Qualcomm has begun accepting pre-orders for the Toq smartwatch today. The watch, complete with Mirasol display was originally unveiled back in September, but wasn't expected to be available for purchase until early December. But while the pre-orders have kicked off today, it doesn't seem as if the watch will be shipping for a few weeks time.
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some images and also some specs surface online. As of today, we are seeing a bit more on the specs. The details are coming by way of AnTuTu, which means we are also getting a look at what is said to be a benchmark for the handset.
SwiftKey 4.3 exited the beta phase in early November and that meant the "Layouts for Living" update became available by way of the Google Play Store. The key with that update was the variety of options for the keyboard. You see, Layouts for Living actually meant users had a few options including a split keyboard, right (or left) side keyboard, a keyboard that could undock and more.
HTC had been showing off an 18-carat gold One a little while back. And while the availability of that particular model was rather limited, HTC has followed up with something similar. They have introduced a "golden" HTC One. The difference here, this one is gold in color and not a full 18-carat like the earlier model.
Android 4.4 Kit Kat introduced something called Immersive Mode. Basically, this means users are able to go full screen. Immersive Mode is a good option for games and reading apps and allows the system status and navigation bars to be hidden, thus adding a bit more real-estate to the screen. Immersive Mode also removes some of the distraction. The catch comes in with app support though, this is something developers have to enable.
Smartwatches appear to have found a niche following, but that doesn't seem to have stopped newcomers from trying to make their presence known. There is the Pebble as well as Samsung Galaxy Gear, Qualcomm Toq and at least a handful of others -- both available and in development. Not to mention, the ones that are still in rumor. Anyway, it looks as if ZTE is prepping a smartwatch of their own.
Android 4.4 Kit Kat has begun arriving for the Google Play edition HTC One. The update is on the larger side, measuring in at a bit more than 300MB in size and is bringing Kit Kat along with a handful of specific features that should improve the overall performance of the handset. That being said, while the update has begun, it is important to remember that it will be rolling out in stages.
Samsung Galaxy S4 mini. The handset arrived with Verizon Wireless last week and as of today we have seen it join the currently available lineup with US Cellular. Of course, while the dates had remained a mystery, Samsung announced back in October that the Galaxy S4 mini would be arriving with four US carriers in November.
Alcatel ONE TOUCH Fierce and Evolve launched with T-Mobile back in October, and as of today, this pair of handsets has arrived with another US carrier. This latest is MetroPCS and they will have both models priced below what we saw with T-Mobile. Perhaps more important for some, they will both be available contract free and ready for use with the MetroPCS plans which begin at $40 per month.
Koush has returned with another beta release for AllCast. This latest brings things up to beta 7 and once again, this has arrived with a short teaser video. The basics for the app, AllCast will allow the user to stream/send locally stored videos to a number of devices.