Google unveils Android Wear OS for wearables

by Anoop Naik on 18th March, 2014 last updated 26th August, 2017

Google unveils Android Wear OS for wearables

Google in a blog post on Tuesday unveiled Android Wear, the customized version of Android for wearables.

The Android Wear is so heavily customized to achieve great performance on the wearables. Generally it concentrates on only two components: the information and the ability to get it by voice or text commands.

Gone are the days when watches were just used to get time. It is a busy world and you are always on the move and expect information to be with you at all times. Android Wear aims to provide you with the information all the time even on the move.

Just shoot your questions to Google by saying "Ok Google [followed by your question]" and there you will have it on your screen. Want to know how many calories a fruit or a snack contains, just ask Google.

Android Wear has your day organised. When you get up in the morning, you get to know whether it is going to be sunny or cloudy. Reminds you of the meetings that have been set up for the day. Before you leave to work, you will also get a traffic update on the time required to reach your destination.

Opening the garage door, getting information on songs that you just heard, all notifications and alerts right with your wearable display, hands-free control using voice and many more features come with Android Wear. This is just the start and yet a long way to go.

Google says:

We’ve barely scratched the surface of what’s possible with mobile technology.

For developers, there is a new section focused only on wearbles. Android Wear SDK will be coming soon, maybe in another week.

Google is already working with electronic manufacturers like Samsung, LG, Asus, HTC, LG and Motorola. We could expect to see a good number of wearables to be announced by these manufacturers in the near future. Google is also working with chipmakers like Intel, Mediatek, Broadcom, Imagination, and Qualcomm. They have also collaborated with fashion brands like Fossil Group.

Image Credit: Google

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