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Android Wear, Android TV, and Android Auto wont feature custom skins


Google engineering director David Burke revealed that skins and custom interfaces will not be allowed on Android Wear, Android TV, or Android Auto screens. Burke is well known for managing the Nexus program. Customizing might appeal to some of the OEMs that use the operating system, but the user experience is not always very good. Samsung’s TocuhWiz is one that’s ...

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FCC Filing shows Moto 360 smartwatch supports wireless charging


An FCC filing seems to suggest that the Moto 360 smartwatch will support wireless charging. The filing shows the device will be compatible with most QI wireless chargers rather than the rival Duracell standard. This would certainly make it easier for people to keep the smartwatch charged. The Moto 360 is Motorola’s answer to the smartwatch market that has just ...

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A new version of Android will be announced tomorrow at I/O


Google has given us one more thing to be excited for at  tomorrow’s Google I/O conference: a new version of Android. According to a Bloomberg Businessweek interview with the new Android chief, Sundar Pichai, Google and Pichai “Want the world to understand what we are doing sooner,” and will reportedly unveil the next version of Android’s OS. He said that ...

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Samsung launching new Android Wear smartwatch


It looks like Samsung will again team up with Google for yet another device. CNET reports that Samsung is planning to launch a smartwatch, similar to their already existing Galaxy Gear, which will instead run the new Android Wear, a modified version of the Android operating system tailored for smartwatches and other wearable tech. The device is expected to be announced, ...

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New LG G Watch image leaks shortly before unveiling


The LG G Watch is expected to be announced at the upcoming Google I/O developers’ conference, which is scheduled to take place during 25-26 June. An image of the smartwatch was recently uploaded anonymously on Imagur and shows that the device will feature an app which allows it to communicate with smartphones via microUSB. The uploader didn’t reveal any details about the device, but the ...

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Samsung plans to launch Android Wear smartwatch at I/O 2014


According to a CNET report, Samsung is planning to launch an Android Wear smartwatch next week during Google’s I/O 2014 developers’ conference. The article says that the upcoming device will be similar to the Galaxy Gear and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches. Moreover, the Korean company seems to be working on two models of this still unannounced device. “Samsung has been working on an Android Wear ...

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Google Glass apps will be discussed in detail next week


It’s been almost two years now since the Google Glass prototype was first presented to the general public at the company’s I/O 2012 conference. The wearable computer officially became available for purchase last month for the price of $1.500 and has been received rather well, although there are still many people who don’t trust the device. A lot of concerns have been raised ...

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Google introduces us to Android Wear ahead of I/O 2014


Google came out shortly before their annual I/O developers conference and launched a video in which they showcase some of the features that we might be able to expect from Android Wear. The video is mostly geared towards developers and is being presented by Timothy Jordan, a Google dev who’s part of the Android Wear team. Even though it’s not ...

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HTC is working on One Wear Smartwatch


HTC is rumored to be working on a line of smartwatches, thus joining the likes of LG and Samsung. As wearable technology grows more popular by the day, it would be a shame to stay behind. In order to keep that from happening, HTC decided to develop their own wearable device, namely a smartwatch called One Wear. According to rumors, ...

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First Android Wear OS images revealed by Google


A Google engineer posted on Google+ the first ever public screenshots of the company’s Android Wear operating system for smart watches and other wearable devices. The seven images were posted by Senior Developer Timothy Jordan. They show notifications for a Nest smoke detector, an Android game called Clash of Clans, a calendar app, as well as music controls and controls for ...

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