Tuesday January 17, 2017

First Android Wear 2.0 Devices Revealed

The next version of Android Wear is finally dropping, and Google has tapped LG to produce the first smartwatches that will run the software. Luckily, I am not seeing a flat tire on either of the OLED screens, which was a major turn off on the Moto 360 watches. The more expensive model even has 3G/LTE/GPS/NFC, so I may be upgrading my SmartWatch 3, finally.

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This project was first reported by Android Police way back in early July of last year, and the mockups published shortly afterwards closely resemble the shipping products. The 14.2-millimeters thick Watch Sport will come in titanium and dark blue, while the 10.8-millimeter thick Watch Style آ— with its swappable straps آ— will be available in titanium, silver, and rose gold. Of the two models, which both feature circular, plastic OLED displays, Watch Sport is clearly the flagship device. Besides its larger, higher-resolution screen (1.38 inches and 480 x 480, versus Style’s 1.2-inch, 360 x 360 face), the Sport also contains more RAM (768MB versus 512MB, although internal storage is 4GB across the board), and a larger battery (430mAh versus 240mAh).

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