The smartwatch wars are about to turn interesting with Apple and Motorola in the battlefront. Meanwhile, Samsung takes a break and invests more on the smart home.
The rumor of the upcoming iPhone sporting a sapphire display has been well spread, but we don’t know much about what Apple could be planning to make its smartwatch with. The rumored wearable gadget is now reported to follow the iPhone 6, carrying a sapphire display that will keep it safe from damage.
Opinion: As always, we would be careful trusting these reports. We have found no solid proof of the iWatch’s very existence.
Google IO attendees were promised a Moto 360 upon availability, a day that may be getting very close. That is, if this morning’s invite to a September 4th event is any proof. Further proving the upcoming release, Google IO attendees have just received a reminder that the device is very close.
Participants have until September 5th to enter their addresses, only one day after the announcement of the product. This means the Moto 360 should start shipping very soon after that!
Opinion: The Moto 360 continues to be the most exciting Android Wear device. I certainly can’t wait to get my hands on one, and we are sure many of you are as excited. Stay tuned and we will give you all the details as soon as they are available.
A month after its initial rumor, Samsung’s acquisition of SmartThings has finally concluded. The acquired startup makes smart-home controllers, allowing for simple and affordable home automation.
The deal is said to have gone for $200 million. The company will continue to work independently, but under Samsung’s wallet. They will be relocating to Palo Alto, CA, though.
Opinion: Home automation is not being exploited by the mobile companies, and it’s a market that will only grow in the coming years. Samsung is no stranger to adventures – they definitely like taking their risks.