Google buys upcoming smartwatch technology from Fossil Group

Fossil smartwatch lineup (2018)

Watchmaker Fossil Group this week revealed that it is selling some smartwatch technology it is currently developing to Google. The transaction is valued at $40 million (about CA$53 million). It will see Google acquire both new smartwatch intellectual property and and a portion of Fossil’s R&D team. Greg McKelvey, EVP and chief strategy and digital officer of the Fossil Group, provided little […]

Android Wear 2.0 delayed to “early 2017”

Google Android Wear 2.0

Google has delayed the launch of the latest version of its Android Wear wearables platform. When it was announced at Google I/O 2016 this summer, the company said that Android Wear 2.0 would be out sometime this fall. Google will instead extend the developer preview program into next year. We’ve gotten tons of great feedback from the developer community about Android Wear […]

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 […]

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: Project Jacquard makes its way into Levi’s Commuter Trucker Jacket

Levi’s Commuter Trucker jacket

Google announced Project Jacquard last year at Google I/O 2015. Part of its ATAP (Advanced Technology and Projects) group, its objective was to build smart capabilities into clothing by incorporating sensors right into the fabric and pairing them up with discrete electronic components allowing it to become interactive. Levi’s was the first brand to partner with Google. Jump forward one year and the two […]

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 […]