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Three Google Pixel smartwatches reportedly coming with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100

Earlier today we wrote about a Pixel-branded smartwatch being announced at Google's Fall hardware event. This information came from the reliable Evan Blass and included mentions of the Pixel 3/3XL and next-gen Pixel Buds. However, a new report claims we won't be seeing just one Pixel smartwatch. There will be three models and they will...

A Google Pixel smartwatch may be coming with the Google Pixel 3/3 XL

For the last couple of years, Google has been holding hardware events in the Fall. They announced the original Google Pixel and Pixel XL in October 2016. Last October they showed off the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL along with Pixel Buds and new Google Home devices. So everyone is assuming we'll see the...

Wear OS adding smart responses, audible answers, and Actions integration to Google Assistant

Since its inception, we've watched as Google has brought their own virtual assistant to hundreds of millions of smartphones, tablets, and even dedicated hardware like Google Home and the smaller Google Home Mini. This is one of those services that get better as more people use it. More data helps Google know what needs to...

LG Watch Timepiece is arriving with Wear OS and no NFC

With smartwatches seemingly on the rise, LG will be launching a new smartwatch known as the LG Watch Timepiece, according to AndroidHeadlines. Not only is this the first LG smartwatch that will be released since the LG Watch Sport, but it will also be the first smartwatch to launch with Wear OS. Wear OS is...

Wear OS Developer Preview brings Android P platform features, now available for Huawei Watch 2

Google's wearable operating system hasn't been a huge success so far. When it launched in 2014, there was a lot of hype around wearables, and we saw plenty of manufacturers release Android Wear-powered smartwatches. In the years since, however, we have seen a decline in interest by vendors in building new smartwatches for Google's wearable...

Report: Smartwatches will account for almost 40% of wearables shipped in 2022

Wearables have been having some growing pains. Major tech giants seem to have jumped the gun before the hardware was able to catch up to the initial design. As components get smaller and more efficient, the issues that people are having (such as the bad battery life or devices being too big) will quietly go...

Google Pay on Wear OS is now available in Canada, Spain, and Australia

Fresh off of the announcement of Android Wear being rebranded to Wear OS, another Google service that was recently rebranded is in the news. In January, Android Pay was rebranded as Google Pay. Similar to Android Wear, the service is for more than just Android devices, so the name change made sense. Now the two...

Android Wear has been officially rebranded as ‘Wear OS by Google’

The week started with news that Android Wear was about to get rebranded. A Redditor first discovered a new logo and name in the latest Google Play Services when setting up a watch. There several references to "Wear OS' throughout the APK and the logo looked like a finalized product. Now that the surprise is out of...

Android Wear may rebrand to ‘Wear OS’ according to latest Google Play Services beta

Android Wear is in a peculiar position. Although smartwatches saw a period of growth last year, it doesn't look like many device makers are that eager to create new Android Wear smartwatches. Huawei is holding off until next year for the Huawei Watch 3, while Motorola has yet to launch a third generation Moto 360....

BLOCKS announces Project OpenWatch: an Android Oreo-based OS for smartwatches in collaboration with CarbonROM and LineageOS

Android Wear's market may not be where some people were hoping by now, but there are some who continue to stay dedicated to the platform. Smartwatch fans disappointed with Android Wear have looked to the Samsung Gear S series for an evolving ecosystem, but there will soon be another contender. BLOCKS, the folks behind the...

[Updated List] Here is the List of Android Wear Smartwatches That Will Get Android Oreo

Android Wear, Google's Android-based smartwatch OS, is being updated to Android Oreo this week. Android 8.0 for Android Wear devices doesn't bring a huge amount of features, rather a few bug fixes and general performance improvements. It does still bring one or two other changes though, such as Touch Lock which will allow an owner of the...

Android Wear Lag Issues caused by “Ok Google” Detection now fixed with Google App update

Many users since upgrading to Android Wear 2.0 faced huge lag issues, where the device would suffer severe slowdowns or even freeze up for several seconds. Trying to swipe away a notification after waking the device would render it unusable for several seconds, along with trying to do basically anything else. For many, it simply...