Audience MQ100 chip brings always-on motion tracking to smartphones

Audience is introducing a new chip designed to bring motion tracking features to smartphones without causing serious battery drain. Instead of pairing a Fitbit or other fitness tracker with your phone, the Audience MQ100 chip could let you use your phone as an always-on fitness tracker. The MQ100 chip uses less than 5 mW while […]

Omate’s new TrueSmart Elegance smartwatch is lighter, more colorful

The Omate TrueSmart is a watch with the guts of an Android smartphone, and the software and features to match — including the ability to make phone calls from your wrist. Omate raised a million dollars through Kickstarter last year in order to build its first smartwatch, and now the company is showing off an […]

Lenovo S860, S850, S660 smartphones coming in June

Lenovo may be in the process of acquiring Motorola to expand its smartphone business around the globe. But Lenovo’s not waiting for that deal to go through to launch new phones. The Chinese company has just added 3 new phones to its S-Series lineup, including a 5.3 inch phone with all-day battery life — and […]

HTC unveils Desire 816 “flagship mid-range” smartphone

HTC plans to launch its follow-up to the HTC One smartphone in March. But the company’s not sitting out the smartphone-fest at Mobile World Congress this month. HTC took the opportunity to introduce what it’s calling a flagship mid-range phone: the HTC Desire 816. The 5.5 inch Android phone takes some design cues from the […]

ZTE launches Open C, Open II Firefox phones

As promised, ZTE is launching next-gen phones featuring Firefox OS software. The ZTE Open II is an entry-level device that represents a minor spec bump over the company’s first Firefox handset, while the ZTE Open C has a bigger screen, better display, and more memory. By the end of the year ZTE also plans to […]