We are looking at an interesting morning news roundup. We knew Oppo would make an announcement today, but some neat surprises come from Samsung and Motorola.
Just as expected, Oppo has announced the Oppo N1’s smaller brother. The Oppo N1 Mini is not actually so “mini”. It just happens to be much smaller than its 6-inch iteration. Sporting a 5-inch 720p display, this device will be much more manageable.
Sadly, Oppo is keeping the full list of specs in the drawer. We get very few details, but we should expect Color OS 1.4 (based on Android KitKat), a 2140 mAh battery, LTE compatibility and, of course, that 13 MP camera. As for availability, this device should hit some markets by June 11th.
Opinion: I really wish we could have gotten more details. This is looking like a good affordable option, though. It’s rare to see a 720p, 5-inch display nowadays, so the Oppo N1 Mini should be priced accordingly.
Samsung is investing in its very own OS by using Tizen in its latest smartwatches. The same operating system was said to come to the Android-based Samsung Galaxy Gear, in the form of an update.
The day has finally come and users can now turn their Galaxy Gears into Tizen-driven wearables. There won’t be much of a difference. In fact, many users may not even notice what happened, even if your data does have to be wiped for this update.
There are some improvements and additions, though. Aside from improved battery life and performance, users will also have access to the standalone music player, which allows you to store and play music directly from your watch. You can also make customizable shortcuts and control your camera via voice commands, among other features.
Opinion: To many, this update will seem like a huge improvement… and it is. The features Samsung may be able to develop with their very own operating system could be superior for the smartwatch experience.
A new image has leaked online, giving us what could be the first close glimpse at the Moto X+1. We don’t know many details about the rumored device, nor does this image fix that problem. If real, this image shows a very interesting device, with a golden hue.
Opinion: We can’t tell much else, other than the fact the device does look similar to other Moto devices, but it certainly looks like it has evolved.