Android Wear

No more Android Wear smartwatches from Huawei, LG and Motorola in 2016

Google Android Wear 2.0

The only new Android Wear smartwatch to be announced at IFA 2016 was the ASUS ZenWatch 3. Other Android Wear partners such as Motorola and Sony notably did not announce new smartwatches. CNET has now learned that Huawei, LG and Motorola all have no plans to release new Android Wear smartwatches this year. Last year, all three announced new wearables at […]

Are these the rumoured Google Nexus smartwatches?

Rumoured Google Nexus smartwatches

Rumours that Google was working on two Android Wear smartwatches gained further credence with the publication of some renders of what they could look like. The two images show the Angelfish and Swordfish Nexus smartwatches on the left and right respectively. It must be noted that these renders were created by Android Police from source material provided by their sources. The […]

Google reportedly developing two Android Wear Nexus smartwatches

Google Android Wear 2.0

Google is expected to unveil new Nexus smartphones when it releases the final version of Android Nougat. A new report suggests it could follow those up with one or two new Android Wear-powered smartwatches. A “reliable source” has told Android Police that the two smartwatches, one codenamed Angelfish and the other Swordfish, could launch under Google’s Nexus brand. The Angelfish […]

Microsoft adds watch face to Android Wear Outlook app

Microsoft Outlook for Android Wear

Microsoft launched its Outlook app for Android Wear back in April. It allowed users to read and reply to emails with pre-set messages or voice-dictated responses without ever having to reach for their smartphone. The latest update, version 2.1.24, has added an Outlook watch face that makes it even easier to see upcoming events and the latest emails. Today, we are […]

Samsung done with Android Wear in favour of Tizen?

Samsung Gear S2 classic ceramic bracelet

Samsung, one of the largest wearables manufacturers in the world, was named as one of Google’s partners when the latter unveiled Android Wear back in March 2014. Since then, Samsung has only offered one Android Wear device, the Samsung Gear Live smartwatch. It now appears that it will remain the sole such device in Samsung’s wearable portfolio as unnamed company executives have told […]

Android Pay coming to Android Wear but when is not clear

Google Android Wear 2.0

Google this week unveiled Android Wear 2.0 at Google I/O 2016. The first major update to its wearable operating system since it was released back in September 2014 will give wearables a number of new features and capabilities when it launches later this fall. Missing from the announcement was any hint that Android Pay would be coming to Android Wear to enable […]

Google I/O 2016: Google announces Android Wear 2.0

Google Android Wear 2.0

Google I/O 2016 kicked off today with the much anticipated keynote. On the wearables front, Google announced Android Wear 2.0, the first full point upgrade since Android Wear was first released back in September 2014. “Based on what we’ve learned from users and developers, we’re evolving the platform to improve key experiences on the watch, including watch faces, messaging, and […]