It was reported earlier this week that Google might be looking to rebrand Android Wear, the iteration of its mobile platform meant for smartwatches. The company says that trends have shifted significantly ever since Android Wear was launched which is why it has decided to announce a new name for Android Wear which better reflects the reality. Android Wear will henceforth be known as Wear OS by Google.
It appears that Google might be thinking about rebranding its iteration of Android OS for wearable devices. The company might do away with the Android Wear moniker in favor of “Wear OS.” This according to a Reddit user who claimed to have been greeted with a new icon and moniker when setting up a new Android Wear-powered smartwatch.
Lag is something that is very annoying to deal with, whether it be in games, on our computer, when we are surfing the net, or using apps on our phones. It also applies to smartwatches where according to reports from last year, some Android Wear devices were experiencing lag when using the “OK Google” hotword feature.
One of the perks of owning a smartwatch is that when it comes to getting notified of incoming messages and emails and whatnot, all you have to do is glance down at your wrist. This is versus having to fish out your phone from your bag or pockets which can be a bit troublesome, plus it’s also more discreet.
According to a recent report, it has been suggested that these days, consumers appear to prefer keeping their smartphones updated to the latest OS versus buying a brand new device. This makes sense when you consider that some smartphones are starting to see a rather huge hike in price.
While Android might be one of the most-used smartphone platforms available today, Android Wear isn’t quite dominating the wearable scene as we’re sure Google had hoped it would. In fact a while ago, there were several Android Wear OEMs who decided to skip an entire year of refreshing their devices.
Google has been working on a new update for its Android Wear platform. The company is launching a new Android Wear beta for the LG Watch Sport. Those who own this particular smartwatch will soon be able to test out all of the improvements that will be released to all users via a firmware update in the future.
Carriers such as Verizon aren’t strangers to making and releasing their own branded hardware. We’ve seen it happen with tablets, and with wearables being a popular segment in tech market these days, it did not come as a surprise when earlier this year in February, Verizon announced and launched their own Android Wear smartwatch.
Several luxury brands have announced over the past few months that they will be coming out with their own Android Wear-powered smartwatches. Movado is one of them. The company is best known for its conventional fashion watches but it’s also following the smartwatch trend now by launching one itself. It has launched the Movado Connect luxury Android Wear smartwatch.
For whatever reason, the Android Wear 2.0 update for the ASUS ZenWatch 2 and ZenWatch 3 was delayed. However we had heard that the update could arrive for the ZenWatch 3 on the 11th of July, but clearly that did not happen. However the good news is that it is finally here, and better late than never, right?
Louis Vuitton isn’t a brand that you would associate with affordability. The luxury brand’s products tend to run into thousands of dollars so its smartwatch is no different. The Louis Vuitton Android Wear smartwatch has been officially announced today. It’s called the Tambour Horizon and as you might have guessed, it’s expensive. Prices start at $2,450.
Despite being announced last year, Android Wear 2.0 only recently started to find its way to compatible devices earlier this year. However there were still some devices missing from the list, such as ASUS’ ZenWatch series, which was recently confirmed to have its update delayed.
Last year luxury fashion brand Emporio Armani got into the smartwatch game by launching the Emporio Armani Connected. This device was more of a hybrid where it featured a traditional timepiece with some smart features, but it did represent how the company was looking to dip its toes into the water.
Asus has tried its hand at the Android Wear-powered smartwatch game but if a new report is to be believed, it might be done with the platform. The report claims that Asus is going to give up on Android Wear smartwatches, this means that the company is going to discontinue its ZenWatch line of smartwatches. Sales haven’t been as good as the company would have wanted so it may be […]
So far every year for the past few years without fail Google has hosted its annual Google I/O event, and this year the company is back with the 2017 version. Just like Microsoft’s BUILD conferences or Apple’s WWDC, Google I/O is mostly about software and services, where Google will introduce new software and potentially launch new services for its customers to check out, and we expect that this year will […]
The Android wearables make it even more convenient to keep up with the notifications, reminders, to-do lists, calls, and social media without needing to take out your smartphone from your pocket.With great Android wearables like the Moto 360, LG G Watch, ASUS ZenWatch, and TAG Heuer’s Connected, you need some really good apps tailored for Android wearables. Here, we shall take a look at the best free Android wear apps […]
Android Wear 2.0’s roll out has been happening in fits and bursts and recently Google even announced that some devices might see their update delayed due to a last minute bug that was discovered. However the good news is that in May, all Android Wear devices that are eligible for the update should get the update already.
The other it was announced that Android Wear 2.0 was being rolled out to devices like the LG G Watch R and the LG Watch Urbane. However the update was only for the first-gen LG Watch Urbane and for those who are wondering about the second generation Watch Urbane, not to worry as LG has not forgotten about you guys.
Update – Huawei Australia has since clarified to Ausdroid that the original Huawei Watch does not have NFC inside despite their earlier claims.With the launch of the Huawei Watch 2 at MWC 2017 a couple of months ago, it was revealed that the smartwatch came with NFC technology on it which in turn allowed users to take advantage of features like Android Pay. However it seems that if you’re still […]
So we know that Android Wear 2.0 has been slowly making its way to Android Wear devices, although recently there was a bit of a hold up due to a bug that Google discovered at the last minute. That being said if you own an LG Android Wear device, you’ll be pleased to learn that the update is making its way to them as we speak.