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Swatch is developing its own smartwatch OS, coming in late 2018

Want to launch a new smartphone? Then you’re probably going to want to load it up with Google’s Android operating system. Android dominates the smartphone space, and unless your company’s name is Apple, odds are you’re not going to have a lot of success selling a non-Android phone. But what if you want to launch […]

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Swatch wants to reinvent the battery (for smartwatches… and cars)

Watch maker Swatch is taking aim at one of the biggest problems with smartwatches: horrible battery life. You need to charge an Apple Watch every day. Most smartwatches using Google’s Android Wear or Samsung’s Tizen software only get 2-3 days of run time. And you need to charge Pebble watches every week or so. But Swatch […]

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Lilbits (7-29-2014): Why the Vivaldi open source tablet failed

Once upon a time a group of developers working on the open source KDE Plasma Active desktop environment for mobile devices figured it’d be cool if there was a tablet designed specifically to run the software. So they tried to find a device maker to offer truly open hardware with no proprietary components. It would […]