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Sep 1
Samsung Gear S2 classic Tizen smartwatch

IFA 2015 | Samsung announces Gear S2 smartwatch

This new Tizen OS-powered smartwatch comes in two different options and features a rotating bezel, as well as Home and Back buttons.
Aug 31
Android Wear now works with iOS

Android Wear now works with iOS

Google is working hard to attract iPhone users to its smartwatches and phones.
Chrome to start blocking auto-playing Flash animations tomorrow

Chrome to start blocking auto-playing Flash animations tomorrow

The new feature will result in a slight improvement of laptop battery life and increased security.
LG unveils Urbane Luxe Limited Edition smartwatch for $1200 USD

LG unveils Urbane Luxe Limited Edition smartwatch for $1200 USD

LG has paired up with a US jewelry retailer to offer the Urbane Luxe with 23-karat gold.
PC and tablet sales decline as wearable sales boom

PC and tablet sales decline as wearable sales boom

IDC has released its latest sales figures to expose the declining state of the PC market, which is expected to be down 8.7 percent for the year.
Aug 30
Apple event set for September 9th

Apple event set for September 9th

The next iPhone will most likely be announced at the event.
Huawei shows off unnamed Honor smartwatch in London

Huawei shows off unnamed Honor smartwatch in London

In addition to announcing the Honor 7 for a European launch, Huawei will let one winner name the upcoming Honor smartwatch.
Toshiba refreshes Kira lineup with the 10H and 10J

Toshiba refreshes Kira lineup with the 10H and 10J

The premium Kira series gets new models with FHD (Kira-10H) and WQHD (Kira-10J) panels starting at 1550 Euros.
Huawei Honor 7 available for pre-order for 350 Euros

Huawei Honor 7 available for pre-order for 350 Euros

The vMall online store is now offering the Honor 4X, Honor 6, and Honor 7 for buyers in Europe.
Aug 29
Lenovo Vibe P1 premium Android smartphone

Lenovo Vibe P1 images show up online

This handset features a magnesium alloy case, fingerprint scanner, a very generous 5000 mAh battery and should be officially unveiled next week at IFA.
ZTE sees 43 percent increase in profits during first half of 2015

ZTE sees 43 percent increase in profits during first half of 2015

Net profit has jumped to 223.89 million Euros with revenue up 21.8 percent to 6.343 billion Euros.
Archos unveils Flip multi-mode notebook with Atom x5-Z8300

IFA 2015 | Archos unveils Flip multi-mode notebook with Atom x5-Z8300

The French manufacturer shows its 11.6-inch Windows 10 notebook for 250 Euros.
New photo shows potential Moto 360 2 smartwatch

New photo shows potential Moto 360 2 smartwatch

Lenovo President spotted wearing a new and unknown Motorola device.
Aug 28
Sony Xperia Z5 23 MP Exmor RS camera

Sony Xperia Z5 press renders leak online

One of the images of this handset expected to show up at IFA reveals a 1/2.3-inch 23 MP Exmor RS camera with six-lens system.
Samsung Galaxy Mega On (SM-6000) specs on AnTuTu

Samsung Galaxy Mega On appears on AnTuTu database

The AnTuTu database entry confirms most of the specs revealed earlier this week by SamMobile.
Archos Diamond S Android smartphone with 4G LTE

Archos Diamond S smartphone coming in November

This 4G LTE, 5-inch handset runs Android 5.1 Lollipop and is powered by a MediaTek MT6753 octa-core processor.
Acer Liquid Jade Z 4G Android smartphone available in the US

Acer brings two new Liquid smartphones to the US

Liquid Jade Z can be purchased already in two hardware configurations, while the cheaper Liquid Z410 will hit the US market next month.
Archos Diamond Tab 4G Android tablet with MediaTek MT8752 processor

Archos announces Diamond Tab 4G tablet

This 7.9-inch slate is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Soc, runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, and will go on sale in October.
Older HP Spectre x2 13-inch model

Core M Skylake-powered HP Spectre X2 on the way

The new Spectre X2 Windows convertible is expected to feature a 12.5-inch touchscreen and a Core M Skylake-Y processor.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Android tablets

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 coming to the US next week

These 8-inch and 9.7-inch premium Android tablets will hit the US market on September 3, starting at $400 USD.
LG unveils the Rolly Bluetooth-enabled keyboard

IFA 2015 | LG unveils the Rolly Bluetooth-enabled keyboard

The accessory can be rolled up lengthwise into a stick for easy carrying.
Press renders of Lumia Cityman (950 XL) and Talkman (950) leak online

Press renders of Lumia Cityman (950 XL) and Talkman (950) leak online

The images purportedly show the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL and Lumia 950 in all its glory.
China's Zopo hopes to sell 1 million devices over the next year

China's Zopo hopes to sell 1 million devices over the next year

Zopo is aiming to sell tons of smartphones over the course of next year by entering India.
Aug 27
AMD Radeon R9 Nano coming this September for $649

AMD Radeon R9 Nano coming this September for $649

The R9 Nano will be 30 percent faster than the R9 290X and include HBM.
CybertronPC to be one of the first resellers with AMD R9 Nano systems

CybertronPC to be one of the first resellers with AMD R9 Nano systems

The R9 Nano graphics card will offer 60 percent more bandwidth than GDDR5 and will be just 6 inches in length.
First Core i7-6500U Skylake benchmarks leak online

First Core i7-6500U Skylake benchmarks leak online

Benchmarks reveal only marginally better performance compared to current Broadwell CPUs.
First alleged photo of HTC A9 flagship leaks

First alleged photo of HTC A9 flagship leaks

The HTC A9 Hero may include 4 GB RAM and a MediaTek Helio X20 SoC.
Aug 26
Windows 10 installed on more than 75 million devices

Over 75 million devices now running Windows 10

Less than a month since its release, Windows 10 has been installed on more than 75 million devices.
Samsung working on new Galaxy Grand On and Galaxy Mega On smartphones

Samsung working on new Galaxy Grand On and Galaxy Mega On smartphones

Previously, the SM-G600 was believed to be called Galaxy O5 at launch, while the G550 was supposed to carry the Galaxy O7 name.
DooGee F5 with Liquid Metal body coming soon

DooGee F5 with Liquid Metal body coming soon

The DooGee F5’s most distinguishing feature will be its body, made of an alloy of zirconium, copper, aluminum, nickel and silver, for increased strength and flexibility.
Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series with Skylake surfaces online

Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series with Skylake surfaces online

The unveiled version of Dell Inspiron 13 7000 is powered by Intel Core i7-6500U processor and comes with 8 GB of RAM, although the machine will most likely be available in other CPU and RAM options.
Medion unveils new 11.6 inch, FullHD notebook

Medion unveils new 11.6 inch, FullHD notebook

Priced at £150 (about $240), the Akoya S2218 features a FullHD screen, which is quite a rarity at this price range. Usually we could only expect a 1366 x 768 display for similar money.
Dell XPS 13 and Asus UX303 to get Core i7-6500U Skylake updates

Dell XPS 13 and Asus UX303 to get Core i7-6500U Skylake updates

Intel Skylake is finally rolling in as several online retailers are already listing notebooks with the next generation Intel CPU.
Samsung gives another glimpse of the Gear S2 before its reveal

Samsung gives another glimpse of the Gear S2 before its reveal

The successor to the Gear S smartwatch is expected to make a full appearance at IFA 2015. This hasn't stopped the chief of Samsung Design America from teasing the device.
Toshiba unveils Canvio Ready external HDDs up to 3 TB

Toshiba unveils Canvio Ready external HDDs up to 3 TB

The latest consumer Canvio family offers one of the highest capacities available from the manufacturer.
Samsung sells over 75K Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ in South Korea

Samsung sells over 75K Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ in South Korea

The new Galaxy Note and S6 Edge+ smartphones are now bestsellers in South Korea just three days after launch.
Aug 25
Microsoft Nokia 222 feature phone with Internet connectivity

Microsoft intros Nokia 222 feature phone

The new $37 USD Internet-enabled handset comes with Opera Mini Browser and Bing Search, offering basic features and excellent autonomy.
HP Spectre x360 convertible ultrabook with Skylake CPU coming soon

HP Spectre x360 convertible ultrabook with Skylake CPU coming soon

The notebook has not yet been officially unveiled by HP but has been spotted at one of French retailers’ website with full specifications and pricing.
British startup WileyFox launches privacy-focused Cyanogen OS smartphones

British startup WileyFox launches privacy-focused Cyanogen OS smartphones

Both handsets will be available for preorder later this week via the company's website. The actual shipments are supposed to start in September.
Oukitel U6 5-inch dual screen Android smartphone with MediaTek processor

Oukitel U6 dual screen smartphone now up for pre-order

This Chinese dual-screen smartphone promises up to 120 hours of battery life when using only the secondary E-Ink display and will begin shipping next month.
Incorrect positioning of the S Pen can damage the Galaxy Note 5

Incorrect positioning of the S Pen can damage the Galaxy Note 5

Putting the stylus back in its recess upside down can cause the pen to be stuck.
Aug 24
Alleged shots of Nexus 6 2015 appear on Google+

Alleged shots of Nexus 6 2015 appear on Google+

Images show the supposedly final design of the upcoming phablet including its top rear camera.
Huawei Honor 7 finally coming to Europe

Huawei Honor 7 finally coming to Europe

The Honor 7 will be the first smartphone to be sold via Huawei's new European online store. Therefore, the company is preparing a special promotional offer for the handset.
Acer Predator gaming tablet with Intel Atom x7 processor

Acer Predator gaming tablet might launch in time for the holiday season

This 8-inch tablet for gamers previewed by Acer earlier this year has allegedly entered mass production and is expected to hit the market in Q4.
Asus Transformer Book T100HA with Atom x5-Z8500 coming soon

Asus Transformer Book T100HA with Atom x5-Z8500 coming soon

The 2-in-1, powered by Intel’s new, 14 nm Atom x5-Z8500 „Cherry Trail” processor and running Windows 10, is now available for preorder.
Microsoft may be set to announce Lumia 940 and 940 XL this October

Microsoft may be set to announce Lumia 940 and 940 XL this October

New information indicates an October 19 press event in NYC for the two flagship devices.
Samsung video teaser shows off Gear S2 smartwatch interface

Samsung video teaser shows off Gear S2 smartwatch interface

Lookbook provides a glimpse into the next Samsung smartwatch through video.
Huawei Mate S to have Force Touch display

Huawei Mate S to have Force Touch display

Online retailer highlights the feature before the official announcement.
Ultrathin Oppo R5s hits the shops tomorrow

Ultrathin Oppo R5s hits the shops tomorrow

Oppo R5s keeps the razor-thin, 4.85 mm profile of the Oppo R5 while bumping the RAM amount to 3 GB and doubling the on-board storage space to 32 GB.
Lenovo Yoga 900 Windows 10 convertible with Intel Skylake

Lenovo Yoga 900 coming soon

This 13.3-inch, Intel Skylake-powered Windows 10 convertible has been spotted on a French retail website, but still has to be officially unveiled.
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Author: Notebookcheck, 2005-09-20 (Update: 2015-03-12)