Motorola’s doing it. LG’s doing it. So is Samsung… reportedly. All three companies are apparently working on smartwatches featuring round watch faces.
Smartwatches aren’t exactly common these days, but if you have seen one in the wild, odds are that it’s had a square or rectangular design. Motorola’s upcoming Moto 360 with a round face has generated a lot of buzz, and either that’s caught Samsung’s attention… or the company which already has a wide range of smart wearables had been planning to round out its lineup all along.
Either way, it sounds like it might be a few months before we see Samsung’s new round smartwatch.
- Report: Samsung has a round smartwatch on the way too
According to the report, Samung will launch one new watch as soon as next week. That’s when the company is expected to introduce the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone and a Galaxy Gear Solo smartwatch which has cellular capabilities and can connect to the internet or make calls without pairing with a separate phone. [SamMobile]
- Amazon to acquire Twitch for $970 million
The maker of the Amazon Fire TV box for streaming internet video and playing games on your TV is going to give you something else to watch: other people playing games. [Amazon]
- Some Surface Pro 3 tablets with Core i7 chips are overheating
This month, Microsoft started shipping its most powerful tablet to date. Unfortunately it looks like at least some models have a hard time balancing that power with the tablet’s cooling system… and they’re prone to overheating. [Neowin]
- T-Mobile Simpler Starter plan customers can now get 2GB of 4G LTE data for $45/month
The carrier still has a cheaper plan that lets you get 500MB per month for $40. But for $5 more you get quadruple the data. [T-Mobile]
- Nokia Lumia 830 Windows Phone passes through Brazil’s FCC-like regulatory agency
Microsoft’s next-gen Windows Phone handset is on the way, and while details are scarce it looks like as reasonably thin device that could have a 4.5 inch or 4.7 inch display. [WP Central]
- Report: Samsung Galaxy A-series phones to follow the Alpha with metallic cases
The Galaxy Alpha is Samsung’s first recent phone to feature metallic edges… but it might not be the last. According to this report, we can expect several new A-series models with low, mid, and high-end specs. [SamMobile]