The Apple Watch may be almost ready to make its debut, but the device could soon have plenty of competition.
Rumours are circulating that Google is working on an Android Wear app for iOS devices. This would make the massed ranks of Google-powered wearables compatible with iPads and iPhones for the first time, giving iOS users much more choice when it comes to picking up a wearable. Right now, that would include access to smartwatches from Sony, LG, Samsung, Asus and more.
The rumour comes from 01net.com and suggests that Google will be paying close attention to the launch of the Apple Watch and exactly how it fares on the market before launching the product. For all the talk of wearables and smartwatches, they have still singularly failed to make any big impression on consumers and the Apple Watch will finally prove if there is any real appetite for this kind of wrist mounted device.
For now, all eyes are on Apple, who have announced a press conference for the 9th of March called 'Spring Forward.' That's definitely linked to time, and it's pretty much guaranteed that we'll finally get confirmed pricing and release date details. The wearable war is about to heat up.
Expect the Apple Watch to start hitting streets in April 2015.