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 […]

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 […]

MWD49B firmware update rolling out to Moto 360 (2nd gen) and Moto 360 Sport

Moto 360 (2015) Collection

New firmware is now rolling out to both the Moto 360 (2nd Generation) and Moto 360 Sport smartwatches. The MWD49B firmware update is a maintenance update. It does not contain any major new features but does include a few welcome additions along with some security updates and the usual bug fixes and stability improvements. The full change log includes the following: Moto […]

Motorola President Rick Osterloh leaving Lenovo in leadership reorganization

Motorola - A Lenovo company

Lenovo yesterday announced a sweeping organizational and leadership restructuring effort affecting several business units. As part of the reorganization, it announced that Motorola President Rick Osterloh is leaving Lenovo. The company thanked him for “his steady leadership since Lenovo’s acquisition” and wished him “continued success in the future.” Recognizing that mobile markets in China and the rest of the world are very […]

Motorola unveils new VerveLife line of wearable accessories

VerveLife product lineup

Motorola, now owned by Lenovo, is launching a new line of wearable accessories under the VerveLife brand. In all, five new accessories will be offered initially. They include a wearable camera, three sets of headphones and a GPS pet tracker. The VerveCam is billed as an “ultra portable lifestyle video camera.” It will offer motion video with 2.5K resolution at 30 fps and a […]