Topic: smartwatches

Android Wear 2.0 now available

Developers who haven’t submitted their Android Wear 2.0 apps to the Google Play Store yet might want to get a move on. Google announced the consumer launch of the wearable platform is beginning to roll out. Android Wear 2.0 is designed to improve watch faces, workouts, ways to use applications, ways to stay in touch, … continue reading

Report: Wearables need to be more rewarding

Wearables are giving businesses new opportunities for innovation, but in order to be truly successful, they have to go beyond the hype and provide users more capabilities. A recent report revealed interest in wearables is waning because they aren’t valuable enough to users. In Gartner’s user survey analysis, the organization found the abandonment rate for … continue reading

Google releases third developer preview of Android Wear 2.0, pushes back release date

Google is giving developers the ability to reach more users in the upcoming version of Android Wear. The company announced Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 3 with access to the Google Play store. “We asked developers like you what you wanted most out of Android Wear, and you told us you wanted to make it … continue reading

SD Times Blog: When wearables go bad

It’s no secret Intel has had trouble gaining a foothold in the mobile device market. The company was issued a major blow last week when its Basis Peak smartwatch brand had to recall all of its devices due to overheating. The overheating in question resulted in burns on the user’s wrist. Josh Walden, senior vice … continue reading

Google releases Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 2

Developers can start preparing for the upcoming release of Android Wear. Google is launching the second version of the Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview in order to give developers early access and a head start on their apps. The first developer preview was released early this year at Google I/O. Since then, the company said … continue reading

Open-source project for smartwatches seeks developer contributions

An open-source operating system that was created just for smartwatches is looking for developer and community contribution to build on the system and further development for the project. AsteroidOS is an open-source smartwatch operating system still in its early stages of development. Developers can currently port AsteroidOS to new smartwatches, or develop, translate and test … continue reading

Google and Disney announce Star Wars VR experiences, upgrading to IE 11, and iOS text support on Pebble—SD Times news digest: Nov. 24, 2015

Disney and Google are teaming up to bring Star Wars to virtual reality. The companies have announced a collaborative project to bring fans immersive experiences through Google’s Cardboard VR device. Awaken the Force Within is a global program that allows users to bring virtual reality to their favorite Google apps. The apps will reflect whether … continue reading

Julia language gets $600,000 grant, Google releases API 23 SDK for Android Wear, and NASA sends robots to college—SD Times news digest: Nov. 19, 2015

The open-source programming language Julia is getting a boost from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The foundation has announced a U.S.$600,000 grant to help bring the programming language out of beta and to version 1.0. Julia is designed to eliminate the need for researchers to use multiple programming languages to perform computational analyses and … continue reading

The FCC’s open-source sign-language platform, Amazon drops Flash, and Google updates Android Wear—SD Times news digest: Aug. 21, 2015

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wants to make it easier for those who are deaf or hard of hearing to communicate. The organization recently announced it will develop an open-source video platform for users to communicate with businesses and government agencies using American Sign Language. The platform will be available for mobile and desktop operating … continue reading

Google’s open beta testing for Android, Samsung’s new Tizen SDKs, and Amazon’s Alexa developer preview—SD Times news digest: Aug. 3, 2015

Google has announced improved beta testing of Android apps in the Google Play Developer Console with a new open beta service. According to the Android Developers blog, developers can use an open beta to invite users with one-click invitations and scale to a large number of testers while also limiting the maximum number. The new … continue reading

Smartwatches pose huge security risks, HP says

Smartwatch users might want to think twice about the information they plug into their wearable device, as a recent study from HP revealed a majority of these technologies have serious security flaws. “Smartwatches have only just started to become a part of our lives, but they deliver a new level of functionality that could potentially … continue reading

Report: Some smartwatches may not protect your personal data

Researchers from the University of New Haven have found that your private data may not be so private depending on the smartwatch you are using, CNET reports. The researchers have proven that they can extract a user’s personal information from LG’s G Watch and Samsung’s Gear 2 Neo. The data they were able to retrieve … continue reading

HTML Snippets Powered By : XYZScripts.com

Get access to this and other exclusive articles for FREE!

There's no charge and it only takes a few seconds.

Sign up now!