Oddly enough, ZTE has already sold a smart device by the name of Quartz: a 5.5-inch, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean-powered smartphone.
ZTE is the latest smartphone maker to enter the fray, according to marketing material shared with VentureBeat, in the form of the ZTE Quartz.
Android Wear 2.0, the highly anticipated updated to the platform, is officially launching tomorrow, February 8.
While Android Wear has yet to fully break into the mainstream, this year veteran manufacturers are poised to release their second and even third generations of smartwatches, and new entrants continue to join the ecosystem as well.
Still, it would make sense for ZTE to follow up that cautious debut by unveiling the more advanced Quartz at MWC 2017 later this month.
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Android Wear 2.0 clocks in with smarter smartwatches
But Android Wear 2.0 does make Google-based smartwatches that much smarter and are worth keeping a watchful eye on.
We predict that as in phones Android Wear will in a few years actually overtake Apple’s watchOS, certainly in terms of volumes shipped.”One positive signal: Android Wear product manager Jeff Chang says Android Wear activations grew 70% during this past holiday season compared to a year earlier, though without knowing how many devices this represents it is difficult to judge the statistic on its merits.
CLOSE Skip in Skip x Embed x Share Google has unleashed Android Wear 2.0 software for smartwatches.
The 2.0 software update will be pushed to existing Android Wear smartwatches in the coming weeks.
There’s the LGWatch Style, which starts at $249, and the LG Watch Sport, which fetches $100 more.
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Check out the best stand-alone Android Wear 2.0 apps (so far)
One of the major benefits that Android Wear 2.0 brought to the table is that it basically transforms your smartwatch into a stand-alone Android device.
StravaStrava is one of the first stand-alone Android Wear 2.0 apps that got announced.
Google Play StoreWe’ll start off by telling you the Google Play Store has made it to Android Wear 2.0.
AccuWeatherAccuWeather has also launched its own stand-alone app for Android Wear 2.0.
Owners of old and new Android Wear 2.0 wearables will be able to run standalone apps without the need of having a phone nearby all the time, which is super convenient.
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