LG and Motorola are among the first companies to announce plans for smartwatches with Google’s Android Wear software. But while Motorola’s watch has been featured in promotional photos and videos and the company has answered many questions about the upcoming device… LG has been a bit more shy about showing off the G Watch.
Now the company’s provided a new picture which gives us a better look at the smartwatch… and it looks a lot like a rectangular version of the Motorola Moto G.
Here’s a roundup of tech news from around the web.
- LG gives a better look at the upcoming G Watch with Android Wear
The strength of Android Wear is that it’ll allow most existing Android apps to interact with smartwatches automatically. One problem (for device makers) may be that it’ll be harder to differentiate their Android Wear watches from those of their competitors. [LG on Facebook]
- Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra talks global ambitions, focusing on India next
In an interview, Barra outlines Xiaomi’s international expansion plans. [CNET]
- Linux Mint 17 through 20 might all be based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for longer-term stability
The developers of Mint would still release a new version every 6 months, but the major changes would be focused on the Mate and Cinnamon desktops instead of the underlying Ubuntu code. [Web Upd8]
- Linux 3.15 kernel could mean faster suspend/resume times
I’ve gotten so used to Windows 8 machines resuming from sleep nearly instantly that slow load times on Linux systems can be much more noticeable. Hopefully these changes could help bridge the gap. [Phoronix]
- Leaked images of BlackBerry OS 10.3
Changes include user interface tweaks, keyboard and camera improvements, and more. [n4bb]
- All new HTC One smartphone leaked in lengthy video… again
Just in case there was anything we didn’t already know about the new HTC One in advance of tomorrow’s launch event. [Android Police]