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Mobvoi and Android Wear Form Partnership

The partnership brings voice search and localized services to Android Wear users in China.
Posted Sep 8, 2015
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Google's Android Wear has formed a strategic partnership with Mobvoi, a Chinese tech start-up, to bring Android Wear to China. Moto 360 is the first Android Wear device in China to carry Chinese voice search and voice controls powered by Mobvoi.

Integral to the launch of the first Android Wear device in China is a strategic partnership between the local company, Mobvoi and Google. Through this relationship, the two companies will work together to shake the landscape of the broader wearable device market in China. It also marks Google's return to China.

With this new partnership, Android Wear users in& China will now be able to access voice search by Mobvoi and localized services by several of the company's partners. The voice and search experience has largely been missing due to tensions between the Chinese government and Google.

Mobvoi is a leader in Chinese mobile voice search with proprietary technology in Chinese speech recognition, natural language processing and vertical search. Additionally, the company provides voice service on wearable devices, including Android Wear and TicWear OS.


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