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 […]

IDC: Worldwide smartwatch shipments decline for first time

Graph - Going down

While analysts continue to predict a rosy future for wearables, the road there will not be without its bumps. International Data Corporation (IDC) today reported that the worldwide smartwatch shipments recorded their first ever year-over-year decline in the second quarter of the year. Data from its latest Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker indicates that shipments dropped 32% from 5.1 million units in Q2 2015 […]

No Android Wear 2.0 upgrade for LG G Watch and first generation Moto 360

Google Android Wear 2.0

Google unveiled Android Wear 2.0, the first major upgrade to its wearables operating system, at Google I/O. The Developer Preview is compatible with the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE and the Huawei Watch, effectively confirming that they will be upgraded. Then Tag Heuer confirmed that its Connected Watch will be upgraded as well. With some Android Wear smartwatches having been announced […]

Verizon taking LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE pre-orders

LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition

The LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE returned to the AT&T website last week after being pulled in early November over a hardware issue. The U.S. carrier began to take pre-orders ahead of an expected shipping date by the end of the month. Verizon Wireless, which also offered the first Android Wear smartwatch with cellular connectivity when it was first launched in last […]

MWC 2016: LG 360 VR headset for LG G5

LG 360 VR

As expected, LG today unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the LG G5, at Mobile World Congress. Along with it, LG unveiled a line of accessories, including some that will take advantage of the smartphone’s modular design. Among these is the LG 360 VR headset. Unlike other VR headsets such as the Google Cardboard or Samsung Gear VR, the LG 360 […]

New LG smartwatch to use Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor

LG Electronics

When Qualcomm announced its new Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC and platform earlier today, LG was alongside for the ride. The South Korean company revealed during the event that it is already working on a new LG smartwatch and other wearables that will use the new wearable processor. Little is known about these new LG devices at this point. We don’t even have […]

CES 2016: Updated LG Tone Infinim Around-the-Neck wireless headset

LG Tone Infinim

LG is bringing an updated version of its LG Tone Infinim wireless headset to CES 2016. The successor to the original HBS-900 model promises a more contemporary design, superior audio quality and enhanced consumer convenience. “The original Tone Infinim set a new standard for wireless headset design,” said Chung Sue-hyun, vice president of Innovative Personal Devices Business Division at LG Electronics. “We […]