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Android Wear may be an operating system for smartwatches… but under the hood it’s a lot like Android for phones, tablets, TVs, and other devices. So it’s not surprising that shortly after the first Android Wear watches started shipping we started to see developers creating custom ROMs.
Want to know how to get a little more out of your LG G Watch or Samsung Gear Live (or maybe get a little closer to irrevocably damaging it?) Android Central’s got a guide for hacking Android Wear.
- Android Wear: Root, unlock the bootloader, sideload apps
Let’s face it — if you’re an early adopter of Google’s wearable software platform, you’re probably a geek… and that means you probably want to push your device to its limits. Here’s how to get started. [Android Central]
- Video recording feature could be coming to Chrome Remote Desktop
Google’s tool for remotely accessing a computer from a web browser (or Android device) could soon let you record videos while you’re at it. [Chrome Story]
- Looks like an LG G3 Prime with a Snapdragon 805 CPU is on the way (probably)
Because apparently a Snapdragon 801 just isn’t good enough for some folks. [G for Games]
- The Samsung Apps store is dead… meet the Galaxy Apps store
There’s still not much reason to get your apps from Samsung’s store instead of Google’s. Well, not much reason for you — Samsung certainly stands to profit if people start using its store. [CNET]
- FTC files lawsuit against Amazon over in-app purchase policies
When your kids make in-app purchases without your permission it makes the FTC sad. [GigaOm]
- Lenovo ThinkPad 10 Tablet reviewed
Short version: it’s a portable tablet with good pen support, an optional keyboard with a mediocre touchpad, and a reasonably high starting price. [Laptop Magazine]
- LG shows off an 18 inch flexible OLED display that you can roll into a 1 inch tube
Soon you might be able to roll up your TV and throw it for your dog to fetch. [Engadget]