Best Third-Party Watch Bands for Huawei Watch

All the watch band things for Huawei watches

Whether you need to replace a broken watch band or you simply want to try a different style of band, you have many choices for your Huawei watch.

We’ve rounded up a few of the best third-party watch bands available.

Yesoo magnetic Milanese stainless steel strap
Eagwell crocodile genuine leather watch band
Barton quick-release band
Monoy stainless steel metal bracelet
Motong leather band
MODE hot-swap band

Yesoo magnetic Milanese stainless steel strap

If you’re looking for style and that elegant, upper-crust feeling, then look no further than Yesoo’s magnetic Milanese watch strap.

Yesoo blends elegance and durability together with this watch band. Made of stainless steel, its beautiful Milanese loop pattern won’t look out-of-place at a black tie event.

Forget fumbling and struggling with buckles to get your watch strapped on. Yesoo’s magnetic clasp clicks into place with little effort and stays closed until you decide to take yo… Continue reading Best Third-Party Watch Bands for Huawei Watch

Amazon launches Music Unlimited: New streaming service is cheaper for Prime members

And there’s a super-cheap Echo-only plan too.

As rumored, Amazon has finally unveiled its new streaming service, dubbed Amazon Music Unlimited. Like rival services, the regular price is $9.99 per month, but if you’re an Amazon Prime member you’ll only pay $7.99 per month (or $79.99 annually.) Subscribers get access to “tens of millions of songs,” a step up from the more limited selection offered through Amazon Music to Prime members.

Alexa and Amazon Echo are a big part of the company’s new streaming service, with a cheaper $3.99 subscription giving you access just through Amazon’s smart home speaker. And similar to Google Home, Alexa’s natural language processing can help it find the track you’re after, even if you don’t refer to it by name — matching music by mood, release date, or lyrics.

The move sees Amazon looking to capitalize on its lead in the connected home, before the launch of Google’s rival products later in the year. Amazon has a long history in the digital music … Continue reading Amazon launches Music Unlimited: New streaming service is cheaper for Prime members

Honor 8 makes its debut in India for ₹29,999

The Honor 8 is now official in India for ₹29,999.

The phone offers a 5.2-inch Full HD display, octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 950 SoC with four Cortex A72 cores at 2.3GHz and four 1.8GHz Cortex A53 cores as well as a Mali-T880 MP4 GPU. There’s 4GB of RAM on offer, along with 32GB storage and a microSD slot to extend storage further. The highlight of the phone is a dual camera setup at the back, which includes two 12MP lenses — one shooting in color and the other in monochrome.

Other specs include an 8MP shooter up front, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, IR blaster, USB-C, and a 3000mAh battery. On the software front, you’re looking at Huawei’s EMUI 4.1 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. There isn’t a whole lot to like about EMUI right now, but Huawei is set to roll out the Nougat-based EMUI 5.0 with a design overhaul later this year.

The Honor 8 goes up against the OnePlus 3, which retails for ₹27,999 on Amazon, the ₹22,999 Xiaomi Mi 5, and the even more affordable Lenovo Z2 Plus… Continue reading Honor 8 makes its debut in India for ₹29,999

Daily news brief: A smarter Android, coming soon

What happened in Android on October 11? The same thing that happens every night, Pinky: It tried to take over the world.

This weekend, I celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving the only way I know how: Taking a bunch of cool gadgets up to a rented cottage north of Toronto. There, I used the Moto Insta-Share Projector to cast Blue Jays baseball (#ourmoment) and the Presidential Debate (#notgoingthere) onto a patch of blank wall from a Moto Z Play, which was connected to a UE MEGABOOM Bluetooth speaker.

It was one of those situations where I, the tech-obsessed writer, got to show rather than tell. It was gratifying to realize that the bundle, pricey as it is, works with little setup and very low mental overhead. Contrasted with the mess of a Note 7 situation, which I had a hard time explaining to my friends, two of whom bought and returned the phone (one for an iPhone 7 Plus, the other a Galaxy S7 edge), it made me realize that we can’t take for granted the times when technology truly does … Continue reading Daily news brief: A smarter Android, coming soon

First look: WatchAir Smart Antenna

Plucking HD signals out of the air is easy — but this wireless antenna system and DVR can make it smart, with some improvements.

A decent part of my hiatus away from Android Central has involved one thing — cutting the cord. And I’ve taken the $150 a month we were feeding to the cable company and whittled it down to about $83 with streaming services. That’s a savings of about $800 a year, which I’m now free to waste on other toys. (That’s how I see it, anyway.)

But this huge step into the future has also taken a step backward, with the use of an over-the-air antenna. Those of us of a certain age remember when an antenna was the only way to watch television. But they never really went away, and now they can handle high-definition signals. They’ve still been kind of dumb, though. You plug it directly into your TV, scan the channels, and go from there.

WatchAir hopes to make what has basically been a dumb operation — catching wireless signals from the air and showing th… Continue reading First look: WatchAir Smart Antenna

Google announces Android 7.1 Developer Preview, coming late October

When will Android 7.1 be available for your Nexus? Sooner than you think.

Google has announced Android 7.1, Nougat’s first maintenance release, with a developer preview coming later this month.

According to Google, this “incremental update” builds on the strengths of Android 7.0, but adds some important new features, including Daydream support, A/B system updates, an app shortcut API for the new default launcher, and the long-awaited ability to use image keyboards.

Available as a Developer Preview later this month, Android 7.1 won’t be bundled with Google Assistant on regular Android devices — as expected, that’s a Pixel-only feature for now — but it will have support for many of the features we saw previewed on those phones earlier in October. This includes an API for rounded app icons and improved wallpaper filtering, as well as the aforementioned app shortcut support that will allow for five “key actions” taken directly from the home screen icon.

Google is also highlight… Continue reading Google announces Android 7.1 Developer Preview, coming late October

Chronos hands-on: The cure for the common wristwatch

I’m Michael Fisher, and I’m a smartwatch superfan. Sure, they’re imperfect, but in my view they’re also incredibly underrated; I love being able to glance at my wrist to see why my smartphone just buzzed from the bottom of a bag, or use my watch to ping the same phone when I lose it in the couch cushions.

The thing is: not all smartwatches are stylish, and keeping up with the biennial upgrade cycle isn’t everyone’s thing. Plus, there are plenty of beautiful timepieces out there already, some of them carrying sentimental value. What if you could imbue one of those with some modern smartwatch features, instead of springing for an entirely new accessory?

That’s the question Chronos hopes to answer with its tiny disc of the same name, and it’s unlike any wearable I’ve used before. Join me for a hands-on tour of Chronos: the cure for the common wristwatch.

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Save 50% on this protective Galaxy S7 case today!

Looking for a protective Galaxy S7 case that doesn’t add a ton of bulk to your phone? If so, Seidio’s Surface case is a great option to consider. The case has a two-piece slide-in design and the built-in metal kickstand will keep the phone upright when not in use. Right now you can grab one for 50%, making it just $14.95!
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Samsung permanently cancels the Galaxy Note 7

It was always highly likely, but now it’s official: The Galaxy Note 7 is dead.

Samsung has “permanently discontinued” the Galaxy Note 7, according to The Wall Street Journal. Reporting from Seoul, the outlet says that Samsung, in a filing to Korean regulators, said it would “permanently cease sales of the device.” The move comes less than a day after it told all Note 7 owners (both old and new) to switch off and return their phones.

“Taking our customer’s safety as our highest priority, we have decided to halt sales and production of the Galaxy Note 7,” the company said.

It’s yet another unprecedented move in a saga dominated b y extraordinary events. A reminder of how we got here:

Following worldwide reports of battery failures and fires with the Galaxy Note 7 in early September, including nearly 100 cases in the U.S. alone, Samsung and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a complete official recall of all Galaxy Note 7s in the U.S. Similar movemen… Continue reading Samsung permanently cancels the Galaxy Note 7