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LG Watch Urbane gets iFixit teardown, relatively easy repair

The iFixit team has put LG’s top-of-the-line Android Wear smartwatch – the LG Watch Urbane – squarely in its sights for a teardown treatment. Smartwatches are generally more prone to issues and breaks than smartphones, given the watches’ proximity to bodily movement. The teardown would most likely show if the LG Watch Urbane would at least be easy to repair, if needed.

LG Watch Urbane now available in the US from Verizon AT&T

LG has been showing off a number of premium products lately. Before the leather-backed LG G4, there's the LG Watch Urbane that has got some of the geeks drooling over because of its sophisticated look. The classy-looking smartwatch was listed on Google Store a couple of days ago and now we have news that it's finally available in the United States from Verizon and AT&T.

LG Watch Urbane now available on Google Store

Finally, the LG Watch Urbane is now available on Google Store. I know a lot of Android fans who would be delighted with the news because next to the round face Moto 360, actually it's even better looking, the LG Watch Urbane is a classic beauty. More people prefer round watches than boxy-squarish ones and the LG Watch Urbane is certainly way ahead than the old smartwatches from LG: the LG G Watch and the LG G Watch R.

Italian eyewear company Luxottica working on next Google Glass

So we all know what happened – earlier this year, Google basically pulled the plug on what was viewed as a failed path for its Google Glass project. The gadget, with great early hype, spiraled down quickly into “jerk device” and intrusion of privacy issues. The project was brought back to the drawing board, and a separate team was told to make it ready for the public. It’s not quite there, but Italian eyewear makers Luxottica entering the picture might be progress.

Samsung SDK for the possibly round next-gen Gear ready for devs

The latest Android Wear platform is almost ready to roll out on some of the newest smartwatch models in the market today and Samsung would like to join in the fun by sending out invites to some developers to try out the Software Development Kit (SDK) of the next generation Galaxy Gear--which could be round this time based on the images on the invitation. There's no mention though if this is official for Android Wear or for Samsung's very own Tizen. And oh, this is the first SDK for the Galaxy Gear line.

Win an Android smart watch with The Huawei Watch Giveaway [DEALS]

You could win a brand new Android smart watch with The Huawei Watch Giveaway, presented by Android Community Deals. The grand prize in this contest is the highly anticipated Huawei Android smart watch, valued at $500. This watch blends a classic aesthetic and timeless sophistication with modern technology. Whether you are at the office, the gym, or out on the town, you will look like a million bucks with this watch on your wrist.

LG Watch Urbane first to run latest Android Wear software

Before the LG G4's release, LG will first roll out the premium LG Watch Urbane. South Koreans will first get a hold of the latest smartwatch before it arrives in Europe, North America, and other parts of Asia in the coming weeks. Other countries like Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Australia, France, UK, United States, Italy, and India will be be able to buy the watch from the Google Store this April.
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