The rumors on Google’s plan on wearables, beyond Google Glass came to a big end, and the result is what they named it as “Android Wear,” a new platform from Google that extends Android to wearables. Google announced the launch of Android Wear via their official blog, and it noted that the prime focus of the new platform will be for the most familiar type of wearables, the Smartwatch.
Android Wear, is not just Android, rather it is specifically designed for wearables, and the whole experience is designed around Google Now, as you can see in the video. The new platform features a wide range of apps and will let you to access the most useful information, when you needed it, says Google. The information may be the updates from your social networks, news or from any other messaging services. Google has also included “OK Google” capabilities to Android Wear, which will respond to your spoken questions.
The Android Wear has a fitness aspect also. The users will get the fitness summaries and exercise reminders along with real time speed, distance and time information, when you used in conjunction with your favorite fitness apps. With the new platform, your smartwatch can turn as a controller to many devices like smartphone, TV’s etc.
Google has also introduced a developer preview of its Wear SDK, so the developers can download and start experimenting with the new software.
Google says that they are already teamed up with several manufacturers including Asus, HTC, LG, Motorola and Samsung; chip makers like Intel, Qualcomm, MediaTek, Broadcom, Imaginatio; and also with fashion brands like Fossil Group to introduce devices powered by Android Wear later this year.
Hope we will get more details on the new platform at Google I/O which is scheduled for June 25th and 26th, 2014.