Android Wear

WhatsApp Messenger update adds Android Wear support

WhatsApp Messenger has been updated and has added in support for new devices and other improvements. The app is now at version 2.11.362 and the update went live on August 29. The exact size of the app will vary depending on the device you are installing it on.

IFA 2014 expectation roundup: smartwatches galore

While IFA 2014 itself formally starts in a few days, many companies have scheduled their press events ahead to leave IFA open to actual device demos and showcases. But what do we expect from manufacturer's this time of year? As it turns out, quite a lot. Unsurprisingly, a lot of those also revolve around the tech industry's latest babies: smartwatches. Of course, it isn't just all about smartwatches, as we're expecting to see a few smartwatches and some tablets these coming days as well.

Sony to launch two new wearable devices at IFA 2014

To say that tech and gadget geeks are all excited about the upcoming IFA 2014 in Berlin has to be one of the understatements of the year. There are a lot of expected new devices to be launched this year and Japanese OEM Sony is no exception. Souces are saying they will be announcing not just one but two new wearables at their press event on September 4 and both of them will be powered by the Android Wear platform: the Smartwatch 3 and the Smartband Talk.

Samsung to out SIM-enabled Gear, round smartwatch coming

More Galaxy Note 4 news, but this one specifically on the partner devices that will launch with it on September 3 at IFA 2014. The Samsung event in Berlin is shaping up to be a big one in terms of new products, as apart from the Gear VR – a virtual reality accessory for the Note 4 – the South Korean gadget giant is reportedly outing a cellular-capable Gear smartwatch.

ASUS teases Android Wear smartwatch unveil at IFA

Around two months ago, rumours of a fourth smartwatch using the Android Wear platform began circulating, and ASUS was the most likely suspect to develop it. Reports were saying that the Taiwanese OEM would be launching its own device to compete with the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live and the soon-to-be-out-in-the-market Moto 360. Now a tweet from ASUS seems to confirm and tease that they will indeed be launching one at next month’s IFA.

LG reportedly outing a G Watch 2 at IFA 2014

It’s only been months since Google I/O in July, and only months since LG launched and gone to market with its wearable device, the LG G Watch. But what is this we’re hearing? LG wants to rectify the almost pedestrian design and aesthetic of the G Watch with a new version to come out at the IFA 2014 in Berlin? Most likely a good move for them.

Best Buy might have leaked Moto 360′s retail price

To say that the soon to be announced Moto 360, the first round face smartwatch in the market, is highly anticipated is like saying that a full moon is, well, round. Those who are waiting to purchase their very first wearable are holding out for the official launch, expected to be this September 4th at the Motorola event. But the main concern right now is if this smartwatch running on Android Wear will cost an arm and a leg. Best Buy might have inadvertently jumped the gun as a product page on their mobile site showed the retail price of the Moto 360.

Kiwi for Android Wear controls smartphone with gestures

If it’s always been your dream to control your smartphone with Jedi mind tricks, well you’re one step closer to that with a new app for your smartwatch. Kiwi for Android Wear allows you to control your smartphone through your wearable device not by actually touching it but through hand gestures that are set for specific actions. Yes, just a wave of your hand can now let you use your gadgets even without taking it out of your bag or pocket.
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