The Samsung Gear Fit 2 is coming soon, if images that appeared on the web this week are legitimate. The original Gear Fit was a super-slim fitness wearable that still incorporated a thin screen; a promising idea but one that didn’t find favour from critics. Now Samsung is back to try again.
Google’s bustling I/O developer conference kicked off this week, offering the company a chance to announce what’s coming next for Android and Chrome OS. As well as shedding more light on what we can expect from Android N, the Californian search giant also detailed its plans for Android Auto, announced a new version of Android Wear and unveiled two new messaging apps. The company’s Android Pay contactless payments service launched in the UK, too. Here are the highlights.
Will.i.am is a man of many talents — entertainer, mogul, owner of the most perfect web address ever. He’s also something of an entrepreneur, and his next big project is coming soon. It’s a smartwatch called Dial, and it’s available for pre-order now at Three.
Nokia may not be a phone maker any more, but they’re still interested in the mobile industry… and by the end of this year, they’ll be a much bigger part of it. The Finnish company announced the acquisition of health firm Withings today, in a deal worth €170 million in cash (£132 million).
Last year we first heard that phone makers and carriers were working on a new all-digital SIM standard called eSIM. The idea is that it can connect to multiple carrier networks, allowing you to switch phone companies without replacing your SIM. eSIMs are 90% smaller than the nano SIM cards too, providing a little extra space for batteries or extra circuitry. This week, Samsung announced that their next smartwatch?—?the Galaxy Gear S2 Classic?—?will be the first eSIM device on the market when it launches in March.