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[Update: AT&T too] Tizen 4.0 rolling out to Verizon’s Samsung Gear S3 Classic and Frontier

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

Verizon is pushing an update to the LTE variants of the Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier that brings Tizen version 4 as well as some cool new features. This update aligns the smartwatches with the non-LTE counterparts that got the update last week.

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[Update: AT&T too] Tizen 4.0 rolling out to Verizon's Samsung Gear S3 Classic and Frontier was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Nike Adapt BB sneakers app is live on the Play Store

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Has keeping track of battery levels on your smartphone, fitness tracker, headphones, computer, tablet, and toothbrush become too easy for you? Worry not — come February 17th, and you can charge your shoes too, with the self-lacing Nike Adapt BB sneakers. These smart shoes were announced last month, and their companion Android app is now live on the Play Store.

Using the Nike Adapt app, owners of these sneakers will be able to adjust the look and fit of each shoe, even saving up to three profiles with different fits and LED colors.

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Nike Adapt BB sneakers app is live on the Play Store was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: More details] Leaked Samsung Galaxy Sport smartwatch render shows curved glass and no rotating bezel

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Everyone is currently obsessing over the impending Galaxy S10 launch, but there's another Samsung device on the horizon: a smartwatch that may be called the Galaxy Sport. A new leak purports to show off the upcoming wearable, and it's a bit of a departure for Samsung. It's smoother and rounder than past Samsung watches, and there's no rotating bezel.

The alleged Galaxy Sport looks like a round version of the Apple Watch.

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[Update: More details] Leaked Samsung Galaxy Sport smartwatch render shows curved glass and no rotating bezel was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google might be building a smartwatch, according to new job listing

Friday, February 8th, 2019

Ever since Android Wear was first announced, rumors have circulated about Google building its own smartwatch for the platform. Speculation about a possible 'Pixel Watch' started in mid-2018, but Google explicitly said the watch wasn't coming anytime soon. According to new job listings, it looks like the company may actually build its own wearable devices.

A job listing posted two days ago on the Google Careers site calls for a Vice President of Hardware Engineering for Wearables.

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Google might be building a smartwatch, according to new job listing was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google may start building its own wearables, is looking for someone to lead its wearable hardware team

Friday, February 8th, 2019

Ever since Android Wear was first announced, rumors have circulated about Google building its own smartwatch for the platform. Speculation about a possible 'Pixel Watch' started in mid-2018, but Google explicitly said the watch wasn't coming anytime soon. According to new job listings, it looks like the company may actually build its own wearable devices.

A job listing posted two days ago on the Google Careers site calls for a Vice President of Hardware Engineering for Wearables.

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Google may start building its own wearables, is looking for someone to lead its wearable hardware team was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Alleged Fitbit Versa 2 leaks in silver, rose pink, purple, and cyan

Monday, February 4th, 2019

Fitbit launched the Versa in March last year, and it was a better product than the company's first smartwatch. While it had a bit of an Apple Watch vibe, the Versa was a capable fitness-oriented smartwatch. We have yet to see a followup to Fitbit's first watch (the Ionic), but it looks like a Versa successor is nearing release. A new leak shows off the watch in four snazzy colors.

The leak consists of images of the watch from the front and back in silver, rose pink, purple, and cyan.

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Alleged Fitbit Versa 2 leaks in silver, rose pink, purple, and cyan was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Leaked Samsung Galaxy Sport smartwatch render shows curved glass and no rotating bezel

Monday, February 4th, 2019

Everyone is currently obsessing over the impending Galaxy S10 launch, but there's another Samsung device on the horizon: a smartwatch that may be called the Galaxy Sport. A new leak purports to show off the upcoming wearable, and it's a bit of a departure for Samsung. It's smoother and rounder than past Samsung watches, and there's no rotating bezel.

The alleged Galaxy Sport looks like a round version of the Apple Watch.

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Leaked Samsung Galaxy Sport smartwatch render shows curved glass and no rotating bezel was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Tizen 4.0 rolling out to Verizon’s Samsung Gear S3 Classic and Frontier

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

Verizon is pushing an update to the LTE variants of the Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier that brings Tizen version 4 as well as some cool new features. This update aligns the smartwatches with the non-LTE counterparts that got the update last week. The OTA packages for the Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier carry the version numbers R775VVRU1CRL8 and R765VVRU1CRL8, respectively.

Let's take a look at the changelog:

  • Unlock the Gear S3 by rotating the bezel
  • Preview MMS in the notifications
  • Composing replies now shows a view of your messaging history
  • New emojis
  • Use other features and apps while on a call
  • Freely edit default workouts, including eight new indoor workouts
  • Record workouts one after another and see all results in one place
  • Theater and Goodnight mode offers a Do Not Disturb setting from the Quick Panel.
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Tizen 4.0 rolling out to Verizon's Samsung Gear S3 Classic and Frontier was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Samsung Turkey accidentally confirms Galaxy Buds as the wireless in-ear headphones pass through FCC

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

In the run-up to Samsung's Galaxy S10 event, new information has emerged concerning the company's forthcoming wireless earbuds. The details come courtesy of the FCC and Samsung Turkey, providing name confirmation and a partial illustration of the charging case for the accessory, which is expected to become the successor to Samsung's Gear IconX earbuds.

The first tidbit of news comes via Reddit, where users spotted spotted that the company's Turkish website listed "Galaxy Buds" on its warranty information page.

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Samsung Turkey accidentally confirms Galaxy Buds as the wireless in-ear headphones pass through FCC was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Available starting $2550] Louis Vuitton’s Tambour Horizon watch receives a Snapdragon Wear 3100 and an upgraded screen

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

It seems like every luxury brand has a Wear OS watch offering these days, and Louis Vuitton is one of them. According to Engadget, the designer has updated its Tambour Horizon watch with Qualcomm's new Snapdragon Wear 3100, as well as a handful of other improvements for the new year.

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[Update: Available starting $2550] Louis Vuitton's Tambour Horizon watch receives a Snapdragon Wear 3100 and an upgraded screen was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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