Android Wear Update

Google announces its first major update for Android Wear

By on October 23, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

Google announces its first major update for Android Wear

Google on Thursday made a few big announcements pertaining to Android Wear, one of which is the addition of a significant feature many users have been waiting for. Writing on Google’s Android blog, Android Wear product manager Kenny Stoltz revealed that Google’s first major Android Wear update adds support for devices with stand-alone GPS, meaning that Wear smartwatches finally become useful in a variety of situations without the need to tether them to a smartphone.

Along the same vein, Android Wear will now be able to store music locally on supported devices so that users can connect a Bluetooth headset and listen to songs without a connected smartphone. More →

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Windows 95 On Android Wear

This is what Windows 95 looks like running on Android Wear

By on October 6, 2014 at 7:03 PM.

This is what Windows 95 looks like running on Android Wear

Any time a new device hits the market, it’s always fascinating to see how tech-savvy developers, designers and hobbyists will tinker with it to push it to its limits. Web developer Corbin Davenport has received some attention over the last week for getting both Minecraft Pocket Edition and the original PC FPS Doom to run on Android Wear, but those were just warm-ups for the most impressive feat of all — running Windows 95 on a Samsung Gear Live. More →

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Moto 360 Battery Issues

This huge Android fan hates even the prettiest Android Wear watch

By on September 12, 2014 at 4:04 PM.

This huge Android fan hates even the prettiest Android Wear watch

You might like what the Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch looks like in pictures and fantasize about fitting one on your wrist soon, but it looks like the device may have some serious issues, if longtime Android fan and Android Police founder Artem Russakovskii is to be believed. More →

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Apple Watch Vs. Android Wear

Side-by-side comparison shows Google may have designed a cleaner watch UI than Apple

By on September 11, 2014 at 2:11 PM.

Side-by-side comparison shows Google may have designed a cleaner watch UI than Apple

One thing that Apple has always done exceptionally well is to make clean, intuitive user interfaces that don’t overload you with too many unnecessary distractions. That’s why it’s somewhat surprising to see, at least at first glance, that Apple’s Watch UI looks much busier and cluttered compared with the more minimal approach taken by Google with Android Wear. More →

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Android Wear Update Schedule

Google is already prepping a few major updates for your new Moto 360

By on September 5, 2014 at 3:33 PM.

Google is already prepping a few major updates for your new Moto 360

The very first Android Wear smartwatches launched earlier this summer, but now that the Moto 360 is finally shipping, it’s fair to say that Google’s new mobile operating system has officially arrived. Just a couple of months after the reveal of Android Wear, the hardware is already improving, but what about the software? It looks nice, but it’s still lacking some important features, which is why Google is going to be continuously updating Android Wear throughout the fall and winter. More →

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Android Wear 2.0 Update

Android Wear 2.0 update expected to drop on October 15th

By on September 4, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

Android Wear 2.0 update expected to drop on October 15th

Although all eyes in the tech industry are focused on the competing flagship smartphone releases this fall, there’s another interesting battle heating up in wearables. According to the latest rumors, Apple’s iWatch isn’t going to make it to retail in 2014, yet Android Police reports that the next major version of Android Wear is already on its way down the pike. More →

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Android Wear Software Updates

You won’t have to worry about fragmentation on Google’s latest Android initiative

By on September 2, 2014 at 5:10 PM.

You won’t have to worry about fragmentation on Google’s latest Android initiative

Google may have an Android fragmentation problem but the company will finally get to push software updates without interference from device makers and mobile operators to a certain kind of new product, CNET reveals. More →

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Moto 360 Photos

No app will ever look this sexy on the Moto 360

By on August 29, 2014 at 11:16 AM.

No app will ever look this sexy on the Moto 360

Motorola’s upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch is easily the most beautiful device this emerging category has ever seen. In a market cluttered by ugly square watches, Motorola chose a round design and premium materials in an effort to stand apart from the crowd. It worked — quite well, in fact. It actually worked so well that rival device makers Samsung and LG are already copying Motorola’s design.

As beautiful as the Moto 360 is, however, it has an annoying flaw that will ensure no apps on the Android Wear-powered smartwatch will ever look as beautiful as the Instagram for Android Wear concept you see in the image above. More →

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LG G Watch 2 Reveal

LG’s G Watch 2 expected to be revealed early next month

By on August 18, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

LG’s G Watch 2 expected to be revealed early next month

LG’s first ever Android Wear device, the G Watch, launched less than three months ago, but The Korea Times is reporting that the company is already prepping a sequel for IFA 2014 next month. According to the report, the new smartwatch is tentatively being called the “G Watch 2,” although the name is subject to change before the wearable hits the market. More →

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Moto 360 Video

Google releases four new Android Wear ads ahead of Moto 360 launch

By on August 14, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Google releases four new Android Wear ads ahead of Moto 360 launch

At this point, Motorola’s upcoming Moto 360 is the only Android Wear-powered smartwatch we’ve seen that people are actually excited for. The wait is now almost over, with Motorola stopping just short of confirming that it will announce availability details during a press event on September 4th. Samsung and LG already have Android Wear smartwatches available for purchase, but their reception thus far has been lukewarm at best. So now that the 360 is almost ready for prime time, Google is making another push to get some exposure for Android Wear.

The first part of its effort involves four new ads that show off various Android Wear watches and their capabilities. More →

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Android Wear Tips And Tricks

Awesome video shows you how to get the most out of Android Wear

By on August 5, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

Awesome video shows you how to get the most out of Android Wear

Marques Brownlee (a.k.a., MKBHD), whose terrific work we’ve highlighted multiple times in the past, has just put up another great video that shows us all of the tips and tricks we’ll need to get the most out of Android Wear. More →

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Moto 360 Specs: Ambient Light

Moto 360 will have one important feature other Android Wear devices lack

By on July 25, 2014 at 11:09 AM.

Moto 360 will have one important feature other Android Wear devices lack

In addition to being the only Android Wear device that will have a round watch face, the Moto 360 will also pack a unique feature existing competitors lack, Android Police reports, and that’s an ambient light sensor that will surely come in handy when it comes to adjusting to the lighting in a new environment and saving battery life. More →

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HTC Android Wear Smartwatch Leak

Did HTC just leak its unannounced smartwatch in a new video?

By on July 22, 2014 at 1:44 PM.

Did HTC just leak its unannounced smartwatch in a new video?

Wearable tech hasn’t quite taken off like many analysts expected it to, but Android Wear could be the beginning of something big. Samsung and LG have already thrown their hats in the ring with the Gear Live and the G Watch, and Motorola hopes to blow everyone away with the gorgeous Moto 360 later this summer, but many of the biggest names in mobile electronics haven’t revealed their plans yet. More →

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