Google Launches Android Wear

Posted By: Arin Dey - March 19, 2014
Google’s blog announced that they are going to extend the Android support-ability to the wearables. As of now they mentioned as watches which will feature Android abilities. They will release few apps for watches.

Google Launches Android Wear

Sundar Pichai, senior vice-president of Android, Chrome and Apps stated that “Today we’re announcing Android Wear, a project that extends Android to wearables. And we’re starting with the most familiar wearable — watches. Going well beyond the mere act of just telling you the time, a range of new devices along with an expansive catalogue of apps will give you” the following features :
  1. Useful information when you need it most.
  2. Straight answers to spoken questions.
  3. The ability to better monitor your health and fitness.
  4. Your key to a multiscreen world.
It is also found that all the users will get everything from notifications from social networks to chat access to fitness apps. The watches will be equipped with Android capabilities and it will work in a similar fashion as a Smartphone does.

If you are an Android developer then we recommend you to visit Android Wear site for further information. Developers can now download a preview to modify their app notifications for watches powered by Android Wear.

Pichai also added that “Because Android for wearables works with Android’s rich notification system, many apps will already work well. Look out for more developer resources and APIs coming soon. We’re also already working with several consumer electronics manufacturers, including Asus, HTC, LG, Motorola and Samsung; chip makers Broadcom, Imagination, Intel, Mediatek and Qualcomm; and fashion brands like the Fossil Group to bring you watches powered by Android Wear later this year.”

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