The first batch of Android Wear smartwatches isn't even out in the wild yet, and here we are seeing the first teardowns of the devices. Though it's not exactly the thorough iFixit treatment, it does give a bit of insight into the inner workings of these super small computers, particularly the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live, as well as potentially how easy they are to break or fix.
LG is one of the first onboard with Android Wear, and the G Watch is its first gambit in Google's new smartwatch segment. Unlike the flashier Samsung Gear Live, and the eye-catching - but not yet available - MOTO 360, the G Watch has taken a more discrete route to the wrist. I've comprehensively reviewed Android Wear separately, so this review will focus on the G Watch's own particular strengths and foibles.
As is standard with all T-Mobile USA releases of late, the LG G3 will be sent out to the public with an off-contract plan. You’ll find the LG G3 readied for release as of today with pre-order. The official release date for the T-Mobile LG G3 is July 16th where it should be available both online and in stores across the country.
Smartphones, smartwatches, and now smart cars? LG is banking on your connected car to bring them added fortunes, as they’ve announced their intent to join the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA). Google’s auto initiative, started earlier this year, has many partners, but LG is the first big name from the Android fold.
LG has just unveiled in China what could very well be the LG G3 mini, though it is really stretching what the word "mini" really means. While the LG G3 Beat is indeed smaller than the current LG G3 flagship, it still sports a 5.5-inch display that comes close to crossing that very thin line that separates a smartphone from what most would call a phablet.
At the Google I/O conference this week, the search company showed off Android Wear, the latest Android iteration and the technology that it hopes, will carry it to the top of the wearable marketplace. To help it get the platform there, Google has enlisted the help of three companies – Samsung, Motorola, and LG. All three of the firms have built hardware, but two of the companies – LG and Samsung – are actually offering their products right now.
The first two Android Wear devices are being shown off this week at Google I/O 2014 and have been put on sale through Google Play. Both of them square-faced, both of them working with the first iteration of Android Wear. There’s the LG G Watch and there’s the Samsung Gear Live - which one will strike your fancy the hardest?
Google's Project Tango team is working with LG to release a commercial device based on the platform, expected to hit store shelves in 2015. The partnership, revealed at Google IO 2014 during a presentation from Google's ATAP team of skunkworks, will see LG follow the recently-launched Project Tango developer tablet with a version intended for the everyday consumer.
Android Wear is one of the big announcements of Google I/O today, and one of the first to ship will be LG’s G Watch. Set to go up for preorder on Google Play today, priced at $229.99 and expected to ship on July 7th, we grabbed some early hands-on time and caught up on some of the design decisions with LG.