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Your gorgeous Android Wear smartwatch will be useless without a smartphone

08
Apr
2014

Google’s recently announced Android Wear platform for wearable devices has sparked a lot of interest around Google’s vision of what smartwatches should do, especially considering the amazingly designed Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch which is based on Android Wear. However, potential buyers and developers may have missed a very important point: just like any other wearables, Android Wear devices will not work as standalone smart gadgets. Thus, a smarter device like a smartphone or tablet will also be needed for Android Wear smartwatches to perform most functions. In a recent video on the Ask a Dev YouTube channel, Android engineer Sagar Seth explains that Android Wear will only allow developers to add support to their existing apps for smartwatches. That means they’ll be able to create

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