Two new smartwatches from LG are set to launch, with the wearables becoming the first devices to run Android Wear 2.0. The announcement of the new products was actually made by Google, rather than LG, reflecting a collaboration between the two companies.
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A recent certificate issued by the Federal Communications Commission in the United States appears to show that LG is getting ready to launch a new Android Wear smartwatch. The discovery of the certificate coincides with development of Android Wear 2.0, which is nearing completion.
With uncertainty having developed over the future of Google’s smartwatch OS, Android Wear product manager Jeff Chang has taken part in a timely interview with The Verge, promising at least two new devices in 2017.
Google is getting ready to introduce Tap ‘n Pay to Android Wear smartwatches. Preparations for the inclusion of the Android Pay feature are being made with the roll-out of Google Play Services v10.0.
Yesterday there was troubling news for the Android Wear platform when it emerged that Huawei may be looking to switch to Tizen for future smartwatches. This has been followed today by a somewhat more positive development, with the inclusion of Google Play in Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 3.
Google has announced that the Together watch face for Android Wear is to be pulled. Together failed to gain the kind of traction that the search engine giant had hoped for, having been launched around one year ago.
A YouTube app has been released for Android Wear, making it easy to access the video sharing service from a smartwatch. The app is not an official product from Google, but has been created by the German developer appfour, that has also produced a web browser and email client for Android Wear.
Google Play Music has been revised to include better support for music syncing on Android Wear. As a result of the changes, it is now possible to only sync selected tracks to a smartwatch.
A UK startup that is developing a modular smartwatch system has committed itself to using Android Wear in its products. With the Blocks smartwatch, users will have a considerable number of upgrade and customisation options.