Google is easing its rein over Android Wear, with the first “glimpses” of OEMs’ increased control over the smartwatch OS to be visible on the Asus ZenWatch.
ASUS is reportedly bringing just a small number of ZenWatch Android Wear powered smartwatches to Taiwan for initial launch. The premium looking watch may be a little difficult to get your hands on, at least at first.
Android folks, what a wild ride this past week has been! IFA brought us ton of new devices, and many of them are really good. With the refined Note 4, the wild Note Edge, and the semi-bizarre Gear VR, Samsung showed why it’s the number one force in mobile hardware. Sony delivered more improvements to its Xperia lineup, and we really loved the amazingly thin and light 8-inch Tablet Z3 Compact. LG and Asus came with new and intriguing smartwatch designs, HTC went 64-bit with the Desire 820, Huawei went nuts (in a good way) with the Mate 7, and Motorola finally brought its 2014 lineup to light.
ASUS has unveiled a new model in its MeMO Pad 7 line. The stylish new 7 inch tablet comes in Rose Champagne, Gentle Black and Burgundy Red.
“Time has been transformed, and we have changed” is the quote that ASUS used to tease the launch of its first smartwatch. The quote from the Lebanese poet Khalil Gibran, goes on to say... “it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration.” As the smartwatch revolution continues, it is fair to say that the ASUS ZenWatch certainly does inspire.
According to a new report, the ZenWatch will be announced at IFA but won’t arrive until October at a price that’s under $200.
The countdown to IFA has begun, and more info about the devices coming at the show surfaces every day. This week, Samsung teased us ruthlessly ahead of the Note 4 launch, HTC launched the 64-bit Desire 810 and hinted at the Desire 820, Sony’s new Xperia lineup leaked, LG launched the G3 Stylus, two new smartwatches landed, and Asus reminded us that it too has a wearable coming.
A new teaser from Asus gives us a look at the metals curves found on its upcoming Android Wear offering, the ZenWatch.
In past years, IFA has been almost synonymous with the launch of the Note series, but this year we have lots of other cool stuff on tap. Here’s a brief preview of the news we expect to come out of Berlin next week.
Once again, ASUS is teasing their smartwatch due for IFA next week. This time out we get a little better idea the design of the watch, and details of the live stream for the official launch.