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At this year's Google I/O, the company behind the search engine with the most o's promised attendees not one, but two Android Wear devices. The first was either an LG G Watch or a Samsung Gear Live. The second, a Moto 360. We haven't heard much about the latter since then, but emails are now going out. The time has come for I/O goers to check their inboxes.

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The email instructs people who would like a Moto 360 to fill out the requisite form (seriously, who doesn't want one)? Those who do will receive the watch once it launches. The message says that the device is due out later this summer, but it doesn't explicitly state anything more specific than that. It does, however, say that the deadline to provide an address is midnight PST on September 5th, which lines up pretty well with the day Motorola is expected to reveal the Moto 360. Get excited, folks.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Michael

    Tried to click on the "please fill out this form" even though it's an image.

  • B3astofthe3ast

    Developers, feel free to use my home address, and I'll be able to tell you just how fast Google will send these out.

    • MotDetoyr

      your address please

    • “Developer”

      Sure. Just give us your address.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Come to papa.

    • siddude11

      Pedo detected.

    • Xde

      What if there would be some other Artem Russakovskii and he would know url to form and filled it out before you? :D Even if someone doesn't have such name I think it would arrive only by address (at least it works this way in my country, a few times I got mails addressed correctly but to some other person)
      EDIT: Oh. Missed info about email address. :/

    • http://www.pytt.nl Pieter-Jan Voskamp

      No, papa is mean. Come here. Mummy is nicer.

  • Nick

    Your paid bribe is ready to ship. How how I hate American media.

    • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

      Google I/O is an event for developers and (now) designers, not explicitly for press. So Google sending out reference devices for a new form factor to developers and designers is hardly a bribe to anyone except the people who would (hopefully) be making apps for the devices. That's good for the ecosystem.

      If Google or Motorola were sending out units explicitly to press intended for review and those units weren't expected to be returned, that would be morally questionable, but that's not what's happening here.

      • XerBlade

        Might also point out that it's pretty obvious that this isn't even an America-specific thing. The email even makes allusions to the fact that these things will be shipping to multiple countries.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Because I've been raving about how perfect Wear is right? And not riddled with bugs and issues that make you want to rip your hair out. Google shut me up real nicely with their bribes!

      • Brad

        i love when people "call you out" for stuff and it's clearly bullshit. I also love that you don't let it slide and call them back out. +100

      • PoisonApple31

        Once the people get over the looks of the Moto 360 and actually start using Android Wear - I think they'll be extremely disappointed with the way the platform is right now. The non-techies will really be pissed.

        • AD1980

          While I'm excited for the Moto 360, secretly I think you're probably right
          : /

        • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

          I'm not so sure about that. I can't speak for anyone but myself, but I've had virtually none of the problems Artem has encountered, and I think that once you're past the setup phase, Android Wear already does a lot of neat stuff all by itself.
          The thing about smart watches though - again, for me - is that they aren't the kind of device (right now) that has enough incredible functionality to make it really necessary, just kind of a cool augmentation of your mobile experience. Maybe THAT is what will disappoint?

          • PoisonApple31

            I agree that the functionality isn't there and the price to be an early adopter is far too high. I got the G-Watch because I just wanted to see what the platform was all about. Maybe once people start cranking out watch faces like icon packs, I'd like it a bit more.

        • XerBlade

          The nice thing about software issues is that they can be patched in time. You get bad hardware and you're just stuck with it. I'll take great hardware with the promise of potential for the software to become something truly amazing somewhere on the horizon any day of the week. And, in my experience, non-techies tend to feel the same way about their devices (except for the trolls, but they never counted in the first place). After all, isn't that the way things have always been every time new things come out? Except in the old days patches weren't really a thing, so you'd be stuck with subpar software as well, so things sure are a lot better now.

        • atg284

          That is what makes it exciting for me...I get to experience Android Wear grow up :)

        • Theromz

          Not really, if it looks great and is as premium as other watches in that price point then I don't see many getting upset. Its like heres an amazing watch and it does some cool stuff for a similar price as other watches.

  • insanezz

    I. Am. Ready.

    • dfg

      Are you going to ass fuck a watch?

  • MHS

    Google.

    Yahoo.

    Which one has the most o's? Which one?!

    (yes, I know Yahoo is using Bing, but I wouldn't let something as boring as facts ruin my joke)

    • http://bertelking.com/ Bertel King, Jr.

      This one.

      • MHS

        I repeat: I will not let something as boring as facts ruin my joke

        • Andrew

          What's the joke?...

          • MHS

            Too abstract for other than me to understand, it seems.

  • MotDetoyr

    I am trying to click "Please fill out this form" in the image posted above. I wish I can order one now

  • Can Altas

    If somebody is willed to send me his Moto 360, I would be happy to get it :) :D

  • USiT
  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Shawn De Cesari

    Dear all who went to I/O:

    Fuck you.

    Sincerely,

    The rest of us.

    • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

      you forgot kappa

  • akemsley

    Even though the deadline is September, the watch had better launch before the end of August. They promised a summer launch and September is not summer!

    • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

      Technically the equinox isn't until later in September, and Motorola today invited press to an event September 4th, so I wouldn't expect it to launch before that date.
      But despite the equinox, I don't really consider September summer either.

    • blindexecutioner

      It will launch Sept 21.

    • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

      >september is not summer
      Apparently Moto thinks otherwise

      • youareme7

        When did everyone forget the equinoxes. The last day of summer is September 21

        • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

          what's an equinox?

          • Alphajoe

            It's a powerful white haired, long bearded magician on a horse who's about to beat the sh** out of beloved summer on the night of 21 September, so it will hide for 9 months in a cave, far, far away.

          • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

            Next time try not to be so obviously trollish

          • Alphajoe

            It's a magician, not a troll.

    • BadCommentorIsBad

      I'm guessing you haven't looked at a calendar lately. Autumn begins on September 23rd this year.

    • qu4ttro

      Actually it is.

  • senor_heisenberg

    :(

    I wish I could've went to I/O.

    • Gregory

      I wish Russia was on the list of "certified countries". Got the same email yesterday.

      • Waterdroid

        Lol bro then send it to me if you could haha

        • Gregory

          Wow, such a rare joke...

          • Waterdroid

            Can never hurt to try, can it? :-)

  • youareme7

    announce sept 4, ship sept 5; dare i hope?

    • atg284

      I think they would have a lot of very disappointed people if they just announce it would be released Sept 20th.

  • Tony Byatt

    You lucky SOBs...

  • Shadab

    I have attended Google I/O online. Send me one!!!

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    And this is one time I'd actually like to be an attendee....

  • Alphajoe

    Slightly off topic: Will it have GPS? Anyone's aware of upcoming Android Wear devices with GPS?

    • Qbancelli

      No

  • WORPspeed

    forward me that email :P

    SOON BACKANSWER!

  • nxtiak

    LUCKY BASTARDS!!!!! I didn't get I to the lottery pick for I/O :(

  • M Brandon Lee

    If someone wants to donate one to me, I'll give you my address to send it to =)

  • Tower72

    Anyone want to make alittle extra money, I might be interested in buying one for slightly less then retail (hey ya got it for free, why not make alittle money on it!!) :P

    I just returned my Gear Live since the battery life was dismal at best, with hopes that the reviews about the 360 lasting longer then a day, are correct!

    • tomokatsu

      Why would they sell it for below retail? Depending on demand and availability, they might be able to get more than retail.

      • Tower72

        im pretty sure Motorola is holding off to make enough for the demand. Plus now with the LG coming,plus Samsung is reportedly making a round one as well, figured wth, someone gets it for free, plus will probably use it or play with it, why not get some cash for it, since used is always cheaper then new!

  • JG

    Attn: i/o attendees... If you've decided your LG/Samsung watch is good enough, please let me know & I'll give you my address to have the Moto360 sent to instead ;)

  • Pradeep Viswanathan R

    What countries is it supposed to work with?

  • Martin

    So if I attended Google I/O when am I supposed to be receiving this email?

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