Android Wear

Google to launch Brillo, another Android OS for the Internet of Things

Nothing is certain until the search giant makes an official announcement but Google is believed to be launching a new operating system under the Android brand. This new OS will be for the Internet of Things, a network of "things" embedded with software, electronics, sensors, and connectivity that allow data exchange with another connected device, operator, or the manufacturer with the aim of a greater value and service. It's a term that refers to anything that uses exchange of data to accomplish something with the use of existing technologies.

Do all your Gmail tasks on your Android Wear with Wear Mail Client

When smartwatches first came out in the market, people were just using them to track their activities and to receive notifications from their connected devices. But as with everything else digital, it has evolved into a whole new animal. Now you can do all sorts of things right from your wearable, including reading and responding to email. Wear Mail Client lets you do all your Gmail things, even without using your smartphone or tablet.

Google Maps for Android Wear pops up after phone app update

If Android Wear devices are expected to be worn on the wrist most of the time, we might as well take advantage of the features, new and old ones, and those navigation features we're only discovering. Those who regularly use Google Maps and actually have a smartwatch will notice a Google Maps app on your Android Wear device, or at least, those smartwatches that run the latest Android Wear software update.

Last chance to join the Huawei Watch Giveaway [DEALS]

With all the focus on the big players in the smartwatch industry, it might be too easy to forget the relatively smaller players that have products that are just as interesting, sometimes even better. The Huawei Watch didn't exactly make a big splash, but we found out for ourselves that it was a little hidden treasure waiting to be discovered. And now you can discover that yourself, for free even, if you get to be the lucky one in this Huawei Watch Giveaway that is quickly coming to a close.

Misfit launches EKOCYCLE Field Band for Shine

Misfit has got something new for the Shine activity tracker: the EKOCYCLE Field Band. The Coca-Cola Company and will.i.am partnered to work on special exclusive accessory for the Misfit Shine Fitness and Sleep Monitor. This one allows more personalization and customization of the activity monitor.

Android Wear 5.1.1 starts rolling out, brings emojis and new notifications

The latest version of the wearable platform, Android Wear 5.1.1, has finally rolled out. Some of the first ones to receive the update were LG G Watch and LG G Watch R users but we're expecting more smartwatch models will get the version in the next few days. If you have the latest smartwatch especially from LG, Sony, Motorola, or ASUS, you will receive the update soon or you can check manually on your device's settings.

Get an old-school Macintosh software on your Android Wear

If you're one of those people who still harp on the beauty of the 1987 (yes, that's not a typo!) Macintosh II System 6 OS, then you'll be pretty stoked to now that you can run it on your regular Android Wear device. Or at least some sort of the old-school OS. A YouTube user has created a hack that will allow you to run the OS on your smartwatch, complete with menu bars and all.

Games in Motion will let devs make fun games using Google Fit, Android Wear

The Android team has got something new for the developers and soon, for the Android consumers. There's a new open source game sample that was recently introduced to show how developers can make fun games using Android Wear and Google Fit. Officially called Games in Motion, this open source is aimed to bring the fun into your health and fitness activities so you won't be bored while running or jogging.

What to expect at the Google I/O 2015 Conference

It's that time of the year when developers are busy preparing for the Google I/O conference. Google especially is working harder year after year to deliver the best sessions. It's one tech event that reporters, bloggers, and fans around the world look forward to because it is when the latest Android platform is revealed. This year, we have the Android M to be excited about and we're expecting the guessing game for what the letter "M" could be--Muffin? Milkshake? Macaron? Meringue? Your guess is as good as mine.
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