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Everything to Know: Google’s Wear OS Android P Developer Preview 2

May 18, 2018 Kaushik Boggarapu

Google I/O 2018 was held last week and shortly afterwards, the search giant released a second developer preview for Wear OS. The first preview of Android P for the wearable platform was outed for developers and manufacturers on April 1, and a whole list of smartwatches that received the Wear OS name following the transition from Android Wear were confirmed to get the update once made available publicly. We don’t know when that will happen, but a more stable preview build [Read More]

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First-ever Google smartwatch to make splash this October

May 15, 2018 Doug Demagistris

On the heels of Google I/O 2018, word has come in regarding the possibility of a Pixel smartwatch by Google. Google is not ready to give up on its Wear OS platform, formerly Android Wear, and a smartwatch of their own might shine some light on it.

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Next-gen Huawei Watch is nothing special

May 15, 2018 Doug Demagistris

We heard about the next-gen Huawei Watch from the company’s CEO at MWC 2018, and a few other Wear OS smartwatches are expected out this year as well. But don’t get your hopes up for something brand new with the next Huawei Watch, at least according to Evan Blass who posted on Twitter.

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Fitbit announces bundle of upgrades for its Ionic and Versa watches

May 10, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Last year, Fitbit introduced the Ionic smartwatch in hope to take away some market share from rivals. The watch was a hit among a lot of consumers, so much so that the company carved a niche of its own for smartwatches aimed at fitness. Just over a month ago, the all-new Fitbit Versa went up for sale alongside the already available Ionic watch. Today, both these watches are getting some updates.

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The first Smart Displays with Google Assistant are coming in July, here’s what to expect

May 10, 2018 Doug Demagistris

The Google I/O 2018 keynote occurred yesterday and we’re still dissecting some of the major announcements the search giant made in order to share them with you. Today was day two of the conference in Mountain View, California, and we have some news to share in regards to Smart Displays, which were first announced back at CES 2018.

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Have you seen JBL’s LINK BAR with Android TV?

May 9, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Earlier this week, just before Google I/O 2018 kicked off, Harman announced its new JBL LINK BAR with assistance from Google. Harman is owned by Samsung thanks to a recent acquisition, and in the latest Android TV news, Google was announced an official partner in making the Android TV powered JBL LINK Bar.

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New Wear OS smartwatch gets one step closer toward a US release

May 9, 2018 Doug Demagistris

A Wear OS smartwatch could be right around the corner having passed through the FCC earlier this week. This is usually one of the last stops a product takes in gaining its approval and certification for sale in US markets. Can you guess which company it’s from?

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Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition makes its debut

April 26, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Amazon has had a few Echo speaker offerings on the market for some time. The cheapest in the lineup of smart devices is Amazon Echo Dot. While Amazon isn’t yet ready to release a next-gen model, there is now a new variation of the popular Echo Dot. Meet Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition.

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