Wearable connected devices (particularly watches) are popping up all over the place lately, making Google's announcement of Android Wear all the more meaningful. Built as an extension of the Android platform to the wearable space, Android Wear is an operating system built specifically with this form factor in mind — beginning with watches, but conceivably extending to other wearables in the near future. Now, Google isn't making a watch, instead they've teamed up with a bunch of leading hardware makers, giving them the software they need to build a great device. They've rethought the way you interact with a device, making important information available when it's contextually relevant — think weather when you wake up, meetings throughout the day, traffic information during your commute, and number of calories burned during a run. It also has voice at its code, letting you respond to text messages, start a playlist, even search for important places nearby. While we have yet to see Android Wear on any actual devices, it's only a matter of time.
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