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A Summary of Google’s 101 Announcements at I/O 2017

The most anticipated event of the year for Android developers and Google fans is officially over. During the I/O 2017, Google announced many new features and improvements that should make their projects even better. Emily Wood, Google's Manager of Global Communication and Public Affairs, published a blog post with all 101 announcements that took place in...

Google Updates Complications API for Android Wear, Introduces Wear UI And Open-Sources Components

One of the announcements made at Google I/O is an updated Complications API. It will allow Android Wear developers to easily implement complications into watch faces. We have discussed Android Wear 2.0 earlier this year. The system is a huge step forward in terms of usability. Google wants to give developers the tools to create the...

Android Wear 2.0 on the Huawei Watch

In this new video from XDA TV, Eric takes a look at the Android Wear 2.0 update on his Huawei Watch. Android Wear 2.0 brought a lot of significant updates to smartwatches. With the update now being available on the Huawei Watch, this device might find its way back on to your wrist.

Android Wear 2.0 Arrives for The Original Huawei Watch

If you're a proud owner of the original Huawei Watch, then we have some good news for you: the Android Wear 2.0 update is now finally rolling out for your device. Android Wear 2.0 is a big step forward for the Wear platform as it brings in many much-needed improvements as well many new exciting...

Opinion: Huawei CEO’s Wearable Confusion Explains Why They Botched the Huawei Watch 2

Throughout Android Wear’s life thus far, there have arguably been two products that really stood out from the rest as “iconic” devices: the original Moto 360, and the Huawei Watch. The 360 ushered in a great, round design, and was leagues above something like the G watch or Gear Live in terms of aesthetics. However, the Moto 360...

Android Wear 2.0 Starts Rolling Out to Fossil Q Founder (2nd Gen) As Well

It has been close to two months since Google officially launched Android Wear 2.0. The LG Watch Style and Watch Sport were the first to come pre-loaded with this new update. It was not before this month Google finally started the rollout of Android Wear 2.0 for some of the supported watches. Earlier, Google said...

Android Wear 2.0 Rolling Out to Fossil, Casio and TAG Heuer Smartwatches, Bug Delaying Update

Google officially announced the Android Wear 2.0 platform update back in February, with the LG Watch Style and Watch Sport being the first devices to come running the new software out of the box. The Android Wear 2.0 update is in many ways a substantial upgrade and brings quite a few useful features, such as Android...

Editorial: “Luxury” Brands Reinvigorate a Waning Android Wear as Tech OEMs Missed Their Target

Last year Android Wear looked to be in a fairly precarious situation. The LG Urbane LTE was finally launched after a lengthy delay and sales pull, Lenovo/Motorola announced they would not be  releasing a new wearable device in the next year, and Google delayed the Wear 2.0 update for months. All of this was occurring at the...

Editorial: What the Hell Happened to Android Wear 2.0’s Rollout?

It’s been almost 45 days Google, where is it at? It’s been almost 45 days Motorola, Huawei, LG, ASUS; where is it at? We have written recently about OEM’s missing hype releases on phone releases -- with Motorola (hey, we can call them that again), HTC, and LG all being big offenders.  We have also written about...

ZTE’s Quartz Smartwatch Gets Leaked with its First Ever Pictures

Back in February, we reported that ZTE was reportedly preparing its first ever Android Wear powered smartwatch called the ZTE Quartz. At the time, we didn't know much information apart from the fact that the upcoming watch will run Android Wear 2.0 and will feature 3G UMTS cellular connectivity. Now, thanks to a treasure trove of...

Early Stages of a Mod Brings Android Wear 2.0 Complications to Android Wear 1.0

At Google I/O last year, the big Android Wear 2.0 update was announced and it was when we got our first official look at the changes that were coming with it. This new update, which people are still waiting to get pushed to their smartwatch, comes with improvements such as simplified UI navigation, standalone applications...

Could Google’s Interests as an OEM Spell Trouble for Android?

Android is something special to me: My original Droid was one of the very first big new purchases I had ever made. It was the first time I signed onto a mobile carrier contract leaving the prepaid system and moved on from running Windows Mobile devices that got me visiting XDA almost 9 years ago. Even...