Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Android Device News

Android devices come out so often that I've given up trying to track them. Instead, what I'll be doing is providing a monthly "links" post that highlight the most important, interesting or unusual devices that have arrived that month.

Accessories and Watches


Meet Motorola Skip, the Moto X NFC-based unlock accessory

Nymi Is A Heartwave-Sensing Wristband That Wants To Replace All Your Passwords & Keys | TechCrunch

Lilbits (8-13-2013): Casio's new watches control music playback on your phone - Liliputing

Casio's response to smartwatch competition? "We're ready." - Android Authority

Toq: A Smartwatch That’s Qualcomm, Inside and Out | TIME.com

These next 2 articles are about the Galaxy Gear (Samsung's new watch).
Galaxy Gear Integrates Fitness Apps, Competes With Trackers – ReadWrite

Samsung Draws a Big 'Meh' for Clunky, Pricey Galaxy Gear Smartwatch | Mobile Tech | TechNewsWorld

So far 4 companies (Samsung, Sony, Qualcomm and Casio) have announced smart watches before Apple.


Cameras


First look: Sony's iPhone-compatible QX10 and QX100 Cyber-shot lenses

Samsung Galaxy NX coming in October for $1700 (Android-powered DSLR) - Liliputing


Tablets/Hybrids


Starting to see a lot of reasonable stuff from relatively unknown places:
Alcatel OneTouch Scribe Pro to rival Samsung's Galaxy Note in size, note-taking ability - Liliputing

This sort of thing was bound to be coming... a tablet specifically made for a specific kind of professional:
Wacom introduces Cintiq Companion Android and Windows 8 tablets for graphic artists - Liliputing
Music is another area I think one will see covered soon.

First big name tablet geared specifically to kids:
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids now official, coming first to South Korea

AnandTech | ASUS Officially Announces Transformer Pad TF701T with 2560x1600 Display


Phones


It's not every day I feature the AppleInsider article for a review of Android products, but they did a good job here:
Samsung shows off Galaxy Note 3 'phablet', new Note 10.1 tablet, Galaxy Gear smart watch

I anxiously await full reviews of this phone's camera:
Hands-on: Sony Xperia Z1 review - Pocket-lint


The Rest


Android Computer-in-a-Projector: The New EPICT EPP-100

Hex: A copter that anyone can fly! by Benjamin Black — Kickstarter

GameStick $80 game console set to ship in September - Liliputing

LiliputingCuBox-i mini PCs can run Android or Linux, sell for $45 and up » Liliputing

Itsy-bitsy $45 computer sports Android and Linux | Crave - CNET

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