Android Wear 2.0 Ported to the LG G Watch

The LG G Watch was released in June 2014 as a first device with Android Wear ever produced by the South Korean company. The watch is no longer supported, but the community managed to port the newest version of Android Wear.

XDA Senior Member ab123321 used the LG G Watch R’s stock Nougat ROM to prepare an image for the G Watch. Installation requires an unlocked bootloader and a few fastboot commands. If you’re still using the LG G Watch, give Android Wear 2.0 a shot! Be sure to read through the thread, as some users have posted workarounds and tips to ensure it works properly.

Check out the lenok2dory project on XDA!

Emporio Armani has an Android Wear smartwatch in the works

Android Wear watches are so easy to make these days. With a standardized hardware platform and software that can barely be customized, traditional watch makers have been pumping out new Android Wear 2.0 watches nonstop.

The latest to do so is Emporio Armani, though details on the device are sparse. Armani says that the watch, advertised as “coming soon,” will have touchscreen functionality, customizable watch faces, and a bunch of other features that every Android Wear watch has. It will also feature customization watch straps, but we hope they aren’t proprietary.

Not much info is known, but it looks like a pretty generic and classy watch. It looks good, but expect a high price to match the brand name. It should launch on September 24, so fans of the brand have a few more months to wait.

Armani’s own Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch will launch on September 14

The Armani brand is already synonymous with high fashion, and now the company wants to add smartwatches to its lineup. Armani announced that its first Android Wear 2.0 device, the Emporio Armani Connected, will go on sale in its stores starting on September 14. The company previously released a hybrid smartwatch that went on sale in the fall of 2016.

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The new touchscreen wearable will be one of the over 300 different hybrid and full smartwatches that will be made by Fossil, which is also making and marketing devices for other fashion brands like Michael Kors, Skagen, Diesel, DKNY, and Marc Jacobs. In this case, the Emporio Armani Connected will be sold with support for up to eight different straps, along with a number of exclusive watchfaces. There’s not a lot of info on its hardware specs, but on the surface it looks it will be fairly typical Android Wear smartwatch, with a round display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor inside.

However, you are paying for the brand name, not the hardware, when you decide to get the Emporio Armani Connected. Pricing has not yet been announced but we expect it to be on the higher side of Android Wear products.

Verizon Wear24 review: Time for a carrier-exclusive smartwatch

Among the launches of different devices this spring, one item you may have missed was the release of the Verizon Wear24 in March. While Verizon offers several different smartwatches for consumers, the Wear24 represents a bit of a different path for the carrier as this one is an exclusive. The market for smartwatches seems to […]

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