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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



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 LG G Watch
Working State Current
Latest Flagship Device TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45


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


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 play.google.com/store
App Extension APK
Multi Tasking Yes
App Development Language Java, C++


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