Posts tagged with: Android Wear
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    At this point, with so many IFA 2014 product launches out of the way, it's starting to become very clear which devices we just aren't going to see announced. Yes, rumors did an excellent job this year at predicting what we'd see debut, but not every thread has led somewhere fruitful. In the days leading up to the expo, we heard about HTC's rumored smartwatch plans, with the company supposedly working on a pair of models that would arrive this month. So why hasn't there been a peep about these at IFA? According to a new source, it's because HTC has ended up getting cold feet, and has ...

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    Today's a big day for Android Wear: the Moto 360, one of the two smartwatch models to officially kick-off the platform all the way back in March (has it been that long already?) has finally arrived, and sales of the model open today. But in taking its sweet time to get here, another round smartwatch has jumped into the race, and last week's launch of the LG G Watch R brings Motorola maybe its most direct competition yet. Will the LG model manage to impress us in quite the same way as the 360 has managed to captivate? We went hands-on with the G Watch R at IFA in Berlin to lean for ...

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    Now that the Moto 360 is finally official, it's time we tear open the aluminum casing and dig into the innards. In our full list of Motorola Moto 360 specs down below, we go through exactly what powers the newest and hottest Android Wear device on the market. Itching for more coverage of Motorola's newest products? Look no further than our very own homepage, where you'll see the rest of our hands-on and news coverage from Motorola's Chicago press event. Also be sure to check out our IFA 2014 coverage, which is still ongoing – there's still plenty of the show to get through, and we'll be ...

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    We've been anticipating it for months, ever since Google announced an early preview of the Android Wear SDK, and it's now finally here. In a matter of mere hours (perhaps less, if you can convince Best Buy to sell it to you early), you'll be able to pick yourself up a brand new Motorola Moto 360. As it turns out, much of the speculation and many of the leaks about the Moto 360 were spot on. The modern-day timepiece offers up a detachable leather band, though you may not want to remove the one that comes with it – it's custom-built with genuine Horween leather specifically for the watch. ...

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    Just over a week ago, LG got ahead of the curve on all these IFA launches with news of its latest wearable, the circular-faced Android-Wear-running G Watch R. Now, we may be just hours away from getting the scoop on the start of Moto 360 sales, helping to scratch that round-smartwatch itch, but what if you've been spending this past week dreaming about the G Watch R, instead? When might you hope to be able buy this guy? At the time of its launch, LG wasn't sharing any details beyond “early fourth quarter,” but today we're finally learning the specifics, with word that the smartwatch ...

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    “Where's my Moto X+1 at? Is this September 4, or is it not? Wasn't Motorola supposed to be elbowing-in on IFA's spotlight today with some new hardware?” Yes, yes, you're not far off there. Last month, the company started inviting the press to a September 4 event in Chicago, with some subtlety-be-damned hints that we'd be seeing the launch of the rumored Moto X+1 and the second-gen Moto G, possibly learning the start-of-sales details for the Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch, and maybe even getting news about a new earpiece accessory of some kind. But with the day now upon us, the truth ...

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    So far this year, the rumor mill has been pretty good at predicting what to expect from IFA announcements. Sure, a few details have been off here and there, and we ended up getting the Note Edge after not really being sure what to expect, but most of the launches we'd be tracking ended up going pretty much as anticipated. We did get at least one big surprise at the Sony event, though, as the company launched its latest wearable: while we heard that its SmartWatch 3 wouldn't join the growing contingent of Android Wear models, today's announcement confirmed the opposite, as the SmartWatch 3 ...

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    We knew that ASUS was preparing an Android Wear-powered smartwatch, called the ZenWatch, as the company itself was hard at work teasing the gadget. IFA 2014 might officially start only on the 5th of September, but ASUS has kicked off the show with a special event where the company made the ZenWatch official. The front is taken up by a 1.63-inch AMOLED screen with 320 x 320 resolution, pretty much like on the Samsung Gear Live, among the first wearables to ship with Android Wear. The similarities with Samsung's offering don't stop at the screen and resolution, but also extend to the ...

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    Among all the wearables we're expecting for IFA 2014, the ASUS ZenWatch isn't really one of the highest-profile; it lacks the circular display of the Moto 360 or LG G Watch R, or even the curved display or 3G radio of the Samsung Gear S. What little we've seen of the design looks nice enough, almost like a river-smoothed pebble (a page that sounds like it might come from Samsung's playbook), but really the smartwatch's biggest selling point may be its price. We still don't have a confirmed figure, with the launch announcement not scheduled until tomorrow, but some recent comments from CEO ...

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    It's no surprise that IFA 2014 is shaping up to be the nexus of the smartwatch universe – for the next few days, at least. We've got new models on the horizon from multiple manufacturers all ready to be featured at the expo itself, not to mention Motorola's expected news about 360 sales, nor Apple's possible introduction of its own iWatch just a few days later. And while that group of devices will span manufacturers, physical sizes, and software platforms, Android Wear models look like they'll be making up the lion's share. A couple Google execs just sat down with CNET to discuss what's ...

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    IFA 2014 is less than a week away, and there will be a lot of high-profile tech announced. Not convinced? Just look at the list of expected launches, which includes high-profile handsets like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, LG G Watch R, and Sony Xperia Z3. Diving into more detail about that last point, Sony is actually expected to launch more than just the Z3 – the Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact, and new wearables are reportedly all coming too. And we're hearing more details about the wearables today, as a report claims that the company will be announcing an Android Wear-powered Sony ...

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    Samsung, Sony, LG, ASUS, Motorola: a growing number of the big smartphone OEMs – or at least those with a toe in the Android pool – have been getting involved with smartwatches. But there's one name almost conspicuously absent from that list; where's HTC? We've known for a while now that the company has been open to the idea of making a smartwatch, and rumors have long talked about a model arriving sometime this year. Back in May, there was even specific talk of a launch that could happen right around this time of the year, in late August or early September, as well as mention of an ...

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    We knew that LG was prepping its G Watch R a few days ago, but it was unexpected that the official announcement would come so soon. Well, that's now upon us, so it's now time to gaze into the internals of this sucker to see what it's all about in our comprehensive LG G Watch R specs list. This watch is pretty par for the course when it comes to smartwatches, and it should be able to handle anything Android Wear can muster with ease. With just a few Android Wear watches on the market as of now, it's tough to gauge what exactly the ideal specs list, but we should get a bit better of an idea ...

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    LG looks like it's saving nothing in terms of device launches for the IFA 2014 trade show next week. It's already gone official with the L Fino and L Bello entry-level smartphones, the midrange G3 Stylus, and is now announcing for real the LG G Watch R, a Moto 360 competitor if there's ever been one. The smartwatch is allegedly the first watch-style wearable in the world to be using circular P-OLED display tech and utilize 100% of the watch face (sorry Moto 360, that black bar at the bottom is really costing you). Speaking of that display, it's a 1.3-inch panel. And while we're on specs, ...

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    Smartwatches are promising to be some of the real spotlight-stealers at IFA next week, where models like a new curved-display, cellular-connected Gear from Samsung, and that round-faced LG G Watch R are expected. Last week, we saw ASUS start dropping hints that it, too, was preparing to introduce a smartwatch at IFA, one rumors had previously suggested could be the lowest-priced Android Wear model to date, by a wide margin. The company followed that up with some additional teasers, revealing design sketches, and now it's back with a short video and a name for this smartwatch: the ASUS ...

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