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Google has officially announced that it plans to extend Android to other wearable devices beyond Google Glass, and it’s starting with smart watches.





Motorola has already announced their Android smartwatch, the Moto 360, which the company says will launch this summer.



A site to sign up for the developer preview of the platform is now live. The preview promises to allow devs to run Android Wear in an emulator and connect it to a device to see how Google-based “cards” like those in Google Now will look on the platform.

The UI overview on the developer site, cards take up the entire screen real estate on a watch, and vertical swipes move between cards, while side-to-side swipes bring up more information. Tap-able buttons may also appear on the cards to take further action on a notification.

Saying “OK, Google” or clicking on a “g” on the screen opens a menu screen called a “cue card” with a list actions like “take a note,” “send a message,” “set an alarm,” or “call a cab.”

Mountain View does say that Google gear for your wrist is in the works :

"We’re also already working with several consumer electronics manufacturers, including Asus, HTC , LG, Motorola and Samsung; chip makers Broadcom BRCM , Imagination, Intel, Mediatek and Qualcomm; and fashion brands like the Fossil Group to bring you watches powered by Android Wear later this year."

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It looks real beautifull, Can't wait for it to be released!

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Any guesses of the price? Google always seems to put up a good price, just wondering what you guys estimate it to be around
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Any guesses of the price? Google always seems to put up a good price, just wondering what you guys estimate it to be around
$250 to $350 to start. Same as Qualcomm TOQ.

But there WILL be upscale models, for the "10%", as well as the "1%" who love to spend the money they got from we "99%".

There will be MotoX like customizations for bands. The "10%" might upgrade to cases with precious metal content. And the "1%" will add diamonds and other stones for sure, with light sources below for extra twinkle. And the celebs will sell ad space on their wearables, LOL. The 99% will trade free Google services for the low brow ads, ROFL. And ad based watches will eventually be "free".
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somewhere there was a list with the price of each component in a mobile phone.
cant find it but lets see this list of components inside a nexus 5
take out everything thats not inside these watches...

aw well.. look at the current smart watches on ebay...
i guess around 50-200€
 
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really excited !!!!!!!!!

you know what I would buy the moto 360 , the day it launches

it will be so cool to have that tech at your disposal, ......


but guys any rough guesses , about the price. ?????

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somewhere there was a list with the price of each component in a mobile phone.
cant find it but lets see this list of components inside a nexus 5
take out everything thats not inside these watches...

aw well.. look at the current smart watches on ebay...
i guess around 50-200€
maybe..... but then too let's get others' opinion....

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So how will this hookup with the phone? My fear is that this will drain the battery on both the watch as well as the phone.
 
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The connection will be over Bluetooth 4.0, Low energy Mode, I guess. It won't drain your battery on both ends, watch and phone.
 
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$250 to $350 to start. Same as Qualcomm TOQ.

But there WILL be upscale models, for the "10%", as well as the "1%" who love to spend the money they got from we "99%".

There will be MotoX like customizations for bands. The "10%" might upgrade to cases with precious metal content. And the "1%" will add diamonds and other stones for sure, with light sources below for extra twinkle. And the celebs will sell ad space on their wearables, LOL. The 99% will trade free Google services for the low brow ads, ROFL. And ad based watches will eventually be "free".
Wow. I hope you are right!!

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I like to see sony as first.
But it might not happen.
however I believe sony will develop another awesome smart-wearable-gadget powered byAndroidWear

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