Smartwatches

Apple Watch Takes 52% Share of Smartwatch Market in Q2 2021

According to new research from Strategy Analytics, the Apple Watch dominated the gobal smartwatch market last quarter with a 52.5% share. Samsung came in at second with an 11% share, followed by Garmin with 8.3%. The remaining 28.2% was held by Huawei, OPPO, Xiaomi, and other smartwatch makers. Apple shipped a whopping 9.5 million units of […]

Samsung Gear Live Turned into a Macintosh II Smartwatch [VIDEO]

Hacker Corbin Davenport, who has previously installed Windows 95 on Android Wear as well, has now successfully installed a fully functioning version of an Apple Macintosh II from 1987 on a Samsung Gear Live smartwatch (via Popular Mechanics). According to the hacker though, the Macintosh II menus and buttons are virtually unpressable with even the most slender of human...

Simon Tian Prepares for Second Smartwatch Launch of his Young Career

Simon Tian, the 21 year old Montreal based entrepreneur and CEO of Neptune Computer, who released his first ‘Neptune Pine’ smartwatch a couple of years back following a massively successful Kickstarter funding, is getting ready to shake up the market once again with his second smartwatch launch called the 'Neptune Hub’. According to The Globe And Mail, the Hub is a...

The Apple Watch Could Put You in Jail for Two Years

Motoring experts have warned that drivers who get caught using the upcoming Apple Watch behind the wheel will face the same penalties as those caught using mobile phones, The Telegraph reports. The UK's Department of Transport has also confirmed that using a smart watch while driving will be treated by police in the same way...

Analyst Sees Chinese-Style Voice Messaging a Major ‘iWatch’ Feature

Analyst Steven Milunovich at UBS, who recently met with Apple CEO Tim Cook, has said in an investor note today that he sees Chinese-style voice messaging as one of the chief “jobs to be done” for the rumoured ‘iWatch', which the Cupertino giant is expected to release in October this year, Fortune is reporting. Milunovich said that...

Google Reveals ‘Android Wear’ OS for Wearable Devices [VIDEO]

Last week, Google’s senior vice president Sundar Pichai hinted that the company is planning to release an Android SDK for smartwatches and today, Google has officially revealed 'Android Wear’, a version of its Android operating system to work on wearable devices. Google says that a Developer Preview of its new smartwatch OS should help app developers tailor their existing notifications...

Google to Release Android SDK for Smartwatches in Coming Weeks

Sundar Pichai, the senior vice president at Google overseeing the development of Android, Chrome and Google Apps, has revealed that his company is planning to release a software development kit (SDK) based on Android for makers of wearable devices, such as smartwatches, in the next couple of weeks, The Wall Street Journal is reporting. Mr. Pichai noted that Google...