Archive for February 23rd, 2014

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Samsung go Tizen with the Galaxy Gear 2 and Neo

samsung-galaxy-gear-2-and-galaxy-gear-2-neoLeaker @evleaks was bang on the money the other day as we have now seen Samsung announce the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 and the Galaxy Gear Neo. The first point folks will be looking at on these wearables are the price as the first was launched with a rather hefty price tag. This dropped rapidly as the devices were not flying off the shelves. No prices were announced unfortunately but it is a safe bet the Neo will be cheaper than the Gear 2.

The most important factor of these watches are that Samsung chosen platform is no longer based on Android, but Tizen. You can pretty much forget about using this with you Motorola, Nexus, HTC or any non Galaxy device. One can’t help but wonder about the wealth of apps that are currently out for the original Android flavoured Gear… oh wait… there are only about 10.

Samsung Galaxy Gear 2

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While gaudy processor and RAM specs don’t quite have the same importance for smart watches as they do phones, it’s still important. The Galaxy Gear 2 slightly improves on the original with the following suite of silicon:

  • 1.63-inch 320 x 320 AMOLED display
  • 1GHz dual-core processor
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 4GB of internal storage
  • 2 megapixel camera
  • Pedometer, heart rate sensor, sleep cycle monitor and more
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  • irLED
  • Accelerometer and gyroscope
  • 300mAh battery good for about 2-3 days of “typical” usage

Samsung Galaxy Gear Neo

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This is the same as the Gear 2 aside from the camera, it’s gone. Samsung are bragging a bunch of not so silly colours. The Neo should be available in Charcoal Black, Mocha Gray, and Wild Orange.

 

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Project Tango to map out everything around you

2014-02-20_14-52-44Google’s Project Tango are working on a phone that is able to scan the world around it and, over time, create maps out of it. The primary purpose of this will be for Google’s obsession with mapping and navigation. We have seen Google Maps implement as Street View focus on interiors of certain land marks and this has the potential to create interiors of almost any building anywhere on the planet.

Augmented Reality like they’re proposing isn’t new – there are primitive forms of it available on everything from current phones to the 3DS – but this phone could turn your entire world into a game stage, and let you simply add new content just by visiting new areas. Throw in the touch screen and motion controls and you’ve got a completely new way to play video games.