Google is partnering up with HTC, LG, Samsung, and others for the first phase of its Android Wear wearables push: smartwatches.
Google also introduced LG, Asus, HTC, Motorola, and Samsung as hardware partners to utilize Android Wear, and Broadcom, Imagination, Intel, MediaTek, and Qualcomm as chip partners. The Fossil Group will bring Android Wear-powered watches later this year.
Android Wear, like Google Glass, will rely on Google Now and the voice command, “Ok Google” to ask questions or fire off a text message. The post said that Android Wear is designed to provide relevant information, as well as notifications from social apps, alerts from your messaging apps, and notifications from shopping, news, and photography apps.
Android Wear is a version of Google’s Android operating system designed for smartwatches and other wearables. It was previewed on 18 March 2014, and integrates Google Now functionality into a smartwatch form factor. Companies including Motorola, Samsung, LG, HTC and ASUS have been announced as partners in the project, with Motorola and LG announcing devices on the launch date.