Android Wear for iOS is Nearly Finished

Android Wear for iOS is Nearly Finished

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Google is almost finished getting its Android Wear smartwatch platform working with the iPhone, reports The Verge. If Apple approves the app it will put Android smartwatches in direct competition with the Apple Watch.

In its current state of development, Android Wear works along with a companion app on the iPhone and supports basic functions like notifications — as you can see in the photo below. As it does on Android, on the iPhone Android Wear also supports Google Now's ambient information cards, voice search, and other voice actions. It should also support some more advanced features with Google's own iOS apps, like replying to Gmail messages.

Android Wear devices have already been hacked to work with the iPhone so there's no question it's possible. Late last year, Android Wear product manager Jeff Change told the Huffington Post, "We always want as many users as possible to enjoy our experience, so in terms of enabling more people to use Android Wear we're very interested in making that happen." However, Apple has a policy of refusing apps or metadata that mentions the name of any other mobile platform. Whether it could refuse the app without drawing the ire of regulators is unlikely; however, it would probably drag its feet as long as possible, especially during the launch of the Apple Watch.

We'll let you know if we hear any more details. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates. In the meantime, check out the photo below of a LG G Watch R showing a FaceTime notification from iOS.

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Android Wear for iOS is Nearly Finished

BAN THE TROLLS - April 10, 2015 at 11:40am
I'm not an android fan but if this happens the only android wear watch Id consider would be the moto 360. It's a good looking and nicely sized watch. That's until apple comes out with a round Apple watch. If it ever happens.
SimonSays - April 9, 2015 at 9:43pm
Hell no! Hope apple doesn't approve this.
Nat - April 9, 2015 at 10:12pm
You do realize Apple hasn't said a thing ever about being involved with android. Android wear is trying to sync with iOS on its own.
miguelvills - April 9, 2015 at 7:37pm
Hahahahahahahaha!!!! Apple will say: Keep your virus infected platform away from my safe enviroment!!!!!
Nat - April 9, 2015 at 7:53pm
The only thing that will stay where it is will be iOS. The watch allows iOS functionality! Not android to iOS! Harharharharharharharharharharhar!!!!!!!!!!!
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