• Technology

    Google Pixel Watch Launch Expected In May 2022

    Jon Prosser posted on Twitter that Google is planning on launching the Pixel Watch on May 26, a date that aligns with the company’s I/O developer conference.

     Leaks and rumors suggest it will be a companion device to Google’s smartphones. In any case, most of what we think we know about the Pixel Watch is based on speculation and rumor, so this Android user is keeping his excitement in check.

    • Leaker Jon Prosser posted on Twitter that Google is planning on launching the Pixel Watch on May 26, a date that aligns with the company’s I/O developer conference.
    • He later corrected the timeline, claiming the watch had been delayed to Q1 2022.
    • Anything is possible, but leaks and rumours suggest the wearable will be a companion device to Google’s smartphones.
    • As for specs, the rumoured wearable could be powered by a Samsung Exynos chip and support Google Assistant, based on a report from 9to5Google that claims to have found a PIXEL_EXPERIENCE_WATCH feature tag within a Google app.
    • We don’t know how much the watch will cost, but a recent Business Insider report, corroborated by The Verge, claims it will be more expensive than a Fitbit and priced to compete against the Apple Watch.

    Google’s upcoming Pixel smartwatch has been the subject of rumours for more than a year, and while we know basic specifics about the device, no precise release date has been suggested. That has now changed.

    Google is aiming to release the Pixel Watch on May 26, according to Twitter leaker Jon Prosser, which coincides with the company’s I/O developer conference. 

    While Google hasn’t confirmed the release date, let alone the existence of a Pixel Watch, this latest leak should reassure Android users waiting for a true Apple Watch competitor because, as Prosser points out, this is the “first we’ve seen a set date on the device behind the scenes.” Furthermore, Google’s I/O 2022 conference, which took place from May 18 to 20 last year, would be a logical launchpad given that it’s where Google announced Wear OS 3, the most mea ningful update to its watch OS in a long itme.

    Prosser previously stated that the watch would be unveiled alongside the Pixel 6 in October, but cautioned that the date was subject to change. Later, he clarified the schedule, indicating that the watch would be released in Q1 2022. The device is now expected to arrive in Q2. 

    After completing its acquisition of Fitbit last year, there was a lot of conjecture about how Google will handle smartwatches. It was unclear whether Google would sell a Pixel-branded device or follow Nest’s lead and rebrand its smartwatch division as Fitbit. It’s possible that the wearable will be a companion gadget to Google’s smartphones, but leaks and rumors suggest otherwise.

    There have been rumors circulating about a Google smartwatch for a long time, and while the company has denied them in the past, this could be the time. According to a December story, the device’s codename is “Rohan,” and it will have a spherical face (like basically every other Android smartwatch). It is touted to include basic fitness tracking, such as step counts and heart rate monitoring, as well as additional Fitbit-like functions. 

    According to a report from 9to5Google, the suspected wearable could be powered by a Samsung Exynos chip and support Google Assistant, based on the discovery of a “PIXEL EXPERIENCE WATCH” feature tag within a Google app.

    It’s natural to expect that Google would turn to Qualcomm, but keep in mind that Google cooperated with Samsung to help it solve its horrifically failing wearable OS. We wouldn’t be shocked if this collaboration included the use of each other’s hardware. If previous leaks are to be believed, the device has already been seen. Prosser claimed to have official advertising photographs on his YouTube channel late last year. They depict a watch with a circular shape and an almost bezel-free watch face that waterfalls at the edges, similar to the one seen in April renders. 

    We are not sure how much the watch will cost, but according to a recent Business Insider rumor backed up by The Verge, it will cost more than a Fitbit and will be priced to compete with the Apple Watch.

    And, like the Apple Watch, the Pixel Watch (if that’s what it’s called) will require daily charging.

    In any event, much of what we think we know about the Pixel Watch is based on rumor and supposition.

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  • Mobile

    5 Best Android Smartphones of 2019

    In 2019, we witnessed the largest number ever of interesting and high-performance smartphones with improved specifications and features. Brands from all over the world rolled out either a brand-new range or a new model within the existing range, with the improved overall design, specifications, and even user interface. So, writing this article on my favorite and probably best 2019 smartphone proved to be quite a challenge for me.

    5. Google Pixel 4

    Google Pixel 4

    Having personally used it for almost six months, I confess that I am a big fan of its design and in some use-cases of the camera too. Apart from the stock android experience that unfortunately is becoming increasingly rare lately, the access to unlimited storage for all my pictures and videos and this without any compression is simply amazing especially considering the fact that the camera is quite fun to use and in some cases, the image quality is incredibly superior to most smartphones I’ve ever had. Priced at AU$1049, Google Pixel 4 is a perfect smartphone for individuals who are looking for a mean to experience the stock android interface and get access to some Google-specific feature sets.

    But, despite all its features, there’ s just too much missing. It doesn’t have an ultra-light camera, really poor battery performance, and a bizarre lack of internal storage.

    4. Nokia 9 PureView

    Nokia 9 PureView

    Nokia 9 is the most high-end smartphone released by Nokia in 2019 and is definitely a lot of fun to use. Priced at AU $1,099, it features a powerful Penta camera setup capable enough of capturing fantastic raw images with extreme detail, which you can tweak to your needs afterward. It also features a fantastic sleek, yet in some way, very minimalistic design that definitely feels premium in every way. Sadly, even though it features an impressive 120 GB internal storage, 6 GB RAM coupled with 3320 mA battery, Nokia 9 uses an outdated processor compared to similarly priced competitors. Moreover, the Penta camera setup doesn’t have any telephoto lens, which might prove to be a decision-making factor for many smartphone enthusiasts.

    3. OnePlus 7T Pro

    A very deserving of a spot on his list is the OnePlus 7T Pro. When this company started, they were in a league of their own in terms of offering the absolute best hardware at a much lower price. But recently, this whole category of cut-price flagships has become congested. OnePlus is no longer one of the cheapest phones to have the best hardware, but they’re becoming one of the better ones.

    With OnePlus 7T Pro, you’ve got really lightfast, up to date software plus a lot of love has gone into this display. It’s dazzling! And as is becoming a bit of a trend this year, its display has a fluid 90 Hertz refresh rate. Besides, even though far from the cheapest now, the OnePlus 7T Pro is still cheaper than a lot of its counterparts. Priced at nearly AU$ 890, this smartphone lets you experience one of the best fluid touchscreens coupled with superior performance powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, 8 GB RAM, and 256 GB internal storage. Moreover, featuring wrap charge 30, it lets you charge your smartphone to nearly 90% in just over 20 minutes.

    2. Vivo NEX 3 5G

    Vivo NEX 3 5G

    Would you want to have a futuristic curved display smartphone? Well, then you definitely need to check out Vivo NEX 3 5G. If you fall in a category of smartphone enthusiasts who absolutely adore curved displays, then Vivo NEX 3 5G’s display curve is so dramatic you’ll find yourself letting out a little sigh of admiration every time you pull it out your pocket.

    Moreover, to shoot in the deal further, it has got a great specification featuring a really great 64-megapixel camera, a powerful 4500 mA capacity battery and the price tag still $ 1000 less than the Apple’s finest model.

    1. HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro

    HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro

    First on our list is surprisingly HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro, which, despite the ban from the US government, has emerged to be one of the most successful smartphones of 2019. What I personally like about this smartphone is its asymmetrical design on the front, along with its camera, which is absolutely fantastic even in a lowlight environment. In fact, from my personal experience, I believe its camera is as capable in the night as it’s in the day. Then it has got the newest 5G networking enabled Kirin 990 chipset, 4500 mA battery, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB internal storage. At a price of AU$ 1599, HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro brings you a unique smartphone experience, unlike anything you have ever experienced before.

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