Google simply purchased Cronologics to make Android Wear a greater smartwatch OS

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Cronologics is coming house to Android Wear. The smartwatch OS startup, which was based by ex-Googlers, is becoming a member of Google to work on its delayed Android Wear replace.

After an Indiegogo marketing campaign earlier this yr, the CoWatch was the primary smartwatch to run Cronologics OS with Alexa voice controls added in to the options combine.

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Imco, the {hardware} accomplice on the CoWatch, has posted an announcement saying “the CoWatch will stay on” with a brand new software program group updating the present OS. “We’re totally dedicated to proceed the help and additional growth of this software program platform,” it reads, “and also will be growing future generations of CoWatch based mostly on this platform.”

London startup Blocks additionally has a partnership with Cronologics however this modular smartwatch has been delayed. Blocks posted this Kickstarter message to say that the watch will nonetheless launch with the OS:

“We are going to nonetheless be delivery with the Cronologics OS and utilizing it for the foreseeable future. For us, this information is a transparent signal that Cronologics was onto one thing particular with their bespoke OS, and we’re actually grateful to have inherited it from them.”

We have had a few demos of Cronologics OS on the CoWatch and Blocks and have been impressed by the straightforward, intuitive UI of the Android based mostly working system. We’re very optimistic about Google making use of what Lan Rcoche, Leor Stern and John Lagerling’s group has constructed to date.

The system of allocating ‘containers’ i.e problems in a set of watch faces, and swiping by way of icons because the watch face stays the identical, saves time and appears slick, for example.

Google hasn’t introduced how a lot cash the deal was price however Cronologics posted the next replace on its web site:

“We’re becoming a member of Google to assist develop the portfolio of watches powered by Android Wear. We see robust alignment with Android Wear’s mission and look ahead to working with our new colleagues at Google to proceed pushing the frontier of wearable know-how and smartwatches with Android Wear and past.”