Google Introduces Android Wear OS For Wearable
Google is beginning with smart watches and will soon venture in to other wearable products, as well and will be known as Android Wear.
Tech giant Google has now entered the wearable devices domain with a specified OS platform, which was much needed for wearable products. It launched the Android Wear that is a version of Android OS, made exclusively for wearable devices. Google made the announcement on Tuesday, and will begin with smart watches first.
Google demonstrated the platform via a demo video. The complete ‘experience’ is designed in proximity of Google Now, which was already under speculations. The company begun with smart watches but will soon venture Android Wear platform for other wearable products use, as well.
According to an Android OS report, Google has also made a developer preview of Android Wear SDK that will allow developers to customize their app notifications for smart watches, as the Android Wear supports abundant notifications.
For the purpose of bringing the Android Wear smart watches in the market, by the end of this year, Google is already working with many consumer electronics manufacturers that include the likes of Asus, HTC, LG, Motorola and Samsung. Chip makers like Broadcom, Imagination, Intel, Mediatek and Qualcomm, along with Fossil Group fashion brand are contacted by the company to flood the wearables market that is at its nascent stage.
Some features of the Android Wear
- Android Wear shows you info and suggestions you need, right when you need them
- Android Wear gives a better monitoring to your health and fitness. Your favorite fitness apps can give you real-time speed, distance and time information on your wrist for your run, cycle or walk.
- Android Wear straight answers to spoken questions. Just say “Ok Google” to ask questions or say “Ok Google” to get stuff done, like calling a taxi, sending a text, making a restaurant reservation or setting an alarm.
- Receive the latest posts and updates from your favorite social apps, chats from your preferred messaging apps, notifications from shopping, news and photography apps, and more.
- Access and control other devices from your wrist. Just say “Ok Google” to fire up a music play list on your phone, or cast your favourite movie to your TV.
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