AsteroidOS: Open source smartwatch operating system that can replace Android Wear (on some watches)

Samsung’s recent smartwatches run a Tizen-based operating system. Apple’s run watchOS. And a number of companies have released watches that run Google’s Android Wear operating system. There’s no shortage of smartwatch operating systems. But AsteroidOS is different… because it’s a community-driven free and open source operating system that you can install yourself, potentially giving you more […]

Deals of the Day (7-09-2015)

Thinking about picking up a smartwatch, but not sure you want to spend hundreds of dollars? Motorola and Asus offer models which you can snag for as little as $149 these days… but if you want an even cheaper option Amazon is selling the original Pebble Smartwatch for $13 off its list price. Still not […]

Most Android Wear watches support WiFi: LG G Watch and Asus ZenWatch do not

Google is rolling out an update to its Android Wear operating system for smartwatches that brings new features including new gestures, support for drawing emojis on the screen, and support for “always-on” apps which don’t disappear when you drop your wist. One of the biggest changes though, is support for connecting to the internet over […]

Lilbits (8-18-2014): Chrome web apps going native(ish) on Android

Google is working on a new project called “Fizz” which is designed to make mobile web apps more like native apps. In other words, developers may eventually be able to send work even when you’re offline, send push notifications, or perform other actions just as if they were native apps. You won’t even need to have […]

Custom recoveries for the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live crack Android Wear wide open

Android Wear is a version of Google’s Android operating system that’s designed for wearable devices such as smartwatches. But under the hood it’s a lot like the Android software you run on phones and tablets… so it’s not surprising that you can hack Android Wear watches much the same way as Android phones. We’ve already […]