Android Wear: the future of smartwatches?
While there’s a lot of hype for Apple’s much-expected entry into the wrist-tech market, Google’s already moving the goalposts with its new Android Wear operating system, designed specifically for wearable tech. It makes good use of context-sensitive information via Google Now and the big G even suggests that the technology will help alleviate our addiction to smartphones by predicting the information we most need to see, making checking your phone constantly unnecessary (yeah, we’ll see). Motorola’s circular Moto 360 concept and LG’s square G Watch are the first devices to sport the colourful, simplified OS, but Samsung, HTC, Asus and Fossil have all confirmed that they’re working on devices. Expect more info at the Google I/O 2014 conference.