android wear 2.0 Stories July 21, 2017

Android Wear 2.0 brought with it a major redesign that made watches running Google’s OS more independent. This change brought with it the ability to respond to texts and other types of messages via a virtual keyboard instead of just by voice. Unfortunately, for those who use the Russian and Hungarian keyboard, some characters have been missing…

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android wear 2.0 Stories May 25, 2017

Moto says Android Wear 2.0 is hitting the 2nd gen. Moto 360 ‘as early as today’

Android Wear 2.0 has seen a terribly slow rollout, and that rollout (apparently) continues today with the 2nd generation Moto 360. Android Wear 2.0, the first major revamp of Google’s smartwatch OS, and first went official all the way back in February.

android wear 2.0 Stories April 17, 2017

Google began the process of rolling out Android Wear 2.0 to a plethora of smartwatches all the way back in February. This latest update brings many enhancements and refinements, but most notable are its revamped UI, on-watch Play Store, and watch face complications. If you’re hoping try out the new features of Android Wear’s latest but haven’t received the OTA update yet, you can try to manually install it on some watches with ADB tools…

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android wear 2.0 Stories February 23, 2017


With a 2nd-generation Huawei Watch all but confirmed for MWC, the first images of the Android Wear 2.0 device have leaked (via VentureBeat). The new model drops the shiny, luxury watch look of the original for a “sportier” appearance, while also adding cellular capabilities.

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android wear 2.0 Stories February 18, 2017


In this week’s top stories: We compare the new LG Watch Sport vs. LG Watch Style Android Wear 2.0 watches, Project Fi starts testing VoLTE, a Huawei Watch 2 tease, LG G6 details, new apps and updates, and much more.

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android wear 2.0 Stories February 15, 2017

PSA: Sony says the SmartWatch 3 isn’t getting Android Wear 2.0

Along with Android Wear 2.0, Google announced the tentative list of Android Wear smartwatches that would be receiving the update. Many were left curious about the Sony SmartWatch 3, since it was Sony’s one and only Android Wear device and was — unfortunately — left off the list.

android wear 2.0 Stories February 8, 2017


Android Wear 2.0 was announced several months ago at Google I/O, and in the time since, it has suffered through a lot of delays. It has shown what it’s capable of over the course of several developer previews, though, and now Google is releasing Android Wear 2.0 to the public…

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android wear 2.0 Stories January 17, 2017


Google confirmed last month that it would be launching two new Android Wear watches in early 2017, and now we’re getting our best look yet at what they’re actually going to look like on paper. A new report out of the usually-reliable Evan Blass (via VentureBeat) says that both devices will be LG-made and will be dubbed “LG Watch Sport” and “LG Watch Style”, as well as details each of the devices’ specifications…

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android wear 2.0 Stories January 11, 2017


Delayed from fall of last year to a vague early 2017, Android Wear 2.0 might finally have a launch date. According to emails currently being sent out to developers, the next version of Google’s wearable OS will be released in early February.

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android wear 2.0 Stories January 4, 2017

Casio’s ultra-rugged WSD-F20 is the first new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch, available in April

With the WSD-F10 last CES, Casio started the wave of rugged smartwatches running Android Wear. This year, the company is releasing a successor (via Digital Trends, now pulled) with minor design tweaks, a new low-power GPS sensor, and more offline functionality. More importantly, the WSD-F20 will run Android Wear 2.0 when it’s released in April.

android wear 2.0 Stories December 22, 2016


Before Android Wear 2.0 was delayed to early next year, rumors swirled that Google would make its own smartwatch. Now, in an interview with The Verge, the company has confirmed the two upcoming “flagship” devices, but revealed that they will not be solely Google-made hardware…

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android wear 2.0 Stories December 13, 2016


Smartwatches are facing what looks to be an ever-shakier future with Fitbit acquiring Pebble and Motorola opting to miss the launch of Android Wear 2.0. With Android Wear delayed in order to make sure it’s actually shippable, Google is continuing to release more developer previews. With DP4 today, Wear adds one-click Google Sign-in and authentication, in-app billing, and more.

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android wear 2.0 Stories October 1, 2016


This week Google announced that it would be pushing back the official release of Android Wear 2.0, and also announced the release of the next beta preview build of Android Wear 2.0 for developers. Alongside this came an updated version of the companion Wear app for Android, and now a full teardown reveals some interesting things to come…

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android wear 2.0 Stories July 12, 2016


Android Wear 2.0 has been updated to beta today with the release of its second Developer Preview. The update packs new functionality and bug fixes, the most notable of the bunch being that third-party developers will now have the ability to add wrist gestures to apps. The Android Platform is also now at API 24 to match Nougat as of this release, but unfortunately the Preview is still only available for two watches…

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android wear 2.0 Stories June 18, 2016


In this week’s top stories: What’s new in the Android N Dev Preview 4, the official OnePlus 3 launch and first impressions, Android apps come to Chromebooks in Chrome OS Dev 53, and much more. Head below for the handy links to these and the rest of this week’s top shared stories.

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android wear 2.0 Stories June 14, 2016


Android Wear 2.0 went official following Google I/O and as we learn everything it’s capable of, we’re also finding out who will and will not get it. Just like with previous updates, just about everyone will be getting it, but this time around Google is dropping two models, the original LG G Watch and the 1st generation Moto 360.

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android wear 2.0 Stories June 11, 2016


In this week’s top stories: We breakdown the best Android phones you can buy right now, get a closer look at upcoming Android devices including the OnePlus 3, Galaxy Note, and Project Tango devices, and give you the latest app news and updates alongside our picks for the best 5 Android apps you should download this month.  expand full story

android wear 2.0 Stories June 5, 2016


Back at Google I/O 2016, Google took the wraps off of Android Wear 2.0. The Mountain View company has added a lot of new features in this version, but one thing we’ve noticed is that — despite many hands-on articles and videos floating around — most publications haven’t really shown everything that Android Wear 2.0 really has to offer.

Let’s fix that. Follow along with us as we dive into everything you already know and everything you might not already know about Android Wear 2.0…

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android wear 2.0 Stories May 28, 2016

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In this week’s top stories: The latest OnePlus 3 news comes alongside our first look at an upcoming Batman-themed Galaxy S7 Edge from Samsung. A handful of Google apps received notable updates this week, as did a US field test for the much anticipated Pokémon GO mobile game arriving this summer. And Google exec Eric Schmidt makes some noise with comments about Galaxy S7 being better than iPhone in our latest Talking Schmidt. Head below for the usual handy links to these top stories and more.

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android wear 2.0 Stories May 27, 2016


Google announced Android Wear 2.0 at I/O 2016, featuring more customizable watch faces, the ability to go without your phone when you are running or want to track a hike, AI-powered Smart Reply, a handwriting recognition mode, and more. But the question remains: which devices are going to get the update? Read on for a complete list of devices we know are getting 2.0…

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android wear 2.0 Stories October 16, 2014

Android Wear 2.0 could land on November 3rd

Android Lollipop was finally unveiled in its full form yesterday, and that shifts attention to Google’s next big Android release: Android Wear 2.0. We don’t really have any factual idea when this software might or might not be landing, but a new post from Artem Russakovskii on Google+ says that one of his sources thinks the day will be November 3rd—which would push it to arrive right around the same time as Lollipop. No one really knows at this point what the update is going to be bringing, but being released alongside another Android release, we can assume that there will be at least a couple notable features.

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