The market of “smart” clock is still at the stage of formation. Despite the information provided Google operating system for handheld devices, see the passers with a similar gadget on your wrist – a rare phenomenon. Nevertheless, the market is there, just as there is interest towards “smart accessories”. Therefore, competition is only growing: Samsung, for example, produces a separate clock on its own operating system Tizen, and about the “revolutionary iWatch» conversations also do not cease. In other words, you can not stagnate, and Google is well aware of.
In an interview with CNET CTO Android Wear David Singleton vice president of engineering for Android Hiroshi Lokheymer shed some light on how “wearable» Android will be developed in the near future.
Firstly, Google is not going to repeat the mistakes of Android, which led to some problems with Update your device.
Tighter control over Android Wear will allow the company to issue updates without prior adaptation of manufacturers that are often highly addictive appearance updates on smartphones. Moreover, by the end of this year, the system should get a few updates, the first of which can “fly” this week.
As a result of “smart” watches have become more self-reliant. For example, a unit with a built-in GPS will be able to follow the geolocation without the participation of the smartphone, and also add the opportunity to connect with a Bluetooth-hours headsets. In other words, leaving home for a run, the user will not need to bring a smartphone, watch yourself cope with the current challenges at the moment – will listen to music, record a track, count calories. In short, everything is exactly as it should be.
In addition, Google also plans to implement a convenient opportunity for the creation of “dials” third-party developers so that users can easily change them depending on the whim or mood . Dials, in turn, may indicate Points sporting event in real time, the stock price, or any other specific information.
Large autonomy smart clock looks like a move in the right direction, especially considering their cost, are not comparable to most technically backward smartphones. But will it be so, that was not enough “smart” Time to become a mass product? I think not. There is still need something more.