Hack Proves Android Wear Can Work with iPhones (Demo)
With wearable tech becoming the latest trend in electronics, it's a shame that most smartwatches are locked down to one ecosystem. If you purchase a smartwatch, you can expect that it will not work with devices from competing manufacturers. That will be the case for the Apple Watch when the product finally hits shelves, and it has been the case for Android Wear devices like the Moto 360 for quite some time now.
But famed Android developer MohammadAG is on the case, and he's already got an Android Wear-powered Moto 360 to work with the latest iPhone. If interoperability like what we're seeing in the demo video can be achieved, maybe there's some hope for the wearable segment after all.
So far, MohammadAG has been able to enable the basic Bluetooth LE connection between the two devices using standard Apple APIs. The end result is an ability to mirror notifications from your iPhone over to the Android Wear device—even without requiring jailbreak or root.
The developer hasn't issued a timetable for his plans to publicly release this mod, but judging by his comments, the interoperability hack is already pretty far along in the development process.
If you're an iPhone user, will you be considering an Android Wear device now? And for Android Wear owners, does this mod make a future iPhone purchase a possibility? Let us know in the comment section below, or drop us a line on Facebook, Google+, or Twitter.