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Android Wear app crosses 5 million downloads

14 September 2016 0

Google's Android Wear app has crossed over 5 million downloads, and is now listed in “5,000,000 – 10,000,000” installs on the Google Play Store. The Android wear app is used to connect Android phones with Android Wear smartwatches.

Android wear has been used in watches made by Motorola, Asus and Huawei among others. Since Google doesn't share the numbers of active users for its wearable system, the number of installs is an indicator of android wear devices. However, it is important to keep in mind that a number of people may simply re-install the app after switching smartphones so it's impossible to guess the exact number of Android wear users.

The wearable's market is growing considerably and Android Wear is expected to grow with it. Google had unveiled Android Wear 2.0 at the I/O 2016 developer conference in May this year, which brings more features to devices. Google is reportedly working on two new Android smartwatches called Angelfish and swordfish based on Android Wear 2.0, which will be released soon.

According to an IDC report, over 6.1 million units of Android wear devices will be shipped in 2016 alone and the wearable's market will reach 213.6 million growing at a CAGR of 20.3% by 2020. The research firm states that smartwatches will remain the most popular category and will account for 41% of all wearable shipments in 2016, driven by the Apple Watch, Moto 360, and others. By 2020 smartwatch's market share will rise to 52.1% of all wearable's.


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