Google is not waiting until tomorrow’s event to show off some new goodies. Meanwhile, the Snapdragon 805 may have a worthy competitor. The Moto 360’s first 3rd-party keyboard is also revealed.
It seems the company could not wait another day for Google IO to start! Not enough RAM memory in current Google Glass headsets? Don’t you worry. Google has decided to upgrade its devices with 2 GB of RAM, which is a superb bump over current units’ 682 MB.
In addition, Google Now will also track where you parked and will give you shipping alerts; great additions for Glass users. Google also knows how complicated it can be to take the right picture, so they have added a finder mode. Simply say “Ok glass, show the view finder”. This will draw brackets in the display’s corners, helping you better frame your images.
The sad part: unlike last year’s upgrade, current Glass Explorers will not get a free upgrade.
Opinion: It’s a bit odd that Google is choosing not to upgrade current explorers. They paid good money to beta test these devices. To me, it had become the standard that they would get new versions until the consumer version was released. I suppose I was wrong.
In Huawei’s Honor 6 announcement, this morning, the Chinese manufacturer compared its new processor with the almighty Snapdragon 805. We thought this was a bit of a bold statement, but they have proven their words are more than just a trick to get more attention.
In AnTuTu benchmarks, the Huawei Honor 6 scores a stunning 40700, which is amazingly high. In comparison, the LG G3 scores just about 35000, depending on the version.
Opinion: These are some great scores. It’s not often we see one of these smaller manufacturers making such a powerful processor. I just have to wonder if it will ever make it to our side of the world.
Minuum Keyboard is the first popular 3rd party keyboard to reveal a Moto 360 implementation. The new keyboard does seem to work very well with the smaller, circular display. Of course, considering the circumstances – no keyboard can truly be “good” in such a small device. At least not yet.
Regardless, Minuum brings a new style and concept to keyboards, and it does seem to go great with smaller Android devices. Check out a glimpse of it below and let us know what you think.
Opinion: You can probably tell I am not a big fan of Android Wear keyboards. I simply feel like they go against the concept of the platform. Android Wear is meant to be simple; a window to your smartphone. More complex actions like typing should be done with your smartphone.