Top Android news of the week: Sony smartwatch, Android Wear 5.0, Lollipop rolling out

This week Sony's Android Wear watch appeared, as did details about new features in Android Wear 5.0. Google confirmed Lollipop is rolling out.


Sony Smartwatch 3 now available for purchase

Sony has joined the Android Wear army with the launch of the Smartwatch 3. It's not very stylish but has a slightly rugged construction that may appeal to those with active lifestyles.

The MSRP of $249 for Android Wear smartwatches seems to be popular, and the Sony Smartwatch 3 joins models from other OEMs at this price.

Source: The Verge

New features in Android Wear 5.0 detailed


Lollipop, aka Android 5.0, is rolling out for a number of devices. This includes Android Wear watches, and new features have been detailed by Phandroid.

New features include better ways to handle battery life and storage needs. New watch faces are part of the new package as well as better handling of the display for those with vision issues. There are several other big features detailed in the Phandroid article.

Source: Phandroid

Google confirms Lollipop rollout has begun


When major versions of a mobile OS get announced, device owners start chomping at the bit to get it. Nexus device owners got the good word from Google this week as it confirmed that Lollipop has begun rolling out.

It's a sign of the times that the notification from Google was done on Twitter.

Source: Google

Samsung and BlackBerry partner to make Android more secure

Security is on everyone's mind and Samsung is aiming to address that with a partnership with BlackBerry. The alliance will pair Samsung's Knox platform with BlackBerry's secure BES12.

The duo claims this offering will provide an end-to-end security solution for the enterprise.

Source: BlackBerry