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From sketch to wrist: the evolution of Android Wear

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The Android Wear that's shipping on the Motorola Moto 360, LG G Watch, and Samsung Gear Live is a far cry from where Google started when designers sat down to start sketching it out. "It was a long process of really trying to understand what people wanted from these kinds of devices," says David Singleton, Wear's director of engineering.

On the heels of the 360's launch — the first round Android Wear device — Google gave us an exclusive peek at the concepts, mockups, and use cases that went into the development of the platform's user interface. Needless to say, it could've turned out very differently.

Here are some of the most interesting visuals from the development process.


An early mockup shows how voice search could've looked.