Google announced the arrival of its Android operating system for telephones and tablets in the wearable technology sector with the aim of marketing the first Android smartwatches before the end of the year.
The California company said that Android Wear is a project that promises "a range of new devices along with an expansive catalogue of apps."
Watches equipped with Android Wear will offer information considered to be relevant to the user, will display messages from the social networks, chats, sales notifications, news, photos and will be able to be operated by voice.
Speaking the words "OK, Google" will activate the voice recognition system and the device will be able to respond to questions such as "How many calories does an avocado have?" and "What time does the flight leave?" and will also allow users to dictate messages, call a taxi or set a reminder alarm.
Software developers can download the preliminary version of Android Wear to begin adapting it to the operating system for watches.
The Android Wear programming app is still not available
Google announced that it is working with brands such as Asus, HTC, LG, Motorola and Samsung, chipmakers such as Broadcom, Imagination, Intel, Mediatek and Qualcomm, and fashion firms such as Fossil Group "to bring you watches powered by Android Wear later this year." EFE