Google’s ATAP team functions under the lead of Regina Dugan, who has referred to her Advanced Technology and Projects team as “a small band of pirates trying to do cool shit,” – took to the stage to talk and show off a few slightly more ambitious things at Google I/O and gave us some updates on Project Tango. Project Tango is the overarching name for smartphones and tablets that are equipped with incredible cameras and sensors that allow them to see and map the world around them in 3D. Google will be partnering with LG to build a consumer model[Read More...]
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The LG G Watch is on its way. We’re seeing the shipping notifications for orders placed for the LG G Watch through Google Play in Australia, arrive in customers mailboxes. Orders are shipping out of Hong Kong, through carrier Aramex – a change from FedEx, who handled the rollout of the Nexus 5 last year. While many are lamenting the fact that orders are shipping on a Friday, the positive is that most customers – at least those in Eastern states of Australia – should receive their G Watch on Monday. Our poll from this morning shows that there are[Read More...]
The LG G3 has not yet launched in Australia, but that hasn’t stopped rumours of a G3 Mini being products, and today we’ve seen a screen protector from Australian screen protector company Aerios adding fuel to the rumour fire. There’s little to be gleaned from the image, which shows that even with the ‘Mini’ name attached, the screen is still fairly large. While it’s not in the G3′s 5.5-inch range, previous rumours we’ve seen point to a 4.5-inch screen. Hardware for the G3 Mini – or G3 Beat as we’re hearing it may be called – is rumoured to be[Read More...]
Android Wear is about to start shipping – Have you received a shipping notice and which did you order?
Today is the day – Android Wear will begin shipping for those of you who ordered a watch. The LG G Watch is due to begin shipping today, with the Samsung Gear Live due to begin shipping out to customers on Monday. So, with orders coming, we have some questions, so we thought we’d do a bit of a poll and see what you’re thinking when it comes to Android Wear. We’re also keen to find out if you’ve recevied a shipping notification. Now, vote below: So, remember to let us know in the comments when you receive your shipping[Read More...]
The two pieces of Android Wear currently available on the market – the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live – are both receiving an Over-The-Air update at the moment. Unfortunately, if you weren’t one of the 6,000 attendees at Google I/O who received one of the new watches, you wouldn’t notice. But, if you ordered a Gear Live or G Watch from Google Play, then you should expect the update – which takes the build to KMV78V – to arrive on your wrist shortly after powering the watch on and connecting it to a data stream for the[Read More...]
After this morning being officially announced, the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live are now showing in the Australian Google Play store. While both pieces of Android Wear are showing, there’s a catch. The Samsung Gear Live does not appear ready for release as yet, with the watch listed as ‘Coming Soon’. There’s better news for fans of the LG G Watch, with the watch listed as ready to order with options for Black (Titan) or White Gold. When the Samsung Gear Live goes on-sale, which we are told is ‘Soon’, it will cost $250 from Google Play. The[Read More...]
After announcing Android Wear back in April, Google today took the wraps off their Android Wear plans and took everyone through the interface, and showed exactly what Android Wear can do. David Singleton, Director of Engineering, Android took the stage to show off the new system. He said that Style is important – square and circular screens are used to give choice. Android Wear is about Sensors, fitness Goals and giving intelligent answers to spoken questions – something that is key in a multi-sceen world. He advised that people check their phones on average – 125 times per day. Android[Read More...]
While we’re not physically at Google I/O 2014 (Thanks Google!), there are plenty of US tech blog folk that are, and so we’re having to rely on them for some of the news we’d love to be able to report first hand. While we’ve gleaned a lot of news from the Google I/O keynote, close up product shots are not something we’re able to do .. except by sharing what has been published elsewhere. So, with little further ado, we’d like to introduce you to LG’s G Watch, in glorious large photos courtesy of The Verge’s David Pierce. This is[Read More...]
It wasn’t long ago now that we saw rumours that Samsung would jump on board the Android Wear platform. Well, it seems that rumour is gathering a fair bit of momentum. Samsung is rumoured to be launching a product called ‘Samsung Gear Live’, with the wraps being taken off tomorrow morning at Google I/O 2014. Not only do we have a name, but we’ve even got some specs! Somewhat similar to a Samsung Gear 2 Neo, the specs include a 1.63″ screen, which is similar in size to LG’s G Watch, however the resolution is higher at 320×320 (compared to[Read More...]
With the arrival of the LG G3 not to far away, those with an LG G2 who are into modding may wish to make their G2 look like a G3. Developer OptimusRS has now brought us the aptly named “Optimus G3 ROM” to the G2. The ROM was ported from the official Korean LG G3 F400K and is based on the LG D802 20d firmware. The new ROM essentially brings the cleaner, less colourful UI of the G3 over to the G2 and there’s also support for 4K video recording, and a number of other improvements originally designed for the G3. As[Read More...]
The buzz is strong around LG‘s G Watch this week. We’re expecting to hear a lot more about tomorrow morning during the Google I/O keynote address – it’s supposedly be the reference device for Android Wear, and is rumoured to be given away to developers attending Google’s developer conference in a bid to encourage development for the nascent platform. For the rest of us, UK retailer MobileFun (known as MobileZap in Australia) has listed the watch for pre-order in a number of regions. While MobileFun is UK-based, they maintain a presence in a variety of different countries and the G[Read More...]
As Google IO approaches (just a few days away now), the rumour mill traditionally starts to ramp up a little bit. Google is widely expected to take the wraps of a few new technologies this year, and one that’s attracting a lot of interest is the Android Wear platform, and the hardware partners’ releases to go along with it. LG’s G Watch is the reference device for Android Wear, and so is the defining standard in what Android Wear should do. A new leaked photo of the G Watch has confirmed some of the rumoured specs, as well as revealing[Read More...]
One of the hard things to find with a Smartphone is a nice wallpaper. Happily, device manufacturers, Google and ROM makers make a variety of wallpapers which are pretty much available to find on the Internet. What developer Donnatus has done, with a new app called Droidpack Wallpapers, is give you a central point to find, download and set them as the wallpaper on your Android device. Droidpack Wallpapers contains over 500 wallpapers for you to choose from, and there’s a selection from Google, including wallpapers from stock Android 4.4, 4.3 and Android 3.x. You will also find wallpapers from[Read More...]