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ASUS ZenWatch now available, sort of

The much-awaited ASUS ZenWatch was listed on Google Play last week but only with a ‘Coming soon’ tag. We only learned that it comes with a $199 price tag and with an unknown availability. The next day, the Android team through Android Wear Senior Product Manager Jeff Chang proudly announced that the smartwatch is finally available not only on Google Play but also on Best Buy.

Asus launches two new wallpapers for Android users

Asus has launched a pair of new wallpapers for Android users called Asus MyOcean and Asus DayScene. The MyOcean wallpaper is a live wallpaper with the level of the water in the ocean tied to the battery level of the device. That means a glance at the water level will tell you how much power you have left.

Asus Zenwatch adds to Android Wear catalog for the holidays

Google’s Android Wear family is slowly growing, with more gadgets coming as the holidays roll in. The most recent of these is the ASUS Zenwatch, with the wearable device coming initially to Best Buy this November 9. The smartwatch was teased at Google I/O in June, and it will add to the now growing list of Android wearables.

ASUS releases three apps for upcoming ZenWatch

ASUS' first Android Wear smartwatch, the ZenWatch, is not yet out in the market, but ahead of its official release comes three apps to prepare you for your new wearable (well, if you're planning on getting one at least). The ZenWatch Manager, Remote Camera and Wellness apps were created to enhance your ZenWatch experience, although one app can actually be used with other smartwatches on the Android Wear platform.

Nexus Player now available, compatible games lined up

And it’s officially selling – the Nexus Player, that is. If you haven’t come across this device yet – although we’re not sure how that would be possible – this is the first Android TV set top box being pushed by Google and was manufactured by ASUS. We’ve speculated on its availability for a time now, but it’s finally available.

ASUS gamepad for Nexus Player available by late November

The Nexus Player is Google’s first real marketable offering for Android TV – with a big boost from gadget manufacturer ASUS. The Nexus Player has the specs enough to be a reliable casual gaming console as well, especially with the ability to connect Bluetooth gaming controllers. This is why ASUS’s dedicated gaming controllers for the Nexus Player – the ASUS Gamepad – may very much be in demand as the holiday season rolls in.

Google not locking down Android, coming to TVs and cars in the near future

Google will soon take over the world. The search giant is bent on bringing its Android platform into other devices aside from smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches. Soon, we’ll see Android-running cars, TVs, appliances, and more. When it comes to cars, there’s already the Android Auto being employed in the latest Honda vehicles. Android Wear can now be found on watches while the OS version for Android TVs is still being developed.
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