While HP and Samsung are getting ready to bring new products to market, Google seems to be killing one of its most interesting projects.
The circular smartwatch market hasn’t been exploited enough, making HP’s new venture one of the first of its kind. HP has partnered with Gilt and popular designer Michael Bastian to create one of the most good-looking smartwatches out there. As you can expect, it looks much like the Moto 360, but takes on a much more sporty look.
The device will support both iOS and Android, leaving all control to the native app it will be released with. It will sport its own software, and it seems it will be a bit limited by nature. Users will be able to read texts, emails and sporting updates. Music control will also be available, and you will get to choose between 3 straps: brown leather, black rubber and green nylon.
Opinion: I have to say this is more of my style, but should we be fine with exclusive software at this point? I feel the only way to move forward in wearables is to find a common platform.
New reports sourcing Samsung executives claim the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be unveiled on September 3rd. This is only a few days before IFA – why the rush? It seems Samsung is eager to bring this device to market and beat Apple’s iPhone 6 to the punch.
The device is said to be the first to incorporate an ultraviolet sensor, helping users stay protected from unhealthy amounts of UV radiation. It will also have a Qualcomm processor. In terms of availability, it will be coming to all major US carriers, and a substantial Chinese campaign is in the works.
Opinion: I have to say I am starting to miss my oversized screens. Will the Note 4 be the one for me? We will see!
While details are scarce, reports say Google’s barge project has been axed. The floating building that was supposed to be a showroom of sorts was one of the most interesting projects we had seen in a long time. The barge seems to have been sold and will be dismantled.
Opinion: I would have loved to see Google’s barge in action. After all, it did cost them some millions of dollars, and it seemed like a great project.