinion: I happen to be a fan of metal bands, so I am more excited about seeing those. Some of you may love this stone-colored strap, though. Are you signing up for one?
Samsung is making some significant changes in their manufacturing strategies. The Korean giant is getting ready to take 500 software engineers from their mobile department and transfer them to their consumer electronics, TVs, network, printer and its corporate software R&D divisions.
The company states the idea is “to enhance their competitive edge in the Internet of Things (IoT) industry and increase synergies for the Tizen platform.” Samsung is not commenting much else, but the IoT industry is looking to be the next big thing in tech. Chances are Samsung wants to jump into this market before it’s too late.
Opinion: It’s odd that Tizen has taken this route as opposed to its original purpose, which was to power smartphones and tablets. It’s probably hard to beat the big platforms at this point. If planned correctly, Tizen could easily become huge factor in the future of the IoT market.