Unlike Apple, which has its devices set to be compatible with Apple devices only, Google goes a step ahead with compatibility issues, by trying to make the Android wearables compatible with iOS devices as well.
Google has been smart enough to realize that tech wearables will be the next big thing on the market, so to future proof its marketing strategy and add to the current base of customers, it has planned to make this major change.
This also is good news for Apple users – their choice will now no longer be restricted to Apple wearables.
For them, a wide array of choices, varying from different devices to different price slabs would now be unlocked.
The Android wear OS is currently in the limelight now, especially with versatile and great looking devices like Moto 360 and the new LG G Watch R.
Jeff Chang, the product manager of the Android Wear department of Google hinted that an open source OS that would be compatible with Apple’s iOS, would be a revolutionary idea.
The intention of Google is quite clear as per Chang’s statement to the Huffington Post UK; the massive iOS user group in the world is a rather lucrative target for the team.
Chang confirmed that Google was aiming at ensuring that more and more people were able to enjoy the Android Wear experience and that it was very keen on the same materializing soon.
In terms of Platform Alteration, Chang specified that developing iOS compatibility would not be a piece of cake, or a one man show for that matter.
Since iOS is Apple’s product, it goes without saying that the same is under the guard of Apple and any platform alteration would involve an input from Apple as well, which Apple might turn down, thus shelving this project till a decision is reached.
Chang also confirmed that are technical constraints and API constraints might delay the project even more. It would for the time being be a herculean task for Google to enter the Cupertino giant’s ‘Walled Garden’ and convincing it to collaborate with its biggest rival.
However, hope is not completely lost, as earlier this year, Microsoft was allowed to launch MS Office for iPads, so over time, Apple light give in to Google’s request as well.
However, if iWatch is launched, then this might never happen, since Apple has already developed its own HealthKit app for iOS.