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June 30, 2014

First standalone Android Wear applications hitting the Play Store (Video)

Android Wear doesn’t just show you notifications. In at least one developer session at I/O, Google made it clear that its new smartwatch platform will actually be capable of running standalone applications, even further extending the possibilities of what the device will be able to do in the near future. But now, some of these apps are […]

June 28, 2014

Google says OEMs will not be able to alter the design of Android Wear, Auto, and TV

At Google I/O this year, the company unveiled a trio of new operating systems, Android TV, Android Auto, and Android Wear. All of these operating systems, of course, run with an interface designed by Google itself. There was doubt, however, surrounding whether manufacturers would be allowed to overlay their own interface on top, like many […]

Review: a few days with Android Wear on the Samsung Gear Live

I was debating which Android Wear watch to get at Google I/O between the Samsung Gear Live and the LG G Watch. Sadly what won out overall was probably the look of the Gear Live (which looks like a Tizen-powered Gear 2 minus the camera and a few other minor details). Samsung’s offering also has […]

June 20, 2014

Samsung gearing up to debut first Android Wear smartwatch next week during Google I/O

Samsung is preparing to debut its first Android Wear-powered smartwatch next week during Google’s I/O developer conference, according to a new report from Cnet. The company has been working on two different models of the wearable, but there isn’t an word yet which of those versions will be revealed during the event. Samsung has already […]

August 25, 2014

Samsung reportedly working on a new round face smartwatch with cellular connectivity

Motorola and LG aren’t the only ones working on a smartwatch with a round face, Samsung is also in the process of developing a next-gen timepiece with a more traditional appearance. According to the folks at SamMobile, the South Korean electronics manufacturer is gearing up for the release of a new round smartwatch with cellular connectivity.

June 13, 2014

New smaller Samsung smartwatch hits the FCC, might be made for Android Wear

We know that Google is partnering with a few more hardware manufacturers to flesh out its Android Wear offerings, but some FCC tests may be evidence (via SammyToday) that Samsung is planning to introduce its Gear-branded Android Wear smartwatch very soon.

June 25, 2014

Android Wear-powered LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live available today, Moto 360 launching ‘later this summer’

During the I/O Keynote, Google announced that LG’s G Watch and newly announced Samsung Gear Live will be available today on the Play Store. These two new Android Wear-powered smartwatches are going to be an exciting advancement for wearables. The Samsung Galaxy Live will be available for $199 and LG’s G Watch will be priced […]

June 30, 2014

Android Wear battle: LG G Watch vs Samsung Gear Live (Video)

Recently at Google I/O 2014, LG and Samsung launched their new Android Wear smartwatches. The LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live are available now on the Google Play Store, but which one should you buy? Both devices have differences and similarities and today we’re taking a quick look at all of them. Check out […]

May 24, 2016

Samsung will no longer make Android Wear devices, all in with Tizen OS [Update]

Update: Samsung has refuted the Fast Company article in a statement: “We disagree with Fast Company’s interpretation. Samsung has not made any announcement concerning Android Wear and we have not changed our commitment to any of our platforms.” In terms of commitment, Samsung has shown little towards Android Wear in the past two years. However, the company likely […]

May 12, 2021

Report: Galaxy Watch 4 runs Wear OS in Google ‘expansion,’ drops blood glucose sensor

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 might be one of the most important smartwatches outside of the Apple Watch in quite some time as it merges Samsung’s hardware with Google’s Wear OS, and now yet another report is backing up that change.

May 13, 2021

Comment: Samsung’s likely return to Wear OS on the Galaxy Watch 4 is a great move

When Wear OS made its debut under the name of Android Wear, Samsung was one of the first partners to give it a shot. The short-lived Gear Live was quickly replaced by Samsung’s Gear and Galaxy Watch lines that went on to become some of the most successful options out there. Now, Samsung might be […]

May 18, 2021

Samsung teases plans to release a Wear OS smartwatch w/ support ‘long into the future’

Google today confirmed what’s been needed for a long time – a major update to its Wear OS platform. Now, Samsung is essentially confirming plans to launch a Wear OS smartwatch after months of rumors.

June 28, 2021

Here’s a first look at Samsung’s version of Wear OS, ‘One UI Watch’ [Video]

Rumors have been around for quite some time regarding Samsung’s switch from Tizen to Google’s Wear OS, and in May, those rumors were confirmed when Google announced the platform’s revamp, and Samsung confirmed it was both adopting it and helping bring it to life. Today, Samsung is showing off its Wear OS experience, “One UI […]

August 11, 2021

Galaxy Watch 4 debuts Wear OS 3 from $249 w/ Classic model, 40-hour battery life

Following its reveal at Google I/O earlier this year, Wear OS 3 is officially making its debut today with the return of a major name. Samsung is launching the Galaxy Watch 4 series on Wear OS. Here’s what you need to know.

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