Android Wear: Google’s Smartwatch Plans Revealed

Today, Google announced  it’s plans for Android Wear, a new version of its mobile operating system for smartwatches and other wearable devices.

As consumers know, wearable devices, such as the Samsung Gear 2 and Google Glasses are the next big thing in technology and Google is looking to capitalize on this ever-growing field.

Many details are still unclear, as Android Wear is in its early stages of development, but we do know this system will focus on timely responses and notifications.

It will have voice command, which will increase response time and make it a more hands-free experience.

At this point it will not be used to answer calls, emails or surf Facebook.  Instead ,it will be used for quick tasks, such as: texts, checking directions, viewing flight times, booking trips or making reservations.

Like is counterparts Android Wear will be geared towards fitness an health with a distance tracker and speed indicator.

With this announcement Google is allowing Android time to tailor their apps so they are more compatible with wearable devices, although many already work quite well with it.

Samsung had a problem with its Tizen-based Galaxy Gear watches and needed new apps to be built, so Google has a big advantage in this department.

As for the actual devices, Google is said to be working with: Asus, HTC, LG, Motorola and Samsung in addition to Fossil, a giant in traditional watches.

At this time we have no other specifications, such as screen size, resolution or actual design.

There is also no release date as of yet, but as always News For Shoppers will update you as that information becomes available.

Take a look at this video demonstrating how the new Android Wear will work.

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