Last year it was revealed that Android Pay would not work on devices with unlocked bootloaders. It has been speculated that this could be due to security reasons, which makes sense especially when you consider that this is dealing with credit cards and personal financial information.
Earlier today Google announced Android Wear 2.0 and also two new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches: the LG Watch Style and Watch Sport. Now according to Google’s announcement, the LG Watch Sport is expected to be available from Verizon, but as it turns out Verizon has smartwatch plans of their own.
It has been rumored for awhile now that LG has a couple of smartwatches in the works. Given that LG and other Android Wear OEMs chose to pass on releasing new devices last year, we guess the release of new smartwatches this year shouldn’t be that surprising, and if you are curious about the watches, you’ll be pleased to learn that they are now official.
So it has been confirmed that Android Pay will arrive for Android Wear, and while the announcement and implementation which is expected to arrive in Android Wear 2.0 is soon, the folks at Droid-Life have reported that there are already screenshots of Android Pay in action on Android Wear via the Android Pay app.
Google was supposed to launch Android Wear 2.0 last year but it decided to delay the release of its next major platform update to early 2017. The company wanted more time to polish the update before sending it out to the public. Recent reports have suggested that two new smartwatches that LG has made in collaboration with Google will also be released alongside Android Wear 2.0. A new report claims […]
A little over a week ago, photos of LG’s upcoming Android Wear smartwatches were leaked. There are two devices rumored to be in the works in the form of the LG Watch Style and the LG Watch Sport, and now thanks to a report from Android Police, a possible price for the LG Watch Sport might have been revealed.
Some leaked pictures have been circulating online this week of what appears to be a prototype smartwatch developed jointly by HTC and Under Armour. The images made it evident that this smartwatch was running Android Wear which led many to believe that it was currently in the pipeline and could be announced later this year. HTC has now categorically denied that it’s working on a new smartwatch, at least at […]
Google decided to delay the Android Wear 2.0 release last year as it wanted to take more time and polish the latest iteration of its wearable device platform. The company has now released the final Android Wear 2.0 preview for developers before it releases the update itself for everyone in February. There’s one big feature included in the latest developer preview that I’m sure many Android Wear smartwatch owners will […]
A report from about a week ago revealed that LG could be launching new Android Wear 2.0 handsets on the 9th of February, which is also when Google is expected to release Android Wear 2.0 to compatible smartwatches. Now thanks to the folks at Techno Buffalo, they have managed to get their hands on several photos of the upcoming smartwatches.
When TAG Heuer launched their Connected smartwatch, it was a smartwatch priced at $1,500. This makes it considerably more expensive than all the other smartwatches out there in the market today so you couldn’t be blamed if maybe you thought that the device wouldn’t sell quite as well.
Motorola’s first smartwatch, the original Moto 360, was very well received. It was one of the first smartwatches on the market to properly nail the circular display design but early adopters felt that it could have been more with better specifications. The second-generation Moto 360 addressed many of those concerns but it didn’t perform too well either and now Google has removed the smartwatch from its online store.
Last year at Google I/O, the company took the wraps off Android Wear 2.0. However for some reason Google delayed its release to early 2017 as Google had apparently wanted to address some of the concerns and feedbacks that developers had. So when in 2017 can users expect the update?
Last year we saw quite a few major Android Wear OEMs pass on the opportunity to make and release new devices for 2016, and LG was one of them. However it seems that 2017 could be a different story because thanks to the recent sighting of an LG smartwatch that was spotted at the FCC.
Google was initially supposed to release Android Wear 2.0 in the fall last year but the company decided to delay it because it wanted to polish things up a bit. Google said back then that it would release Android Wear 2.0 early in 2017. It appears that we might finally have a launch date. Android Wear 2.0 release is now likely to take place in February.