BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY)’s BBM Has Support For Wearables and Google Inc (GOOGL)’s Android Wear Now
BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSE:BB) disclosed that its BBM would be available on a range of wearable technologies and support Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s Android wear.
BBM support for Google Android Wear Platform will be available in early 2015 and will support a variety of watches that support Android wear. With BBM installed on your Android smartphone, BBM for Android Wear features will become available on the watch automatically.
BBM for Android Wear will allow users access to a number of features seamlessly including receiving alerts on their watch when BBM messages come in, to read BBM messages in their entirety and navigate among messages and dismiss notifications with a simple swipe, to respond to messages hands-free with Google Now or with a pre-defined message to quickly send a response, and to accept BBM invites from the watch without the need to access your smartphone.
In the current year, smartwatch shipments are predicted to reach over 28 million units. By the turn of 2017, it would more than double to 60 million units, a research company, Canalys, indicated.
BBM’s engaged, as well as, big users spend over nine hours in a week’s time on BBM application. With the help of Android smartwatches, the BBM community would be able to get access to their messages on their smartwatch directly without any help from their smartphone.
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