Everyday news breaks left right and centre in the world of technology. It is pretty much impossible to capture all these stories and bring a detailed report. And not bring this news to our readers feels unfair.
Just as a disclaimer, we would not be divulging into details of the story and just give a brief outline of what the story was all about. So without any further adieu lets begin on what caught our attention on Wearable Wednesday of March 19th, 2014.
Google Announces Android Wear: The platform to power its wearables
After talking the talk, Google has decided to walk the walk. It was only last week that Google promised that they would be bringing developers on board and giving wearables a fair crack of the whip and today that has happened. Google has announced Android Wear, a platform that would be powering the Android wearables including smart watches. The platform has Google Now at the contextual heart of it and from what little we could observe is touch based. Two of several Google’s partners, LG and Motorola also showed a preview of their devices and their plans going forward in the wearables world.
Samsung Ativ SE, the new Windows Phone 8.1 device from Samsung leaks out
Windows Phone 8.1 is expected to be announced in spring this year at Microsoft’s BUILD conference. Although pretty much every Windows Phone device running WP 8 is expected to get the upgrade, the charm of a device coming with Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box is different. One such phone could be the Samsung Ativ SE. The phone is expected to have a 5 inch full HD display and support for LTE. The construction and look of the device is very similar to the Samsung Galaxy S IV that we have seen.
Motorola announces Moto X in India
Flipkart, just like it had with Moto G has bought the hugely popular Moto X in India. To start with, the device would remain a Flipkart exclusive and only one device per account can be picked up. The phone would retail for about Rs. 23,999 in black and white colours to start with. You can also pre-order a wooden version of the phone for yourself that would set you back by Rs.25,999. Although there is no Moto Maker for India, Flipkart did promise that they would be bringing in at least three more colours soon which can be pre-ordered. The device comes with Android 4.4.2 out of the box.
Skype releases update to it’s Android app to fight the battery drain problem
Skype has been known to be a massive battery drainer on the new Kitkat devices. This has prompted a lot of users including ourselves to uninstall the popular video chatting services from the phone where battery backup is gold dust. The update is available OTA now, and although Google has promised that it would be fixing the issue in the next Android update, we are glad Skype has take it upon itself for this. Interestingly, in the background, we have been working on a real cool feature demonstrating this battery drain caused by pretty much every app that uses the camera, stay tuned for that.
Next iPhone to come with Remote Camera Control?
The rumours about the next iPhone never die. Even a day after new launch, you are sure to stumble upon one somewhere. A recent patent filed by Apple shows that Apple maybe working on bringing Remote Camera Control to its devices. This could be rather interesting as it would allow you to use your iPhone as a standalone camera on a tripod and time those shots to perfection, also allowing you to take group images without the terrible selfie feel. As we have seen in the past, not every patent is filed as an attempt to use it, it is a case of wait and watch for this cool looking feature.