LG and Motorola are set to launch two of the first smartwatches running Google’s new Android Wear software this summer, and Google is likely to focus pretty heavily on the new platform at its upcoming Google I/O developer conference later in June.
Ahead of the conference, Google has been busy posting plenty of tools for developers that want to make sure their Android apps work with Android Wear… and in a blog post today Google also showed us what the LG and Motorola watches look like when they’re actually being used (up until now we’ve usually had to make do with stock pictures).
Meanwhile, an alleged system dump from the G Watch gives us the first look at what the boot logo will look like… and it looks pretty great.
Here’s a roundup of tech news from around the web.
- Google shows the G Watch and Moto G smartwatches in (a little) action
As part of a blog post detailing the process of creating apps for Android Wear, Google gave us the best look of the first two Android Wear smartwatches… and they look big. Literally. The screens are quite large. [Android Developers Blog]
- Google introduces End-to-End Chrome extension for sending secure messages
It’s already possible to communicate with a fairly high level of security by using PGP and other encryption software. But it can take a bit of technical know-how to set things up. Google’s new tool makes it easy to use OpenPGP to secure messages when HTTPS isn’t enough. [Google]
- Cavium Thunder is a 48-core, 64-bit ARM CPU for servers
Cavium is hardly the first company to design ARM-based chips for servers. But these beasts could be energy-efficient alternatives to Intel Xeon processors. [EE Times]
- Sony Xperia T3 is a 5.3 inch smartphone that measures just 7mm (0.28 inches) thick
Other features include a 720p screen, 1.4 GHz quad-core Snapdragon CPU and 8MP camera. [Sony]
- LG G Watch system dump includes a slick new Android Wear boot animation
The Android Wear watches are coming… this may be what they look like when you turn them on. [Droid Life]