Google plans multiple Android Wear updates as Apple's wearable looms
Google's first update to Android Wear is coming this week, and several more will follow it before the end of the year as Google moves to quickly iterate on its new wearable software platform. In an interview with CNET, two leading Android engineers lay out what we should expect to see in some future updates. This first one sounds as though it may not be much — just some navigation and voice control improvements — but a few useful features are coming down the road. That includes Google officially beginning to support custom watch faces from third-party developers: some developers have already figured out how to build them, but Google is working on a toolkit for developers that will allow watch faces to easily be made. Google previously teased details of this in a Google+ post.
Sony Joins AllSeen Internet of Things Alliance
The Linux Foundation's Allseen Alliance has a new member today. Sony has announced that it is joining AllSeen in a bid to bolster its Internet of Things (IoT) presence.
The AllSeen project got started in December of 2013 as an effort to build an open standards based approach to IoT. The big initial core code contribution that started the project is open-source technology first built by Qualcomm, known as the AllJoyn project.
By June of this year, Allseen had already grown to 50 members and now Sony will expand that number further.
Google's sub-$100 'Android One' devices said to be unveiled on September 15
Devices will land in the sub-$100 price range, making them highly desirable in the emerging markets, not limited to Brazil, India, China, and Russia — so-called BRIC nations.
Ubuntu MATE Developer Makes the System Look Like Windows XP
Many users fear the switch to a Linux system because the new interface might seem little to alien for their taste. This problem can be fixed if the Linux operating system uses a similar design with the Windows counterpart and it looks like Ubuntu MATE can do this without a problem.