Huawei Watch finally getting the Android Wear 2.0 update

Huawei confirmed that its first smartwatch would be getting Android Wear 2.0 soon after the new version of the OS officially introduced by Google. However, due to a last minute issue, the update was delayed for quite a few smartwatches that were scheduled to receive the upgrade.

Early last month, Huawei announced that Google has fixed the said issue and that it will start rolling out the long-awaited Android Wear 2.0 update very soon. Well, for some reason, “soon” wasn’t that soon at all.

It took Huawei about a month to start delivering on its promise, and …


Apple Pay adds over 20 U.S. banks to its support list and debuts with Australia’s HSBC

After Apple Pay’s launch in 2014, the Cupertino-based giant Apple continues to expand the platform’s global reach by steadily adding more financial institutions to the list of those that officially support the contactless payment service. As MacRumors reports, this list now includes 22 new banks in the U.S, and Apple Pay also makes its debut with the Australian bank HSBC, supporting both MasterCard and Visa credit cards.
Besides the Australian bank HSBC, Apple Pay’s latest additions are mainly local banks and regional credit unions that serve less populated areas of …

Deal: BeatsX wireless earphones on sale on Amazon for 20% off

Amazon is one of the first retailers to discount the BeatsX wireless earphones a few months after they were made available for purchase. Before going into details, it’s worth noting the wireless in-ear headphones can be purchased for $149.95.

However, Amazon has a better deal on the BeatsX wireless earphones, even though you won’t see the price displayed on the online store. It appears that because Amazon’s price on the in-ear headphones is lower than Beats’ suggested retail price, the company does not allow the retailer to show customers the price until they place …

Google's Handwriting Input app now available for smartwatches running Android Wear 2.0

For those who send a lot of texts and messages from their Android Wear 2.0 powered smartwatch, Google’s Handwriting Input app should make it easier to respond to messages and email. Starting today, the Handwriting Input app can be installed from the Google Play Store for smartwatches powered by Android Wear 2.0. And even if your wearable comes out of the box with Android Wear 2.0 running the show, like the LG Watch Style and LG Watch Sport, you are still going to have to install the app from the Play Store. For some reason, the version of the Handwriting Input app that comes pre-loaded with either …

Top 5 Wear 2.0 designer smartwatches to expect in 2017

 

Last month was a big month. Not that it had 31 days, but because it saw some major gadget unveils that have stirred a lot of talk and spirits. Obviously, we are referring to Samsung Galaxy S8’s official announcement, but also to the Baselworld event, which turned 100 this year and brought some fantastic smart timepieces.

A bunch of designer wear manufacturers showed off truly irresistible smartwatches that we should look forward to in 2017, giving us only a carrot stick of details. One theme was kind of central to some of them, though – Apple’s high-end wrist clocks …

Critically-acclaimed adventure game Secret Files: Tunguska is free on App Store until April 20

If you’re a fan of point-and-click adventure games, then you have more than a week to pick up one of the little gems that were launched in the mid-2000s, Secret Files: Tunguska.

Developed by German studio Animation Arts and published by Deep Silver, Secret Files: Tunguska has been briefly pulled from the App Store, and it was re-released last week. The good news is the game is now available for free until April 20, after which it will go back up to its full price.

Tunguska is the first title in the Secret Files series, which comprises three more games: Puritas …

LG confirms Android Wear 2.0 rollout for Watch R and Watch Urbane, the 2nd Gen will get it in May

Android Wear 2.0 has started rolling out to some LG Watch Urbane and Watch R users a couple of days ago, but we did not get any confirmation from the South Korean company.

Well, it looks like our initial report was 100% accurate, as LG has just announced that Android Wear 2.0 is now being pushed to the original Watch Urbane smartwatch and the Watch R.

Unfortunately, if you’ve expected the latest Watch Urbane 2nd Gen to get the same treatment, then you might have to lower those expectations. LG states that this particular smartwatch model won’t be getting …

Android Wear 2.0 is rolling out to some LG G Watch R and LG Watch Urbane users

The Android Wear 2.0 rollout has been problematic to say the least, seeing as none of the popular devices have received it yet, almost two moths after its launch. However, Reddit users of two different LG smartwatches, the LG G Watch R and LG Watch Urbane, have reported getting the update.

The delay, as we’ve previously reported, was apparently caused by a software bug, which has since been patched. Still, while slow releases are something of a tradition for most devices running any flavor of Android, owners of Wear 2.0-confirmed devices were still displeased with the lack of …

Google fixes issue in Android Wear 2.0 for Huawei Watch, update coming soon

Huawei was among the first companies to offer customers who purchased one of its smartwatches the chance to try out Android Wear 2.0. The beta version of the platform was pushed a while ago, and Huawei promised the final build would be available before the end of March.

As some of you might already know by now, Google had to delay the rollout of Android Wear 2.0 to most of the compatible smartwatches because of some last minute issues. Well, it appears that Huawei Watch’s update is out of the woods, as Google fixed the problem and will be releasing Android Wear 2.0 very soon.

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Six more smartwatches are now receiving Android Wear 2.0

Just the other day, we told you that Google had finally commented on the delay in rolling out Android Wear 2.0. Originally expected to be disseminated in February, only a trio of watches received it when a bug forced Google to apply the breaks to the update. The three that were updated were the Fossil Q Founder, Casio Smart Outdoor Watch WSD-F10 and the Tag Heuer Connected. At the time, Google said that it would resume pushing out the update when everything was copacetic.

Well, it seems that everything is A-OK, and six additional smartwatches are now receiving Android Wear 2.0. Those models …