HTC to enter the smartwatch game, according to new leaked photo

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Before everyone starts yelling the F-word, (“Fake,” of course, not ****), it seems that the above picture is of an upcoming HTC smartwatch. The information on the screen, as most of you will notice, is fake, as it appears to have some elements of Sense 6 — the device will feature Android Wear, and Android Wear devices will not have any manufacturer skins.

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Samsung considering possible partnership with Under Armour to compete with Apple – Nike collaboration

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Apple knows that the “cool factor” is key in selling products.

Hell, it bought Beats by Dre, a headphones company hailed by audiophiles everywhere as “overrated, overpriced garbage,” for $3 billion.

Apple also has a partnership with Nike, which both parties have found lucrative since striking the deal.

Samsung sees Apple’s successes, and clearly wants in.

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Motorola discusses inspiration behind the round shape of Moto 360

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Of all of the Android Wear devices that have been announced, the Moto 360 is arguably the most hyped device of the bunch. Many people are excited for the 360 because not only will it be a solid Android Wear device, but because it looks great for a watch. The rounded design and aesthetics of the device continue to look impressive, especially compared to the typically-square designs of other smartwatches. » Read the rest

ASUS has high hopes for their upcoming smartwatch

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It’s no secret that ASUS has a smartwatch in development, as we’ve heard several promising rumors about the device. ASUS chairman really believes the smartwatch will be great, too, judging from his comments about it earlier today.

Chairman Jonney Shih discussed the trade offs that have to be made in a smartwatch, including form factor, size, and price and how focusing on different aspects of a device can make or break its success. He says the ASUS design team has learned a lot about smartwatches in their design process, and if the early rumors about how thin and affordable the device is pan out, there’s a good chance ASUS will have a hit product on their hands. » Read the rest

Asus planning September launch for smartwatch offering

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Now that the first Android Wear smartwatches are out the door with yesterday’s official launch of the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live, expect to see a flood of manufacturers bringing more devices to market. One of the first to sort of get an announcement out is Asus where an inside source has indicated the company plans to release their take on a smartwatch by September if all goes as planned. » Read the rest

Early Look Video: Hands on with the Gear Live, Samsung’s first Android Wear smartwatch

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The Gear Live, Samsung’s first Android Wear smartwatch, will be available for purchase on the Google Play Store later today.

We’re at Google I/O right now and have a hands-on video for you right now. It’s just a quick look for now, but we’ll have more for you on the device (as well as a review, as usual) later on.

Hit the break for the video. Check it out for yourself!

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LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live available today via Play Store, Moto 360 waiting in wings for summer launch

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Now that the full features of Android Wear have been officially unveiled at Google I/O 2014, Google thought it was time to let us know when some of the first Android Wear devices will be available to the public.

And you won’t have to wait — at all.

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