Posts tagged with: Galaxy Gear 2
  • by | April 11, 2014 3:30 PM

    When an avalanche of reviews is rumbling its way down your mountain, it's rarely easy to assemble a podcast team – but as we frequently remind you, the Pocketnow Weekly has never missed a week, and we'll be damned if it'll do so now. So despite the forthcoming reviews of the Samsung Galaxy S 5, Gear Fit, Gear 2, Oppo Find 7a, Nokia X, and the just-completed reviews of the ZENS Qi line, BlackBerry 10.2.1, and the Verizon HTC One M8, we're banding together behind microphones in three separate cities on two continents to bring you the news and editorials of a very busy week in mobile. ...

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  • by | February 28, 2014 7:13 AM

    Although the "wearables" category is somewhat new to Pocketnow, devices that are meant to be worn, rather than carried, have been around for quite some time. In the very early days they were called pocket watches. Eventually they evolved into timekeepers that we wore around our wrists. Original versions just kept track of time, but other features were added in: day of the week, day of the month, and even moon phases eventually came to wrist watches. Some got barometers, stopwatches, countdown times, calculators, even simple calendars. When Microsoft released its SPOT technology, and began ...

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  • by | February 23, 2014 9:43 AM

    No, you didn't accidentally sleep through the weekend and it's Monday already, when Samsung will be throwing its Unpacked 5 event. While we've still got another day to go before we expect Samsung to take the lid off the Galaxy S 5, one of the other big announcements we were looking forward to from the company's MWC showcase has gone official just a little prematurely, and overnight Samsung confirmed its latest smartwatches, the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo That's right: no more “Galaxy” this time around – just the Gear 2 (or 2 Neo). So what's new about these smartwatches, and what has ...

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  • by | February 20, 2014 7:33 PM

    MWC 2014 is already upon us, with Anton D. Nagy and Jaime Rivera hitting the ground in Barcelona just as this podcast goes under the mic, and we're here to bring you mobile mavens all the pre-show rumor and speculation that you've come to expect. But there's also plenty of news of the non-Mobile World Congress variety, from the endless leaks focusing on the "All-New HTC One" to speculation surrounding the Galaxy S 5 launch date - and we'll be spending plenty of time on that, too. Plus, Taylor Martin has finally spent enough time with his suitcase-coddled Lumia Icon to develop some ...

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  • by | February 18, 2014 5:00 PM

    Something needs to change with the Galaxy Gear. Samsung's aware of this, and for a while now we've been expecting the company to prepare a second-gen Galaxy Gear for this spring, hoping to correct some of the missteps the first smartwatch made. But what, exactly, could Samsung be hoping to change? Would it finally open the watch up to operation with non-Samsung Androids? Could it significantly improve the watch's battery life? What about doing something about that big camera bulge on the strap? As we wait for answers, an unexpected theory crosses our desk, with the suggestion that Samsung ...

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  • by | February 13, 2014 5:42 PM

    Snow storms have their ups and downs. On the one hand, they keep you from partaking in all the Nokia unboxing fun your comrades in more seasonable climes are enjoying - but on the other, they put you in mind of all the friends you have in the great Arctic North. One such person is friend of the show Nick Gray of HTCSource and Android and Me, who joins us today for a special extended episode taking a long look at all the HTC M8 rumors of the past few weeks. That's followed by the rest of the news, which this week ranges from Galaxy Gear 2 and iPhone 6 speculation to riffing about Android ...

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  • by | February 10, 2014 4:46 AM

    If all those rumors (and executive hints) concerning the launch of the Galaxy Gear 2 together with the Galaxy S 5 are true, we'll see a Samsung smartwatch release soon, at MWC (IF -- note the all caps -- that's the S 5 event). However, according to recent reports, Samsung is vacillating over the price of the Gear follow-up, and "sources" blame Apple's upcoming smartwatch, and its possible lower price tag. The key takeaway is this: Samsung is still thinking about the proper price tag for the Galaxy Gear 2, as the original version failed to gain traction because of the relatively high price ...

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  • by | February 7, 2014 3:35 PM

    Sometimes it's not the promise of saving money, nor the allure of a shiny device that drives you from the warm arms of your current wireless carrier - sometimes it's just a matter of standing up for what you believe in. That's the case with today's podcast guest, friend of the show and longtime Verizon Wireless customer Chris Larson, who's leaving Big Red for the much smaller T-Mobile USA due to Verizon's stance on net neutrality. On this episode of the Weekly, we'll talk to Chris and find out just what he's prepared to sacrifice, and why. Before that, though, there's an avalanche of news ...

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  • by | January 30, 2014 4:57 PM

    When you can kick off a tech podcast with a string of expletives taken right from your publication's teamwide chat records, you know it's been a crazy week in the news. The Lenovo Motorola deal, announced late yesterday afternoon, threw our whole week -and perhaps our whole world- into disarray, and we're grateful for the chance to sit down and talk it through on today's show. But the news doesn't stop there. Galaxy S 5 speculation is still coming fast and furious, with details like Samsung's rumored fingerprint scanner beginning to take shape; we're starting to catch wind of Nokia's plans ...

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  • by | January 27, 2014 7:28 AM

    A recent report speculates that a certain Galaxy Gear 2 with bendable screen will be launched by Samsung at a London special event taking in March or April (end of Q1, beginning of Q2). The smart watch will fix many of the issues (not necessarily with the hardware, but with the entire philosophy and functionality) of the initial Gear that wasn't received as well as Samsung thought on the market. Sources talk about a flexible OLED display to replace the current screen of the Gear, and a totally new design should be expected once the product is ready for prime time. The report says that ...

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  • by | September 30, 2013 7:18 AM

    A watch that simply tells the time just doesn't do much for me.  I've been using smart watches since the early Microsoft S.P.O.T. devices hit the market in 2004. If you include the Casio calculator watches from the 1980's and 1990's, my experience predates the time I've spent with smartphones and even PDAs. I tried a few of the Sony "smartwatch" offerings, but wasn't too impressed. Then the Pebble came along and it's adorned my wrist ever since. Honestly, it's doing everything that I'd hope a smart watch would, without doing anything that a smartwatch shouldn't. Sure, when my kids first ...

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  • by | September 16, 2013 11:56 AM

    Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch arrived to a mixed reception. While hardware elements like a high quality display and integrated camera were praised, its high price and limited compatibility helped put a damper on interest. If you were hoping to get something a little different than what Samsung ultimately delivered, it sounds like you may not have that long to wait, with a new rumor suggesting that Samsung could plan to launch its follow-up smartwatch as soon as early next year. We've known that Samsung is interested in one day releasing another smartwatch to follow the Galaxy Gear, but ...

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