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Fleksy partners with Samsung Gear S smartwatch

Virtual keyboard Fleksy has announced that it is partnering with an OEM for the first time ever and now they are integrated with the new Samsung Gear S. They are the exclusive third-party keyboard to the newest smartwatch from the Korean brand which runs not on the expected Android Wear but on the Tizen platform.

Android Wear crucial features, updates by end of the year

As we’ve written about before, it seems like smartwatches might be taking centre stage at the IFA 2014 tech expo in Berlin. There will be a lot of eyeballs on Android Wear, as more wearables will be added to the platform to join LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live and the upcoming Moto 360, especially since rival Apple is also rumoured to be announcing their own wearable device. CNet sat down with Google executives to talk about their future plans for the smartwatch platform.

Sony Smartwatch 3 and Smartband Talk get official

Sony has gone official at IFA 2014 with a pair of new wearable devices including the Smartband Talk SWR30 and the Smartwatch 3 SWR50. The Sony Smartwatch 3 SWR50 will come in black or lime colors with extra straps in pink or white available. It measures in at 36 x 10 x 51mm and weighs 105g at its heaviest. The processor is a 1.2GHz quad-core ARM A7 unit operating at 1.2GHz paired with 512MB of RAM.

Hands-on with Samsung’s Gear S smartwatch

Is a smartwatch even smarter when it can get online itself? Samsung believes so, hence the new Samsung Gear S, which we've been playing with at Samsung Unpacked at IFA 2014. Pairing a curved 2.2-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with a 3G modem, the Tizen-toting wearable only plays nice with Samsung's Galaxy range, however.

ASUS Zenwatch to have voice control, cheaper price

A few days before the actual launch of the Asus Zenwatch, the OEM has confirmed some details about the latest Android Wear smartwatch, while still keeping the public in suspense about its specifications. While the past teasers have indeed teased us about this new smartwatch on the block, Asustek confirmed that it will indeed have voice recognition and control and it is cheaper than other similar gadgets in the market.

Moduul gives your LG G Watch a pretty charging dock

Smartwatches (well most of them) are some of the prettiest gadgets that you can own. But if you think that the accessories to your accessory are a bit of a clunker, then you would agree with Aerios, a tech design firm from Australia, that even those things should be attractive in itself. The Moduul LG G Watch Charging Dock gets rid of the cheap and plastic accessories and replaces them with something more aesthetically-pleasing but still as effective as their ugly counterparts.

Samsung Gear S goes stylish with Swarovski strap

When Samsung unveiled its Gear S a few days ago, we’re pretty sure some of you were already thinking how to accessorise it once you get your hands/wrist on this latest smartwatch. Fashion jewellery maker Swarovski read your mind as they announced another exclusive collaboration with the OEM in the latest in their “Swarovski for Samsung collection.” The studded strap will make your Samsung Gear S look not just like a wearable but a fashion accessory as well.

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.