Google Releases Android Wear Smartwatch Software

Google is on the attach in the Smartwatch war. They just released a pared down version of Android focused on wearable technology / smartwatches. According to Google:

Today we’re announcing Android Wear, a project that extends Android to wearables. And we’re starting with the most familiar wearable—watches. Going well beyond the mere act of just telling you the time, a range of new devices along with an expansive catalog of apps…”

I think the NYT Bits Blog gets at where Google is going:

Google is clearly trying to change that for wearable computers by making its software public before the market takes off.”

Here is the video Google released with the announcement