When Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) announced Android Wear earlier this year, both Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) and LG Electronics Inc. (KRX:066570) (OTCMKTS:LGEAF) jumped into the bandwagon shorty; thereafter to respectively announce their own Moto 360 and G Watch devices. A few weeks later, Samsung also announced their Gear Live smartwatch running on Android Wear at the Google I/O developer conference.
Android Wear shipments
Now a few weeks after the conference, Android Wear based devices such as the LG G Watch and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:0059935)’s Gear Live have started to ship in a number of countries. This means it’s likely we will be seeing new smartwatch-related apps in the Play Store in the near future. Motorola, LG and Samsung have all announced their smartwatch offerings, but ASUSTEK Computer Inc. (TPE:2357) (OTCMKTS:AKCPF), HTC Corp (TPE:2498) and Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) (TYO:6758) have yet to announce any plans in the new wearables segment.
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A new app named ‘Premium Watch Face’ has been released on the Google Play Store, and as the name suggests, this application makes it possible to add cool new watch faces to your Android Wear smartwatch. The app supports both circular and square displays.
While this app is a nice try at something new, honestly, we’re not all that impressed by these new watch faces. Perhaps an updated version of the app or another developer will offer some more attractive watch faces in the future, and if that happens, we’ll certainly let you know asap.
Apple is also rumored to be working on an iWatch. A number of analysts have opined that the company might announce its smartwatch offering later this year, which will further heat up this product category.
Before installing the Premium Watch Face app on your smartphone, ensure that your device is compatible with Android Wear. Installation details can be found at the Play Store page. See the link below.
Install Premium Watch Face app