Top Android news of the week: Two new Samsung devices, Nexus 9 by HTC

The big news in the world of Android this week disclosed that Samsung's smartwatch will arrive soon, HTC is returning to the tablet segment, and the Galaxy Note 4 will hit the market end of October.
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Google Now helps you get cheaper flights


Google Now is a useful feature in Android that learns what you’re interested in and automatically offers you personalized information. This information got even better this week as Google Now monitors price changes of flights you’ve researched on Google Flights. When the price changes, preferably downward, Google Now will push a card detailing the changes. This is done automatically and requires no action by the user.

Source: Android Police

Google turns to HTC for upcoming Nexus 9 tablet

Beleagured Taiwanese company HTC got a boost from Google with a rumored partnership to build the upcoming 9-inch Nexus tablet. Neither company has confirmed the alliance but “people familiar with the matter” say engineers are collaborating on the next Nexus tablet. If true, it’s a boon for the troubled company that is trying to stay relevent in the smartphone market.

Note 4
Image: Samsung

Source: Wall Street Journal

Galaxy Note 4 to hit the market end of October

Samsung recently unveiled the Galaxy Note 4, extending its smartphone line with pen input. The upcoming Note smartphone will have a 5.7-inch screen that is operated by touch and accepts handwritten input with the Samsung S-pen used on all products in the Note line.

The Note 4 will be available in 140 countries, including the US from Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular.

Source: Neowin

Samsung Gear S smartwatch coming to AT&T

Samsung Gear S
Image: Samsung

Samsung’s smartwatch will be available in the US from AT&T on Septermber 26. The wearable from the smartphone giant will be a solid entry into the smartwatch space according to ZDNet’s Adrian Kingsley-Hughes.

The Gear S will be a big competitor of the Apple Watch, and surpasses it with full cellular capability which is why it will be sold by major carriers. It will also pair with Samsung phones to display phone information on the wrist.

AT&T is not stating the price nor configurations it will have for the Gear S.

Source: Android Community

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