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Video Of Android Wear In Action

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The video below is a hands-on report with a beta unit of LG’s upcoming Android Wear smartwatch. Not a lot is shown. Hopefully, that’s because it’s in beta and not the true depth of Android Wear. Google Now’s card-based UI is prominently featured. Apparently, like earlier shots also show, users, scroll through a list of cards. However, even if this is just a beta unit, the user interface leaves a lot to be desired.

Of course, this is par for the course with Android. Historically it takes several software incarnations to properly translate Android into different form factors. Google TV and Android’s venture onto tablets took several significant updates before it was worthwhile. Android’s open nature also allows each OEM a bit of wiggle room. There’s a good chance that Motorola’s Android Wear watch could be significantly different (and better) than LG’s.

The hardware seems polished enough. It looks a touch thick, but that’s to be expected from a first-generation device. Charging appears to be done through a proprietary connector instead of micro USB, allowing the device to be dustproof, as LG previously announced.

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