LG Urbane 2, The First Android Wear Smartwatch With Cellular, Pulled From Stores

LGUrbane Last week we brought you news that the first Android Wear smartwatch with access to cellular data — read: doesn’t need to be paired with a smartphone — was on its way to the U.S. market, but now we need to dial down some of that enthusiasm after the device was pulled following issues. Read More

New Android Wear Smartwatches Can Go Online Without Needing Your Smartphone

LGUrbane Google is finally adding cellular connectivity to Android Wear, its operating software for smartwatches and wearables, in a move that could reduce a user’s dependence on their phone. Read More

Nexus 5X Review: Google’s Second Best Flagship Device

Screen Shot 2015-10-18 at 7.33.31 PM LG and Google have worked together again to bring you their latest Nexus incarnation. The Nexus 5X, one of two new flagship phones from Google, is being described fondly by the company as “the all-around champ.” I’m not sure what that means. Also, they’re saying things like the 5X is “capturing the soul of the Nexus family.” I’m not sure what that… Read More

Google Announces Certification Program For Cardboard Clones

Google Cardboard Google Cardboard has been a surprise hit among early adopters, giving an intentionally cheap, approachable device that opens the door to more people having their first virtual reality experience. Providing affordable hardware for optics and input and a software layer that ties into the tools app and game developers already use has made Android a major destination for those looking to… Read More

WebOS Shambles Back From The Grave In LG’s Latest Smartwatch

LG-G-Watch-Urbane-LTE LG has officially announced the Watch Urbane and the Watch Urbane LTE, two handsome wearables that they had previously announced at the end of February. Why should you care? Well, primarily because the Urbane LTE are bucking Google and instead are running webOS and is a fully-featured phone with NFC and a bigger battery. It’s almost as if WebOS, like the old man in the wagon, is calling… Read More

Moto 360 Leads As 720K Android Wear Devices Shipped In 2014, Says Canalys

Android Wear Watchfaces Consumers didn’t want for choice in smartwatches last year, but that doesn’t mean they’re gobbling up the devices: Research firm Canalys reports today that only just over 720,000 Android Wear-based devices shipped in 2014, which is around 16 percent of the total 4.6 million “smart wearable band” shipments that occurred overall. The Moto 360 has the honour of… Read More

Google And LG Strike 10-Year Global Patent Agreement

handshake Fresh from announcing record shipments in the last quarter of business, LG has revealed that it has struck a 10-year global patent agreement with Google. The company says that the arrangement covers all existing patents between the duo, as well as new ones filed over the next decade. Read More

LG G Watch Review: This Early Android Wear Watch Could Use A Bit More Time To Bake

IMG_9834 LG is one of the first to market with an Android Wear smartwatch. Their hardware runs on Google’s smartwatch platform, which is pretty locked down in terms of what kind of customizations Google allows OEM to make. But there’s still plenty of room to shine – and fall short – when it comes to hardware design. LG’s watch seems to have missed the mark in some key… Read More

Google Is Working With LG To Bring Project Tango To Consumers Next Year

wpid-wp-1403800774613.jpeg During a session about its ATAP unit, Google today announced that it is working with LG to bring Project Tango, its effort to bring 3D-sensing to phones and tablets — to consumers early next year. This first consumer device will be a tablet, though Google wasn’t all that clear about what exactly this first partnership would look like and didn’t talk about the exact timing… Read More

LG G Watch And Android Wear First Impressions Review

IMG_0322 I’ve now had about a day with the LG G Watch, and in that time the device only left my wrist when I lay my head down to sleep. It’s my first experience with Android Wear, Google’s magical new wrist-based operating system, and so far I’m finding the platform and the device to be unique and genuinely useful additions to my mobile world. Read More
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