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Topic: Wear OS

Editorial: Another F for Alphabet: Google's Android Wear OS still 'half baked' after five years of trying

03/22/2019, 07:03 am

A decade ago, Google's Android platform targeted the stars: first swaggering into Apple's iPhone market, then aggressively following iPad into tablets, and more recently jumping into wearables well before Apple Watch was even announced. What has stopped Android from succeeding anywhere apart from replacing Symbian, Windows Mobile, or Java on lower-end phones?

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Google pays Fossil $40M for smartwatch IP to compete with Apple Watch

01/18/2019, 08:01 am

Google's attempts to take on the Apple Watch in the wearable devices market with Wear OS may receive a boost, after the revelation the search giant will be paying watch maker Fossil $40 million to buy the company's smartwatch-related intellectual property.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 aims to give Apple Watch competitors longer battery life

09/10/2018, 02:09 pm

Qualcomm has launched a new chipset for wearable devices, the Snapdragon Wear 3100, one which hopes to enable Wear OS-based smartwatches to compete against the Apple Watch by offering an extended battery life.

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Android Wear changes name to 'Wear OS by Google'

03/15/2018, 01:03 pm

Google announced that it has pivoted its wearables efforts towards "Wear OS by Google," calling it "a wearables operating system for everyone."

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