LG announces a new version of the Watch Urbane, Nexus 6 promo material reaches Verizon stores and Google is said to announce Android API at IO. This and more past the break!
The LG Watch Urbane is not even out yet, but LG is ready to introduce a new version of the sexy smart watch. They call it the LG Watch Urbane LTE, and what makes it different is exactly what you think – it comes with 4G LTE antennas.
This would allow users to make calls and access data without a connection to any smartphone or tablet, but improvements actually go far beyond this. The watch actually comes with an NFC chip, and LG does state this will make it possible to pay with your wrist-worn device.
Other specs include a 1.3-inch OLED display, a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, a whole 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage.
Opinion: It is significantly improved, but we have no idea on when the device will hit the streets or at what price. What we do know is that we will be taking a very close look at it at MWC, next week.
We have seen Verizon logo-bearing Nexus 6 leaked images, and even Verizon put up a teaser for the (not so new) device. Could it be that the super-sized Nexus is finally about to hit Big Red? We certainly hope so, as it has been about 3 months since the phone was launched.
If the latest leak circulating the inter webs is true, Verizon is almost ready for this launch. An image of the promotional materials has been leaked, and the anonymous source states there’s also training materials and test devices reaching the stores. These posters and other materials are said to be put up come MArch 11th, wth devices becoming available the next day.
Opinion: Remember these are still simply leaks and rumors. And even if the information is correct, it could change at ay given time. Are you still excited to get the Nexus 6 on Verizon? I mean… at this point we may as well wait for MWC’s announcements.
Rumors suggest the Google is getting ready to announce an improved version of Google Wallet at Google IO. Meanwhile, the Search Giant is making big moves by acquiring Softcard, creating a duo that should make Apple worry at least a little.
Now we are hearing reports of a new API for developers to work with. They call it Android Pay, and it should be revealed at Google IO. It will be designed from the ground up to work with Google’s new technology.
Opinion: I am excited to see what Google is putting together. Apple Pay has taken over the market in a matter of months, so it’s about time the real pioneers of mobile payments take their place.