Google jumped into the smartwatch market Tuesday, revealing a version of its Android operating system to work on wearable devices.
The project dubbed Android Wear — focused first on smartwatches — delivers notifications for information such as sports scores, weather and directions directly to a smartwatch. In a video promoting Wear, users are shown pulling up a QR code to check in for a flight, look up a sports score using their voice, tracking activity and sending text messages through vocal commands.
via Google expands Android to wearable devices.
This is a form factor that I just don’t understand. I have smart phone so I don’t have to carry wear a watch or carry the multitude of devices that it replaces. Having extra devices because you are to lazy to reach in your pocket seems pointless. But what do I know? I thought the iPad was a terrible idea too, less capable enough to replace my laptop and not portable enough to replace my phone, the worst of both worlds. Oh well.
Someday Linux will no longer be an afterthought. Even to companies that rely so heavily on Linux for their products and internal processes.
The Google Drive launch has been one of the big announcements of the week, but it was a fairly unequivocal disappointment for one vocal category of users: Linux users are justifiably miffed that the new cloud storage service doesnt support the free and open source operating system.
via Google Drive for Linux Is on the Way | PCWorld Business Center.
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Waaaay back in December, @googlenexus tweeted that
The Gingerbread OTA for Nexus One will happen in the coming weeks
It’s been about 4 of those weeks and still no update. Google insists that there is no unexpected problems. Though that is curious because there the widely reported random reboot bug, on the Nexus S, the only phone shipping with Gingerbread.
Please Google, don’t insult my intelligence. If everything is fine like you say, than give me date. If not then just say “we’ll be late”. And in the mean time you could offer up a a beta update.zip for those adventurous enough to want what you got anyway. You guys are famous for having beta projects in the wild.
Anyway, I got tired of waiting. Last week I rooted my N1 and installed Cynogen_mod 7. Should have done that AGES ago. Some advice if you are going to go this route use super one click on a windows machine. I tried on a running it on my Ubuntu laptop with Mono and all I got where hours of frustration.
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