Nov 7, 2018

Android Wear

Google's Android Wear featured prominently at the company's recent Google I/O developers' conference. The Android Wear operating system platform is running on two smartwatches that are available now to order and will ship by mid-July. The platform will be coming to a wide range of wearables in the coming months. According to research firm NPD, wearable device shipments will hit 48 million units this year and explode to 91 million in 2015. The operating system is essentially a stripped-down version of Android that has been redesigned to take full advantage of the small displays found in a smartwatch or other wearable computing device. Although Android Wear might have been scaled down for wearables, it hasn't lost very many features. Google has done a fine job of keeping a nice selection of features in the operating system to make its wearables all the more appealing.