Google announces Android Wear to bring Android to wearables

Posted Mar 18, 2014

Google has announced Android Wear, which is a platform that brings the Android operating system to wearable technology. Google Android Wear devices will be launching later this year. Google is working with Asus, HTC, LG, Motorola, and Samsung. Google will also work with fashion brands like Fossil to release watches that are powered by Android Wear in 2014.

At SXSW, Google SVP of Android said that a wearables SDK would be released soon. Android Wear is available in the form of a developer preview. Google Now is integrated in Android Wear to support Google Now cards and voice commands.

Some of the features supported in the wearables include social app updates, shopping and news notifications, and photography updates. You can say “Ok Google” to ask questions and monitor exercise goals with reminders. Android Wear lets you say “Ok Google” to launch a music playlist on your phone as well.

[Source: Google Blog]