5 Things to Know About Google Android Wear

by Christopher Freeburn | March 19, 2014 10:51 am

In a bid to get a foothold in the wearable computer market even ahead of Apple’s (AAPL[1]) much anticipated entry, Google (GOOG[2]) has unveiled Android Wear, a version of its popular Android operating system specially adapted for wearable devices[3].

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Source: Flickr[5]

The early launch of Android Wear could give Google a jump on Apple in partnering with app developers to produce software for future devices. It will also allow manufacturers to launch Android-based wristwatches before Apple brings its own much-rumored iWatch to market, the New York Times notes.

Here are 5 things to know about Android Wear:

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  1. AAPL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AAPL
  2. GOOG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GOOG
  3. specially adapted for wearable devices: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/18/google-introduces-a-smart-watch/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0
  4. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/google-sign-close-up-630.jpg
  5. Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pleeker/
  6. Hello RoboCop, NYC Police Test Google Glass: http://investorplace.com/2014/02/hello-robocob-nyc-police-test-google-glass/#.Uvuh3nlhOf0
  7. Google Glasses Get Fashionable With New Designs: http://investorplace.com/2014/01/google-glasses-gets-fashionable-new-designs/#.UvuiMXlhOf0
  8. Google Glass Driver Found Not Guilty Thursday: http://investorplace.com/2014/01/google-glass-goog-stock/#.UvuiW3lhOf0

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