Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Mar 2014 16:34 UTC
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Update: the round model is the Moto 360. Motorola has posted a video about its inception.

Android is coming to wearable devices, with the watch being the first focus.

If you're a developer, there's a new section on developer.android.com/wear focused on wearables. Starting today, you can download a Developer Preview so you can tailor your existing app notifications for watches powered by Android Wear. Because Android for wearables works with Android's rich notification system, many apps will already work well. Look out for more developer resources and APIs coming soon. We're also already working with several consumer electronics manufacturers, including Asus, HTC, LG, Motorola and Samsung; chip makers Broadcom, Imagination, Intel, Mediatek and Qualcomm; and fashion brands like the Fossil Group to bring you watches powered by Android Wear later this year.

This actually looks like the first smartwatch interface done right.

Android's notification system, Google Now, and the card UI feel right at home here. I could definitely see myself wanting one of these. LG will ship the first device in the next quarter, but personally I'm holding out for the circular device shown in Google's videos.

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Comment by Tractor
by Tractor on Thu 20th Mar 2014 10:16 UTC
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Am I the only one to have the feeling that the screen of the watch has been numerically and deceptively edited to look so clear and sharp ?

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RE: Comment by Tractor
by Alfman on Thu 20th Mar 2014 20:26 in reply to "Comment by Tractor"
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2011-01-28

Tractor,

Am I the only one to have the feeling that the screen of the watch has been numerically and deceptively edited to look so clear and sharp ?


I'm curious too. It looks fake to me, the focal depth looks wrong. Not that I'm bothered with using concept images/video before it's physically ready to demo.

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