Wear OS developer preview update re-enables alarms and jobs for background apps

Google is pushing out a new developers preview built to Wear OS and this update re-enables alarms and jobs for background apps that were disabled in the previous build with battery life as a major focus. This change will be reflected in all connected Wear OS preview devices. Continue reading “Wear OS developer preview update re-enables alarms and jobs for background apps”

Google announces Android Wear beta based on Android 8.0 Oreo

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Google Android 8.0 Oreo is finally out of beta and is slowly finding its way into smartphones, and with that being out of the way, it’s time for Android Wear. Google is finally taking beta registrations for the preliminary beta update for the next version of Android Wear starting today. Though it is the next version of Android wear, you will be disappointed to know that the update doesn’t bring a lot of new features and will only be termed as “technical upgrade to API 26”. Continue reading “Google announces Android Wear beta based on Android 8.0 Oreo”

Google fixes Android Wear Google Assistant issue through server-side change

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Last week users were reporting that Google Assistant on Android Wear smartwatches stopped working after a Google app update. The company already confirmed that it had identified some issues in Google Assistant for Android Wear and  re working to fix. It also started gathering bug reports from email that it sent to the users who reported the issue through Google Forum. Continue reading “Google fixes Android Wear Google Assistant issue through server-side change”

Asus tipped to kill Android Wear powered ZenWatch lineup

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It looks like Asus may soon kill its Android powered ZenWatch smartwatch series, according to a latest report from Digitimes. The company is said to take this move owing to lower than expected sales of its smartwatch devices. Continue reading “Asus tipped to kill Android Wear powered ZenWatch lineup”

Google acquires smartwatch OS startup Cronologics to improve Android Wear

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In a bid to further improve Android Wear, Google has acquired smartwatch OS startup Cronologics. As a result of the acquisition, Cronologics team will join Google. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Continue reading “Google acquires smartwatch OS startup Cronologics to improve Android Wear”

Fossil Q Marshal Smartwatch Review

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Wearables in the form of fitness bands and smartwatches are dime and a dozen. On one hand we’ve seen fitness brands get into the industry while smartphone and consumer electronics makers have tried to create devices that resemble traditional watches. Now, we’re seeing watchmakers like Fossil getting onboard the bandwagon to create smartwatches that look like the real deal but run Android Wear onboard. Here’s our review of the Fossil Q Marshal Smartwatch. Continue reading “Fossil Q Marshal Smartwatch Review”

HTC’s first Android Wear smartwatch ‘Halfbeak’ surfaces

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HTC was rumored to be working on a smartwatch for almost two years however that never saw the light of the day. Now, a couple of  images of a Android smartwatch from HTC have surfaced in a new Weibo leak. Continue reading “HTC’s first Android Wear smartwatch ‘Halfbeak’ surfaces”

Fossil Q Marshal, Q Wander Android Wear smartwatches launched in India starting at Rs. 21995

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Fossil Group has made its foray into India’s wearable segment range of connected wearable device including Q series of Android Wear smartwatches, Michael Kors Connected, Skagen Connected, Chaps, Emporio Armani and Misfit. Continue reading “Fossil Q Marshal, Q Wander Android Wear smartwatches launched in India starting at Rs. 21995”

Fossil Q Marshal, Q Wander Android Wear Smartwatches up for pre-order on Flipkart

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Fossil had announced Q Marshal and Q Wander Android Wear smartwatches in March this year. Now these smartwatches have been listed online on Flipkart and are up for pre-order. Continue reading “Fossil Q Marshal, Q Wander Android Wear Smartwatches up for pre-order on Flipkart”

New renders offer first look at Google’s rumored Android Wear smartwatches

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Just last week Android Police reported that Google is working on two Andorid Wear Smartwatches – Angelfish and Swordfish. Now, the website has released renders which offer a glimpse at a possible design of these smartwatches.

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Samsung UFS cards unveiled, Google making its own smartwatches? – FoneArena Daily

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Check out the new FoneArena Daily video that gives you a quick roundup of today’s technology news

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Google might be working on ‘Angelfish’ and ‘Swordfish’ Android Wear smartwatches

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Google is working on its own Android Wear smartwatches, according to a latest report from Android Police. The company is apparently building two Android Wear smartwatches.

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Google Maps beta now on Google Play, v9.27 adds 2 new notification settings and more

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Google Maps beta app is now available through the Google Play. You can sign up to be a beta testers for the unreleased version of the Maps app. Continue reading “Google Maps beta now on Google Play, v9.27 adds 2 new notification settings and more”

Google debuts Snap-And-Go MODE Watch Bands for Android Wear, starts at $49.99

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In a bid to make it easier for users to switch watch bands, Google has introduced Snap-And-Go MODE for Android Wear.  Continue reading “Google debuts Snap-And-Go MODE Watch Bands for Android Wear, starts at $49.99”