Android Wear could soon support iOS notifications
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People have been fairly critical of Android Wear for its lack of compatibility. But it seems like Android Wear could be useful to iOS users over the coming months as a developer has revealed that the wearable OS can now support Apple devices as well.

This feature is coming from a developer named Mohammad Abu-Garbeyyeh who is renowned for iOS jailbreak apps like DoubleTapToSleep, SpotlightSiri etc. He claims that the paired iOS device doesn't need to be jailbroken, which is very good news for current iPhone owners. All the user needs to do is install the necessary apk on an Android Wear smartwatch (Apple Notification Center Service) and let the device do the rest.

Since Android Wear smartwatches rely on Bluetooth for connectivity, pairing it with an iPhone isn't much of a concern. Abu-Garbeyyeh has posted a video on YouTube explaining the exact functioning of this feature, pairing an iPhone 6 with the Moto 360. As soon as the iPhone receives a notification, the Moto 360 displays the notification, although it doesn't give away the contents of the message like on Android apps.

Apple Notification Center Service is used on the Pebble smartwatch to access iOS notifications, so it was only a matter of time before developers found a way to get it working on Android Wear. We're not sure how long this exploit is going to last, but don't be surprised if Google patches this with a future update.

There's potential for this feature to be further developed, perhaps by creating on a Cydia tweak for jailbroken iOS devices. The developer hasn't made the necessary apk file available for public use, but that should be changing soon.

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