Mlais MediaTek MT2601 smartwatch listed
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Commoditised Android Wear coming soon

Remember Mlais? The Hong Kong smartphone startup is back with its first Android Wear watch, based on MediaTek’s new MT2601 platform. 

LG Android Wear watchers are cheaper than ever
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$99 for first gen square, $199 for round G Watch R

Competition in the Android Wear segment is heating up, which is good news for consumers, as there are some nice deals to be had. 

Huawei calls for Google to let it off the leash
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Free up Android Wear

Huawei has called for Google to free up its Android Wear software and allow it to be more customisable. 

Android Wear phone swapping process painful
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Factory reset of the watch helps 

Apple has finally launched the Apple Wath and all of a sudden the world will be crazy about smartwatches. This actually plays quite well for Google, as there is no doubt that the sales of Android Wear devices will spike as well. 

Huawei enters Android Wear market in style
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Spec unknown, but the Huawei Watch is a looker

Look out Moto and LG, you no longer have a monopoly on good looking, round smartwatches – thanks to the guys and gals at Huawei. 

LG announces Watch Urbane LTE
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700 mAh battery, VoLTE meets fancy design

LG is obviously very serious about smartwatches, as it is about to announce its fourth watch, but this one is not based on Google's Android Wear operating system. 

Broadcom announces smartwatch platform
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Promises better battery life, loads of features

Broadcom has announced a new smartwatch platform, designed to cut the power consumption in Android Wear devices. 

MediaTek Android Wear devices coming soon
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New MT2601 SoC inside

MediaTek recently showed off a number of smartwatch designs, including models designed for the tiny MT2502 Aster process, and some Android Wear prototypes. 

Analysts expect strong growth in smartwatch market
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67% CAGR, $32.9bn by the end of the decade

The smartwatch is still in its infancy, but analysts are already bullish, and many expect the market to take off in 2015, thanks to the upcoming Apple Watch launch, as well as new Android Wear devices.

LG Watch Urbane touted as luxury G Watch R
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Same hardware, now in a suit and tie

The LG G Watch R is about to get a classier sibling in the form of the LG Watch Urbane.