You can now add Microsoft to that growing list of companies reportedly developing a “smartwatch” for release in the coming months. According to The Wall Street Journal, the company is currently said to be “working on designs for a touch-enabled watch device.”
Not one to be upstaged by Apple’s use of ‘descriptive’ branding terms, Samsung on Friday announced the launch of its ‘GALAXY Mega’ – a series of smartphones from the Korean manufacturer that are set arrive in both 6.3-inch and 5.8-inch display flavours.
Nowadays, the success of a product relies not on how good the hardware and software is — (okay, those play a rather large part), but mostly all of the initial bugs found by users can usually be fixed via a simple over-the-air software update. Sure, it’s important to make a good first impression with your product, but software and hardware are no longer the overriding factors we look at to determine how well a product is (or will) do when it hits.
On the heels of the news that the Pebble smartwatch is set to gain its own Software Development Kit as early as next month, Bloomberg is out with a new report this afternoon in which the publication claims that Samsung may just be the next company to enter the smartwatch fray.
Perhaps the biggest news to hit the wires last week was the official announcement of Samsung’s next flagship smartphone. Speculated about for months prior to its official unveiling last Friday, the Galaxy S4 was shown off by Samsung executives, (and hired actors), as being a super-thin, super-capable smartphone that adapts to its surroundings.