Samsung has just announced that its latest wearable device offering, the Gear S3, will be hitting store shelves everywhere this coming November 18th. Just to be clear, both the LTE connected and Bluetooth only versions will be launching on that date. For those who want to purchase the smartwatch in advance, they can start preordering on November 6th. As indicated in the press release from the South Korean tech giant, the Gear S3 will be made available in retail outlets such as Best Buy, Amazon, Macy’s, and Samsung’s own online store, as well as other participating mobile operator partners.
Apart from formally introducing its latest iPhone models, the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, to the world, Apple also took the opportunity to announce its latest generation smartwatch offering, the Apple Watch Series 2. The newest Apple Watch devices generally look the same as the first generation models (now called the Apple Watch Series 1), but they do come with upgrades not visible to the eye.
HTC may not have introduced a new flagship device during the recently concluded Mobile World Congress held in the city of Barcelona in Spain, but it has taken the opportunity to officially start welcoming preorders for the HTC Vive virtual reality (VR) headset. The Taiwanese mobile manufacturer is offering its Vive VR headset as a $799 bundle, which includes the headset itself, as well as a couple of wand controllers, a pair of room scale movement sensors, and a number of VR titles.
Back in the early part of September this year, Apple had revealed that Facebook Messenger was on its way to the Apple Watch, the tech giant’s one and only wearable device to date. That is, if that particular Apple Watch has been already updated to watchOS 2. Well now, Apple has made good on that promise, announcing that the Facebook Messenger has now officially arrived on the Apple smartwatch.
Apple has officially just released the newest version of watchOS 2. The latest iteration of the iPhone maker’s operating system for its smartwatches has now been made available for downloading for users out there via an over the air update. Apple users who are not seeing the update right now may need only exercise a little patience -- Apple may be using a queue system to ensure quick and fast downloading of the update for everyone.
It appears that Google is on a mission to have as many wearable devices powered by its Android Wear mobile operating system used by as many people as possible. The company is even willing to go into enemy territory in order to do so, or as suggested by early reports. Well, it turns out the rumors are true, as the tech giant recently revealed that smartwatches that run on Android Wear can now actually work with Apple's iPhone devices.
A fan of wearable devices, especially smartwatches? You might be delighted to know that there are a host of new smartwatches coming this year, or at least being unveiled soon. That is because during the upcoming IFA electronics trade show to be held in Berlin, Germany, tech companies such as LG, Motorola, Huawei, and Asus, among many others, will be announcing their newest smartwatch offerings. All of the wearable devices these mobile manufacturers will be announcing will all be powered by Android Wear, the mobile operating system that Google developed specifically for wearable devices.
One week ago, Samsung held a major conference in New York City, officially announcing its two newest phablets -- the Galaxy Note 5 and the curvy Galaxy S6 Edge+. During this event, the South Korean mobile giant also managed to tease its new upcoming wearable device, the Samsung Gear S2. To the delightful surprise of everyone, the newest smartwatch appeared to be a major upgrade over its predecessor, the Samsung Gear S, at least in looks.
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