Google is working on getting its Android Wear smartwatch platform to work with the iPhone, and it is close to finishing the final technical details, according to a source close to the development team. If Google released it and if Apple allowed it on its platform, it would put Android Wear smartwatches directly in competition with the soon-to-be-released Apple Watch for the first time.
Yes, of course this “leak” is timed to distract from the Apple Watch launch. But, if true, it’s fantastic for overall market development. The bigger the market for smartwatches and wearables, the faster they’ll improve.
“But would Apple let it happen?” is the sub-title of Dieter’s article. It’s an understandable thought, but easily dismissed, I think. Many, many devices have an iOS companion app. It’s 2015. If the Google app adheres to App Store rules, I’d be shocked if Apple blocked a companion app.