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Motorola gives first demo of Android Wear running on Moto 360 (Video)


Motorola has been showing off the Moto 360 hardware a lot since Google first introduced its Android Wear platform and announced the company as one of its initial hardware partners. Yesterday we got even more info on Android Wear and the launch of two devices from LG and Samsung, and today we get our first official look at Android Wear running on the Moto 360 straight form the company. 

The video above shows much of what we’ve already seen from the Android Wear SDK, but it also shows off some stuff Motorola has been working on like its watch faces and how navigation works. You’ll notice a small black bar at the bottom of the round display. It’s unclear if that’s a sensor of some sort or a limitation of the circular display perhaps, but it appears to be something specific to the Moto 360 rather than a requirement of Android Wear.

While you can already preorder the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live Android Wear watches, those won’t be using circular displays like the Moto 360. Yesterday during Google’s I/O developer conference keynote, the company announced Moto 360 would officially debut sometime this summer.

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Jordan writes about all things Apple as Senior Editor of 9to5Mac, & contributes to 9to5Google, 9to5Toys, & He also co-authors 9to5Mac’s weekly Logic Pros series and makes music as one half of Toronto-based Makamachine.