Android Wear

Watch wars: LG, Samsung, Motorola arm-wrestle pre-IFA

Watch wars: LG, Samsung, Motorola arm-wrestle pre-IFA

It’s time for new smartwatches from LG and Samsung - at last? While Samsung has been releasing smartwatch after smartwatch over the past couple of years, LG has just begun. Both competitors released their first Android Wear smartwatches earlier this year at Google I/O for developers - now they’re already in their second wave, so to speak.

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LG smartwatch details pre-event: round gets real

LG smartwatch details pre-event: round gets real

In the war for most round smartwatch on the market, Motorola had - until now - held the monopoly with the Moto 360. Or they would have, had they actually had the resources - or the foresight - to release the device before the rest of the world had the chance to release one first. LG is taking the open shot - so is Samsung - and now Motorola may be caught with their pants down.

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Nexus 6 details and Electric Sheep

Nexus 6 details and Electric Sheep

The next Google Nexus device will probably be made by Motorola. As a sort of good-will push for Motorola as it leaves the mothership, Google, but also because Motorola is one of the last top-end smartphone makers to not have gotten a shot at a Nexus device thus far. Also today we’re to understand that the device might be extra-spooky.

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Samsung may be announcing a round smart watch at IFA

Samsung may be announcing a round smart watch at IFA

Round smartwatches are the rage. We saw the crowd at Google I/O flip all the way out when they found they’d be getting a free Moto 360, and it’s been the most anticipated Android Wear device since the platform was announced. LG recently threw their hat in the round-wearable ring as well, teasing us via video. Now Samsung may be getting involved in round smartwatches — but theirs will have an interesting twist.

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LG G Watch R circular smartwatch teased for next week

LG G Watch R circular smartwatch teased for next week

LG's next smartwatch, the LG G Watch R, is set to make its debut at IFA 2014, a freshly-revealed video teaser has confirmed, with a circular design to directly challenge Motorola's wearable. The watch, expected to run Android Wear just as is the case with the existing LG G Watch, is for the most party a mystery in terms of features, but does push LG's design language far further in the direction of more traditional timepieces.

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ASUS Smartwatch appearing on September 3rd

ASUS Smartwatch appearing on September 3rd

For the next smartwatch in our ever-expanding universe of wearables with Android, we’ve got ASUS on deck. They’ve been none to shy about letting it be known that "time" will be at the center of their presentation at IFA 2014 in Berlin with a quote and the outline of a distinctly watch-like display bezel. "In Search Of Incredible" will also continue to play host to ASUS often outlandish presentations.

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Sony SmartWatch 3 coming soon, skipping Android Wear

Sony SmartWatch 3 coming soon, skipping Android Wear

Though each of Sony’s main competitors in the smartwatch market are taking part in Google’s Android Wear initiative, word today is that Sony will be opting out. Without an Android Wear device in the running, Sony is said to continue to work with Android in a more full-blown sense, allowing apps to run at full size with hardware not all that unlike their previous release.

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Gear 2 Solo: Samsung needs an iWatch combatant

Gear 2 Solo: Samsung needs an iWatch combatant

A number of wearable devices have been tipped for a Samsung reveal over the next few weeks, and here we’re set to lay down the details we’ve gathered thus far. As of now, it would appear that at least one device - tentatively titled "Samsung Gear 2 Solo" will be released without the need for a smartphone companion. That’s where "Solo" comes from.

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