Android Wear now (and likely forever) has more apps than Google Glass

Android Wear now (and likely forever) has more apps than Google Glass
First off all: this was something of an inevitability, and this will likely be the one and only time we bother with a comparison like this. That said, Android Wear now officially has more apps than Google Glass. This is a fairly interesting happening, given that developers have been working with Glass for over a year, and Android Wear has been on the market for one week.

Of course, that doesn't really tell the whole story. First of all, Glass is still in beta, and has a very small user base. It shouldn't be a surprise that developers aren't jumping at the chance to build apps for a $1,500 beta product. Additionally, it should be noted that when building for Glass, developers need to create all new apps. That is not the case with Android Wear. The majority of current Android Wear apps are what Google first suggested - extensions of smartphone apps. Add to that the usual crapware that comes to all app stores (e.g. five different flashlight apps for Wear), and the number of Wear apps may not strike many as all that impressive. 

Still, with developers this eager to offer options for Android Wear, it speaks to the viability of the platform. We've said it plenty of times before: you never want to be stuck with a platforms without enough apps. No apps means no users, which means developers won't build apps, and around you go in the vicious cycle. While the quality of Android Wear apps is still in need of work, the more apps the better. 

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8 Comments

1. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

im sure Google will close glass project in the end and it probably soon and that what a sham that is :-(

2. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Don't be so sure ok?

3. sgodsell

Posts: 6738; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If Glass would come to my country, then I would get one.

6. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

I tend to agree. At first Google glass was fascinating but due to public hysteria I really don't want one anymore. I think the idea is great but I don't want to go to jail if I accidentally walk into a bar, movie theater or bathroom with them on. So many of the general population are already paranoid over privacy so why ad fuel to the fire. Imagine the chaos these would bring if the tech became affordable for everyone. This is why ultimately the idea will die; people don't want to be filmed.

8. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

I agree with you too, we are not ready for that yet the same way we(consumers and product) were not ready for tablets 10 years ago

4. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Glass needs to go away. It is a sick product from sick minds at Google.

5. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Glass is a wonderful product, but the world is not ready yet, so Google never found the courage to release it. Maybe they're waiting for someone else (Apple? Samsung? Amazon or Facebook?) to enter the game, so they won't be alone and at the same time, if someone else releases a similar product, they could react very quickly because their product is ready. Or they're simply waiting for better times.

7. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Just because you don't like it, doesn't mean other people don't. I personally feel Glass is innovative and a great product. I'm sure there are others who feel that way, just like I'm sure there are people who feel the same as you :)

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