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Hands-on with the LG G Watch

Begun, the next era of the smartwatch has. We've gotten a few minutes to check out the LG G Watch, one of the first three Android Wear watches. (The Moto 360 and Samsung Gear Live round out the other two.) At its most simple, it's a 1.6-inch display wrapped in a steel case (available in either...
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Eyes on with the Samsung Gear Live

While we wait to get the Samsung Gear Live that is being handed out to attendees, we caught up with Samsung to get a first look at their latest wearable. What we see is something that looks and feels pretty familiar. The Gear Live is almost a mirror image of the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. The Gear...

Android Wear brings notifications to your wrist

Google is heavily promoting that it aims to simplify your life at Google I/O and this year Android Wear joins the list to make wearables smarter to make your life easier. The aim of Android Wear is to be contextually aware, voice enabled, seamless, and mobile first. Android Wear brings glanceable...

LG G Watch will be available later today on Google Play

Google has just wrapped up talking about what's new in Android Wear, but the interesting small note at the end of the talk was that the LG G Watch will be on sale from the Play Store later today along with the just-announced Samsung Gear Live. Unfortunately we don't have specifics on price or...

Samsung Gear Live Android Wear smartwatch available to order today!

Much rumored, Samsung's Android Wear smartwatch is now official. But much more than that, it's official and available to order later on today from the Google Play Store alongside the previously-announced LG G Watch. The Samsung Gear Live looks much like the recently-released Gear 2, but is of...

Google I/O kicks off tomorrow - What are you most looking forward to?

Google's annual I/O developer conference kicks off tomorrow in San Francisco (be sure to check out our live blog!) and that means there will be plenty of awesome Android news and some new goodies for us to take in. There have been plenty of surprises in years past, ranging from new OS features to...
Android Wear - the step backwards we all really want

Android Wear - the step backwards we all really want

Android Wear is coming next week, and before its official launch it is already more popular than Google Glass. This simultaneously excites and frustrates me, because in several ways I feel that Android Wear is a step backwards from Glass. Well, not technically a step backwards. More like the step...
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Samsung allegedly launching an Android Wear smartwatch at Google I/O

Samsung is apparently set to launch an Android Wear smartwatch this upcoming week at Google I/O. CNET is reporting that the upcoming wearable is one of several new devices to run Android Wear. LG and Motorola are expected to show off new watches as well. Samsung is taking its experience with...
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Android Wear video highlights Google's design views

Google's Android Wear platform will likely be a major talking point at this year's I/O conference, which will be conducted next week. Ahead of the event, Google is giving a glimpse of what its new platform can do through a series of videos posted to its YouTube dev channel. The latest video...
Watches

Smartwatch Concepts: Where's the beef?

It seems like every day a new smartwatch concept or prototype hits the web. We still see countless "renders" of the long-rumored Apple iWatch, and still haven't seen a full-on, totally working version of the Moto 360. Even smaller companies are pushing their concept designs, touting that the...

Moto 360 could cost £199 in the UK

One of the big unanswered questions with surrounding Android Wear devices relates their pricing. But today British outlet MobileFun says it has the first UK price details for Motorola's Moto 360, the circular wearable many have been salivating over since its announcement. And according to the...
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With Android Wear coming soon, will there be a need for Google Glass?

When it come to innovating in the world of technology, Google is one of the best. Between modular phones and self-driving cars, it seems like the company can achieve anything. Two of Google's latest projects that have been getting a lot of news lately and will hopefully be getting even more soon...

Leaked specs of the LG G Watch reveal 36 hour standby time, 4 GB internal memory

With a reported launch just under a month, we're starting to see more details emerge regarding LG's G Watch. While yesterday's rumors alluded to the fact that the smartwatch will be more affordable than Samsung's Tizen-based Gear 2, today's leak gives us a look at the internal hardware of the...

Google demoes Android Wear notifications

In a Google+ post, Senior Developer Advocate at Google Timothy Jordan highlighted how notifications will be handled on Google's upcoming Android Wear platform. Basically, any app that serves notifications on your Android smartphone or tablet can be extended to show notifications on a wearable...
Moto 360

Moto 360 valued at $249 in official Motorola contest rules

One of the things that's been up in the air about the Moto 360 has been its expected price, though Motorola may have tipped their hand thanks to the legalese requirements of contest law. We've been looking at the Android Wear-powered smartwatch and wondering just how much Motorola planned to...
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Samsung accounts for 71 percent of the global smartwatch market

According to Strategy Analytics, Samsung controls the global smartwatch segment with a market share of 71 percent. The South Korean manufacturer shipped 500,000 smartwatches during the first three months of 2014, which is half of the 1 million sales it registered in all of 2013. The numbers do...

LG shows off its G Watch in a new video

We continue to inch ever closer to actually seeing the first Android Wear watches, and tonight LG has rolled out a new promo video for its LG G Watch. "LG defines the smartwatch," the 53-second video says, noting that it's "compatible with Android" while showing it against wireframes of an LG...
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LG G Watch will come in gold, too

Good news for those of you who want your gadgets in some color other than black. LG tonight has taken the wraps off a champagne gold G Watch, which will be one of the first members in the Android Wear club. And, well, that's pretty much still all there is. No real date for the G Watch (or its...
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LG G Watch to launch in the UK this summer for £180

While we anxiously wait to see what the first Android Wear device out of the gate will be, it appears that LG may try to take that title. As there were very few announcements so far, it seems like an obvious battle between the Moto 360 and LG's G Watch. Now Pocket-lint has confirmed that the G...

Sony won't be using Android Wear in their smartwatches

Sony won't be using Android Wear in any of their upcoming devices, Ravi Nookala, head of Sony Mobile's US arm, told CNET. They'll instead continue to work with their own mobile OS platform for their smartwatches. "We've already invested time and resources on this platform, and we will continue in...

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