Problems pairing moto360 with iphone 7

There appeared to be some problems with the Motorola 360 Second generation. The issue at hand at the moment is that the Moto 360 cannot be connected to the iPhone seven. The online magazine the verge has reported that there appear to be some issues with the fossil Q and the Moto 360 to pair with the iPhone seven and the iPhone 7+.

Owners like myself of the android Smart watch have able to use their Smart watches with iPhone devices since Apple added iOS support back in August of last year.

Apple already seems to have had some problems with the release of IOS 10.0 and android watches. Google says that it is aware of the serious pairing issues.

Apple does not lets users fully use the IOS system on their android watches, but you can show some notifications on your watch if you would like. Maybe this was a problem that Apple was not aware of before releasing the iPhone seven or their new software version. The android compatibility has been a little bit of a problem child for Apple.

Although the market for smartwatches is predominantly dominated by android devices, Apple does not seem to care much about this ecosystem. We do hope that Apple will step up the game and help android users use their smart watches a lot better than they are doing at the moment. The android Smart watches simply look a lot better than the ones that Apple are producing at the moment.

Android Smart watches are faster, better looking, and better value for money than the Apple watch. Lets let’s hope that they fix this problem soon. We will keep you posted!

Lenovo Teases new Moto360 Gen. 3

At the end of this month, IFA 2016 will kick off in Berlin. One of the companies scheduled to make a splash is Lenovo. It has only been a couple of months since Lenovo’s last event, where we saw the  Motorola Moto Z and Moto Z Force unveiled. Lenovo is teasing even more new stuff for IFA.

Innovation is one of the hardest things to do in Tech, yet gradual changes seem to be taking longer than ever at the moment in the world of smart watches

The video above specifically mentions new Moto Mods, tablets, and a 3rd-gen Moto 360. The slogan for Lenovo’s presentation this year is “devices that blur the lines of creativity and productivity.” That doesn’t give us many clues about the new devices, but when have marketing slogans been anything but cryptic? One thing we could see is the camera Mod that showed up in leaked renders before the launch of the Moto Z.

It would also be cool to see more about the bendable tablet and phone that Lenovo showed off at Tech World in June. What are you looking to see from Lenovo? Are you waiting for the next Moto 360? We have been waiting for the next generation Moto 360 for quite some time now. In a world of technical innovations, it is not that easy to understand why it is taking Lenovo this long to come up with a new product.

Maybe it is because smart watches are still in a niche market.

Lenovo has been one of the most innovative companies on the market today with their the Foldable laptops and beautifully designed tablets. Yet wearables are not something that they have been very good at so far. The last generation smart watch was brought out by Motorola and not by Lenovo so we will have to see whether Lenovo Will be able to live up to the expectations and especially the innovation expectations that the fanboys have for the smart watches today.

The IFA in Berlin has gotten off to a great start. We are still waiting for Smart watch introductions by Lenovo though. As soon as we find some more information on the future of smart watches that will come out and be brought out by Lenovo, we will post it right here on Moto360-guide.com.

 

TAG Heuer’s upcoming Android Wear smartwatch will cost about $1,400

The head of TAG Heuer stated that the company’s upcoming Android Wear smartwatch will cost about $1,400 when it goes on sale later this fall. The TAG Heuer Android Wear watch is an exciting new addition to the traditional product line that TAG Heuer have.

TAG Heuer was founded in 1860 in Saint-Imier (Switzerland) and one of the most respected watch brands in the world with a long tradition of high quality “sport watches”. Many probably know TAG Heuer from their Carrera line . TAG Heuer began as Uhrenmanufaktur Heuer AG, founded in 1860 by Edouard Heuer in St-Imier, Switzerland. The company was purchased by Techniques d’Avant Garde in 1985, when the Heuer brand became TAG Heuer. In 1999, TAG Group sold TAG Heuer to French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH.

The name TAG Heuer combines an abbreviation for Techniques d’Avant Garde and the surname Heuer.

TAG Heuer smartwatch

TAG Heuer first announced its plans for an Android Wear product in March. Intel will provide the hardware for the smartwatch. Jean-Claude Biver, the head of TAG Heuer, revealed the $1,400 price tag of the still unnamed smartwatch to Bloomberg. He added that the device should go on sale sometime in October or November, and that its battery life should last up to 40 hours.

TAG Heuer is one of the first large watchmakers that has started to embrace the new smartwatch era that is coming our way. The stylish and sportive luxury watch brand is showing the entire watch industry that luxury, class and tradition can go together very well with innovation and state of the art digital technology. TAG Heuer is hoping to take this new customer segment by storm and give potential customers out there a real high quality alternative to the “common” Apple Watches and Android watches that are out on the market today.

The TAG Heuer CEO (Biver) commented on the launch of the Apple Watch:

“I hope they sell millions and millions and millions of them,” Biver said, speaking ahead of the official opening of a Hublot boutique in Dubai Mall. “The more they sell the more a few people will want something different and come to TAG Heuer.”

First reactions to the TAG Heuer smartwatch

The first reactions on TAG Heuers move into this new industry and step away from solely focussing on the creation of mechanical watches was received with a bit of scepticism from the Android Wear community.

Not all Android Wear (smartwatch) fans are truly convinced that TAG Heuer will bring something new to the table. If TAG Heuer do not “combine” their traditional strength in analog timepieces with the new technology and “only” add a new outer shell to already existing smartwatches, it might not actually add a lot to the current set of available watches out there.

One person wrote (scoty024 @android central)

They are correct, TAG isn’t building a watch here, they’re building an Android Wear case. Here the $1,500 price tag isn’t a reflection of the construction and accuracy of a time piece, it’s only a reflection of the case and strap build quality… and the brand name.

I feel that this is a logical reaction to a somewhat more expensive price point than the current smart watches that are on the market today. I think we need to understand that the target group that TAG Heuer are trying to reach are not the typical Android Wear users, but a new (more settled and traditional) luxury customer segment that do not feel are being served well with the watches that are on the market today.

Tag Heuer Carrera Wearable 01

In an interview with Wearable, TAG Heuers CEO confirmed the name for their first Android Wear smartwatch. It will carry the name “TAG Heuer Carrera Wearable 01”. The name is very closely related to the Carrera – Heuer 01, that was presented at the watch fair in Basel (Switzerland) early 2015.

The name shows that the smartwatch will be very closely related to the regular Carrera – Heuer 01 and will follow the same or a similar build type. The form factor will be very important for a premium brand smartwatch and the TAG Heuer fans will not be disappointed.

The launch date will most probably be November 2015. Only a few more months to go and we’ll finally know what the real watch will look like.

Tag Heuer smartwatch: Battery life

In an interview, Biver boasted that the new Tag Heuer smartwatch will have a battery life of 40 hours. That’s much better than the Apple Watch but next to mechanical watches and hybrids such as the Withings Activité, it doesn’t look so hot. Time will tell if Tag’s customers are enamoured enough with the smart features to put up with charging an expensive watch every two days.

Wareable has been told by Tag that the Android Wear smartwatch will be upgradeable. We spoke with UK communications manager Alexandra King, who revealed that a key focus would be the lifespan of the product.

“The watch will change the technology as it develops, Jean-Claude Biver was clear about that. We want to be able to change the technology but keep the watch elements,” she told us.

“If your child completed their Masters degree, you might want to give them a watch. We want to create something that will stay on your watch for a lifetime, that’s what Tag Heuer does. And as the technology changes, it will change,” she added.

TAG Heuer vs Apple Watch vs Moto 360

With the introduction of the Apple Watch (and its high price points), Apple have opened the smart watch market up to a new customer segment that were not interested in these “cheap” toys before. These users want to feel that they have something that not everyone can afford and own. Something exclusive, something special. I feel that this is exactly what TAG Heuer would like to create, an awe effect and something to dream about – and not a product for the masses.

If TAG Heuer do not live up to the high expectations of bringing a new innovation to the table and creating a “new generation” of best of breed traditional watches with the newest technological advances, it might rightfully so not suffice to compete with the Apple Watch or Moto 360 (of which one could buy 10 at a price tag of 1,500 Dollar).

Fact is, the traditional watch industry is moving forward and are taking the threat of smart watches very seriously. Luckily they are not just complaining about the new technology, but actually joining in on the fun and bringing something to the table that non of the current tech companies can truly bring; traditional craftsmanship and unparalleled luxury beyond merely using a gold “sugarcoating”.

As soon as the first version is out there, I would love to be able to have a closer look at it and report back to you with more insights.

Source: Bloomberg, “content” and images: Android Central

Blackberry is thinking about launching Android phone

BlackBerry is thinking about using Android for an upcoming smartphone, according to a report in Reuters. The potential move is said to be part of a pivot to focus on software and device management rather than owning the operating system from top to bottom. That may well make sense for BlackBerry — after several delays to its BlackBerry 10 OS and an unspectacular launch in early 2013, the storied Canadian company now has under one percent of the smartphone market.

According to the report, the sliding phone briefly shown off at Mobile World Congress (above) is likely to use Google’s OS, meaning that BlackBerry would at least be contributing an unorthodox form factor to the Android ecosystem. “We don’t comment on rumors and speculation, but we remain committed to the BlackBerry 10 operating system, which provides security and productivity benefits that are unmatched,” the company said in a statement to Reuters.

While the move would be somewhat surprising, BlackBerry has flirted with Android in the past. BlackBerry 10 relies on emulated Android apps for much of its library, the BBM Messenger app was eventually released on iOS and Android, and BlackBerry has integrated its security technology into the Knox software on Samsung’s Android phones. Releasing a full-fledged Android phone could boost BlackBerry’s enterprise credentials by proving that its security and device management software can work on other, more popular platforms.

source: The Verge

Android TV Gets Updated App Store With More Than 600 Apps

There are now more than 600 apps available on Android TV, and Google just took some steps to help users with app discovery on its TV platform. The company launched a new version of the Google Play store for Android TV this week that now lets users browse all apps, or explore curated selections in over 20 collections.

The announcement comes just a week after Google unveiled a new way to access content on Android TV: The next version of Android will give app publishers the ability to program linear TV channels, and have their shows live right next to broadcast TV stations like ABC and CBS on Android TV devices.

App discovery has always been tricky on TV. Users just don’t want to read a lot of text, or use complicated search queries, from the comfort of their couch. That’s why Android TV initially just highlighted a selection of apps in its app store. However, that approach made it hard to find new apps, which is why the new version of the app store now allows browsing of the entire catalog.

A catalog, one should add, that’s still smaller than the number of apps on competing platforms. Roku has more than 2000 apps available on its platform, and Amazon’s Fire TV now offers access to over 1700 apps and games.

source: link

Android short news – Android M Support for fingerprint

Android Pay and Support for Fingerprint: Android Pay, Google’s answer to Apply Pay, will also be a part of Android M, although you will need an NFC enabled device to use the feature. Google says Android Pay is secure because it only uses a virtual card number during the transaction and not your real credit/debit card number. Android Pay will work at 700 partner-stores in the US including Macy’s, etc.

Google is also working with app developers to allow more of these to use Android Pay.

Android M will get FingerPrint Support as well. The API for Fingerprint will be available for developers as well and they can incorporate it into their app as well. Google says it will work “across a range of devices and sensors,” so it’s not clear how devices without fingerprint scanners will support this. – See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/technology/tech-news-technology/android-m-at-google-io-2015-permissions-to-android-pay-all-the-new-features/#sthash.hAsp35QE.dpuf

Android quick news – Android M Google I/O 2015

In today’s Android quick news: Android M at the Google I/O 2015.

App permissions: With Android M the user will finally be able to control exactly what type of information an App is allowed to see. The user can determine exactly if he would like to share his age, gender, track location, or access contact lists.

The user will be prompted and can decline or accept the use of a certain feature. This way it will become more obvious to anyone who uses an Android device, how his or her personal information is used – very much like Apple iOS has been doing for a number of years. In the past it was only possible for the user to either accept or decline all app permissions before downloading an app. When the user did not accept the app permissions, it was impossible to download the app.