Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) SmartWatch To Challenge iPod

The reports emanating from CNet and the Verge suggest that the Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) will soon overpower the Pebble and the Apple Watch-owned smartwatches. Currently, only the smartwatches manufactured by these two major companies are showing strong compatibility with iOS devices. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Pebble are holding a significant sway over the smartwatches market.

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The leading marketing firms, CNet and the Verge revealed that the Google is on the verge of giving a finishing technical touch to an Android Wear app for iPhones. When this app is set for a release in the market will introduce Android Wear devices such as Moto 360 and the LG Watch Urbane to counter the Apple Watch as well as other iOS-supported rivals.

The app is still in the designing stages. It has the capacity to support a majority of the features Android Wear users are clinging onto. Android Wear remains the untouched market for Google. Notifications, voice search and Google Now’s information cards are all the hallmarks of this new app.

Assuming the Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is able to complete the project successfully and is ready with its submission of Android Wear app to the iOS App Store, there will still be ambiguity as to how Apple responds to this technological innovation. Going by the latest trend, wherein Apple is quite accommodative to Pebble and other competing technological innovative products to have apps in the Apps Store. There is no reason why it doesn’t let Google release an Android Wear app.

The technological experts envisage that in the coming months, Apple is set to face a tough situation of living up to the reputation of providing smartwatch experience to the users. Only time has answer as to whether Apple has enough to thwart the challenge posed by Google’s smart timepiece.

However, it is unclear how the new app will integrate with iOS-supported components. As per the tips given by the CNet sources, the app may stage its entry alongside a new version of Android Wear.

There is no announcement on the release date of Google-designed iOS app. How, it is quite possible that a formal declaration could be made during the sidelines of the company’s I/O developer conference coming up towards the end of May.



Erica is a graduate of New York University's school of Journalism. She joined US Markets Daily as a general assignment reporter in January of 2008.