ANDROID WEAR Posts on XDA

Android Wear Update Brings Interactive Watch Faces & Translation Functionality

Android Wear's main focus was to keep users in the loop with "information at a glance". And with the latest Android Wear update, Google extends the concept through interactive watch faces.In simple terms, interactive watch faces are essentially like the widgets that you place on your homescreen. For starters, interactive watch faces reveal more information or activities...

Spotify Update Includes Support for Android Wear

One of the most practical use-cases for an Android Wear device is to get quick access to controls for current activities, like being able to pause or skip tracks whilst you're listening to music. Spotify, despite being one of the most popular music streaming services around, hasn't included Android Wear support in the past but...

Should Google Open Up Android Wear?

2014 was going to be the year of the wearable. And it was, insofar as it was the first year that I started to notice news headlines outside of the normal enthusiast channels, covering stories regarding these futuristic devices. Android Wear was released alongside Samsung's Galaxy Gear, Google Glass became available to anybody, and even...

I/O Summary: Google Cardboard Virtual Reality

One year ago, Google introduced cardboard. Amazingly enough, that was all it took to fire up the Virtual Reality scene on Android, and what began as an open design concept exploded into thousands of apps and dozens of headsets from big and small vendors alike. Now, there are more than 1 million cardboard viewers/handsets -...

Android Wear 5.1.1 OTA Downloads

The much anticipated Wear update that brings wrist flick gestures, a new launcher, and wifi support is now rolling out to wearables far and wide, though staggered releases never come fast enough. Luckily, we have you covered with a series of direct download links for immediate consumption! The zip files for each model are still...

In-Depth Look at Google Now for Android Wear

Google Now is arguably the single biggest "wow factor" of Android, and if $300 notification bands (aka smartwatches) are solutions in search of a problem, Now is certainly their saving grace. After all, Google's virtual assistant serves up answers, launches apps, sets reminders, takes dictation, and forms the central pillar around which the entire Wear platform is built....

Design Contrast: Is The Apple Watch Better Than Wear?

Over the past couple of days, a lot of Apple Watch information hit the internet. Colorful reviews, videos, comments and a lot of discussion ensued, and now we have a better look at Apple’s wearable competitor. The Apple Watch has been expected for a few years now, and analysts predicted that it would be the...

Pinsy Brings Social Sketching To Your Watch & Phone

Did you watch Apple's VP draw on his wrist during the Apple Watch announcement and wonder "why can't my Wear watch do that?" In typical XDA fashion, one enterprising forum member has brought similar functionality to Android Wear with a twist; it works on phones and watches alike, with other platforms on the way! The app is called...

Which Android Wear Watch is Most Beautiful?

The Moto 360 was largely considered to be the most beautiful Android Wear watch among Android enthusiasts. However, Motorola is getting some intense competition from the likes of LG and Huawei. With the LG Watch Urbane and Huawei Watch right around the corner, does the Moto 360 still keep its crown? Let us know which...

Google Publishes its First Watchface Featuring Street Art

When Android Wear was announced last year, watchfaces were left solely to the device OEM with numerous third party options available, unofficially at first and officially when the Watchface API was made public. However, Google itself never sought to venture into this space until now and earlier today the first watchface from Google hit the Play Store,...

MWC Announcements, FCC Rules on Net Neutrality – XDA TV

The FCC has ruled on Net Neutrality! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of the Pebble Time Kickstarter and be sure to stay tuned for even more mobile world congress announcements! That's not all...

Wear 5.0.2 is Out! SlimLP Alpha Weeklies Released! – XDA TV

The Sprint LG G3 has gotten an Android 5.0 Lollipop update! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of Android One program expanding into the Philippines and be sure to check out the article talking...