Huawei made a great device, but they are not updating it. The Apple Watch is also subject to some bad news. Meanwhile, TYLT is announcing an awesome charger.
Huawei has been spilling its soul to creating a stronger influence in the USA. Their most recent effort is the Huawei Ascend Mate2, which comes with an affordable $300 price point and offers some great specs and features.
It’s a great phone, to be honest, which is why it pains us to report the manufacturer doesn’t seem to be planning to keep it relevant for long. Huawei has just announced the device will not be getting Android KitKat. They go on to ask you to be patient and wait for future phones with superior hardware and newer software.
Opinion: This is really sad news, to be honest. While everyone else is talking about upgrading to Lollipop, Huawei is saying they won’t even upgrade to KitKat? Want to make it in America, Huawei? Try upgrading your device at least to the second latest generation. This is really not a hardware problem. We have seen lower-specced devices run KitKat like a champ.
Smart watches are great, but most of them have one horrible flaw nowadays – their battery life is not great. With the exception of a few, most smart watches need to be charged on a daily basis, which is not exactly convenient for a wearable device. Even smartphones are moving away from the daily charging routine!
Sadly, the Apple Watch won’t be any different, something Tim Cook has mentioned at an interview at the WSJ:D conference. He did add a little twist to his words, though, as Apple tends to do.
“We think people are going to use it so much you will end up charging it daily.” -Tim Cook, Apple CEO
Opinion: Does this mean it will last more if I don’t use it? That doesn’t really help. I could stop using my phone and make it last for days too. This is why I am such a fan of the Pebble and Qualcomm Toq. These last multiple days on a single charge, even if they don’t have those flashy screens.
TYLT is king at making sexy accessories. Their cables, chargers and other accessories are some of the best-looking around, as well as being really helpful. Their latest product may be one you want to sign up for, actually. Especially if your phone supports Qi wireless charging.
The TYLT VU Car Charger is pretty much a car phone holder that happens to charge your phone without via wireless charging. No need to search around for cables – just dock your phone and get going.
Opinion: It’s not the first of its kind, but it’s definitely the best-looking. It won’t exactly be cheap, though, which is customary for TYLT products. It will launch “soon” for $80.