Android Wear: Google Android Wearable OS

Mar 19, 2014 • 8:12 am | comments (1) by | Filed Under Other Google Topics

Android Wear WatchNot as cool as Google Glass but much more practical, Google has released their answer for wearables in the form factor of a watch under Android Wear.

Basically, it is Google Now notifications designed for really small screens, plus some quick answers via voice command. The screen is touchable and swipe-able and looks pretty nice, although, Google is not making the hardware, they are making the software only.

Here are some video demos:

Google is working with several hardware companies to make this happen, including Asus, HTC, LG, Motorola and Samsung; chip makers Broadcom, Imagination, Intel, Mediatek and Qualcomm. LG and Motorola I believe promise something by the summer. Here is a video from Motorola:

For developers, check out Android Wear - I for one can't wait to get my hands dirty with this.

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