Google just gave the Apple Watch a crap-ton of competition. As of today, Android Wear is available for iOS with the iPhone 5 (and above) and running at least iOS 8.2. It’s a rumor we’ve heard a lot about, and now Google is making it official.
That’s the good news. The bad news is only new and upcoming hardware will be included. Right now, Android Wear for iOS will only work on the current LG Watch Urbane and the upcoming ASUS ZenWatch 2 and Huawei Watch. According to the Verge, Google promises that a half dozen… Continue reading
At the Intel Developers Conference—the company’s chance once per year to talk about more than just chips (but also chips)—Fossil along with Intel took the covers off its first wearable, an Android Wear smartwatch that still remains mysteriously unnamed.
We’ve known this watch was coming for awhile and in the looks department, it seems like the technological offspring of the round display on the Moto 360 (with that infuriating flat tire display on the bottom), with the hardware casing seen on LG’s Watch Urbane. Fossil’s watch, along with the Intel-powered Tag Heuer, are some of the first… Continue reading
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Don’t despair if you bought Samsung’s Gear 2 smartwatch, only to realize that you wanted the Android-powered Gear Live instead — there might be a solution in the works. XDA tinkerer biktor_gj has successfully loaded Android Wear on the Gear 2 after four months of work. It’s in a very rough state, as you might imagine. Only touch and rudimentary Bluetooth support are working right now. Android Wear doesn’t have an open source project the way that regular Android does, so any support for audio, the motion sensor and other features will likely be tricky to implement. Biktor is hopeful that he’ll get those working, however, and even this crude port is proof that your smartwatch isn’t necessarily limited to its original software.
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