Google may finally bring its first smartwatch in 2022. According to a report by Insider, the smartwatch is codenamed Rohan and is being developed by Google’s Pixel hardware group separately from Fitbit. Name of the device is yet not clear, but it may simply be called Pixel Watch . The upcoming smartwatch is said to serve the same role as the Pixel phones do for Android. It is likely to cost more than the Fitbit watch and is said to directly compete with Apple Watch for that matter. Coming to the specs expected on Pixel Watch, the smartwatch is rumoured to offer basic fitness tracking features like step counts and heart rate monitor. Google is also said to integrate WearOS 3 on the device. WearOS 3 is the company’s new operating system that currently runs on Samsung Galaxy Watch 4. The smartwatch is said to feature a round design with ‘no physical bezels’. In its ‘current form’, the device is rumoured to require daily charging. According to an employee who claims … [Read more...] about Google’s first Pixel smartwatch may finally be coming in 2022: Report
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Update: Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2021 are done and dusted, so the deals below are no longer valid. Check out our ZDNet Recommends hub for a better look at the latest deals available or ZDNet's 2021 Holiday Gift Guide hub for recommendations on gifts for all. It was just months ago when Google announced that Android had hit 3 billion in active users . Whether you're looking to upgrade from your current Android or switching from iOS, that 3 billion number should tell you all you need to know about the variety and numerous offerings that the Google-owned operating system has in store. Like most gadgets that depend on chips , your best bet is to buy early this year. That's why, the team at ZDNet has already begun compiling the best Black Friday deals on Android phones below. OnePlus 9 Pro 256GB for $799.99 $269 off At launch, the OnePlus 9 Pro -- though stocked with flagship features and hardware, was hard to justify buying at $1,069. If you've been … [Read more...] about Black Friday Android phone deals: $499 Google Pixel 6, $300 off Galaxy S21 Ultra
Regular readers know I have a history of testing out the unique offerings from Unihertz, and a couple of its phones have earned a spot in my pocket for several months. The latest one serves as a powerful, rugged phone with a rather interesting small display on the back. That small display has some functionality, with more to come, but I wouldn't say that's the major reason to pick one up. For the past couple of weeks, I have been carrying an early prototype of the Unihertz TickTock . It has a very large 6,000 capacity battery and goes for at least two days while I have also experienced the fastest 5G downloads that I have ever seen on T-Mobile . We don't yet know the pricing as it launches soon on Kickstarter with a range of early backer options likely to be available, up to 35% off of the retail price. The Unihertz TickTock is the seventh phone launched on Kickstarter, and I've had the opportunity to test out the previous six. The phones are generally affordably priced, … [Read more...] about Unihertz TickTock first look: 5G rugged phone with unique rear display
Home / Opinions / Smartphones Better Snaps When even budget phones have great shooters, what can the flagships offer? Alex Dobie 1 Dec 2021 20 Source: Alex Dobie / Android Central It's often said that the best camera you have is the one with you. For most of us, most of the time, that's our smartphone. Even if you own a more expensive, more capable standalone camera, your phone will almost always be closer at hand. That's just one of many reasons why, if you're shopping around for a new smartphone, it's worth paying close attention to its camera system -- even if it means spending a little bit more. But before you buy, it's worth thinking about what you'll use your phone's camera for most. Most phone cameras these days are good enough. So unless you're buying an absolute bargain-bin model or a really old phone from five years ago or earlier, chances are it'll take photos that are good enough in most situations. That's … [Read more...] about Is it worth spending more for a good phone camera?