The first Wear OS developer preview from Google is here, and it introduces some interesting changes for improved battery life.
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Google is getting rid of the Android Wear in favor of Wear OS.
Google controls the dominant personal computing platform. So why isn't Android Wear even remotely successful?
It's fair to say that Google's Android Wear platform has been a spectacular failure. But they keep trying.
Android Wear hasn't seen much success, but Google is quietly pushing forward. And this week, you can buy the first Android Wear 2.0 devices, including the LG Watch Style.
Google announced today that Android Wear 2.0 will be available on all supported watches "in the coming weeks." And the new LG Watch Style and Sport are shipping later this week.
Today, the Google announced Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 4, adding a number of new features for developers and (eventually) users.
Today, Google announced the second preview release of its upcoming Android Wear 2.0 platform for wearable devices, adding support for new features and some bug fixes too.
When Microsoft first delivered Outlook for Android Wear last August, it provided basic email, calendar and notification support. But thanks to a major new update, you can now use Outlook as your watch face and stay on top of your day at a glance.
It's hard to keep up with the rapid release and updating of Microsoft mobile apps on Android and iOS. Case in point: Outlook Mobile is just now adding support for Android Wear devices. And I am surprised to discover this wasn't already a feature.
Google this week highlighted some updates it is bringing to Android Wear "over the next few weeks," including new gestures, voice control, and improved call and message support.
Wearables are all over the map, encompassing everything from high-end smart watches to low-end fitness bands. So there is great choice, but also great confusion. Not helping matters, many aren't sure whether wearables will have any staying power.
The Moto 360 Sport will become available in the U.S. in early January, providing built-in GPS and a cool "AnyLight" display for both indoor and outdoor use.
Motorola's new smart watch, the Moto 360, comes in a wide range of style and size choices. My review unit arrived today and I've paired it with my Moto X.