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Next Android Wear update coming with Interactive Watch Faces and More

Next Android Wear update coming with Interactive Watch Faces and More

Android Wear is set to get another update as early as August. Currently the Android Wear watches are running on Android  5.1.1. No official information has come out yet, but our friends at Phandroid have managed to get their hands on a leaked copy.  According to the documents provided by Google, the next Android Wear will come with “Single Tap Gesture”, which allows for various watch face activities, launch activities and much more. This new feature will end the single tap to open the launcher, instead swiping from right to left will open it. According to the document provided by Google the Tap gesture can be used in the following four ways: Single Tap Gesture (Interactive Watch Face) A tap can cause a sequence of visual changes, as though the user is cycling through options for their watch face. A tap could be used to toggle between different states on a watch, such as the weather. A tap on your watch face could be used to reveal more information, such as a fitness graph. And lastly, a tap could be used to open a new activity, where the activity would slide in from the right side of the watch face. So simply put this feature open doors to interactive watch faces, which according to Google has already acquired the help of developers to develop these type of watch faces. Together The second major feature to come with the new update is the ability to send messages, stickers, emojis, and doodles to other Android Wear devices. So, watch to watch communication is the next big step for Android Wear watches. Though in this case it seems Apple already has a one up on Android Wear as their Apple watch can send heartbeats and doodles to other Apple Watches. That is what we have so far on things to come for Android Wear, we will surely keep you updated as soon as more news develops. So, what are your thoughts on interactive watch faces and watch to watch communication? Do let us know in our comments section below....

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Star Wars: Uprising Alpha GamePlay Footage [Video]

Star Wars: Uprising Alpha GamePlay Footage [Video]

The Star Wars franchise has been re-kindled again with the upcoming release of the seventh installment of the Star Wars saga, The Force Awakens. Cashing up on this, game developers Kabam, have joined hands and developed an all new game for Android and iOS called Star Wars: Uprising. The game will be launched later this year, but an alpha game footage has just been released. The role-playing game shows various characters using light sabers and blasters to fight against the Empire.  According to Kabam you can: Create the Hero the Galaxy Needs – Choose from a wide range of special skills, species, visual customizations and classic Star Wars gear to become the next Han Solo, Boba Fett or entirely unique hero of your own design. Shape the Future of the Game Universe – Join players worldwide in massive sector-wide battles to dictate the expansion of in-game content, including new planets, exclusive gear and unique crew members. A New Chapter in Star Wars – Play the first mobile game in the Star Wars universe that takes place between Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Real-Time Co-op Against the Empire – Explore the secrets of the sector, build a powerful crew with allies, and play alongside friends in synchronous cooperative play. Brave Challenges on Classic and New Worlds – Battle your way through missions on Hoth, Cloud City and more, fighting against powerful bosses led by an ominous new adversary. Pre-register now to get special gifts as soon as the game is launched! So join the force. Will you? Source: Star Wars:...

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Android 6.0 or M to come with Multi-Window Feature [RUMOR]

Android 6.0 or M to come with Multi-Window Feature [RUMOR]

Every year Google comes up with its new edition to the Android family naming them after tasty deserts. The names usually are alphabetical so after J, K, L now its the turn for “M”.  So, it would go as Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lolipop and now rumored to be Muffin. This is still early days, as most devices are still stuck on KitKat and yet have to see Android 5.0 or 5.1 Lollipop.  According to rumors, Google’s next Android version a.k.a Android 6.0 or Muffin, will come with an updated but not likely redesigned Material UI.  Not only that Android 6.0 will be coming with a few bag of goodies as well, namely a Multi-Tasking (Multi-Window) feature.  This will be pretty handy considering the larger display devices in the market these days like the Nexus 6. Their is no official word on what exactly will Android “M” be called, could be Muffin or like they did with KitKat, maybe it could be Mars, who knows. Only thing that is for sure is that Android 6.0 will be something to look out for at the end of 2015. Till then let us know what name do you suggest for Google’s next Android...

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Moto 360 2015 Leaked – Has a Full Cirlcular Watch Face and New Strap Design

Moto 360 2015 Leaked – Has a Full Cirlcular Watch Face and New Strap Design

The Moto 360 was considered one of the best smart watches of 2014 running Google’s own Android Wear OS. Truth be told, it had its limitations but for a first generation Android smart watch, it was quite impressive. The circular face of the smart watch coupled with it leather or steel straps made it very beautiful and stylish time piece. Now rumors for the 2nd generation Moto 360 have already started to take shape. One such leak has hit the digital realm, of a fully rounded smart watch face, meaning no more gap at the bottom. This also means that the resolution has been bumped from 320×290 from to 360×360. The other thing which the leaked image above shows, is a whole new band with steel clasps. They seem to slide right in the watch face. If this turns out to be true, then alot of people who damaged their devices while trying to change straps are  going to be really happy. This year seems to be really promising for android smart watches, with companies already showing off their new watches. Huawei amazed everyone with their first smart watch the Huawei Watch and LG came up with the LG G Watch Urbane. This means Motorola has to really up its game if it wants its smart watch to rule the roost once again. Source:...

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HTC One M9 promo videos leaked before March 1st MWC Event

HTC One M9 promo videos leaked before March 1st MWC Event

The HTC One M9 is going to be unveiled on March 1st at the MWC 2015, but thanks to our resident leakster @upleaks we all got to know about it from today. He leaked 3 promo videos of the M9, which confirmed all the speculations and rumors we had for the device. HTC One M9 Intro Video The first is the Intro video for the HTC M9 showing off a 2-tone metallic finish and a single front camera unlike the HTC M8. The back camera is a 20MP shooter with the front camera being an Ultra Pixel for better low light selfies. The video also showed some features of the new theme engine HTC has used for Sense 7. Other than that HTC has replaced the Beats Audio speakers with Dolby Surround. HTC One M9 Camera This video shows off the 20MP and the UltraPixel front camera with some cool editing tools. The HTC M8 had quite a fun load of picture editing options, and HTC have tried to improve them it seems in the M9. HTC One M9 Theme Engine    The final video shows off the all new theme engine that HTC has introduced with Sense 7. The option to change the layout of your device to such an extent was only possible for users with rooted devices. Now for HTC to head into that direction is quite refreshing. Now these are leaked promos and there is a chance they could be fake, seems unlikely but could be plausible.  Whatever the case may be thanks to @upleaks we have something to be excited about. Though HTC may have gone a step back in the designing front , because it looks pretty similar to the M8 (normally Samsung has been found guilty of that). Well, lets just wait a few more days for the official word at...

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Android 5.1 Lollipop confirmed – Leaked Change log included

Android 5.1 Lollipop confirmed – Leaked Change log included

It is confirmed folks!! The next Android release is Android 5.1 and will still be called Lollipop.  Google confirmed this on the Android One Page. Though there is no official word about what to expect from the update but here’s a leaked change log ot help you get an idea. Android 5.1 Lollipop New Features Change-log:  Silent mode added after missing on Android 5.0 release. General improvements in system stability.  Improved RAM management.  Fixes for sudden app closures.  Improved battery management.  Excessive consumption of network devices when used Wi-Fi fixed.  Issues with wireless connections fixed.  Problems with Okay Google function solved.  Notifications problems solved.  Some sound problems experience [sic] by certain devices fixed.  Other improvements and changes.   The illusive Android 5.1 has been spotted a number of times on Android One devices in the Philippines and India. A Nexus 5 has also been spotted running the new Android update on Geekbench benchmarking website. New build numbers have also popped up for Nexus devices hinting that the the official update is not far away. Nexus Device Android 5.1 Builds Android 5.1; Nexus 5 Build/LMY29C Android 5.1; Nexus 6 Build/LMY29C Android 5.1; Nexus 6 Build/LMY29D Android 5.1; Nexus 9 Build/LMY22E Android 5.1; Nexus 6 Build/LMY22E While March is the month where everybody is hinting at for Google to make it official. As usual they will start with the  factory images then the OTA updates to all Nexus devices will follow.  Really excited for the month of March, first MWC then Android 5.1,  so many goodies on their...

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