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Question: would an Android Wear desk clock / device charger sell well, or even be allowed by Google?
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Also: I think it's weird that Android Auto is separate from Wear. They both are at a glance, second screen OSes, right?

I mean think about it. I could have just as easily said "who would buy a home entertainment system that uses an Android Auto head unit?"

Yes, it can be done. It's only a matter.of building the case to enclose/power it and redirecting the ports to a bus bar with keystone jacks on the back.
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Trying to get some information for a smart watch I am interested in starting a crowd funding project for.

Basically I want to know if Google would allow api level access to Android wear for non Android wear devices. The reason I ask this is I am researching the potential for a watch that doesn't have an LCD, but uses a lot of features from Android wear.

Some stuff like OK Google, etc are (I assume) hard to access on a wearable without AW. I am aware that headsets, etc can do this but there are reasons I think going through AW would be better.

I know I wouldn't be able to use the branding, but that doesn't matter.
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The short answer seems to be that Google doesn't have anything equivalent to AOSP for Android Wear. You do a business deal with them, agree to whatever the terms are, and you get to ship a watch with Android Wear.

If you want to do something radically different, you might wish to look at how other "smart" devices work. Fossil, for one example, has a bunch of "smart" watches with traditional analog displays. They appear to use their own app on the phone, and, so far as I can tell, are doing something other than Android Wear on the watch.
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+Google Developers​​ +Sundar Pichai​ Do you guys have any plans to publish all or part of the api Android wear uses?

I would hope in the interest of furthering an open ecosystem that a public api be made available for wearables.
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Very curious about the Citadel pictures we've been posting recently or about structures in general? While waiting for more devblogs you should check out this in-depth podcast.
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Edge case scenario but still valid. Below are screens captured on my Note Pro 12.2"

I get that large, high resolution screens are used by a fraction of Ingress players, but this is definitely a UX issue. My 8" has the same.. sparse-ness to it, albeit not as exaggerated. 
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+HTC​ please make the m10:

★Have a removable metal battery/maintenance door.
★Hex / Allan screws to secure. Gasket for IP67.
★NFC / Qi charging bult into HTC shaped antennas for 3 position charging.
★Knurled and anodized aluminum.
★Dual purpose optical trackpad / fingerprint reader
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+Crosstalk Solutions Question for you: Have you ever done a DECA / DirecTV (Genie) compatible setup? If so, could you do a video on it? I have 2 UAP-AC-Pros inbound from a reseller and would like to cover a possible blind spot with a AC-lite (these guys are going in low TX mode for certain reasons.)
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Can you remember the last time you actually used a good old floppy disk? #TechJokes
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Do you have to debug for peripherals? Especially stuff like the OCULUS or the IR head tracker thing?

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Zen Question from an outsider:
if a company makes a smart watch that isn't android wear, but wants to use Wear's functionality.. Can this be done on the back end?

Say for instance Pebble wants to make a fork of Wear and customize it so that it make sense for their new color devices. How much could they use?

Also if they go ground up, how much of the Wear API is exposed to non-wear devices?

Would they be able to use the Wear app? If not, do you guys think that it should be able to?
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Some of these are really questions for Google, and you're not likely to get answers from them on this community. Possible, but unlikely.

I can tell you that Android Wear (both the OS, and the app) are not open source, even to the extent that traditional Android still is. So "make a fork of Wear" doesn't really make a lot of sense.

The APIs are, of course, public. So you could, of course, build an interface that duplicated those APIs, but worked with a non-Wear device (like Pebble). But as a wise old programmer once told me, "Anything's possible. Many things are difficult."

And I expect it would be possible to build a level of compatibility that even the Android Wear app would be fooled, and would work with this device. This strikes me as more dicey... IANAL, but reverse-engineering APIs has gotten some into hot water before.

I suspect the real-world answer is effectively no. It might be reasonable to build some amount of compatibility, so as to ease the burden of devs who already support Wear. But as for actually duplicating it, probably not.
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