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How to change the strap on your Android Wear watch

A new strap changes both the look and feel of your new Android watch So you have Android strapped to your wrist with your new LG G Watch or Samsung Gear Live. Pretty cool, isn't it? We know both devices are far from perfect, and Android Wear is still in its infancy, but chances are you'll be...
Android Wear — LG G Watch

The first Android Wear watches arrive today — here are 10 more things you need to know

If you ordered a new Android Wear smartwatch — that'd be the LG G Watch or the Samsung Gear Live — you should see it very shortly, as early shipments are reaching doorsteps today. And on one hand (erm, wrist), these watches are simple creatures, devices on which to display the Android Wear...
Android Central 192: All About Android Wear

Android Central 192: All About Android Wear

We take up nearly this entire episode with Android Wear. What is it? Why would you want it? What is the smartwatch you have to have? Plus we answer your questions, live on air. Join us for the smartwatch revolution! Thing 1: Android Wear The complete list of Android Wear apps Android Wear app...
Moto 360

Hands-on with the Moto 360

Motorola's Android Wear watch is clearly the one to beat Conspiracy theories abound as to why we have to wait for the Moto 360 while two other Android Wear watches are now available for preorder. Maybe it's not ready. Maybe it's more expensive. Maybe it's got some super secret technology that...
Android Wear apps blacklist

How to blacklist apps in Android Wear

It's easy to keep apps from sending notifications to your Android Wear smartwatch If there's one thing you'll quickly learn using an Android Wear smartwatch such as the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live or Moto 360, it's which notifications are important — and which ones you merely brush aside...
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Android Wear source code uploaded to AOSP

In a message posted on the Android Building Google Group, Bill Yi has announced that GPL projects for the software running on both the Samsung Gear Live and the LG G Watch have been posted to the appropriate places in the Android source tree. Interested developers can find them under the tag...
Android Wear LCARS

Official Android Wear watch face API coming later this year

Google's wearable OS also will shift over to the L release once ready It was sort of a surprise — and a bit of a disappointment, to be perfectly honest — when Android Wear launched without a properly supported way to add custom watch faces to the likes of the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live and,...
Pebble Locker updated to support Android Wear

Pebble Locker updated to support Android Wear

Update: A second update — version 2.8.1 — has been pushed out to address crashing in the previous version. It looks like third-party Pebble app Pebble Locker has been updated on Google Play to add support for Android Wear. The app, now in version 2.8, brings some bug fixes and adds the Android...
Keyboards on Android Wear can exist, just not like this

Keyboards on Android Wear can exist, just not like this

You'll likely need something other than voice input on your watch — here's one way it could work Keyboards on Android Wear smartwatches are just not a good idea. But voice only isn't the answer either. There's a middle ground to be found here, and the first developer who figures it out wins. It...
The Samsung Gear Life and the LG G Watch

You can now buy the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live from Best Buy

The two currently-available Android Wear smartwatches — the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live — are now available for purchase from Best Buy. Sure, you order them right off Google Play or from Amazon, but if you really want to get your hands on one and see what Android Wear is really like...
The best smartwatch

The best Android Wear smartwatch

Our continuously updated list of the best Android Wear watch you can wear We can't possibly declare the best Android smartwatch already, can we? We're just weeks into the Android Wear space, with but two watches currently available. But we get paid to make the tough calls. Seriously, though,...
Can the Moto 360 save us from crappy smartwatch chargers?

Can the Moto 360 save us from crappy smartwatch chargers?

Proprietary charging docks suck — but Motorola's much-anticipated Android watch could make things better The smartwatch market is still in the very early stages of development, and the three main platforms out there right now — Pebble, Samsung Gear and Android Wear — all have their own unique...
Scrub-a-dub-dub

How to clean your Android Wear watch

You are a dirty, dirty person — we'll help you keep your smartwatch clean When you put a watch on your wrist, you're exposing it to the outside world in a way that your phone or tablet never sees. Being on your wrist means it's out there, and it's going to get dirty. If you wear your new Android...
This is how Minuum on Android Wear looks in real life

This is how Minuum on Android Wear looks in real life

Minimalist keyboard crafter Minuum promised to bring Minuum to Android Wear, and they're ready to give the first glimpse of it actually in action. Previously we saw Minuum offer a concept of what their keyboard would look like on the Moto 360, but the currently-available LG G Watch and Samsung...
There are now more Android Wear apps than Google Glass apps

There are now more Android Wear apps than Google Glass apps

Less than three weeks after the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live were launched as the first Android Wear devices, the number of apps in the Google Play Store that support these watches exceeds the number of Glassware apps Google has been curating for over a year. Measuring the success of a...

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