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Microsoft to Counter “OK Google” with Bing Torque


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 »

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New Android Wear Device to Be Unveiled as Well?


Android Wear is now effectively hidden in the shadows after yesterday’s Android 5.0 Lollipop announcement and today’s updated images and SDK. Android L’s announcement doesn’t mean that Google has ceased work on its wearable operating system–on the contrary, in fact. While we are waiting to see Android 5.0 sources in Google’s repositories, we can spot a new kernel repository for the yet unannounced Android Wear device. This serves as solid evidence confirming said work in progress.

The newly added source code is based on Linux 3.10 and is for a bcm SoC. That name clearly indicates that we are dealing with a Broadcom device. Tetra is its code name (like maguro, mako, . . . READ ON »


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Device Review: Moto 360


This year at I/O, Google announced its wearable effort, uniquely named Android Wear.  To help show they were serious they announced three Android Wear devices, but only two were immediately available.

The last of the three announced devices was the Moto 360. Motorola, formerly Google owned, entered the game of wearables with a round smartwatch. This is truly the first circular display available to the public. This new form factor for wearable devices has had people from the Tech community holding their breath for months now.

So is the round smartwatch the one you want to wear a-round town?. . . READ ON »

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How to Unlock the Motorola Moto 360 Smartwatch Bootloader – XDA TV


Android Wear now has three different devices in it’s camp. The round moto 360 is the latest smartwatch to hit the market. Of course as we like to do here on we want to unlock and root this device. However, given it’s wireless sync and charging feature its not as simple as it sounds. But, a way has been found!

In today’s videos, XDA TV Producer and Recognized Contributor RootJunky, shows off how to unlock the bootloader on the moto 360. This process requires a special homebrew interface cable. You can find the video on this below. So if you wanted to unlock your moto 360, check out this video.. . . READ ON »

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Play Music on Android Wear with Stellio Music Player


Android Wear smartwatches are growing in popularity every day. Some devices have already been released to the market, while some some others were announced and are awaiting mass availability. One thing is inevitable though, and that is that they will soon conquer the Android-loving market pretty soon. When things get popular, they rapidly are the subject of developer attention and some interesting projects start to pop up as well.

Smartwatches seem to be the perfect devices from which to play music, but not many of the most popular music players have been rewritten with Android Wear compatibility. One application that has been designed to work with Android Wear is Stellio Music Player by . . . READ ON »

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Moto 360 Released! Xperia Z3 System Dump Available, Android Wear Offline Updates Incoming! – XDA Developer TV


The Moto 360 has been released! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend’s news is the announcement of the Verizon HTC One M7 Android 4.4.3 KitKat and be sure the check out the article talking about getting an Unlocked Moto X in any color! That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!

Jordan talks about the other videos released this weekend on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Newcomer RootJunky released a video showing you how to install TWRP on your Android Wear device. Then Newcomer droidmodd3rx showed off how to make any Android Device have the same software as the OnePlus One. And if you miss. . . READ ON »

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How to Install TWRP Recovery on the Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch – XDA Developer TV


We’ve showed you how to Factory Reset your Samsung Gear Live Smartwatch. We’ve showed you how to use the Samsung Gear Live Super Tool and we’ve shown you how to root the LG G Watch. Now we are going to show you how to install TWRP customer recovery on your Android Wear device.

In today’s videos, XDA Developer TV newcomer and XDA Recognized Contributor RootJunky, shows off how to install TWRP on the Samsung Gear Live. This process works on the LG G Watch as well. So if you wanted to install a custom Recovery on your Android Wear device, check out this video.. . . READ ON »

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Prepare Your Wrists! The Moto 360 is Finally Available


The Moto 360 is likely the most highly anticipated Android Wear-powered smartwatch that has been announced. The device was officially revealed at Google I/O on late June, but we had to wait a few months before the device and its hardware specification became available.

The device will ship with a TI OMAP 3 processor, 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage to save your favorite files. Everything will be hidden under a 1.56” display with a 320 x 290 resolution and 205 pixels per inch. The new Motorola smartwatch will be hard to destroy thanks to a super hard Gorilla Glass 3 covering and almost impossible to sink due to IP67 water resistance certificate. The Moto 360 should be compatible wit. . . READ ON »

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Google Details Future Plans for Android Wear: Offline Music, GPS Support and More

Android Wear Update Features

Earlier this year, Google expanded Android’s horizons on multiple fronts, such as Android Auto and Android Wear. While Android Auto was also a rather large leap, Android Wear, Google’s foray into bringing Android to wearables, has stolen the show. Since then, multiple Android Wear devices have launched, and Google is all set to push out an update to the platform, a few features of which, were outlined in a blog post by Google earlier today.

The first, or rather, the first two features mentioned in the post are offline music playback and GPS support. Android Wear, in its current state does not support offline playback, relying on the connected handset to play music instead. However, the updat. . . READ ON »


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