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Top 13 Android-Compatible Wearables Better Than The Apple Watch

One can safely assume the decision to support iPhones on the Android Wear platform didn’t come easy for Google. Always an endorser of diversity and choice, the search giant would love it if its customers only had to pick between hardware products built by sanctioned brands. But iPhones make the mobile world go round, and

Top ten Apple Watch alternatives that support both Android and iOS

As an unapologetic (wink, wink), self-acknowledged Android aficionado (don’t call me a fanboy), and writer who earns money off Google’s prosperity, I’m practically and almost unconsciously compelled to dislike, scorn and mock Apple. But oftentimes, Cupertino makes it really hard to hate on them. The iPad Air and Air 2 are gorgeous and their “ecosystem”

MWC 2015 preview – Samsung vs. HTC for the heavyweight title

Despite Sony and LG’s best efforts, the 2014 Mobile World Congress was the classic one-man show scenario. Samsung came to Barcelona, saw what the competition had to exhibit, scoffed and conquered the event. The Galaxy S5 quickly fulfilled its destiny, and sold in tens of millions of units, although ultimately, it came short of breaking

Best Android-compatible smartwatches available for Christmas

There’s no more denying it. Wearable devices are the next big thing in mobile tech, and it’s just a matter of time until they’ll start competing with “old-fashioned” smartphones for mainstream popularity. We still don’t expect them to have a similar impact on handheld sales as tablets hurt conventional computers, but they will take a

My smartwatch as a billboard? No, thank you!

Wearable devices are on the rise, but does it also mean a reduced level of privacy and quiet as marketers start using our smart watches and smart glasses as advertising platforms? Earlier this month, Google launched its Android Wear platform, meant to optimize Android for use on wearable devices like smart watches. Brands like Motorola,

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch leaked photos not final

Alleged Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch leaked photos have recently been published by Venturebeat during the weekend. However, a new report claims that the photos are not of the final device, but merely of a prototype. The smartwatch that will be unveiled in New York and Berlin will have a different appearance, according to Gigaom’s insider sources. The