Opinion: Samsung and Fitbit’s latest wearables will give Android Wear a run for its money

Over the past few days, we’ve seen announcements for new smartwatches from Fitbit and Samsung. These latest wearables are shaping up to be some of the best options yet from each company, and in that same breath, possibly two of the best smartwatches for all of 2017. Neither the Fitbit Ionic or Samsung Gear Sport are powered by Android Wear, but in all honesty, that might be a good thing.

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Samsung reportedly has a 360° video rig called the Gear 360 coming at MWC

Update: SamMobile has uncovered some source code on Samsung’s event page which seems to hint at the presence of 360-degree video, although in reality, that could mean anything. It’s definitely vague, but worth noting nonetheless.

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Google unveiled its Jump camera rig for 360 degree video at Google I/O 2015, and now it appears Samsung has something related up its sleeve for Mobile World Congress later this month. According to a report this morning from SamMobile, the previously-rumored Gear 360 camera rig is real, and it’s coming at Mobile World Congress alongside the new lineup of Galaxy phones… more…

Substratum themes coming soon to Android 8.0 Oreo without the need for custom ROMs or root

People choose Android over iOS for a number of reasons, but one of the most common ones is that Android offers greater customization over what Apple allows on its mobile OS. The recent release of Android 8.0 Oreo introduced a lot of new features and smaller tweaks to make the operating system more polished than ever before, but thanks to a recent discovery, it looks like you’ll soon be able to use Oreo to take your customization game to an entirely new level.

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Google investigating inconsistencies with Pixel’s Double-tap to wake, possible quick fix available

Especially with a rear fingerprint sensor, Double-tap to check your phone on the Pixel and Pixel XL was a highly requested feature. Added as part of December’s 7.1.1 update, many users have reported that the Move is quite inconsistent, with Google now investigating and working on a fix.

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Samsung reportedly unveiling Galaxy Note 8 on August 23rd in NYC to meet early launch date

Following a well-reviewed launch with the Galaxy S8 earlier this year, Samsung is looking to put the Note 7 completely in its past with the upcoming Galaxy Note 8. With a launch imminent, today we’re getting the first details on when Samsung’s next flagship will be unveiled to the world.

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Google Calendar gets updated for better handling of large events

Google Calendar is an awesome tool for organizing your various meetings, appointments, etc., but up until now, it hasn’t been the best for managing large events. Today, Google is updating its Calendar service to be more functional than ever when trying to organize and handle events that are considerably big and demanding.

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Panasonic reveals Android-powered CM10 camera, expensive phone-free version of CM1

Earlier this year, we checked out the Panasonic CM1. In short, it’s either an Android powered compact camera that can make phone calls, or a basic Android smartphone with an incredible camera. Either way, we were impressed by its image capture capabilities. Although it’s clearly a niche product, Panasonic has decided to follow it up with the CM10; a device that’s identical to the CM1 in all ways but one…

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Xiaomi reportedly building its own chips for future high-end smartphones

It is no surprise that devices enjoying deep hardware and software integration tend to be the best. You may like them, you may not; but that tight connection generally makes phones, tablets, computers and all sorts of electronics work better. However, there’s an additional tile to it, one that Xiaomi is seemingly prepping to integrate…

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