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Android Wear

This is the new Android operating system for smartwatches.

Android Wear has a similar look to Android L with its color, animations and more, but what really illustrated Google Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai's vision is its ability to sync with Android L devices. Users get push notifications from their Android L smartphones on their Android Wear smartwatches, including calls, text messages and more.

The seamless synchronization between Android devices is appealing enough to major vendors in the growing smartwatch space, including Samsung and LG, which released their new wearables yesterday. The Samsung Gear Live and LG G. Motorola's Moto 360 smartwatch will be released later this summer.