Does Android Wear need the iWatch? asks CNET UK podcast 394

Android Wear is here, there and everywhere -- but will anyone wear the next generation of smartwatches and other wearable gadgets?


Android Wear is Google's software for wearable devices like the new Samsung Galaxy Gear, LG G Watch and Motorola 360. But if it's to be a success, does wearable technology need the one company that hasn't released a watch yet? Would an Apple iWatch sell the idea of wearables to the masses better than any Android device could?

Speaking of wearable technology, Google Glass launched in the UK this week, for a whopping £1,000.

In the world of old-fashioned phones, Nokia took a second stab at Android with the X2, a dual-SIM phone coming to emerging markets for €99. And if you're heading overseas your phone bill will be reduced from July as the EU cuts roaming charges. Also in July, music streamed on services such as Spotify will count towards the UK singles charts.

Plus, we take a trip to Westeros, where the Queen visited the set of "Game of Thrones". Speaking of places where you win or you die, the CNET UK podcast quiz once again pits the team against each other in question-based combat.

Does Android Wear need the iWatch? asks CNET UK podcast 394

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