18-03-2016 My Mobile
Asus working on a Nexus watch?
Yes, it might be only February, but the upcoming Google Nexus smartwatch has already become the talk of tech town. Evidently, the supposed Android Wear-powered smartwatch, will be made by Asus. Sources tell My Mobile that the emphasis will be on making an affordable smartwatch—running Google’s Android Wear operating system. The idea is to make a simple smartwatch with few frills possible, highlighting the software on the device rather than its tech specs—like stock Android on Nexus. And it will be super affordable—our trusted source heard that the watch will set you back $149 (approximately Rs. 9,983). Google aims to announce the smartwatch at its annual I/O 2016 in May.
Motorola preparing a return to tablets?
Motorola, now a Lenovo company, was the first brand to announce an Android tablet but hasn’t talked much about its wish to make tablets again. But we hear that after months of development, the company is set to get back into tablet mode. A source tells My Mobile that the Motorola-made tablet will be launched running on either Android or Windows. Interestingly, the tablet is said to interact with Motorola’s existing products, hinting at creating an ecosystem of sorts. No release date or pricing were shared with My Mobile at the time of writing.
An Affordable Android smartphone from BlackBerry?
BlackBerry is said to be making yet another Android-based slider smartphone, a source close to My Mobile revealed. Unlike the BlackBerry Priv, a high-end smartphone, the upcoming slider smartphone might be a mid-range unit. BlackBerry isn’t in the business of making dirt cheap smartphones, so don’t expect any radical changes in pricing. Rumors have been swirling about such a new, mid-ranger for months, and we must confess to being very intrigued.
Yu Yureka 2 to come with Full HD display, Cyanogen 13?
We may be just days away from the official release of the Yu Yureka 2, if our sources are to be believed. The Yureka 2, the successor to the original Yureka, is said to be launched sometime in April, and will be priced aggressively. Details on the Yu Yureka 2 are sketchy at the moment. However, our source revealed that the device might come with a full HD display, Snapdragon 650 processor, 3GB RAM and powerful cameras. Notably, the smartphone will come running the latest version of Cyanogen, Cyanogen 13. YU is looking to unleash a monster smartphone judging by the specs. And it is likely to come at a price that will give the competition (the likes of Honor 5X, Redmi Note 3 and Le 1s, among others) a few headaches.
Dell’s Windows 10 enterprise phone incoming
Even though Dell has not officially confirmed it, the company is apparently working on a high-end smartphone running Windows 10. Buzz on the street is that Dell plans to bundle the Continuum display dock right inside the box. Evidently, the Dell-made Windows 10 smartphone will target the enterprise market, unlike the Lumia 950 XL. Our sources reveal that Dell has no plans to sell this device in the consumer market. We still don’t know when Dell plans to launch the device or its exact specs, but expect the smartphone to be priced on the premium side.