Motorola Says New Smartwatch On the Way
Motorola today said that it is working on a new wearable device that it expects to debut within the next few months. Motorola exec Rick Osterloh said the device will be a smartwatch "that people will actually want to wear." Osterloh didn't provide any other specifics about the device. Motorola made the MOTOACTV smartwatch several years ago, but has since discontinued it.
Hands On with Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch
Samsung's second-generation Gear S smartwatch is a well-conceived and executed wearable. The snazzy UI is leagues better than Android Wear and the hardware isn't too bad, either.
Motorola Launches Maker for Moto 360 Smartwatch
Motorola today added the Moto 360 smartwatch to its Moto Maker design tool. The online tool lets people design their own smartwatch, with some limitations.
Google Brings Back Motorola's Osterloh to Head Hardware Unit
Rick Osterloh, former CEO of Motorola, is returning to Google in order to run the company's new hardware division, which includes Nexus and Chromecast. Osterloh left Lenovo last month.
Sony Uses Android Wear in SmartWatch 3
Sony today revealed its first smart watch to run Google's Android Wear platform. The SmartWatch 3, Sony's third-generation device, ditches its home-grown platform in favor of Google's platform for wearables.
Motorola: Wearables Don't Have Enough Appeal
Motorola does not plan to launch new smartwatches alongside the debut of Android Wear 2.0 early next year, reports The Verge. Shakil Barkat, Motorola's head of global product development, indicated the company will not release new hardware once Google's revised wearable platform hits the street.