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Nexus Player. Photo: Google

Nexus Player. Photo: Google

If you added a Nexus Player to your Christmas list following its official unveiling earlier this month, you might as well cross it off if you live outside of the U.S. Sources familiar with Google’s plans say the device won’t be showing its face in other parts of the world until it arrives in Europe in early 2015.

Image: Google

Image: Google

Google today announced the first crop of Android One smartphones at an event in India. With prices starting at just $105, the devices are designed to give those in emerging markets a stock Android experience and all the benefits that brings on a “high quality” device with a super affordable price tag.

Photo: Google.

Android Wear on the LG G Watch. Photo: Google.

When Google announced Android Wear back in July, the company showed the world what a great smartwatch platform should be like. With a simple user interface and all the right features, it highlighted the flaws in almost every other wearable we had already seen from Samsung and Sony and others.

But now Android Wear has a new competitor. Apple Watch, announced on Tuesday alongside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, delivers a new operating system packed with useful features that’s more than capable of competing with Google’s. So how can the search giant fight back and ensure a successful future for Android Wear?

Its first step should be to beat Apple Watch on its own turf by making Android Wear compatible with iOS.

Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

HTC is still hard at work developing its first smartwatch, according to “people familiar with the matter,” and you’ll be able to buy it early next year.

A recent report claimed that the Taiwanese company had scrapped plans to build a wearable due to the rising costs of components and increasing competition from a growing number of Android Wear devices. But to the delight of HTC fans everywhere, it appears those claims were false.

Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

HTC has reportedly scrapped plans to release a new smartwatch as competition among the first generation of Android Wear devices heats up. The Taiwanese company was rumored to be working on a wearable that would challenge the Moto 360 with a premium form factor, but sources say it’s no longer in the pipeline.

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