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 […]