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Google Wear OS

Google Wear OS
Brand: Google
Category: Wearable OS
  • Latest Version: Android Wear 2.6
  • App Store: Yes, Google Play
  • Smartphone Compatibility: Android 4.3+ and iOS 9+
  • Voice Control/ Personal Assistant: Yes, Google Assistant
  • Multi Tasking: Yes
  • Based on: Android OS

Google Wear OS - Specifications

Release

  • Developer
    Google, Opensource Community
  • First Launch
    March 18, 2014
  • Initial Version
    4.4W1
  • Latest Stable Version
    2.6 (Based on Android 8.x Oreo)
  • First Device
  • Working State
    Current
  • Latest Flagship Device

Hardware

  • Device Type Target
    Smartwatches, Other Wearables
  • Platforms
    32-bit ARM, MIPS, x86
  • Interface
    Touchscreen, depends on manufacturer

Software

  • Programming Language Used / Written In
    C (core), C++, Java
  • OS Family
    Android
  • Kernel Type
    Monolithic (modified Linux kernel)
  • Source Model
    Open source, with closed source components
  • License Type
    Apache License 2.0 Linux kernel patches under GNU GPL v2
  • Update Method
    OTA

OS Features

  • Fitness and Health Monitoring
    Yes, via Google Fit
  • App Store
    Google Play
  • App Store Link
  • App Extension
    APK
  • Multi Tasking
    Yes
  • App Development Language
    Java, C++

Control

  • Touch
    Yes
  • Watchface
    Customizable
  • Voice Command
    Google Voice
  • Personal Assistant
    Google Assistant
  • Smartphone Compatibility
    Android 4.3+ and iOS 9+
  • Smartphone Companion App
    Android Wear App
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