In today’s news: Apple has announced a new event, more images of the upcoming Galaxy S6 devices show up and we are all wondering what the LG Watch Urbane LTE will be running.
Members of the press have started receiving invitations to a rather exciting event. These invites come from Apple, signaling a March 9th event with unknown purposes. The only thing Apple says in its image is “Spring forward”. This creates a reference to both time, as well as a possible release window, so we can only assume this is about the brand new Apple Watch.
We will likely hear more about pricing details and a release date at this event, as well as seeing more demos of how the wearable will work.
Opinion: As of now we know prices will start at $350. We also hear these price tags could go above $10,000, for those who like precious materials and exclusive designs. The announcement day is just around the corner, so let’s not worry. We still have MWC to think about!
The Samsung leaks just don’t seem to stop, and today we are taking a look at a couple images that showcase what seem to be the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The regular version is identical to the leak we saw yesterday. This is no surprise, but most of you are probably more interested in what this Edge version will bring to the table.
This image portrays Edge displays that work differently from what we have seen in the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. This device’s curved edges don’t seem to work separately from the flat area of the flexible screen. There is no bar or anything separating the curve, which means it will likely be used as simply an extension of the regular screen.
Opinion: Does this mean the phone will have no added functionality? We are not sure, but we sure hope the curves aren’t there just for show.
The LG Watch Urbane LTE, which was announced yesterday as a second version to the non-LTE variant, raised a few flags yesterday, when it was announced. The device is said to support mobile payments via NFC, as well as voice and data via 4G LTE. We know Android Wear doesn’t support standalone capabilities quiet yet, so what software will it run?
We now know it won’t be running Android Wear (or a modified version of it). In addition, the device has been confirmed not to be running WebOS, which was the first suspicion, as a WebOS smart watch was made in partnership with Audi. So if it’s not Android Wear or WebOS, what is it? Only time will tell.
Opinion: Whatever LG is doing here, I hope they do it right. It’s not easy to step out of the boundaries of wearable operating systems that have been established and standardized.