The war continues to wage, and it’s starting to get more interesting
With Android Wear 2.0 finally out of the gate and the Apple Watch now sporting the third iteration of its software, the battle for smartwatch supremacy is closer than ever.
Like the smartphone war that still wages, the differences go beyond just price and looks – it’s ideological. Apple’s singular experience versus the choice and variety offered by Android Wear; Apple’s huge fanbase and army of devoted developers and accessory makers against Google’s mighty partners and powerful platform.
As with smartphones, Google provides its software to a whole host of hardware partners, whereas Apple takes care of the hardware design as well as the on-board OS. That means comparing Apple Watch with Android Wear involves grouping together a whole host of devices on the Google side.
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