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The Google X team is working on better battery lifeAndroid is still the top mobile OS, Google is tackling battery life and you can bling out your Galaxy S6 in 24 karat gold.
[MUSIC] What's happening? Brian Tong here with your Googlicious for all the happenings inside the world of Google. Let's jump into the show. And the tech world is still buzzing about the Apple Watch that even upstaged Galaxy's S6 and S6 Edge release. And the latest estimates from Slice Intelligence, point to Apple selling one million pre-orders over the weekend, which is more than all of the Android wear devices shipped out in 2014. Now the numbers are small and that's really more indicative. Of an entire product category that still has to figure itself out but maybe there's a place to leave the [INAUDIBLE] that acts as a fitness band that also tells time. That's what ASUS is trying to do with their Vivowatch that will bring an impressive ten day battery life. To its fitness-centric watch with more details coming this week at the Milan design week. Now, Android wear might not be making a big impact on the market just yet, but according to comScore Android is still the market leader with 52.8% of the mobile OS share market with Apple at 41.7% and Microsoft at 3.5%. And if you feel left out of the all gold everything watch and. Smartphone trend for just $400 Vietnamese-based Karalux will bling out your Galaxy S6 or S6 edge with 24 carat gold plating just around the sides and it's about a three hour process, just in case you want to do that. Alright, according to a Wall Street Journal report. A small team within Google X projects is working on battery tech, led by one of Apple's former battery experts, Dr. Ramesh Bhardwaj. Now, the group is only four people. It started in 2012, and the team is not only working on improving current lithium ion tech, but also developing solid state batteries as well. We know battery life is one of the real. First real problem's that gadget lovers constantly face, so the goal is to make improvements that can be integrated into many projects like phones and tablets. Or, bigger ideas from Google like Glass and Project Loon. All right, Google's Project Tango is one of their killer projects we've talked about. That combines 3-D motion tracking with depth sensing to let your mobile device know where it is and how it moves through space. It's still being sold on an invite-only basis, but some users are receiving emails offering the Tango tablet. At half the price. Now the [UNKNOWN] was previously being sold for around $1,000, but is now being offered at the special price of 512 before Google opens up sales more broadly to the general public. Now the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge continue to impress in reviews, and are being touted as the best phone Samsung has ever designed to date, which really is exactly what Samsung was trying to do. Samsung expects a supply of the S6 edge specifically to be constrained at launch due to difficulties manufacturing the device. The S6 is really the first great phone of 2015. But there's plenty competition that wants to be in that conversation. Such as LG's highly anticipated G4 phone which will launch on April the 28th. Now leaked photos already have shown off a stitched leather-like backing in multiple colors, as well as a hard-shell backing with a geometric surface. LG itself recently revealed it will come with a 16-megapixel camera with an F1 0.8 aperature, the widest developed by LG. The front side will bring an 8-megapixel camera, and we already know it will come with a 5.5-inch quad AC screen. And an all new interface. Alright, the leak shots of the Sony Experia X4 keep on coming, this one this one in black. There's still no official announcement dates, but the amount of leaks point to sooner rather than later. And if you want to brag about having the biggest and baddest smartphone screen, Sharp is counting the production of they're 5.5 inch ultra HD. 4K resolution screen will start in 2016 with a massive 806 pixels per inch. Now, even if you can't even see all the pixels from your current 2K displays, and many people consider it overkill, get ready for more coming soon to a phone near you. All right, that's gonna do it for this week's show. You can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me @briantong and I'll respond. Thanks for watching and we'll see you next time with some more of that Googlicious. [MUSIC] Googlicious.