Most smartphone and tablet manufacturers have already seen the potential for the demand of feature-packed watches and after Apple, Google and Samsung, LG is the next to join in the race. It recently announced that it will release its smart watch soon and we'll just have to wait and see which company launches a good smart watch first.
No details like specs and the kind of OS that will be used were provided by the Korean Times, which reported the company's announcement. However, LG will purportedly introduce a smart watch that has messaging and call capabilities and will most likely use Android or even quite possibly, the Firefox OS.
It can also be recalled that LG has previously released a smart watch that notifies the user for calls and alerts with the Prada II. However, for some reason, folks were not yet ready to embrace the technology much like they do with smartphones and tablets. With everybody announcing a smart watch announcement, now might be the best time to introduce a smart watch and LG is right on track.
Samsung looks like it wants to introduce a Galaxy S IV Mini despite how many people were quite disappointed with the S III Mini's capabilities last year, which is nothing like its "big brother's" at all and falls short of being spectacular. Many thought that they'd much rather buy the more popular Galaxy Ace smartphones, since they have very similar features.
The impending official announcement for the Samsung Galaxy S IV stirred the tech world and a lot of speculations were made regarding the introduction of an S IV Mini. What with the buzz about Samsung's "secret" Project J Mini, it looks like the rumors might actually be true.
No reports exist as to what features the Galaxy S IV Mini will have, but it better be similar to its bigger version, or Samsung will risk another disappointment over another "mini version" of its flagship smartphone. This means specs that are near the bigger version's 1920 x 1080 Full HD display, quad core processor, 2GB memory and a 13MP camera. If Samsung can come up with a mini version of all of that, then plenty of people just might buy an extra smartphone.
When it rains, it pours. Samsung is yet again planning to introduce a new entry-level Android Smartphone-the Galaxy Star GT S5282. Based on reports, it will run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and will feature a 3-inch QVGA display, will have Bluetooth support, micro USB, Wi-Fi, 2MP camera, a 4GB internal memory with microSD card support.
On the other hand, the Galaxy Fame will have two different versions, one with near-field communication capability (NFC) and one without NFC. This feature allows a device to support transactions and interactions done in proximity, without having to connect the device directly to another. This will be useful for quick data exchange.
No photos or word yet about the Star's design and it will probably be announced at the Mobile World Congress 2013 or earlier, who knows? This is only one of Samsung's long list of gadgets to be introduced this year.
A new tablet is coming up at Samsung's camp but it's not the 10.1-inch Full HD AMOLED device that it was originally planning to follow up S 4's release. Instead, an 8-in AMOLED tablet will most likely be launched in response to the iPad Mini and another 7-incher, the Google Nexus 7.
According to the source, this tablet will have a Full HD display at 1920 x 1200 pixels and is to be announced in IFA 2013 in Berlin. Samsung has delayed the bigger tablet to probably concentrate on the upcoming Note III and not let Apple and Google get away with the 7-inch market. It could also be the fact that Samsung is still developing the revolutionary AMOLED that self-adjusts according to the lighting condition and user comfort. A few more months to go and we'll already see these next exciting Samsung products.
Sony announced its plans to develop and introduce a Firefox device next year. Sony could be right on in deciding to launch a Firefox Device and this could also mean that the open-source OS may actually have a chance to create a niche in a competitive market dominated by Android and IOS. According to reports, the CEO validates the project that combines Firefox and HTML 5 technologies and it sounds promising.
This news was revealed in an event held by both the Spanish carrier Telefonica and Sony, wherein the Sony devices that will be offered by the carrier were announced.
Other manufacturers have also expressed interest in developing Mozilla phones such as Alcatel, LG, ZTE and Huawei and it's only been weeks since the Firefox OS has been announced. Let's wait and see.