Friday, November 22, 2013

Android Device News

This month's most unusual or important Android Devices.

First some really annoying news:
Samsung rumored to put chips in accessories to curb sales of unofficial products

Details on Samsung’s purported plan to kill unofficial accessories

Samsung gets more like Apple every day.


Smart Watches


Smart watches, not glasses, I think are the next big thing. One of the primary reasons is fitness tracking.

The Time Has Come For Smartwatches – ReadWrite

AIRO wristband tracks not just sleep, exercise and stress, but also what you eat

I was interested until I saw the price. Does this thing use Intel/Windows or something? :-)
Qualcomm Toq release date set for December 2, will cost $349

Review: Withings Pulse with built-in heart rate monitor

Neptune Pine smartwatch gets reinvented, reaches Kickstarter target in less than a day - Android Authority


Tablets


Inexpensive Unu Tablet Also Acts as Media Center | Sci-Tech Today

This $279 tablet is considerably nicer than an iPad 2:
Archos 101 XS 2 tablet coming in December for $279 - Liliputing

You'll be able to buy a 20 inch, 4K tablet in January (for $6000) - Liliputing

Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2 visits the FCC - Liliputing


Kid's Tablets


MEEP! X2 tablet for kids is faster, slimmer, still costs $150 - Liliputing

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids priced at $230, arrives to the U.S. in Nov.


Phones


Samsung changed their minds, it is clear that a small phone has its place in the US market:
Samsung brings smaller version of S4 to US - KansasCity.com

Motorola's make your own smartphone out of modules is so different and interesting, I'm including three articles about it!
Motorola's 'Project Ara' modular smartphone setup switches out hardware like apps

Motorola's Project Ara aims to build modular, upgradeable phones - Liliputing

Motorola Taps 3D Systems To Produce Parts For Its Crazy Modular Smartphones | TechCrunch

The Moto G is very interesting. This is a real Apple killer in the long run:
Motorola Announces The Moto G: What The iPhone 5C Should Have Been – ReadWrite

Moto G unboxing and first impressions


Miscellaneous Devices


Acer's new 2560 x 1440 pixel smart display has Tegra 4, Android - Liliputing

Devon's Ceptor thin client-on-a-stick now available for $99 - Liliputing

Here's how Dell's Wyse Cloud Client works (pocket-sized thin client) - Liliputing


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