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Google Announces Android Wear


Hinted at SXSW by Sundar Pichai, today Google’s Android officially announced “Android Wear” – a new platform for Android developers to work on apps specifically for the upcoming wearables line.

Features for Android Wear:

  • View latest posts and updates from social apps
  • Chats from messaging apps
  • Notifications from shopping, news and photography apps, etc.
  • “Ok Google” commands like Google Now
  • Monitor your fitness
  • Control other devices

Developers can download the Developer Preview to start adapting their current apps, with more resources and APIs on the way.

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