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IT News Thread, Google I/O 2014 in Other News; As long as your smartphone has Google Play Services v5.0 (or later) you should be fine since the Android Wear ...
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    As long as your smartphone has Google Play Services v5.0 (or later) you should be fine since the Android Wear stuff is included with that.

    www.androidpolice.com/2014/06/25/google-play-services-5-0-is-rolling-out-with-new-security-tools-android-wear-support-and-more/

    Android Wear will also use Play Services 5.0 to enable app data sync between devices and the watch. You can check the developer blog for a bit more detail. Google Play Services 5.0 should make its way to all devices over the next few days.

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    The 'L' developer preview system images are now available to download.

    http://developer.android.com/preview/setup-sdk.html

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    Chromecast will use ultrasonic sounds to pair your TV with your friend’s phones « Giga Om

    Google’s Chromecast team has found an interesting way to pair Chromecast streaming sticks with mobile devices that are not on the same Wi-Fi network. Pairing is done through inaudible, ultrasonic sounds, which should make sure that your neighbor won’t suddenly rickroll your TV screen.

    Google first announced support for off-network casting at its Google I/O 2014 developer conference in San Francisco Wednesday, and Chromecast Engineering Manager John Affaki said during a presentation at the conference Thursday that the goal was to make the social use of Chromecast in the living room easier.
    The new pairing feature will enable users to cast their content even if their phone is connected to a mobile network. To enable this, Chromecast owners have to first allow support for nearby devices. After that, any user in the vicinity of a Chromecast can request from within any cast-enabled app. The Chromecast streaming stick then plays a unique ultrasonic sound through the TV’s loudspeakers. That sound won't be audible by human ears, but a mobile device in the same room will be able to pick it up and pair with the TV. Alternatively there will also be a four-digit pin displayed on the TV screen, making it possible to manually pair both devices.

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    Android apps on Chrome OS
    W00t! Wonder how/if this could be controlled with google apps for domains setup. They're not allowing full access to google play AFAIK but existing nonetheless.

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    It looks like the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2012) and Nexus 10 will all be getting Android 'L' even though they will be older than 18 months when 'L' is released.

    www.androidpolice.com/2014/07/01/android-l-preview-source-code-going-live-aosp-includes-support-nexus-4-5-7-2013-10/

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    As an aside, the Android L keyboard is now available from the play store. A free swype keyboard without adverts - at last!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    As long as your smartphone has Google Play Services v5.0 (or later) you should be fine since the Android Wear stuff is included with that.

    www.androidpolice.com/2014/06/25/google-play-services-5-0-is-rolling-out-with-new-security-tools-android-wear-support-and-more/
    @Arthur do you know when this update is being rolled out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailstar View Post
    do you know when this update is being rolled out?
    I think I read somewhere the update was being rolled out over the course of the next two weeks.

    You can however download the APK from the links provided by Android Police in the article above and sideload the app.

    Has your new watch been delivered?

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    Not yet, being dispatched on 4th so hopefully I'll get the update before then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    I think I read somewhere the update was being rolled out over the course of the next two weeks.

    You can however download the APK from the links provided by Android Police in the article above and sideload the app.

    Has your new watch been delivered?
    The android wear app is now on the play store and when you open it up after downloading it gets you to update the play services.

    So im all up to date just need to get my watch delivered!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailstar View Post
    So I'm all up to date just need to get my watch delivered!
    All you need now is a car you can talk to.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    All you need now is a car you can talk to.

    @Arthur im working on this one.......

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    So my LG G watch arrived yesterday, so far its been awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailstar View Post
    So my LG G watch arrived yesterday, so far its been awesome
    What made you go for the LG G over the Samsung Gear Live?

    Also can you give us a quick list of goods and bads so far...

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    Quote Originally Posted by woody View Post
    What made you go for the LG G over the Samsung Gear Live?

    Also can you give us a quick list of goods and bads so far...
    Cheaper and I didn't need the heart rate monitor,

    These are just a few that i can think of so far.

    Pros

    Being able to see notifications on the watch and quickly reply without getting phone out
    Voice making of reminders and notes
    Bluetooth tethering has a bit of a distance, tested it while charging phone in front room and was at back door distance is about 20 or so metres
    Calendar events appear on screen when just on watch face.

    Cons

    Battery only lasts just over a day (could be because Ive been using it lots to see what it can do)
    Screen gets dirty quite easily
    Last edited by hardtailstar; 9th July 2014 at 12:16 PM.

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