Our Sources say that Google is working on getting its Android Wear smartwatch platform to work with the iPhone. Yes that’s right. And it is close to finishing the final technical details, according to our sources close to the development team.
The move would radically expand Google’s potential customer base because it would let iPhones work with Android Wear-powered smart watches. Apple sold 66.5 million iPhones in the last quarter alone. Smart watches based on Google’s Android Wear, which currently only work with other Android smartphones, have had a slow start as consumers question the need for the devices. Since Android Wear is called, well, Android Wear, that could be a problem.
In its current state of development, Android Wear works along with a companion app on the iPhone and supports basic functions like notifications — as you can see in the photo below. As it does on Android, on the iPhone Android Wear also supports Google Now’s ambient information cards, voice search, and other voice actions. It should also support some more advanced features with Google’s own iOS apps, like replying to Gmail messages.