Android Wear

Wear Apps Tracker app updated with new UI features

The problem with managing apps on your Android Wear wearable device is that – with such a small screen – app management was never in the mind of the UI designers. That is why when you install an app to your wearable, you don’t usually get a notification when the installation is done, you just have to wait until the app appears on your start menu list. Wear Apps Tracker changes all of that.

Moto 360 firmware update improves performance of smartwatch

The first round-faced smartwatch running on Android Wear, the Moto 360, is pretty sweet already on its own, but of course, as with most 1st generation devices, there might still be some bugs in it. The round smartwatch owners received a prompt to download and install a new firmware update.This has reportedly bettered the performance of the wearable, even if there are no major feature-based improvements.

Wear Tip Calculator uses round-face smartwatches to the max

Round-faced smartwatches like the Moto 360 and the soon-to-come LG G Watch R may look pretty, but aside from its shape, not much differentiates it from the more common square-faced ones. But of course developers would have to eventually create apps that would specifically look good and be functional as well on round smartwatches. Wear Tip Calculator may be one of the first to do so, and while its function is simple enough, it is pretty useful if you dine out often and have trouble computing tips.

Moto 360 shows screen burn-in, Motorola working on it already

The Moto 360 is perhaps one of the most anticipated Android smartwatches in the market today. Pre-order for the Android Wear-powered device already started last week so we’re expecting people to receive their orders soon. A lot have happily received theirs but a few are reporting issues on the screen image.

Android Wear messaging uses voice to reply to texts

The Smartwatch Battle is about to go on full throttle as Apple already introduced the Watch. Samsung, LG, and Moto may not directly rival with Apple’s first smartwatch but expect geeks to always compare Android Wear and Apple Watch.

OneNote now available for Android Wear

The recently concluded IFA 2014 in Berlin has reinforced what many are saying that we are entering the ear of the wearable, as smartwatches took center stage. A lot of developers have also been coming up with wearable-friendly apps or making exisitng apps relevant to health bands, smartwatches and the like. Microsoft is now getting on the Android Wear "revolution", by making its note-taking app One Note available for smartwatches that are running on the platform.

Textra SMS app updated with Android Wear support

If you aren't a fan of the default Android messaging app, there are plenty of options on the Google Play store that you can choose from. One of those options is Textra SMS and the app was recently updated again. The latest update brings the app to version 2.4 and adds in a handful of new features.
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