Hangouts App For Wear OS Bites The Dust

Google has been gradually moving away from Hangouts over the past couple of years. It will be transitioning G Suite users from the classic Hangouts service this year. The same change would also be made for individual users after that. Hangouts continues its march towards its eventual demise as the Wear OS app now bites the dust.


Google’s Wear OS Only Accounts For 12% Of The Smartwatch Market

While Google might be enjoying massive success with its Android mobile platform, the same cannot really be said about the company’s attempts with wearables, where based on the latest figures by NPD, it seems that Wear OS only accounts for 12% of the smartwatch market, leaving the rest of the pie to other companies such as Apple, Samsung, and Fitbit.


Google Has A Bunch Of New Devices Planned For 2019

We know that Google will be launching new Pixel smartphones this year, and now according to a report from the Nikkei Asian Review, they have detailed the hardware that Google could be launching this year which includes the Pixel smartphones, a budget Pixel smartphone that we have been hearing about for a while now, a new Google Home, and the Pixel Watch.


Google Spends $40 Million On Mystery Smartwatch Tech From Fossil

The Fossil Group has pumped out dozens of Wear OS (Android Wear) based smartwatches over the years so it has been a great partner for Google’s wearable ambitions. The two companies have now inked an agreement which has Google acquiring some undisclosed smartwatch technology from Fossil for $40 million. The folks in the research and development division who created this technology will also be moving over to Google.


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Whirlpool To Launch Wear OS App For Connected Appliances

Whirlpool has announced that it’s expanding the mobile capabilities of its connected appliances by launching a Wear OS (Android Wear) app. This will enable smartwatch owners to remotely communicate with select kitchen and laundry appliances from Whirlpool while they’re away from home.


Google’s Wear OS ‘H’ Update Focuses On Better Battery Life

If there is still a reason why people aren’t as quick to adopt a smartwatch is because of battery life. When you consider the fact that traditional timepieces need a change of battery maybe once every few years (some models are self-charging), the idea that you can only use your smartwatch for 1-2 days before it dies is a bit off-putting.


Spotify For Wear OS Gets A Brand New App

If you like listening to music on the go and you have a Wear OS smartwatch, there’s a good chance that Spotify could be one of the apps and services you use. The good news is that if you thought that Spotify app on Wear OS could stand to do with some improvements, you’ll be pleased to learn that’s exactly what happened.


Google Fit Gets A Brand New Design And Revamp

Just like Apple, Google has their own fitness/health app called Google Fit. It was launched in 2014 and now fast forward about 4 years later, it seems that Google has decided to give the app a brand new design along with a revamp of some of its functions and features, which according to Google was developed alongside the American Heart Association (AHA) and the World Health Organization (WHO).


Wear OS Apps Will Now Be Put Through Mandatory Review Process

In what appears to be a bid to improve the quality of apps available for Wear OS (previously known as Android Wear), Google has announced that all Wear OS apps submitted by developers will now go through a mandatory review processor before they’re listed on the Google Play Store. Google does have an existing review process for Wear OS apps, it has been there since Android Wear 2.0, but it […]


10 Month Old Wear OS Phone Call Bug Fixed With Android 9 Pie

Some of you might be aware that Google released the latest iteration of its mobile platform yesterday. What was previously known as Android P was officially released to the public as Android 9 Pie. The update has since been released for Google’s Pixel smartphones and Essential has rolled it out for the Essential Phone as well. The update brings many new features and also fixes a Wear OS (Android Wear) […]


Qualcomm’s New Smartwatch Chip May Be Announced On September 10th

Countless OEMs and fashion brands have made Wear OS (Android Wear) smartwatches and the one thing that has been common in all of those wearable devices was the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100. It was really the only chip available for Wear OS smartwatch manufacturers. Qualcomm had confirmed earlier this year that it would launch a new chip for smartwatches later this year. It appears that the company might finally do […]


Emporio Armani Launches New Connected Smartwatches

Many fashion brands have launched their own Wear OS (Android Wear) smartwatches and Emporio Armani is one of them. The company today announced that it’s launching upgraded models of its Connected smartwatches. The new wearable devices are powered by the Snapdragon 2100 chip that’s already found in almost every other Wear OS smartwatch.


Samsung Gear S4 Could Be Launched As The ‘Galaxy Watch’

The last time we saw Samsung launch a Gear S smartwatch was back in 2016. The company has since followed up with other wearables like the Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro. However we have been hearing that the company could be launching a successor to the Gear S3 this year in the form of the Gear S4.


Marc Jacobs Launches Its First Wear OS Smartwatch

Quite a lot of fashion brands have already launched their Wear OS (Android Wear) smartwatches but Marc Jacobs decided to be fashionably late to the party. It has just now launched its first smartwatch powered by Google’s wearable operating system. Even though the company already offers two different watches under the Riley brand, the Riley Touchscreen is the fashion brand’s first Wear OS smartwatch.