Report: Android Wear May Support iPhone in the Near Future
Wearable gadgets are trending these days, and we can sure expect to see more amazing wearables in the future. Almost every mobile company is trying enter this market or already have in some capacity. Apple has also stepped in the game with its recently revealed Apple Watch, that may not be affordable to the majority.
However, compared to Apple wearables, Android’s are cheaper but somehow they aren’t still as popular as they should be. One main reason is that they don’t support iOS. We have heard of reports of developers forcing Android Wear to work with iOS, but it’s no where as fun as official support.
There are also some apps released on the App Store that help make these two things work together, but they lack major features
Google is a flexible company, they know how to adjust with their rivals. I mean just look at Android OS, each mobile manufacturer has his own interpretation of Android and Google is fine with it. They aren’t trapping consumers in their eco-system, I definitely can’t say the same for Apple.
According to a new report, Google is close to offering official and detailed support for iOS on Android wearables. If that happens, Android Wear will be in direct competition with Apple Watch. So my question is, will Apple let this happen?
Google will most probably release a new companion app for iPhone and because Apple doesn’t have much incentive, it’s unlikely they will approve it for the Apps Store. However, if Google is indeed working on such a solution, they obviously have things figured out.
It’s only matter of time before we get an official word.