Items tagged with android wear 2.0

If you’re looking for a bargain basement Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch to pair with your Android smartphone (or iPhone if you’re a glutton for punishment), ZTE has a new offering that might be right up your alley. The ZTE Quartz is packed with plenty of features and it won’t demolish your wallet in the process. The Quartz is a run-of-the mill Android Wear device, which means that there aren’t too many surprises when it comes to specs: 1.1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor768MB RAM4GB Storage1.4-inch 400x400 display covered in Gorilla Glass500 mAh battery with 2 days of standby timeBuilt-in speaker and microphone for callingIP67 rating802.11n wirelessBluetoothGPS and cellular connectivity... Read more...
  Is the wearables market in trouble? Motorola seems resigned to abandon the sector, citing subdued interest from consumers. Motorola parent Lenovo said in late 2016 that it doesn’t “see enough pull in the market to put [a new smartwatch] out at this time,” and added “Wearables do not have broad enough appeal for us to continue to build on it year after year.” Well, Google obviously doesn’t feel the same way about wearables, as it today introduced the Android Wear 2.0 platform for smartwatches. Android Wear 2.0 has been a long time coming, and it has been faced with delays, but it looks as though it was all well worth the wait.LG Watch Style Google is making Android Wear a more customizable... Read more...
There is a rumor going around that Google will unveil its Android Wear 2.0 platform for wearables on Wednesday, February 8. As we get closer to that date, there is a fresh leak of a wearable that might be running Android Wear 2.0. Pictures showing the retail packaging for LG's upcoming LG Watch Style show what the smartwatch will look like, along with the hardware and features that will make it tick.The pictures were leaked by a Best Buy employee to GSMArena. Shots of the retail box show a device with a circular face and a single button on the right side. There is no mention of the strap size, but it appears to either 20mm or 22mm in width, both of which are pretty standard.According to the listed... Read more...
Are smartwatches going out of style? Google does not think so, and to help prove it to consumers, the Mountain View outfit plans to launch a pair of flagship smartwatch models running its upcoming Android Wear 2.0 platform sometime in the first quarter of next year. The smartwatches will be the first ones to feature the updated platform, according to Jeff Chang, product manager of Android Wear at Google.Though Google will be making a push to convince consumers that wearables are still relevant, and specifically smartwatches, the two flagship models it has planned will not bear its own branding or carry the Pixel label. Instead, they will sport the manufacturer's branding. Google is not ready... Read more...
There’s a substantial update to the Android Wear platform arriving this fall from Google, and those with existing smartwatches are eagerly awaiting its release. Android Wear 2.0 was announced last month at Google I/O (it's currently available in beta form on the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE and the Huawei Watch), bringing a number of cool features to the wearable operating system. However, if you’re an owner of the first generation Motorola Moto 360 or LG G Watch, you’re being left out of the loop. Both companies have confirmed that neither smartwatch will receive the update, even though both have “only” been on the market for two years. It shouldn’t be too surprising that the Moto 360 is... Read more...
While other smartwatch operating systems seem to evolve at a somewhat glacial pace (a la watchOS), Google is kicking into overdrive with regards to adding features to Android Wear. The company is continually adding little tweaks and new software features here and there, and this fall will see yet another big revamp with the release of Android Wear 2.0. Google has overhauled the Android Wear UI, making it easier to respond to and take action when notifications come through, and includes a new darker UI color palette that blends in more deftly with smartwatches featuring round displays. Google also updated the watch face picker, making it easier to update the look of your watch at a moment’s notice.... Read more...