Sony’s SmartWatch 2
Sony smartwatch 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Gear yet iWatch from apple is nowhere to be seen.
These day we’ve got a lot of SmarWatch from big company, since the arrival of Pebble SmartWatch has hit the market followIng a phenomenally successful Kickstarter. The latest one is Samsung Galaxy Gear and now you have a new accoutrement to work in tandem with your smartphone Sony’s Smartwatch.
The Android-based device, announced in June this year, is now on sale $240 (about RM781) with a fancy metal strap, “NFC” connecting to your smartwatch to your smartphones with one touch.
The SmartWatch 2 SW application, which is a free download, will enable the wearable accessory to play nice with other Android smartphones via Bluetooth. You can also receive notification for Facebook, Twitter and Call or text from your SmartWatch. Sony’s claim its twice faster than its predecessor, comes with 1.6-Inch display screen and Sony says you can see clearly even its under the sunshine.
Lets see who’s winning on this battle, Galaxy Gear or Sony’s SmartWatch 2.
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The Sony Xperia SP aka Sony C530X or even “Huashan” is enjoying the spotlight it is receiving. The device has leaked several times over for the past few months. Recent photos show the new device alongside the Sony Xperia V with the model number LT25i.
This photo has been release by Android-Hilfe tipster which also provided information that the smartphone will come with a removable back plastic cover. This renders access for the user to inset the SIM card and microSD card though it is confirmed that the battery is not removable.
TheSony Xperia Sp sports a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor and a 4.5-inch 720p display. Just like the Sony Xperia V, it is powered by a quad-core chip and also feature a full HD screen. Judging by the pictures, the Sony Xperia SP will perhaps come with a 4.5-inch display since the Sony Xperia V comes with a 4.3-inch display. The Sony Xperia SP (models C5302, C5303, C5306) is said to run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 ProMSM8960T chipset.
Sony has been stepping up their game since the announcement of their new flagship devices – Xperia Z and Xperia ZL in CES last month. Today, they’ve announced that they’ve begun trial on a new mobile tracking service called “My Xperia” in Nordic countries. However, Sony has confirmed that this service will gradually roll-out to Xperia devices worldwide later this year.
“My Xperia” is basically a service that helps you locate and protect your smartphone, be in stolen or left behind on a cab. This is essentially Sony’s version of “Find My iPhone” from Apple. Much like “Find My iPhone”, “My Xperia” is an application installed in one’s device, enabling users to locate and find your lost Xperia devices. In addition, you can view the location of your smartphone on a map which is useful when your smartphone has gone missing.
Alerts can also be sent to the smartphone, making it ring at full volume even if the device has been set to silent mode. This feature has been proven to be much of a service especially when location a device that was misplaced. However, this could prove to be annoying to thieves as it’ll draw much attention to them – nothing to be worried about as long as you’re not stealing an Xperia device.
Fortunately, “My Xperia” doesn’t lack in the privacy department either, allowing users to lock and display a message on the device – just-in-case a good Samaritan finds the device, or maybe the thieves had a change of heart.
Meanwhile, when all hopes seem lost, protecting private data is the last thing to do when your smartphone has been stolen or misplaced. You could apply more drastic measures should you require it, such as erasing the phone’s memory and all the data contained on the microSD expansion card. Overall, Sony is not the first manufacturer in the mobile industry to feature such features in a mobile device, but it is certainly nice to see Sony stepping up their game to attract new users to the Sony camp – considering how most users are going pro-Android after a rather disappointing iPhone 5 from Apple.
At the moment, “My Xperia” is currently being put through a series of trials by Sony in Scandinavia. However, it will go on to roll-out to Xperia devices worldwide should trial be concluded.
While many were impressed by the first look of Sony’s flagship Xperia devices – Xperia Z and Xperia ZL, it seems that Sony hasn’t forgot about the mid-end market. The leaked Sony C5303 – codenamed HuaShan seems to be an Xperia Z variant for the mid-range market.
Unlike the Xperia Z variants, the HuaShan doesn’t boast top of the line specs. However, the device does keep up with the same design aesthetics found on the Xperia Z and ZL variants, making it just as pleasing to the eye. Specifications however, is pretty heaven and earth between these two devices as unlike the Qualcomm S4 Pro found the Z and ZL variants, the HuaShan packs a 1.7GHz Qualcomm MSM8960T – which suggests that its headed to China.
While it is still unknown, other countries could also see a forthcoming variant of the device. In terms of specs, the HuaShan will pack a fairly decent HD display, a rear shooter in the range of 5 to 8-megapixels. Of course, these are just rumours and speculation with nothing solid to go on.
Like its bigger, more powerful siblings, the HuaShan will run Android Jelly Bean 4.1 out of the box. With all of the issues found on Android Jelly Bean 4.2, we can’t be terribly upset that the device isn’t running the latest version of the OS.
The HuaShan – alongside its specs, availability and real name are expected to be announced at Mobile World Congress next month.