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Android App Development For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Michael Burton

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Chapter 18

Wearing the Tasks App

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding Android Wear

arrow Creating an Android Wear emulator

arrow Connecting Android Wear to your phone

arrow Building a Wear app

arrow Syncing data to your Wear app using Google Play

arrow Packaging your Wear app

Android Wear extends the Android platform to a new generation of devices, with a user experience that’s designed specifically for ­wearables.

Android Wear devices (usually watches) are designed to complement your existing Android phone or tablet (see Figure 18-1). They are not designed to be standalone and usually do not have their own Wi‐Fi or LTE radios, but instead communicate with the Internet through your phone over Bluetooth. Any Android phone running Android 4.3 or later can easily pair with an Android Wear watch.

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Figure 18‐1: A notification ...

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