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Samsung and Qualcomm announce Android smart watches

Although hearsays and even leaked out images of the Galaxy Gear smart watch have came out on the Internet already, today SAmsung formally declared its contrives to set in motion the Android-based wrist device. The merchandise will go on sale from Sept. 25 onwards in several parts of the world excluding U.S on the same day as the Galaxy Note 3 smart phone will be launched. As it comes out, some of former hearsays about the Galaxy Gear, including that it is guessed to have a 3-inch screen, were all false news. Samsung says the smart watch will have a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 320×320 pixels.

Samsung and Qualcomm announce Android smart watches

Another rumour arrogated it would have a 4-megapixel camera but the actual version’s camera, which is supposedly placed on the strap, is just 1.9 megapixels. Samsung claims the Galaxy Gear would have up to a day of “steady” battery usage from its 800MHz processor, and also it would have a 4GB of storage memory and 512MB RAM. It also contains a speaker so that the smart watch owners can take on hands-free telephone calls. There will be six colors which will be available for the users to choose: Oatmeal Beige, Jet Black,Mocha Gray, Wild Orange, Mocha Gray, Lime Greenand and Rose Gold. Engadget accounts that more than 70 apps will be available for the Galaxy Gear, including eBay, Evernote, Path and more. It also accounts that the smart watch is only simpatico, for the time being, with the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet and the Galaxy Note 3 smart phone. It would be launched in the U.S in October and would cost $299.

Samsung and Qualcomm announce Android smartwatches

Along with today’s Galaxy Gear proclamation, Qualcomm also showcased its own Android smart watch, “The Toq”. Planned to be a second screen for Android 4.0.3 and above enabled devices, the Toq is also reported to be a display case for Qualcomm’s Mirasol display. The company declared the Toq has “a radical contemplative, low-power consuming display that provides a constantly on viewing experience.” Qualcomm will also launch an edition of the Toq as a “Premium Audio Edition” which will provide the owner the facility to use wireless headsets along with the smart watch. The Toq would be shipped in fixed amounts in the fourth quarter of 2013. No price tag has been announced till now for the watch.


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