Last day of the month. What a month it has been… from CES to Detroit, and a load of tech news, this month could be the beginning to a great year ahead.
Coming to todays news and updates...
1. Apple Watch rumours and updates:
Tim Cook has officially announced that the Apple Watch will be selling from April, thats 2 months to go. The big A showcased some seriously stupendous earnings last quarter and has become the real tech giant: not only in the US, but also in Korea and China!
The Apple Watch might just be a big deal, however, as specs and battery life are rumoured, it just might not hit its target. The Watch is said to have a poor 3 hr battery life on heavy usage, and many report it might just last a day on the wrist.
San Francisco is spotting many Apple Watches on the street already, with hundreds of Apple Engineers testing the watch pre-release. So if any of you live in the Bay area, you might just spot one on the road!
Pipes News has made an Apple Watch demo in case you want to try it on hands on before release. Visit here for checking out the demo, recommended on iPhone/iPad.
2. The HTC One M9
(By Vivek Vaidya)
As per a fresh round of leaks and added speculation, the Tech community has finally seen a render of the HTC One M9 that seems genuine - given the news that HTC was tricking the internet with fake designs to mislead people!
The current set of rumours claim that HTC's flagship will be unveiled on March 1, 2015 and will feature the death of the UltraPixel camera - on the back, at least. Said to be replaced by a 20.7MP sensor at the rear, the UltraPixel camera will now come to the front of the device. This means better selfies, even in low light! Also, the One M9 is purported to feature a physical home button - like the iPhone - and a fingerprint scanner - again, like the iPhone!
This latest iteration in HTC's hugely successful One lineup should also do away with the black logo bar at the bottom, one design flaw that the earlier models had. As for the display, a 5.2" 1080p panel is expected, although not too many details are available on that at the time of this blogpost.
All in all, the HTC One M9 is shaping up to be one of the most hotly anticipated devices to be released in 2015 - and we can't wait to see what they come up with!
3. Samsung Galaxy S6
The Galaxy S series has always been Samsung’s flagship phones (not phablets). However, the unpopularity of the S5 has had many heads turn towards the outstanding Note 4. Whatever it may be, the Galaxy S6 needs some serious upgrades to fight with the competition.
Early rumours suggest that Samsung is completely rebuilding the Galaxy S6 form scratch: an all new “premium” design with more metal (and even glass) than plastic. Some rumours say the S6 is going to have the Edge screen on both sides, a design quiet improbable but possible. There is also a possibility of more colourful versions of the S6.
Coming to the internals, the S6 is said to pack in a snapdragon 810, which is fairly believable. There is also a possibility of a QHD display. In fact, some rumours point to two versions of the S6- a lower spec and a higher spec version. The camera optics are said to come from the Note 4, which by far is one of the best phone cameras.
Samsung might also consider improving its software and UI features, for this is really needed if they want to sell the phone like hotcakes. Anyways, all these are just rumours; who knows, the final product might be completely different!
4. Apple reveals its new store:
Apple’s classic glass structure has a new addition: the Apple store at Chongquin, which it a replica of the one on Shanghai: Cylindrical and deceptively large from the inside.
5. OnePlus's OxygenOS
"Oxygen is all around us. It’s part of us and everything we do. It creates the water that carves out valleys and moves mountains. By itself, it’s simple and pure—a fundamental building block. But, as a part of something greater, it can do amazing things. Just like us”. That’s what OnePlus said while calling their new Android OS ROM the OxygenOS.
OnePlus is falling apart from CyanogenMod due to issues with other Indian companies who have been given CyanogenMod permissions to be used out of the box. OnePlus is up with building their own OS - which is now officially called OxygenOS.
That is it for today, and for this month. If you enjoy my posts, drop in a like and share. Keep Technonerding!