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The Asus ZenWatch Android Wear smartwatch is now available on the Google Play Store. The watch will cost $199.99.


ASUS ZenWatch is an exquisitely crafted watch that seamlessly pairs with an Android smartphone. It provides relevant and useful information when it is needed most and serves as a wellness manager.


Classic style


  • Employing the attention to detail and level of craftsmanship found in luxury watches, ASUS ZenWatch brings the tradition of fine watchmaking to Android wearables. The durable stainless-steel case features an attractive layered design composed of a striking rose-gold-colored band inset between two steel layers.


Elegant sophistication


  • The case is curved for increased comfort and a stylish look. The watch face is covered with a layer of curved glass that increases usability, providing a smooth surface for easy and responsive swiping gestures.


Comfort and convenience


  • Genuine stitched-leather watchband provides all-day comfort and features a unique clasp design that makes ZenWatch easy to put on and remove. ZenWatch has a universal design that comfortably accommodates a wide range of wrist shapes and sizes.


Customizable watch face


  • ASUS ZenWatch comes with a selection of instantly-changeable software watch faces. The variety of available designs lets users easily customize their watch to fit any style, mood, or occasion, such as using a traditional, elegant watch face for work or a night out, or changing to a more playful design for use during leisure time.


Here's a breakdown of specs:


  • Android Wear
  • 1.63" AMOLED display - Resolution 320 x 320
  • Water Resistant Rating IP55
  • Weight 75g
  • Battery 1.4Wh
  • Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 400 processor with 1.2GHz CPU
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 512MB RAM
  • Micro USB on Charging Cradle
  • 9 Axis Sensor & Bio-sensor


Source: Google Play

 

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Canadian service provider Rogers, Bell, TELUS and Koodo are all now seeding the updates to the Galaxy S3 and Note 2.   The Size of the Android KitKat Update for the Galaxy Note 2 is around 500MB, while the one for the Galaxy S3 is 346MB.


Features & Changes of Android 4.4.2 Update


  • Android 4.4.2 OS
  • White Status Bar Icons
  • Camera Shortcut on Lock-Screen
  • Wireless Printing
  • Album Art on Lock-Screen during Music Playback
  • NFC tap-to-pay support
  • Options to set default messaging and launcher apps
  • Transparent status bar
  • Better stability
  • Improved Ram usage
  • Smoother Interface Overall
  • Samsung KNOX 2.0
  • Samsung Wallet
  • Emoji for Keyboard
  • Bug Fixes


To get the Update via OTA (over the air) you can go into Settings > More > About Device > Software Updates > Update.

 





According the latest leaked document, these following 5 Samsung smartphones are likely to get Android 4.4 kitkat.  They include the Galaxy S4 Mini, the Galaxy Grand 2 Duos, the Galaxy Mega 5.8 Duos, the Galaxy Mega 6.3, and the Galaxy Note 3 Neo.


These updates have been finalized already, and now the only thing that's left to happen is when they will be starting the rollouts.  The information comes from the image you can see above, reportedly via a reputable insider.


And once again, the fact that the internationally-sold Samsung Galaxy S III (GT-I9300) won't ever receive an official update to KitKat has been confirmed.


New features of the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update will looking like something below.


  • White Status Bar Icons
  • Camera Shortcut on Lock-Screen
  • Wireless Printing
  • Album Art on Lock-Screen during Music Playback
  • NFC tap-to-pay support
  • Options to set default messaging and launcher apps
  • Transparent status bar
  • Better stability
  • Improved Ram usage
  • Smoother Interface Overall
  • Samsung Wallet
  • Emoji for Keyboard


 



Today's Facebook Messenger update comes less than two weeks after Apple announced a new video messaging feature for iOS 8 at WWDC. Just like Apple's implementation, Facebook's lets you record video clips directly from within the Messenger app and then send them instantly.


To send video in Facebook Messenger, just tap the camera icon above the keyboard - the same one you would usually use to send photos. Instead of tapping the "Send" button to take a picture, tap and hold it and it will begin recording. As soon as you lift your finger, the video will be sent.


Facebook's slowly rolling out this Messenger update to both iOS and Android devices, so don't worry if it's not showing up on your updates list yet


Google Play


 


 

Samsung USA today has decided to make things official and has announced which of its phones and tablets will be getting the KitKat update, and according to SamMobile, here's the full list of devices that will be getting KitKat:


• Galaxy Note 3
• Galaxy Note II
• Galaxy S4
• Galaxy S4 mini
• Galaxy S4 Active
• Galaxy S4 zoom
• Galaxy S III
• Galaxy S III mini
• Galaxy Mega
• Galaxy Light
• Galaxy Note 8.0
• Galaxy Tab 3
• Galaxy Note 10.1
• Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition


Press Release:


Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) announced today that a number of Samsung Galaxy® devices will receive the Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) software update, enriching the Galaxy experience.


The upgrade provides a number of innovative, easy-to-use features that enhance the user experience, including a more intuitive user interface, enhanced messaging capabilities and updated applications:


Location Menu: An integrated location menu enables users to easily activate GPS, Wi-Fi and mobile networks, while simultaneously checking the battery usage of apps running location service capabilities.


Enhanced Messaging: Enables users to choose between Messages or Hangouts as their preferred default messaging application, and select from a larger assortment of updated Emoji icons.


Upgraded Google Mobile ServiceTM (GMS) apps: Users can automatically back up photos and video and can open, view, rename and share Google Docs and files.


Samsung Galaxy U.S. devices currently scheduled to receive the KitKat update include select carrier variants of the Galaxy Note® 3, Galaxy Note® II, Galaxy S® 4, Galaxy S® 4 miniTM, Galaxy S® 4 ActiveTM, Galaxy S® 4 zoomTM, Galaxy S® III, Galaxy S® III miniTM, Galaxy Mega®, Galaxy Light, Galaxy Note® 8.0, Galaxy Tab® 3, Galaxy Note® 10.1, Galaxy Note® 10.1 2014 Edition.


Availability varies by carrier and product, with updates beginning today and continuing throughout the coming months.

 

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