Google Accepts Startup and Secures Know-How for Android Wear

Ever quieter it has become the Smartwatch operating system Android Wear from the house of the Google search engine giant. The revised version of the software should first come in the autumn of this year, but then the publication date had to be moved to 2017. When Android Wear 2.0 appears concretely, is not yet officially known. But there is news from the developer Google. The company has bought the Startup Cronologics and brought competence into the house to improve its own operating system.


Cronologics launched its own Smartwatch with the Cowatch in April of this year. For these, the startup has developed an in-house operating system – it’s like the company itself. The creators of Cronologics Alexa, who is known as Amazon’s language assistant, have implemented the software.

Interestingly, the founders of Google’s new partner have worked for the company in the past, and even worked with the Android department. In 2014, however, they took the step of creating cronologics – now they return to their roots.

With the takeover, Google is relying on its competences, which they have already demonstrated in the Cronologics operating system. The Smartwatch can be operated by voice control, which could also benefit Android Wear 2.0. The updated version is intended to improve Google’s language assistant. In addition, applications from third-party vendors should be better implemented in the software. This is where Cronologics’ know-how is known, as they already know a so-called skills kit from Alexa. Underneath this is, to put it simply, to understand a tool that allows third-party apps to link to the language assistant.

As the main reason for the launch of Android Wear 2.0 at the beginning of 2017, the revised operating system will not be able to benefit from the knowledge of Cronologics after such a short time. In any case, a number of manufacturers are expected to launch new smartwatches when the new software is available. To LG there is already the message that four models will appear. Google itself works with the codenames Swordfish and Angelfish also on two own intelligent timepieces.