Android Wear

A version of Google’s Android OS designed for smart watches and other wearable devices. Android Wear integrates the functionality of Google Now into your smartphone and allows you to receive incoming notifications and alerts from it to your mobile device.

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First released 2014
Developed by Google
Latest stable version Android Wear 3.0
Open-source No
Used by Motorola, Samsung, Asus

Interesting facts

Android Wear is based on the same Linux kernel as its smartphone brethren and developers will need the latest version of Android Studio and the SDKs in order to cook up new apps, or amend their current ones for Wear compatibility.


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