Samsung kicked off its Unpacked event with three quick announcements that confirmed the highly anticipated Galaxy Gear smart watch along with the Note 3 phablet and a new Note 10.1 2014 tablet. The Galaxy Gear is more like the Pebble smart watch, than the Fitbit Flex fitness tracker and includes the features of a smartphone packed into a device that fits on your wrist.
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To showcase its big Android 4.4 KitKat announcement, Google posted a video of the chocolate statute as it was unveiled on the front lawn of its headquarters. What was a supposed to be lovely tribute video to the next version of Android may have become the source of an embarrassing Nexus 5 leak for Google.
Google announced today that its next version of Android will be known as Android 4.4 KitKat. While Google has always used dessert names for its mobile OS versions, this is the first time the OS has been named after a specific product. According to The Verge, no money has exchanged hands in this branding deal, which means KitKat has been handed a pretty sweet opportunity. Not surprisingly, the Hershey-owned confectionery has wasted no time promoting this partnership on its Facebook page and YouTube channel with a new ad.
If Google really is preparing to unwrap its next Nexus device soon, then its recent $100 price drop on the Nexus 4 was a pretty effective means of clearing out standing inventory of the company’s older phone. As spotted by Droid-Life, the 8GB Nexus 4 handset is now sold out in the Google Play Store. It’s not surprising as the off-contract phone was priced at $199, which is unheard of in the US market where most full retail phones cost $500 or more.