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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Android Wear’

App Developer On Designing Apps For Apple Watch, Other Wearables

It remains to be seen just how popular Apple Watch will be, but there’s no question that that the era of wearables is here, and a lot of developers are rushing to get in the game and prepare for the next wave of devices. With these new screens comes new design and development challenges. DataArt is a technology consulting firm …

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Android Wear Update Lets You Leave The Phone At Home

Google announced a new update for Android Wear, its wearables operating system, as well as a new watch from Sony. The update enables Android Wear support of watches with GPS sensors, which means you won’t have to have your phone close by to do things like track your route, distance, and speed or listen to music while you’re running or …

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Here’s What’s Coming To Android Wear

Google unveiled Android Wear – its operating system for wearable devices – back in March. At Google I/O this summer, they showed off some smartwatches that would take advantage of it. In July, Google gave developers an update to enable paid apps. According to the company, developers have already created thousands of apps enhanced for Wear, and additional watches are …

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Google Fit Preview SDK Hits Developer Availability

Google announced Google Fit, its developer platform for fitness apps, at Google I/O earlier this summer. The company just announced the availability of the preview SDK. Now, developers can start creating all kinds of cool apps to help people improve their health via Android devices, as well as wearable, heart rate monitors, and connected scales. Google Fit gives developers one …

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Google Gives Android Wear Developers An Update For Paid Apps

Google gave developers an update on paid apps for Android Wear, its recently launched wearable device platform. It has a workaround that enables paid apps, and others that use Google Play’s forward-lock mechanism. Google notes that the assets/directory of those apps, which contains the wearable APK, can’t be extracted or ready by the wearable installer. The workaround, it says, is …

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Android Wear Smartwatches Unveiled at Google I/O

Today, at Google’s I/O keynote, the company announced the availability of two Android Wear smartwatches – the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live. you can preorder them today on Google Play. Google also announced that the Moto 360 will be coming in the next couple of months. Google first announced Android Wear back in March, their foray into the …

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Google Gives You A Closer Look At Android Wear

Earlier this year, Google unveiled Android Wear, its new smartwatch platform. They have a developer preview available, and a new video introduction to that developers may be interested in checking out. It’s just a five-minute overview, so likely worth your time if you’re interested in developing apps for Google-powered wearables. Even if you’re not a developer it gives you glimpse …

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Smart Watches to Get Android Wear Soon

It’s still unclear whether the smart watch market will grow into the massive consumer segment that tech manufacturers are hoping, but with the smartphone and tablet markets now beginning to saturate in developed markets it’s clear that some sort of wearable computing is likely to be the next large tech growth industry. For the time-being fitness bands connected to mobile …

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Android Wear: Google Unveils Smartwatch Platform

Google-based smartwatches have been rumored for quite some time, and today, the company finally revealed it its platform for such wearables: Android Wear. Android Wear is described as a project that extends Android to “wearables,” and they’re just starting with watches. The company is already working with Samsung, Asus, HTC, LG, and Motorola as well as chip makers Broadcom, Imagination, …

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