December 23rd, 2016 7:18 AM 1 COMMENTS

Google to Launch Two ‘Nexus’ Smartwatches Early Next Year

Putting an end to the ongoing rumours, Google has finally confirmed that it will be launching two new Android Wear smartwatches at the beginning of the next year. The launch of the two new wearables is Google's effort to make consumers focus on smartwatches, again. The upcoming smartwatches from Google will not be using Pixel's brand name. However, these watches will be using the similar program as Nexus phones, which... Read More

November 13th, 2015 4:07 PM 0 COMMENTS

Google announces official cellular support for Android Wear

Following the launch of LG’s LTE-equipped smartwatch, the Watch Urbane 2nd Edition, Google has made the cellular support in Android Wear official. This means that OEMs will now be able to equip their smartwatches with cellular modems and SIM cards. The support will enable the users to access the Internet without the need of Wi-Fi connection, through a SIM card. They will also be able to make calls without the requirement... Read More

September 20th, 2015 10:00 AM 0 COMMENTS

[In Pictures] LG Watch Urbane Unboxing & First Impressions

This year has been big for a new consumer electronics category – smartwatches – and all the big players have entered the market with their offerings. Samsung was one of the first big-name brands to enter the smartwatch space with its Gear smartwatch. After the unexpected popularity of Pebble, the first smartwatch that got sold in good numbers, thanks to an e-ink display, a no-non-sense approach, and long battery life,... Read More

September 3rd, 2015 7:22 AM 0 COMMENTS

IFA 2015: Motorola Moto 360 (2015) and Moto 360 Sport unveiled

After teasing its next-generation Android Wear-based smartwatch, Motorola has finally announced the Moto 360 (2015) during IFA 2015. Unlike last year, the Motorola Moto 360 (2015) now comes in two different sizes and a special collection for women. Motorola has also announced the Moto 360 Sport that is targeted towards sports and fitness junkies. The Motorola Moto 360 (2015) features the same almost circular display with a 'flat tire' at the... Read More

May 20th, 2015 3:12 PM 0 COMMENTS

Google starts rolling out Android Wear 5.1.1 update

Google has initiated the roll out of Android Wear 5.1.1 to an array of compatible smartwatches. The company made an announcement about the update last month, but it was only limited to LG Watch Urbane. The update will bring a host of latest features and enhancements to the Android Wear platform. Some of such improvements are, better launcher with wrist gesture support, functionality to draw Emojis, heads-up notifications, screen lock,... Read More

April 25th, 2015 2:45 AM 0 COMMENTS

Only some Android Wear devices will get Wi-Fi even though all of them have required hardware

Google is bringing a laundry list of features to Android Wear based smartwatches with Android 5.1 Lollipop update. These features include a proper app launcher and scrolling through wrist gestures, but the most important feature is Wi-Fi connectivity. However, not every Android Wear owner would be ready for that. All these smartwatches are using chipsets which were meant to be used in smartphones, so all of them have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth,... Read More

March 12th, 2015 9:51 AM 0 COMMENTS

Wi-Fi and Gesture support are coming to Android Wear in the next update

Android Wear as a platform has been trying to gain popularity but some of its drawbacks have kept it from being the force to reckon with it can be. With the launch of the Apple Watch, the competition in the smartphone watch segment has further heated up. Google is working constantly on updating its platform with more functionalities and as per the latest reports, the support for Wi-Fi and Gesture... Read More

February 12th, 2015 5:58 PM 0 COMMENTS

Canalys Report: Just 720,000 Android Wear devices were sold last year

Smartwatches and wearables seem to be the next big things in consumer electronics, and the most important wearable platforms in the market right now are Android Wear, Tizen and Apple. However, it seems like that the masses have not yet warmed up to the idea of sporting a smartwatch and spending around $200-$400 on it. As per the latest report from Canalys, only 720,000 Android Wear devices were sold in 2014, which... Read More

January 6th, 2015 7:54 PM 3 COMMENTS

CES 2015: Sony SmartWatch 3 gets a stainless steel variant, and interchangeable bands

Sony has not announced any new smartphone during the CES 2015, but it has unveiled a new stainless steel variant of its existing Android Wear-based smartwatch, the Sony SmartWatch 3. There is no change in the actual hardware of the Sony SmartWatch 3, though its water-resistance rating has been dropped from IP68 to IP58 for the stainless steel variant. During the original release of the Sony SmartWatch 3, it was available... Read More

September 7th, 2014 7:26 PM 6 COMMENTS

IFA 2014: Which smartwatch did you like the most?

At the IFA 2014 event which was held in Berlin, all the big name brands including Samsung, Motorola, Sony, LG and Asus have announced their smartwatches. HTC was the only known brand who did not have a smartwatch to show off during the event. Here is a technical specification comparison of Samsung Gear S, Motorola Moto 360, Sony Smartwatch 3, LG G Watch R and Asus ZenWatch which were announced last... Read More

August 25th, 2014 12:07 PM 1 COMMENTS

LG to announce an Android Wear powered smartwatch with a circular display at IFA 2014

LG has released a teaser video for their next smartwatch, the LG G Watch R which will be officially announced at an event during IFA 2014. LG, in this teaser video, has tried to pull Moto 360's leg by mentioning that the G Watch R will feature a 'completely circular display', unlike Moto 360 which features an almost circular display. During Google I/O 2014 event which was held in June, Google had unveiled three smartwatches... Read More

July 9th, 2014 6:37 PM 11 COMMENTS

Google I/O 2014 was all about an attempt to end Android fragmentation

When Android was first showcased, it was an open source operating system designed to compete with Blackberry's QWERTY smartphones. But its focus pivoted quickly when Apple showcased the iPhone with a new mobile operating system designed for full touchscreen devices. Since iOS was designed from scratch to suit touch screens, the UI rendering was given high priority. But Android lacked focus on this perspective and it took Android four years to reach iOS level of UI smoothness. This reminds of the... Read More

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