Siswoo R9 Darkmoon – Yotaphone Killer?

Siswoo is an OEM which isn’t that big in the market, but it seems that they will be, if the R9 Darkmoon gains mainstream popularity. If you know the Yotaphone, you would be familiar with the e-Ink display that the Yotaphone has on its back. e-Ink is a technology that is typically used in eBook devices, and it uses almost no power.

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LG G Watch R officially announced!

After a couple of teases by LG, the G Watch R Specs have been officially announced!

What we know about the watch:

  • 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 4GB of internal storage
  • 410mAh battery 
  • 1.3″ Plastic Organic LED(P-OLED) display
  • stainless steel body(Metallic!)
  • heart-rate monitor


Of course not to forget, the G Watch R is powered by Android Wear which means that it will offer Google Now-based experience.  You will get notifications, easy access to notes ,calendar,directions,reminders and more.

LG claims that it produces very clear images even under direct sunlight. The screen rests in a stainless steel frame, and comes with an interchangeable calf skin leather strap.

This watch is unlike LG’s previous smartwatch as it offers much more fitness tracking capabilities.

Personally, I like this watch from the aesthetic point of view, but functionality wise, it looks like every other smartwatch out there.

Although  LG has released nothing about the price,but we do know that the G Watch R is coming in the fourth quarter of 2014.


New Android Wearable First to Feature Full Circle P-OLED Display

SEOUL, Aug. 28, 2014 — Following the June release of one of the first-to-market wearable device powered by Android Wear™, LG Electronics (LG) is quickly expanding its wearable product offerings with the unveiling a new Android Wear device — the LG G Watch R at IFA 2014 in Berlin next week. The LG G Watch R is the world’s first watch-style wearable device to feature a circular Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display and utilizes 100 percent of its watch face.

The most eye-catching feature of the LG G Watch R is its 1.3-inch full circle P-OLED display that produces stunning image clarity even under bright sunlight and superb clarity when viewed from any angle. Powered by a powerful 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, the LG G Watch R offers 4GB of storage, 512MB of RAM and a durable 410mAh battery. This Android Wear device will effortlessly run all compatible apps available in the Google Play Store and with an Ingress Protection Rating of IP67, the LG G Watch R is designed to run for up to 30 minutes in one meter of water.

With Android Wear™ at its core, the LG G Watch R delivers essential and relevant information exactly at the right time and place through voice recognition notifications. With a suite of LG health and fitness apps, users can also monitor their heartbeats with the support of the embedded photoplethysmograpgy (PPG) sensor. And the smart notifications provide users with important reminders of missed calls and messages, upcoming meetings, events, and local weather forecasts.

With an artisanal elegance, the LG G Watch R boasts a refined aesthetic that is reminiscent of traditional timepieces. Replete with a circular watch face, this elegantly crafted Android wearable has classic curves encased in a strong, durable stainless steel frame and carries a suite of watch faces that are accessible with a simple touch of the display. Its interchangeable 22mm calf skin leather strap also complements its overall aesthetic, giving it an air of modern prestige.

“What we’ve noticed in the year of the wearable is that this is a category that can’t be compared to smartphones and tablets,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Wearables are also accessories and consumers will want more than one to choose from. So we wanted to complement the modern design of the original G Watch with the classic look of the G Watch R. Customers can’t go wrong with either device.”

The LG G Watch R will be available in key markets early in the fourth quarter of 2014. Prices and details of availability will be announced locally at the time of launch. Visitors to IFA can see LG G Watch R up close in Hall 11.2 of Messe Berlin from September 5-10.

Via Android Police

LG teases G Watch

LG is said to be launching a round Android Watch at IFA and claims to be “The first wearable to fully utilize its circular shape.” With this new watch, LG is now threatening Motorola’s 360. The video made a dig at the Moto 360  about 16 seconds in, with cool looking animation rounding an almost-round shape with words “Feel the gap”.


Will you buy it even if it is not circular?

Source: LG Facebook via Android Police


ASUS shows off upcoming watch

We saw ASUS dropping a hint of it’s upcoming SmartWatch called “ZenWatch” via a YouTube video. In the promo video, it  gives us a much better look at the actual watch hardware.

The below is a teaser by ASUS showing sketches of the upcoming watch. From the teaser, I am actually quite excited about the company’s offering as the “oval-ish” design does look quite refreshing.

ASUS will be making its IFA announcements on September 3, which means it is just a week away from getting a clear glimpse on the ZenWatch.


What do you guys think of ASUS offering? Will you be buying it or holding out?

Source: ASUS      ASUS Timeline


LG G3 Stylus goes official ahead of IFA


LG has announced a new variant of its flagship smartphone – the LG G3. The new phone will come with a stylus. The LG G3 Stylus is a pen-enabled smartphone that offers a large display and many of the premium user experience (UX) features of the G3. The device will be showcased at IFA in Berlin next month.

For specifications, the LG G3 Stylus features a 5.5-inch qHD (540×960 pixels) display and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core (unspecified chipset) processor. It comes with 8GB inbuilt storage and supports expandable storage. There is 1GB of RAM as well.
The smartphone sports 13-megapixel rear camera and also comes with 1.3-megapixel font camera. LG G3 Stylus is backed by a 3000mAh removable battery. It measures 149.3×75.9×10.2mm and weighs 163 grams. The G3 Stylus will be available in Black, Gold and White colour variants.