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Google jumps to smartwatch segment by launching Android Wear OS


As the competition is heating up in wearable computing field, Google has released a dedicated operating system for smartwatches – Android Wear, based on popular Android mobile OS.

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Now, the search giant Google has extended its operating system, not only to its Glass wearable, but also to the smartwatches offering a lower cost for developers as well as users. Google also hinted that the Android OS will be used in more wearable computing devices soon.

Most important part of the OS is integration of Google Now – just say “OK Google” and everything could be accessed via voice commands on smartwatches. Rumor mill also suggested that voice commands could also pull contextual updates along with providing notifications from messaging apps and social networks.

LG has already announced its G Watch powered by the Android Wear operating system, while Motorola’s Moto 360 is another smartwatch running on the same platform. More devices, apps and features could be revealed at the upcoming Google I/O event, to be held at the end of this quarter. Meanwhile, developers could sign up for Android Wear SDK’s preview fromĀ here.

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