Do you remember the guy that somehow ran the archaic Windows 95 on his Android Wear-powered Samsung Gear Live smartwatch? Well, the same guy (EpicLPer) has stricken again - this time, he has successfully ran games intended for the first generation of the PlayStation console on an LG G Watch. We will let that one sink in a bit - PlayStation 1 games tight on your wrist. Well, how cool is that?When you come to think of it, however, this is not as surprising as it seems – after all, the original PlayStation came with a 33.9MHz RISC CPU, 2MB of RAM, and a 1MB GPU unit capable of basic 3D texture mapping and rendering, transparency, fading, and shading – rather unimpressive as per today's standards. The LG G Watch, on the other hand, is a beast compared with the first PlayStation – the Android Wear smartwatch has a single-core Snapdragon 400 SoC, flying at 1.2GHz, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and an Adreno 305 GPU on board, running at 450MHz.It's obvious that the … [Read more...] about 1st-gen PlayStation games running on an Android Wear smartwatch? Sure, why not!
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Google has just announced the final Android Wear 2.0 beta build before the final version is now available for download to everyone who wants to test it. It brings a couple of important new features and improvements, as well as many enhancements and bug fixes.First of all, the last Android Wear 2.0 developer preview comes with iOS support. In addition, Android Wear apps running on watches paired with iOS devices will be able to perform phone hand-off flows for launching a web page on that device.Furthermore, Google confirmed that the final developer preview adds an update to the Wearable Support Library. However, there are not updates to the preview watch image or emulator in this specific release.As mentioned earlier, the developers preview contains some enhancements and bug fixes. For example, the Navigation Drawer has been improved, so users can now flip a flag to toggle to the single-page, icon-only action drawer, which should provide faster and smoother navigation to different … [Read more...] about Google releases final Android Wear 2.0 developer preview, here is what’s new
Before today, it was extremely difficult to know what to expect from Google's official wearable solution for Android. There were a couple reasonable assumptions that could be made, like the fact that an Android-based wearable would likely rely heavily on Google Now, both with its card interface and its voice command system. But, it was hard to know what to expect from the hardware or the overall software experience. Now that Android Wear has been unveiled, the assessments can begin.I have to start out by saying that like many of you, I was very excited when I saw the initial videos for Android Wear, and even more excited when I saw the teaser for the Motorola Moto 360. I have never worn a watch with any regularity; and, since high school (read: since beginning to carry a cell phone), I have never worn a watch as anything more than a fashion accessory for a night. But, I can easily see that habit changing soon. However, unlike most of you, my job relies on my ability to set aside that … [Read more...] about What to expect from Android Wear (and if Apple should be scared or not)
Developer: Weareal Download: Android Category: Android Wear Price: Free (contains in-app purchases)Who said that only traditional watch makers have the right to boast about their latest design collections? When it comes to pretty watchfaces, smart wrist-tockers meet and exceed the standards achieved by the likes of Tag, Omega, Citizen, and any brand name that comes off the top of your head, really. For a shining example, check out what digital watchface maker Weareal has brought to the table!Available in the Google Play store, the Live 3D Watch Faces app by Weareal presents five distinct styles of traditional-looking dials, developed both for circular and square-shaped smartwatches, as well as male and female wearers. The aim here is to emulate the physical look of analog watch faces, complete with how light tends to play off their glass covers and emphasize certain design elements. Now, here's more about the five models in question.Rider is designed for men and features an animated … [Read more...] about Spotlight: Weareal brings fancy analog watchfaces to the digital realm of Android Wear
posted on 02 Jul 2015, 21:31 0 1. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015) nice, although i wouldn't watch anything to long on it cause i wouldn't want to look like an idiot with my watch in my face for more than a minute lol. posted on 03 Jul 2015, 05:58 1 13. sgodsell (Posts: 5789; Member since: 16 Mar 2013) If nothing else it will show people how powerful Android Wear can be. If people haven't realized it by now, Android Wear comes with real CPUs and GPUs and not a slower MCU which is found in other smart watches and bands. There is already games like Doom, and Gameboy emulators for Android Wear as well. posted on 02 Jul 2015, 21:32 0 2. epeevic (Posts: 10; Member since: 29 Dec 2011) I rather have a great battery life but It also doesn't hurt to have watching videos as an option. posted on 02 Jul 2015, 21:39 0 3. legiloca (Posts: 1512; Member since: 11 Nov 2014) One point for Technology! posted on 02 Jul 2015, 22:09 1 6. monoke … [Read more...] about Comments for : For better or worse, you can now play YouTube videos on your Android Wear smartwatch