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Google launches Android OS for wearable devices

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Google through its official blog announced a new operating system that will run on future wearable gadgets such as smart watches, bracelets, etc. The new operating system is called Android Wear and as its name suggests is based on the well-known Android. In order to use small screens such come right along with clocks, Google has adapted whole interface.


To start things off, Google is planning to offer all the functions related to fitness devices, so new smart watches can display real-time information such as movement speed, which will be accompanied by information on the total distance covered, and how much time is needed for the same. Google Now will also be an integral part of the new OS, so you'll be able to communicate with the device using the “OK Google” commands.

Shortly after Google's announcement LG (G Watch) and Motorola (Moto 360) also presented early versions of their smart watches that will come to market later this year, probably during the second quarter.

[Ed – Google’s entry into the wearable devices market will certainly make things interesting. We do have to wonder if Google worked with the gang who build the I’M Watch as they had their own version of Android for that device well over two years ago. Although this is not confirmed we were told that Google did assist in the initial development of the custom Android OS that the I’M Watch runs, although it is very different from what we now expect Android for wearable devices to be. It will be interesting to see if I’M Watch moves to this new OS and what that will do to sales...]

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Last modified on Thursday, 20 March 2014 09:27
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