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ASUS is ditching its ZenWatch lineup and Android Wear

Android Wear has been on a bit of a downward trend over the past year or so, and now ASUS might be calling it quits. According to a recent report, the company is preparing to discontinue its ZenWatch lineup including the ZenWatch 2 and ZenWatch 3 primarily due to very low sales numbers. It’s unclear when ASUS plans to make this move official, but we’ll likely hear more in the coming weeks.

Source: Digitimes

Google Assistant could be on its way to iOS

In what may seem a surprising move, Google is reportedly planning to bring the Google Assistant to Apple’s iOS platform. Details are a bit unclear at this time, but it seems likely that the company is planning to launch Assistant as a standalone app with voice and chat capabilities, and things will be restricted to the US only at launch. It’s unknown when Google plans to make this official, but with I/O coming this week, it’s possible we’ll get more details then.

Source: Android Police

Netflix is blocking rooted/unlocked users from downloading its app

As reported this weekend, Netflix is also making some big security changes to its Android application. In its latest update, the app adopts Google’s Widevine DRM which blocks devices that are rooted, have unlocked bootloaders, or are deemed insecure by Google. For affected users, the app’s Google Play listing no longer shows as available for download, and eventually the app may not work on those devices at all.

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