Android Wear Literally Began Life as a Phone Strapped to a Wrist

By Gerald Lynch on at

Smartwatches: just phones for your wrist, right? It turns out that such a dismissive attitude perhaps isn't so far from the truth, as this early Android Wear prototype reveals.

This image (taken by Tech News Today's Mike Elgan from a slide during a Google I/O Android Wear session) shows a pioneering Google dev testing out early Android Wear software on a smartphone literally strapped to the wrist. Far less elegant than the round-screened Moto 360, but you've got to start somewhere, right? [Mike Elgan via Cnet]