Android News 11 February 2014 – 12:00 GMT / 07:00 EST:
- Huawei to Join the Smartwatch Manufacturers Club
- Galaxy Star Trios Launched in Brazil: A $165 Phone with Triple SIM Support
- Verizon Will be Officially Carrying Nexus 7 2013 Starting February 13
1. Huawei to Join the Smartwatch Manufacturers Club
According to a report by Wall Street Journal, Huawei is planning to unveil its first wearable device at MWC 2014 in Barcelona. There are no details about the specifications of this new Huawei’s Smartwatch, but considering the fact that Huawei tends a world wide release, the new Huawei’s wearable device is expected to be compatible with not only Huawei’s devices but with other smart devices as well.
The report also mentions that except the new smartwatch the Chinese OEM will be launching a new smartphone as well as 2 new tablets at MWC.
MWC 2014 will be held in Barcelona from February 24 to February 27.
2. Galaxy Star Trios Launched in Brazil: A $165 Phone with Triple SIM Support
Well, it seems dual-SIMs are just not enough for some users as Samsung launched its first triple SIM smartphone, Galaxy Star Trios, in Brazil for as low as $165.
The Star Trios features a 3.1" QVGA display, Single core 1GHz Snapdragon, Adreno 200 GPU, 512MB RAM, 4GB of expandable internal memory, 2MP Rear camera, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and a 1,300 mAh battery.
The new device which can manage up to 3 SIM cards at once is available in Black and White colors, and although the price might seem to be cheap but it is kind of too much for what it actually offers.
3. Verizon Will be Officially Carrying Nexus 7 2013 Starting February 13
After so many unofficial reports and leaked pictures, Verizon finally announced the availability of the latest Google tablet, Nexus 7 2013, starting this Thursday, February 13 in both stores and Verizon’s online shop.
About the price, the Nexus 7 with 32GB of memory and LTE-enabled costs $349.99 (which is the same as what Google offers on Play Store), and if you’re willing to get a 2-year contract the prices drops to $249.99.
The good news for those who have already purchased a Nexus 7 tablet is that they can activate their device on the Verizon Wireless network via a software update.