Quite a while has passed since we last saw an update in Google’s Android Wear platform, but we already know that Android Wear 2.0 is coming up early next year. However, the platform has been more or less sidelined by the popularity of other softwares of wearable technology. With that in mind, we are pretty sure that Google will be bringing in some truly impressive features with the next generation of Android Wear.
Quite naturally, this seems to be at the top of Google’s list of priorities at the moment, and in a move that was certainly made in order to secure the future of the Android Wear OS, the company has acquired the software startup Cronologics. Cronologics is a company that was founded and is run by a group of Android and Google veterans, who are the brains behind developing a software platform specifically for the next generation of smartwatches. The young startup has been in existence since 2014, and already has its own Alexa-powered smartwatch under its belt. However, despite news of the acquisition being made public, Google has not revealed any information about the transaction details.
According to VentureBeat, the Cronologics team wrote in a post: “We see strong alignment with Android Wear’s mission and look forward to working with our new colleagues at Google to continue pushing the frontier of wearable technology and smartwatches with Android Wear 2.0 and beyond.”
The absorption of the team behind Cronologics into Google is evidence towards the fact that the startup has the potential to provide ample expertise in developing the Android Wear platform further. However, a full-blown overhaul is not to be expected from the launch of Android Wear 2.0 as the platform is due to be making an appearance in 2017 itself. However, the Cronologics team still has ample time to further develop the platform that could be a major comeback for Google into the smartwatch domain.