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Pebble: 400,000 in sales since January 2013

Pebble attracted quite a bit of attention when they launched on Kickstarter. That Kickstarter campaign launched in April 2012, and while they were only looking for $100,000 in funding, they ended up breaking records when the campaign closed a month later at $10,266,845. While Pebble seems to have remained the darling in the smartwatch space since, that came into question a bit when Google announced Android Wear earlier this week.

Android Wear: what we’ve learned so far

Sundar Pichai had said Google was getting ready to unveil an Android SDK for wearables. And well, that SDK has been announced this morning. We are taking about Android Wear, which is described as being able to extend the Android platform to wearables. Essentially, Android Wear is the platform and it will be looking towards others to make and sell the actual watches. There have been a few announcements so far, however judging from the partners list -- it seems there is more to come.

Android Wear: how notifications will work

With the announcement of the Android Wear platform for smart wearables, Google is also rolling out Developer guidelines for the new project. In checking out those reference notes, Google’s aim becomes a bit more clear. By virtue, we can start examining what our experience with the devices will be like.

Google announces Android Wear, their smart wearable project

Mid-March is here, and so are Android wearables. Google has just announced via their Android blog an SDK, new operating system, or maybe an API. They don’t officially say exactly what it is just yet outside of calling it a “project”, but Android Wear is being aimed squarely at Developers who want to laterally integrate into the wearable sector. Starting with smartwatches, and coming to us by the end of the year, Google wants to occupy your wrist as well as your smartphone.

Sonos 5.0 for Android: getting started and first look

Sonos has unveiled the latest version of their Android app. This release will bring what is being referred to as a "sleek" new design, and universal search. Users can begin playing with this latest version as of today, but they will need to be willing to run a beta release. Sonos expects this to reach the Play Store as a non-beta release in the "spring."