Android goes Wearable

The spoken word has never been so powerful or so Google would have you believe.

Announced today is Google Android Wear, a project that extends the Android OS to Android Wearables.

Starting with a very familiar addition to the Wearable collection is the watch. No longer is the watch just simply a timepiece but plays the role of Fitness Buddy, Social Manager, Music Concierge and boundless Encyclopaedia with the simple instruction “OK Google”.

“We’re always seeking new ways for technology to help people live their lives and this is just another step in that journey,” wrote Mr Pichai.

Sending a text without tabbing a screen, ordering a taxi while stood outside the theatre or simply checking if you’ll need a jacket could all soon be done from your wrist with the smallest commend.

Knowing that one of their biggest competitors Apple is already well into the wearable mobile market this could be an interesting time.