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Introducing the first apps for Android Wear!

Now you can order dinner, take a note, send a message, check your flight, or even learn a language right on your Android Wear device. Check out some examples in the album below, or head to Google Play see the full selection of apps now available for Android Wear (with many more to come!): goo.gl/LHjWNr

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Check out my previous post, made some comments on my experiences so far.
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Soo, does anyone have any idea what this sticker is of?

There was a stack of these found at the Dart sandbox, and none of the Googlers or attendees knew what it was.
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Ohh, of course! Thanks!
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Anyone know if there's a video posted of the +BreezeJS talk by +Ward Bell at +ng-conf? Thanks
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That's unfortunate!

I actually posted this after watching John's talk earlier, and have seen the other talk before. Thanks anyway, though!
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Couple of bugs (Nexus 5 / Android 4.4). Hope this is the right place to report them.

- Wallpaper isn't scrolling
- Drawer has a semi-transparent background, but the notification bar and system buttons aren't transparent.. doesn't exactly look right.
- There was an issue where the red x wouldn't disappear when you removed an icon, but I can't seem to reproduce that now.

Otherwise, looks awesome!
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+Tomi M. Yeah I thought as much, and agree with your comments fella.
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Does anyone know the details of the Nexus 7 warranty from the Play Store?

I pre-ordered mine on June 30th (2012), and the order went through on July 24th, and it wasn't actually delivered to my door until July 30th.

Naturally, you wouldn't expect the 1 year warranty to start until you actually receive the device, right? Well, I just called Google about an issue I was having and the rep said my warranty expired yesterday, July 26th. Where did that day come from?

Assuming I'm SOL (over a single day, just my luck), anyone know how to fix a distorted speaker? I'm sure ASUS would want to charge me an arm and a leg to fix it. Thanks
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Sorry to hear about your waranty issue.....one day geeez what crap luck.....anyway, the speakers are very easy to replace, provided you can find them...there was a place on the web tjat sold a kit to replace the speakers...do a google search for "replacement speakers for Nexus 7," And you should come up with what you need....there are also youtube videos that show you how to replace the speakers....BTW, this was a known problem with the earlier builds of the Nexus 7..... good luck.
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Android Wear feedback

I was at #io14  received the LG G watch. If you're wondering if you should spend the $250 for it, I think it's worth every penny. Go, do it now if you haven't already!

- I no longer obsessively check my phone on every notification. There was a slide during the keynote about how much checking our phone takes out of our day versus checking a watch, and I completely agree with it. I can now receive a notification, glance at my watch, shrug if it's not important and carry on within seconds.

- It's pretty great that all apps are supported by default at a basic minimum of showing the message. That's a nice boost in confidence for Wear in reliability.

- As a side result of getting all app notifications, I found that I haven't received too many unnecessary notifications, and if I did, it wasn't too hard to go into the companion app and disable notifications. It would be great if you could easily disable them from your watch somehow instead of having to dig through an apps list. PushBullet has the right idea here. Either make it a default action alongside "Open on phone" or maybe through a special gesture.

- I'm really looking forward to when more apps have Wear support, as that's when things will get really interesting. Hangouts' quick reply support is great, for example. Keep's ability to display notes on your watch is absolutely crazy. I recently saw a calculator Wear app, which sounds really nifty and has lots of promise. I noticed there's a "call a car" action for Lyft which gives you a great idea of the sorts of uses we'll see Wear used for.

- This deserves it's own point. I was watching some Youtube videos with my Chromecast yesterday and was able to pause from my watch. Integration win! Naturally, this applies for any media app, as Wear already has support for media controls as basic support.

- There is a really awesome mute gesture (slide down all the way), but it's not working with my phone right now. I'm assuming that needs L support?

- I'm probably going to replace the strap on my LG G watch at some point. It's either too tight or too loose. I guess this is what I get for never wearing a watch in the last 10 years. Time to go hunting for some straps. I suspect that market might see a slight jump. Not really a fault of Wear or LG, because everyone has differently sized wrists.

- Although while the original strap is a bit of a downside, I think the wireless charging pins work great! Just magnetically snaps into place without any fuss. I'm looking forward to seeing what the 360's Qi charging experience will be like. Hopefully it won't be like my Nexus 5 and my Qi charger that was designed for a Nexus 4, where I have to correctly align it to charge properly. Although it'd probably help a lot of the Qi charger had a magnet, which I think most do nowadays.

- Wear has active and standby modes. Standby is a nice black and white display of your watchface, which works out really nicely. Voice detection isn't active while in standby, but I really like that Wear seems to be more sensitive to active detection when you're using something like navigation, or you have a recent notification. Little things like this are what makes Wear so great.

- There are only about 4 out of 24 default watchfaces that have the date in them. I think that number should be higher, but from what I hear, there isn't support for building watchfaces right now (early product, remember), so I hope to see something in the near future. I've had a horrible sense of time until I got Wear, so I'm pretty happy about that, but I also have a horrible sense of what date it is today!

- Alarms seem to be separate from your phone. Not sure if that's a good or bad thing.

- Battery life is great. I think it should be able to last two days. I seem to go to bed with battery life at around 45%. I have the habit of charging my phone nightly anyway, so I charge Wear nightly as well just in case. On my first day wearing it (partial initial charge), it did get down to 5%, but while the last 15% is something I always dread on my phone, because I know it's going to die in a short timespan, the last 15% on Wear was a surprisingly nice stretch that lasted a couple of hours.

- Seems like you can only be connected to one device at a time, from reading other reviews. I'm still kind of wondering it that's necessary or not, and if so, why? I imagine the developers that worked on Wear considered this and couldn't think of much reason to support it either.

- I am really looking forward to Wear being a trusted agent in Android L, playing a role in authentication. From the keynote, your watch will authenticate you to your phone, and your phone (or watch?) will authenticate you to your Chromebook. I also noticed in one of the I/O Bytes that there will be some sort of integration with Google's re-authentication checkpoints, so it's great for having a measure/sense of security confidence when performing sensitive operations.

I'll probably update this post as I have more thoughts.

#androidwear   #wear   #io14   #lggwatch  
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Nice +Tomi M. That's better than I thought. Good to know. Now I just have to push myself to hit the buy button
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+Google Developers Does the new Release Pipelines feature support deploying branches to GAE versions?

Our current TeamCity setup is able to detect the branch name and pass it in as a variable to Maven, where version in appengine-web.xml is a Maven variable.

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I'm going to I/O for the first time this year and looking to learn lots from it!

Although, there are so many sessions, even after narrowing down to my interests, there's still so many conflicting. And it looks like there's still more being added!

How does everyone decide what to go to?
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Looks like they've posted code labs on the I/O schedule now. Startup stations with 10 person caps? Interesting
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So my Logitech K750 battery started failing on me (wouldn't hold charge very long) after almost 2 years of heavy use. Unfortunately, it's apparently not user-replaceable!

That's not an issue, because Logitech's RMA process is absolutely amazing. They understood the issue and without any hassle, sent me a new K750.

Thank you, +Logitech! Keep up the amazing work.
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Plex! My Chromecast is now complete!
 
10 new apps are #NowCasting with Chromecast!

Beginning today you can enjoy action sports, news, music videos, and more with the addition of VEVO, Red Bull.TV, Songza, PostTV, Viki, Revision 3, and BeyondPod. And for those many holiday gatherings, you can also cast your personal media straight to your TV using Plex, Avia, or RealPlayer Cloud. There’s no need to huddle around small screens when you can share your own photos and videos using your phone, tablet, or laptop. 

Learn more about the supported apps and stay up to date about what's new at chromecast.com/apps. To start casting from these apps, make sure you have the latest versions for +Android or iOS, or use #Chrome to cast from your laptop. 

Happy casting!
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Does anyone know if 4.3 fixes the charging issue on the OG Nexus 7 where after the tablet loses all charge, you have to shut it down from the bootloader if you ever want it to properly charge and come alive again?

Or does that have something to do with the hardware flaw which an update can't fix? Should it be RMA'd?
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Keep them on charge all the time
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