Asus plans to reveal its first smartwatch at the IFA show in Berlin next week. The company’s already told us it’ll be cheaper than other devices running Google’s Android Wear software, and now we have a slightly better idea of what it’ll look like thanks to some sketches the company has posted to Facebook.
Meanwhile Motorola has yet to formally announce that it’ll launch next-gen versions of the Moto X and Moto G smartphones… but details have been leaking like crazy and there are new photos of what might be the G2.
How about one more leak? Intel is said to be working with Barneys New York on a “smart bracelet” for the luxury market… for some reason.
Here’s a roundup of tech news from around the web. You can keep up on the latest news by following Liliputing on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook.
- Update: Asus shares a few more teaser images hinting at the design of its new smartwatch
It won’t have a round face like the Moto 360… but it’ll have rounded corners. [Asus/Liliputing]
- First Android One smartphones to hit India in September for around $115 – $165
Google’s Android One initiative aims to offer high(ish) quality devices at low prices in developing nations. While it looks like the first phones might not hit the expected “under $100” price point, some could come pretty close. [The Economic Times]
- VMware, NVIDIA and Google announce collaboration on virtual desktop systems using Chromebooks and NVIDIA Grid vGPU
There are already a few different ways to use a Chromebook to remotely log onto a PC or virtual desktop hosted in a server. This particular solution is designed to let you run applications that require “workstation-class graphics.” [VMWare]
- NPR One, Watch ABC apps add support for Google Chromecast
Another day, another few apps are updated to stream content to Google’s $35 media streaming device. [9to5Mac]
- Intel to launch a “luxury smart bracelet” with Barneys New York soon
It won’t be a fitness tracker… and we don’t really know what it does. But it’ll reportedly bridge the fashion/gadget divide somehow. [CNET]
- This could be the next-gen Motorola Moto G
The mid-range smartphone is said to have a 5 inch screen, a 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, and front-facing stereo speakers. Here are some pictures… maybe. [Droid Life]
- Allwinner A80 octa-core chip SDK released including Linux kernel, U-boot
Want to run Linux on a tablet or TV box with Allwinner’s new 8-core chip. We’re not quite there yet… but these tools might help. [CNX Software]
- There are now 1,000+ apps for Samsung’s smartwatches
In other words, there are a growing number of things you an do with a Samsung Galaxy Gear, Gear 2 Neo, or Gear 2 watch… although most of them are things you could also do with a phone. [Samsung]
- Paranoid Android is bringing Dynamic System Bars to its custom ROM
Dynamic System Bars is a feature that’ll change the color of your status and navigation bars to match the color of the apps they’re touching, making ull-screen apps look *really* full screen, even when the status bar is visible. [+Paranoid Android]