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Smart Watch Industry to be Led by Google

The smart watch industry is all set to be led by Google in the future. This appears to be a good sign and will invigorate the wearable market even more so.

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Android wearable devices by Google have been a boon for the smart watch industry. Sony, Samsung, Pebble smart watches are already available in the market. Besides Apple’s iWatch the entry of Google is something which portends a major trend and shift in things. Via the provision of a platform Google is going to allow people to carry on their existence in a technologically sophisticated way.  

Among Google’s sidekicks in this deal (Android smartwatch) are: Asus, HTC, LG, Samsung and Motorola. Many things need to be finalized in matters of wearable devices. Then there is the question of the Open Handset Alliance (OHA). It is a clique of firms the members of which cannot deliver forked versions of Android.  

Therefore it is to be expected that Android Wear would also come under the rubric of the OHA. Only Amazon even pretends to have created a forked model.  

“We're only at the beginning; we’ve barely scratched the surface of what’s possible with mobile technology. That’s why we’re so excited about wearables—they understand the context of the world around you, and you can interact with them simply and efficiently, with just a glance or a spoken word,” Google said in a recent post on its official blog.  

A Google-based smart watch OS will lend itself to great innovation. Furthermore, customers will have a reliable product that they would gladly want to purchase. And once the demand rises the supply would be automatically provided. It is the long term future scenario that is a little disturbing though.  

The fact that Google will be spearheading the whole movement makes the process reek of monopoly. Google is actually trying to outdo its rival Apple. And Microsoft remains another stumbling block on its path.  

The smart watch industry is a blank slate or tabula rasa. It is literally a space just waiting to be filled. And so this power vacuum will have many giants such as Apple, Google and Microsoft being sucked into the vortex willy-nilly.  

“We're always seeking new ways for technology to help people live their lives and this is just another step in that journey. Here’s to getting the most out of the many screens you use every day—whether in your car, in your pocket or, very soon, on your wrist,” stated Google. 

The whole smart watch journey began just a few years ago. And now it is being taken to another level by Google. May its pure intentions bear fruit and lead the way to a prosperous tomorrow of access by all to all there is.

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