Samsung’s first standalone smartwatch, the Gear S, is getting even more independent from the smartphone with a full internet browser. Opera announced today that its Opera Mini app will be made available to Gear S users for download.
In the space of a few months, Android Wear watch designs have gone from the utilitarian LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live to the thoughtfully designed Moto 360 and now the LG G Watch R. Even for the rapidly moving world of personal electronics, the improvements between these devices and the pace at which they’re being introduced are quite extraordinary. It’s an evolution of the smart mobile device happening at revolutionary speed.
Until now, we’ve only seen demos of Android Wear, Google’s smartwatch platform. Now, at Google I/O, the devices are out and we’re getting our first chance to truly try out the software. This is what happens when Google Now moves to your wrist.