Play Star Wars With Lenovo’s Star Wars AR Headset Coming Soon
Disney and Lenovo developing Star Wars augmented reality headset. Last weekend, Disney’s official fan club, D23 held its biennial expo. The event is usually an exciting one because Disney announces its film schedule for the coming years, shows official trailers and behind the scenes videos of popular franchises and fans get to meet their favorite stars.
For fans of Star Wars, the upcoming 8th movie isn’t the only thing to be excited about. Lucas film and Lenovo announced a Star Wars AR headset that brings the galaxy far far away to your room and face.
Although little was mentioned about the technical details of the headset, release date, and pricing, one thing we know is that our dream of being a Jedi is coming true. The AR headset will come with a number of Star Wars games including Holochess and another one called Jedi Challenges that requires you to have your own lightsaber.
The system runs apps downloaded to your smartphone, and it seems like your phone sits inside the headset and functions as the display as well, which suggests that the headset may have a price tag closer to the Samsung Gear VR ($130) than the HTC Vive system ($800).
Moto Z2 Play was released on June 2. Chinese sources have leaked that Lenovo is looking to introduce a new UI system into the Moto lineup for the Mainland market (Chinese Market). These rumors have emerged from insider’s photos.
The international version of the Moto Z2 Play will expect to remain shipped with the current Stock-Like Android UI, similar to its predecessors. Lenovo may be releasing a Moto Z2 Play running a new ZUI version, reviving the recently shelved ZUK brand or at least its UI.
If Lenovo does offer Moto devices with a ZUI option, we would expect them to be found mostly in China or other Asian markets, however, we cannot rule out Lenovo’s strategy to introduce an alternative UI for the international market either.
Today, Yang Yuanqing, the Lenovo Group chairman, and chief executive said to Reuters that the Lenovo brand for smartphones will never be phased out.
According to Yang, even though the company is restructuring its business in China, its mobile business will not be affected in the country. The company has already encountered a widening loss after releasing smartphones with Lenovo and Moto branding.
The Chinese company will be launching more Moto branded phones this year.
The company will keep its Lenovo-Motorola dual-brand strategy for it mobile business despite a widening loss, Yang said. Wong Wai Ming, Lenovo CFO said that the smartphone and data center businesses are different from PC business. Hence, the company will need more time to understand the business. The CFO added that its smartphone and server business will improve in the near future.
Our Batteries Won’t Explode Like Galaxy Note 7 Said Motorola
These days exploding battery threw so many OEMs into becoming more cautious especially in adopting Quick Charge features.
Russ Gyenes, Motorola’s battery engineer, disclosed that his company did not make any changes to its battery manufacturing process after the Note 7 issues flared up. He questioned why Samsung wasn’t doing the eight-point safety check before the incident.
The statement is meant to project Motorola’s own process for battery testing which he believed is very safe and tight. The company adheres to the highest standard in quality and testing of all its batteries.
Lenovo planning To Make A Fantastic New Moto Z2 Play Smartphone
If you are a fan of the original Z Play for its low price and compatibility with Moto Mods, then here is some disappointment for you.
The original Moto Z Play boasted a 3510mAh battery, however, the Z2 will only include a 3000mAh battery. This size reduction also decreases usage time from 50 to 30 hours. The original Moto Z Play had insanely good battery life, so this may not be as much of an issue for most users.
The Z2 Play appears to otherwise contain a number of upgrades, despite the smaller battery. The original Z Play incorporated a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 that ran eight cores at 2.0GHz. The Z2 Play will boast a Snapdragon 626 with a 2.2GHz clock speed. The Z Play contained 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage capacity, while the Z2 Play will include 4GB and 64GB. Both devices incorporate an Adreno 506 graphical processing unit.
The display itself will remain unchanged, most likely to make sure that all the add-ons for Z-series devices will stay useful. In addition to a smaller battery, the camera may actually get a resolution downgrade, even though it may also see a higher image quality with a new 12-megapixel, f/1.7 component. The original Z Play has a 16MP, f/2.0 ratio.
Ultimately, the Moto Z2 Play remains fairly similar to the original device, with a few upgrades.
Lenovo Launches New Fitness Tracker, Price Rs 1,999
Lenovo has also been joining fitness race in India. Lenovo has launched its Smart Band HW01 fitness tracker. It can be bought from Flipkart in black color exclusively for Rs.1999.
The Lenovo Smart Band HW01 has a 0.91-inch OLED display that will show your regular fitness tracking data such as time, steps and heart rate, to name a few. Notably, the band also features a dynamic heart rate monitor under ‘Sports Mode’ that can monitor heart rate every 15 minutes. The band vibrates when your heart rate reaches the designated threshold.
this fitness tracker also has an anti-sleep mode which will wake you through vibration on the gold before the scheduled time. Lenovo said that these trackers will keep alert when taking a quick flip or distraction while driving or while working in the night. These bands will also keep you alerted to social media such as e-mails, WhatsApp or Facebook notifications.
The Smart Band HW01 is compatible with both Android and iOS and users will be able to use the smart band to take photos or control music from the smartphone. The band is made up of a silicone strap and weighs around 22 grams. It is IP 65 water resistant and features a 85mAh battery battery that promises to last up to 5 days.
The death of a smartphone is always a moment of sadness. I would like to take out a minute of silence of the Lenovo ZUK Z1.
Lenovo, ZUK, and Cyanogen had gone through some sort of issue. This issue ultimately led to the two separating and Cyanogen no longer supporting OTA updates for the Zuk Z1 model. How sad for a smartphone packed with 3 GBs of RAM, a Quad-Core 2.5 GHz processor and a 4100 mAh battery.
For current ZUK Z1 owners, if you are looking to upgrade from Lollipop to newer versions of Android than modding is your only solution. Thanks to independent developers, custom MODS are available for the ZUK Z1 and other smartphones. These MODS allow users to use the latest versions of Android, but could possibly brick their devices in the process.