Verizon launches yet another Sony device. Chromebook sales are growing at insane proportions. Meanwhile, a new LG device has leaked.
The Xperia Z3v is not the only Sony device Verizon is launching today. The biggest American carrier is also ready to launch the Sony SmartWatch 3, which is now available for pre-order straight from Verizon’s website.
The device runs on Android Wear, but it’s unique in that it doesn’t need the phone for everything. It sports a GPS antenna and plays your music without the need to be tethered to a smartphone.
Opinion: The Sony SmartWatch 3 is a great little device, but even with its unique features I feel it’s not the best contender in the smartwatch market. It is priced a bit high at $249.99 and its design and build quality are simply not the best.
You would be wrong to think Chromebook shipments have reached a plateau. Sales are stronger than ever and Chrome OS popularity keeps growing. In fact, Q2 reports say Chromebook shipments have grown by 67% quarter-over-quarter.
Furthermore, this growth is expected to double year-over-year, by the end of 2014. This phenomena makes sense – Chromebooks are affordable, versatile, simple, fast and very efficient. Not to mention, not everyone needs the power of Mac OS X, Windows or Linux operating systems.
Opinion: While not many believed in Chrome OS from the beginning, it’s a platform that has proven people really can work and live off the web sometimes. As per usual, Google proved the industry wrong.
Images of an LG F490L phone have emerged, a phone otherwise codenamed as “Liger”. Ligers are the rare combination of a tiger and a lion, which makes for an abnormally large feline. Similarly, the LG Liger is said to be a huge smartphone, and today’s leaked images corroborate such suspicions.
We are taking a look at a massive 5.9-inch 1080p display, a 1.2 GHz processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of internal storage, a 13 MP camera and a 3000 mAh battery. Not bad, right? We are expecting a South Korean release soon. Sadly, we may never see this phone in many other markets, though.
Opinion: The phone looks great, and highly assimilates the LG G3. Of course, it doesn’t have the same specs as the high-end smartphone and the screen lacks that gorgeous QHD display. That is not exactly a bad thing, though.