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Google is Determined to Obliterate Apple in the Smartwatch Game

Android Wear

It happened with the PC: Apple built one first, but Microsoft operating systems became the dominant way people computed. It happened with the smartphone: Apple’s iPhone defined the category, but around the world far more phones run Google’s Android. On Wednesday, Google launched a new Android platform for watches that it hopes will change history by skipping the part where Apple gets there first. As Apple apparently worries over every exquisite detail of its entry into the smartwatch market, Android Wear represents Google’s hope of commodifying the concept before its rival can make the idea of a wrist computer seem special. Android became more commonplace than iOS on phones because Google allowed other handset makers to use it, the same way Windows became ubiquitous while the Mac OS did not. The difference with watches is Android Wear doesn’t have to live up to a standard set by Apple.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of Fox Television’s "Shelly Palmer Digital Living" television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.