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Google: No OEM skins for Android Wear, Android Auto, or Android TV

In the market for an Android Wear smartwatch? You can base your decision on specs rather than software, because whether you buy a Samsung Gear Live, LG G Watch, or Motorola Moto 360, you’ll get the same user interface. Ars Technica reports that Google is insisting device makers offer the same user interface on all Android […]

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LG and Samsung’s Android Wear watches are now available

The first smartwatches running Google’s Android Wear software are now available for purchase. You can order the Samsung Gear Live from the Google Play Store for $199 or the LG G Watch for $229. Both models should begin shipping in early July. Motorola’s Moto 360 should be available in a few more weeks. Android Wear […]

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Lilbits (6-3-2014): Android Wear is coming

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 […]

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Lilbits (5-30-2014): Linux Mint 17 and a flood of new devices at the FCC

A few weeks ago we took a look at the release candidate for Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” and liked what we saw. Now the training wheels are off and Linux Mint 17 is available for anyone to download. Meanwhile, folks who are waiting for new gadgets from Toshiba, Vertu and LG can bide their time […]

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LG G Watch to come in black, gold, feature always-on display

LG plans to launch its first smartwatch by this summer, and the company is providing a few more details about its upcoming watch powered by Google’s Android Wear platform. The LG G Watch will have a water and dust resistant design, it’ll come in black or gold (with black or white wristbands), and the watch […]

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LG G Watch to launch by July for under $300 (in the UK)

The LG G Watch is expected to be one of the first smartwatches powered by Google’s Android Wear platform. LG has already said that the watch would be available by this summer. Now the folks at Pocket Lint have confirmed that it’s due out before July and that it’ll sell for £180 in the UK. That’s […]

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Lilbits (3-24-2014): Closer look at the LG Smart Watch (and HTC M8)

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 […]

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LG and Motorola unveil Android Wear smartwatches

Motorola and LG will be two of the first companies to offer smartwatches featuring Google’s new Android Wear software. The LG G Watch and Motorola Moto 360 are both due out by this summer. Android Wear is a custom version of Google’s Android operating system that’s been designed to run on wearable devices. You can pair […]