Google on Tuesday outlined its developer preview for Android Wear with an aim to power smartwatches and other wearable devices. But the real secret sauce of Android Wear may be the ability to bridge multiple screens via its cloud infrastructure.
In a blog post, Android chief Sundar Pichai outlined Android Wear. The move was telegraphed at SXSW and CNET had reported the effort months before.
The positives for Android Wear are the following:
Sure, there are challenges, but Android Wear can work because Google isn't taken its eye off the core mission---to organize and deliver information.
Here’s to getting the most out of the many screens you use every day—whether in your car, in your pocket or, very soon, on your wrist.
In other words, Google's secret sauce to Android Wear is the same as it ever was---cloud computing and data delivery. Android Wear is almost a side show---just another screen accessing Google's services---but the search giant is likely to do fairly well.
Google will be able to connect your smartphone, tablet, PC and TV via Android. In that context, wearables are just part of the equation---another venue for Google Now.