Ahead of its launch event this coming Wednesday, we’ve received a unit of Lenovo’s upcoming flagship, the Vibe Z. Also known as the K910L, this is Lenovo’s first-ever LTE-enabled smartphone, and marks another major step in Lenovo’s increasing presence in the Malaysian mobile space. We’ve been using the K910 for many days now, so check out we think of Lenovo’s latest mobile darling after the jump!
With a rugged outlook and jet black leather pants, it’s hard to imagine that Marc Dillon is a COO and co-founder to one of Finland’s hottest startups. The 11-year ex-Nokia veteran speaks with a demeanour unlike most professionals, and his energy is infectious as he interacts with everyone he meets at Jolla’s MWC 2014 booth. With such positive energy, it is still surprising when he says, without a hint of doubt, “I believe this is gonna be the year of Sailfish”.
This is Lowyat.NET’s exclusive interview with Jolla’s Marc Dillon.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reportedly begun manufacturing the next-generation processor for Apple’s next iPhone. AFP reports that the Taiwanese company, the world’s leading contract microchip maker, has already started producing the A8 processor that will power the iPhone 6.
At Sony’s regional event to showcase its latest devices from MWC 2014, the company has also shared some information about the devices’ availability in Malaysia. Yup, the Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia M2, Xperia T2 Ultra, Sony Smartwear and also the Xperia Z1 Compact will all be coming to Malaysia – and they’re all coming next month!
In addition to the next-generation Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches, Samsung’s new wearable, the Gear Fit arguably stole the limelight – even away from the company’s new flagship, the Galaxy S5. A super light smart band, the Gear Fit is the world’s first wearable device featuring a curved Super AMOLED display. The Gear Fit isn’t just a nice-looking accessory; it is a full-fledged smart band with plenty of new features including a heart rate monitor, pedometer, fitness tracker and even a sleep tracker. Best of all, Samsung also claims the Gear Fit can last up to 3-4 days on a single charge.
Check out our hands on and first impressions of the Gear Fit smart band here.
The final instalment of Rocksteady’s “Batman: Arkham” franchise will be released on October 14 this year. Touted as the “explosive finale” of the series, “Batman: Arkham Knight” will see the the story pick up from where “Arkham City” left off – and yes, for the first time in the series, you will able to drive the Batmobile.
Oppo’s latest round of teaser images have confirmed that its upcoming flagship smartphone, the Find 7, will be available in two variants. Presumably to meet the demands of different target markets, it looks like one variant of the Find 7 will sport a super sharp 5.5-inch 2K resolution display, while the other will feature a more traditional Full HD display.
Symphony Teleca has developed an app for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch that pushes turn-by-turn navigation instructions onto the smartwatch. The app, developed using Nokia’s HERE Android SDK, syncs the Galaxy Gear with a Samsung Galaxy device and provides walking navigation to the smartwatch, letting you keep that potentially-large smartphone comfortably in your pocket, and navigate confidently in foreign streets with just a watch.
Samsung has announced its new Chromebook 2 laptops, featuring a powerful Exynos 5 Octa chipset as well as its signature fake leather design. The budget laptops running on Chrome OS will be available from April, and will retail from only $320 – though that’s about $70 higher than the original $249 Samsung Chromebook.
In addition to the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the surprisingly awesome Gear Fit smart band, Samsung’s also introduced a refresh of its much-maligned Galaxy Gear. Called the Samsung Gear 2, the Korean company has given the smartwatch a much-needed overhaul both in the software and in the hardware. At the Samsung Unpacked event, we managed to spend some time with the Gear 2 for a quick hands on.
Jolla’s MeeGo-derived Sailfish mobile operating system is all set to exit its beta stage in March, where the Finnish company is ready to finally unleash Sailfish to the world. At its booth at MWC 2014, the company not only showed off its Jolla smartphone, it also showcased several Android devices running on Sailfish OS – a result of enterprising developers within the company. After all, Jolla’s next step is to release a custom launcher for Android, so it’s probably all in the name of research. CEO and co-founder Marc Dillon was an ever-present figure at the booth, and was ever ready to give a demo on the basic features of Sailfish.