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Hi guys, this time I’ll write about the new Android Wear, which was announced last week. So what is it all about?

Its a new approach by Google to bring a new concept by creating a new development area with targeting only wearable devices.

It’s not a completely new OS, its the same android but made specifically for wearable device software development.

‘Google Says that the Android Extends to Android Wear. Richer Experience for the Wearable devices’ -


So this time, there are 2 types of designs unlike the galaxy gear and smart watch 1 and 2. You can see a circle one and a traditional square screen. As I have heard the square one is going to be manufactured by LG, which has less spec and smaller price tag, whereas the circle one will be made by Motorola with high specs.

For developers, Android wear SDK developer preview has been released, so you guys can download and try it out. Which will be a great experience in the future when the device is out in the market.

So with the help of the official article I managed to find out that you can do the below shown basic functionality.

functionalities

It does not mean that you have to learn anything new, you also can use the old APIs

‘You can also trigger your notifications contextually using existing Android APIs. For example, use geofences to provide glance able information to your users when they are at home, or use the activity detection APIs to send messages to your users’ wrists while they are bicycling.’

So what are you waiting for, register for developer preview, download the sdk and start developing.

:)

Reference : Android Wear|Path of a Coder.com

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Google’s Motorola has unveiled Project Ara, an open hardware platform for building modular smartphones.

The idea behind the project, led by Motorola’s Advanced Technology and Projects group, is to turn almost everything in a smartphone — display, keyboard, battery, processor — into a module that can be replaced.

Motorola envisions two basic components of such a smartphone: an endoskeleton (or endo), the structural frame that holds all the pieces together, and the modules which are fitted on the endo.

Project Ara

The concept should give you, the user, the power to decide what goes into your phone: how it looks, how much it costs and what it does. As Motorola puts it, all of this should do for hardware what the Android platform has done for software. The results should be a third-party developer ecosystem and faster innovation, among other things.

If the project sounds familiar, you’re probably thinking of Phonebloks, Dave Hakkens’ proposal for a modular smartphone. Motorola knows about it, and plans to leverage the rich community around Phonebloks for the design of Project Ara.

Motorola has been working on Project Ara for a year. Immediate plans involve sending an invitation to developers to start creating modules for the platform in a couple of months; the MDK (Module Developer’s Kit) should be coming “sometime this winter.”

Source : http://www.dailymirror.lk/tech/gadgets/37838-project-ara-motorola-wants-to-make-your-smartphone-modular.html