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Qualcomm and Google are bringing RISC-V to Wear OS smartwatches

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear chips have been some of the most popular solutions for smartwatches running Google’s Wear OS software. And now Qualcomm and Google have announced they’re bringing something new to the ecosystem: RISC-V chips. Up until now all of Qualcomm’s smartwatch chips have been based on ARM architecture, but now the company says it’s […]

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Lilbits: Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, Steam Deck, Pixel Drop, foldables and rollables

Samsung’s flagship tablet lineup may grow a little larger in 2022, with the company allegedly planning to launch at least three different versions of the Galaxy Tab S8… including the first model with a camera notch. In other tech news from around the web, Valve has provided a sneak peek at the packaging for the […]

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Google Pixel Watch may launch in 2022 to challenge Apple’s dominance

Google Pixel Watch rumors just won’t go away, but a new round claims that the company will finally put one up for sale in 2022. Currently referred to by its codename Rohan, the smartwatch may be the same device that was revealed to tech analyst Jon Prosser earlier this year. One reason that Google may […]

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Lilbits 6-18-2020: Maybe Chrome will be less of a memory hog

Google’s Chrome web browser is fast, versatile, and… a bit of a resource hog. But that could be about to change for Windows users. Microsoft announced that the Windows 10 May 2020 Update includes a change that could allow the Edge web browser to reduce memory consumption by as much as 27-percent. And the folks […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Watch pictures leaked

Samsung is holding an event in New York City on August 9th , where the company is expected to unveil the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 smartphone and the new Samsung Galaxy Watch. But, as usual, the company seems to be having a hard time keeping a lid on details until then. Android Headlines has just […]

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Pebble smartwatches aren’t dead yet (but they will be this summer… kinda)

After Fitbit acquired smartwatch company Pebble in 2016, the company promised to keep Pebble’s software and services running through the end of 2017. While Pebble stopped making and selling watches, that move at least meant that existing customers would be able to squeeze a little extra life out of their wearables. Now Fibit has extended […]

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Google now pushes Android Wear updates through Play Store

Google introduced Android Wear 2.0 earlier this year, bringing new features to smartwatches including support for making calls on models with cellular radios, built-in support for Google Assistant even when your phone isn’t handy, and the ability to use the Play Store to install apps without a phone. Now it turns out there’s another new […]

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BlackBerry smartwatches? Timex and BlackBerry announce patent license deal

BlackBerry doesn’t make its own smartphones anymore. Instead the company licenses its intellectual property to companies including TCL and Optiemus who build and sell phones like the BlackBerry KeyOne and DTEK60. Now it looks like BlackBerry may be planning a similar move for smartwatches. Maybe. Timex and BlackBerry announced a patent license agreement this week, […]

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Samsung patents a rotary dial display for smartwatches

Samsung’s Gear S3 smartwatch has a touchscreen display, but also features a rotary dial that surrounds the display, allowing you to twist the dial to perform some functions, such as scrolling through your apps. But Samsung is at least considering the possibility of using the rotary dial for something else: a display. Patently Mobile spotted […]

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Samsung’s Hybrid pocket concept watch is both smart and analog

Up until today, I probably would have said that Samsung had produced more smartwatches than just about any other tech company or watch maker. But over the past year or so, Samsung seems to have settled into a pattern of launching just a few models per year. This week, though, Samsung is showing off something new: […]