With all the rumors and actual actions by Samsung to move its accessories away from the Gear branding, one would be forgiven to think that an eventual Gear S4 transformation into a Galaxy Watch could bring more than a line name change.
Sailfish, the OS that you must purchase in order to be able to use it on your smartphone, has just received a major update that adds quite a lot of new features. If you own a Sony Xperia X smartphone and purchased a Sailfish OS license, you are now eligible for the latest Sailfish OS 2.2.0 update.
The highlights of this release are the gallery and camera app changes, as well as the new emoji keyboard and support for VPN and MDM. The folks at Jolla have even given the update a name of its own to highlight its importance – Mouhijoki.
In order to access the new emoji keyboard built into …
Congratulations OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T owners. With Oxygen OS 5.0.3 rolling out starting yesterday, Face Unlock will soon be added to your phone. Originally found on the OnePlus 5T, OnePlus added the facial recognition system to the OnePlus 5 via a software update. At the time that OnePlus was announcing its plans to add it to the OnePlus 5 back in December, co-founder Carl Pei (and owner of one of the best Twitter handles, @getpeid), polled OnePlus 3/3T owners whether they wanted Face Unlock on their phones. The response was an overwhelming “Yes!”
Mobvoi, the company that recently released the Wear OS update for its two TicWatch smartwatches, has just announced the upcoming availability of yet another wearable device powered by Google’s platform.
The new TicWatch Pro is a step up from the previous TicWatch S and E smartwatches, both in terms of specs and price. According to Mobvoi, the TicWatch Pro will be available for purchase in the US this summer for less than $300, and an LTE model is in the cards as well.
The price is more than decent considering the TicWatch Pro comes with heart rate sensor, NFC (Near Field Communication) …
Since Google introduced its new platform for wearable devices, Wear OS, many smartwatch makers announced their customers they will provide the update at some point this year. The Mobvoi team said back in February that two of its smartwatches, the Ticwatch S and Tickwach E will be updated to Android Wear sometime during the month of March.
A month later, the company backtracked on its initial statement and said that due to unexpected circumstances, the Android Oreo Wear update for these smartwatches had to be delayed to the end of April.
In early May, Mobvoi finally confirmed that, …
One of the many things to love about smartwatches is how switching to a different watch face can feel like having a completely different timepiece. But with thousands of watch …