POSTS TAGGED: android wear
Posted December 19, 2014 at 10:00 am by Jimmy McGee
Android 5.0 Lollipop is available officially for the Moto 360! 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 Sony supporting AOSP on the entire 2014 Qualcomm Line of products and be sure to check out the article talking about the latest with Cyanogen where Micromax sues OnePlus! That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!
Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday video for BatteryHistory XXL. Then Jordan showed us a comparison of many different USB desktop chargers. Finally, TK gave us an Android App Rev. . . READ ON »
Posted December 16, 2014 at 07:00 pm by B1nny
Back in 2012 a new Kickstarter project popped up showing a very unique device at the time: A smartwatch with the ability to properly show your phone’s notifications, the ability to run apps and an open SDK for developers to write their own applications. Over the last two years the Pebble has gotten a lot of new features like support for custom watchfaces, support for the Pebble to cooperate with an application on your phone, the ability to show notifications from every application, and much more.
Earlier this year Android Wear was announced, a native Android API for wearables to make use of, which resulted in the release of a number of Android Wear watches this year. The great thing about devices using t. . . READ ON »
Posted December 10, 2014 at 06:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
Earlier today, Google announced that the official Android Wear Watch Face API is now available for developers. The new API officially allows developers to customize the user interface on Android Wear devices, enhancing the overall user experience across the platform. The official API will help developers to maintain their project regardless of screen shape. Official aftermarket watch faces have been a highly requested feature, and it’s now been added.
As usual, Google provides a training class to show how to use the newly released API. As per Google suggestion, developers who used the unofficial approach should consider migrating their project(s) to the official API so that they can easily main. . . READ ON »
Posted November 10, 2014 at 10:00 am by Will Verduzco
Android 5.0 has undoubtedly been the main topic on every Android fanboy’s mind ever since its completed source release just six days ago. That said, there’s still quite a bit going on in the Android world aside from Lollipop. Last week, we talked a little bit about the open source CASUALWear watch face tool that lets users customize their Android Wear smartwatches to a great degree. Now, we’re here to share another tool for Google’s wearables platform.
Android Wear APK Tools by XDA Senior Member nagasgura is a GUI-based app that allows you to install APKs and uninstall any non-protected package directly from your computer. This works through ADB, and as such, it is much more . . . READ ON »
Posted November 7, 2014 at 01:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
Android Lollipop is undoubtedly what’s on everyone’s mind this past week. With that said, there are some other branches of our beloved Android operating systems that have received some developer love recently. One is Android Wear, which was somewhat cast out of the limelight because of all this Android 5.0 “noise.”
Android Wear was one of the more important talking points at Google I/O this past summer. Google clearly wants to make Android Wear the unquestionable leader of the wearables marketmarket.
Posted October 30, 2014 at 10:00 am by Jimmy McGee
Yesterday, we showed you how to do some advanced things with your Moto 360 quite easily with the Moto 360 toolkit. We showed you How to Unlock, Root, and Restore Your Moto 360. Today, we are going to show you another trick with your Android Wear device, that is a little less technical, but not any less useful.
In this episode, XDA TV Producer TK show you have to sync music to your Android Wear device. This allows you to use the storage on your Android Wear device to save and play the songs from. Until recently Android wear devices were just a second screen, now they are getting more and more native functionality. Check this video out!. . . READ ON »
Posted October 29, 2014 at 08:30 am by Jimmy McGee
The Moto 360 is Motorola’s latest and roundest release in wearable smartwatch market. Of course as we like to do here on XDA, we want to unlock and root this device. However, given its wireless sync and charging features, doing so is not as simple as it sounds. Luckily, a way has been found!
In today’s videos, XDA TV Producer and Recognized Contributor RootJunky shows of his Moto 360 Super Tool! This tool can be found on the XDA Forums and combines and simplifies many operations you may want to do on your Moto 360. RootJunky shows you how to unlock your bootloader, gain root access, and how to restore your Moto 360 to stock. All these processes require a special data cable, the video on how to make one can b. . . READ ON »
Posted October 24, 2014 at 09:30 am by Will Verduzco
On a traditional watch, you can’t really do too much to change its appearance once you’ve selected your timepiece and purchased it. Undoubtedly, one of the best features found on Android Wear devices is the ability to change your watchface to suit your mood. What if you took this one step further and had an application to select from some of the most stylish wallpapers available on the Web? Well, when trying to come up with a solution, XDA Senior Member alucine came up with Mural Watchface for Android Wear.
Mural Watchface is an Android Wear app that brings some beautiful photos from the 500px service straight to your Android Wear watchface. The images are presented alongside the weather, dat. . . READ ON »
Posted October 23, 2014 at 02:00 am by Tomek Kondrat
When Microsoft is making apps for Android, users should be aware that something strange is going on. And when these apps have the goal of replacing Google Now’s voice search, we can only say “Oh my!” using our best George Takkei voices. Well, Microsoft decided that they were indeed up for the challenge, and as such, they have released Bing Torque for Android Wear. Whether this application has even a trace of a chance at beating Google Now’s nearly ubiquitous “OK Google” functionality remains uncertain.
Bing Torque lets you search for things by twisting your hand back and forth. After performing this nearly acrobatic maneuver, you can ask your question–and if you̵. . . READ ON »