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A Rolex watchface on the Moto 360. Photo: Rico Fox

An Omega watchface on the Moto 360. Photo: Rico Fox

That fancy Rolex face you’ve downloaded for your smartwatch won’t be available for much longer if luxury watchmakers get their way. A number of the world’s leading watch brands are clamping down on copycat faces designed for smartwatches and hope to get them banished from the Internet, according to a new report.

The new Moto G is already getting a taste of Lollipop. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

The new Moto G is already getting a taste of Lollipop. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

For a short while it looked like LG was going to become the first third-party device manufacturer to roll out an official Android 5.0 Lollipop update, but Motorola has beaten the South Korean company to it. Its massive Lollipop upgrade is already rolling out to users with an unlocked Moto G, and this time it isn’t just a soak test.

Croc on your watch. Screenshot: Cult of Android

Croc on your watch. Screenshot: Cult of Android

At this point we already know that Android Wear watches will run regular Android apps with a bit of simple side-loading — and we’ve already seen devices like the Samsung Gear Live running Game Boy emulators, games like Minecraftand even Windows 95. In case you’re wondering how Android Wear watches might handle your favorite PlayStation 1 games, check out the video below.

The Asus ZenWatch is a beauty that won't break the bank. Photo: Asus.

The Asus ZenWatch is a beauty that won’t break the bank. Photo: Asus.

ZenWatch, the first Android Wear smartwatch from Asus, will go on sale in the U.S. this weekend, priced at $199. The device will be available initially from Best Buy, and then through Google Play.

KitKat isn't quite the biggest, but it's getting there. Photo: Google

KitKat isn’t quite the biggest, but it’s getting there. Photo: Google

Android 4.4 KitKat might be old news now that Lollipop has made its consumer debut with the Nexus 9, but it’s still new software for a massive number of Android users. More than a year since the first KitKat release was delivered by Google, the platform continues to grow, now powering more than 30% of Android-powered devices.

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