DL Deals Contest: Choose Between a Moto 360, G Watch R, and Gear 2 in an Android Smartwatch Giveaway

Taking place currently on the DL Deals Store is an Android smartwatch giveaway, allowing you to choose whichever prize you would like. Listed is a Moto 360, LG G Watch R, or a Samsung Gear 2. Do note, the Moto 360 and G Watch R are Android Wear devices, while the Gear 2 runs Samsung’s smartwatch OS called Tizen. The Gear 2 is only compatible with Samsung-made smartphones, while the Moto 360 and G Watch R can be synced to any Android device.

To enter, all you need is an account on the DL Deals store, which can either be linked to your email or even a Facebook account. As for entries, you can tweet, follow us on Twitter, +1 us on Google+, or share the giveaway on Google+. That should be plenty of different entry options for you.  (more…)

Pebble Beta Version 2.3 Brings Android Wear Notifications, Auto App Updating

The team over at Pebble has exciting news for Android users, as two big features have been launched inside Version 2.3 of the Pebble Beta app. After updating, Pebble users will be able to see and utilize Android Wear-like notifications, as if you owned a Moto 360 or G Watch R. For example, if you receive a message through Hangouts, a notification will appear on your Pebble, which will allow you to reply to said message via selected emojis.

In addition to enhanced notifications on your Pebble, support for Android devices running 4.0+ has been added for the beta application. Lastly, auto app updates has been built in, allowing your watch to update software while it sits idling on a charger. Clutch.  (more…)

Android Wear “Lollipop” First Look and Tour!

The new Android Wear “Lollipop” update is slowly (can’t stress “slowly” enough) rolling out to Android Wear users across the world. Thankfully, we already have the update on a Moto 360, so we can show you what to expect when it finally arrives on your device.

If you missed the post on this massive update that we wrote up yesterday, then here is a recap. In Android 5.0.1 for Wear, you are getting official watch face support through the newly released Watch Face API. This makes installing watch faces and switching between them easier than ever, plus we now have a dedicated watch face page on Google Play. Outside of that, the update brought in useful settings if you pull down from the top of your watch (no longer mute only), plus it allows you to undo card dismissals and mute notifications from apps directly from a device.  (more…)

Google Uploads Updates for Wallet, Inbox, and Android Wear, Downloads Available

Wouldn’t you know it? It’s Wednesday. And you know what that means – it’s Google Apps Update Day! So far, app updates are available for Hangouts (available earlier this morning) Google Wallet, Inbox, and Android Wear. While today is not as hectic as last Wednesday in terms of updates, these improvements are certainly welcomed from Google. (more…)

Developers: Here is What You Need to Know About the Android Wear Watch Face API

Now that Android Wear watch faces are official and ready to be made through the Watch Face API, Google has gone ahead and shared all of the details that developers will need in order to make the next great face. From design and development to when Wear devices will be updated and ready to what will happen to old watch faces that aren’t currently using the new API, Google has laid it all out.  (more…)