Android Wear is just over two years old. It was announced in March 2014, with more details in June and smartwatch launches beginning that summer. Don’t pretend you don’t remember the hype over the original Moto 360, we were right there alongside you.
With this year’s Google I/O coming up on 18 May, now is as good a time as any to take a look at how Android Wear has changed, how sales are doing and what’s next in 2016 and beyond.
The tech in wearable tech
So here’s where we’re at. Google has been pushing out Wear updates for existing smartwatches, made by familiar tech names, at a decent rate over 2015 and early 2016. The latest, dubbed Marshmallow, brought new voice controls and gestures as well as the ability to make and take calls for specific smartwatches.
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