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Moto 360 and Android Wear set to enter Chinese market

Following the news that Google is planning to re-enter the Chinese mainland, The Verge has reported that Lenovo, Motorola and Google are bringing Android Wear to China in the form of the Moto 360 smartwatch. Lenovo and Motorola have approached a Chinese company, Mobvoi, which will provide search and voice recognition. 

As Google's services are not available in China, Google has decoupled Android Wear from its normal dependence on Google Now and Google Play, the report says.

According to David Singleton, engineering director for Android, Google needed to do "quite a lot of work" to decouple Android Wear from Google's services. Google says that Chinese app developers will be able to install apps onto Wear devices via local app stores, not the Google Play app store.

Google has also clearly pointed out that while manufacturers are free to load up their own apps on these watches, they are not free to build customized versions that are totally different from the core of the platform. 

The report says that the Moto 360 is getting released in China and Google isn't bringing search and the Play store to the country(yet). It is still uncertain as to how and when Google will fully return to the mainland.

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