After four years in development, finally comes the first stable version of Asteroid , a firmware based on Linux that wants to position itself as the alternative to Wear OS . An especially interesting option for the owners of smartwatches that have been relegated to the background because they are not compatible with the latest version of Android Wear , reconverted by Google to Wear OS.
Steve Kondik he managed to revolutionize Android Scene with your platform Cyanogen and its popular Custom ROM CyanogenMOD . Today we could be facing a similar movement – although of lesser importance due to the volume of devices – that would pave the way for Scene for smartwatches . And is that a French developer has just laid the foundations for the expansion of Asteroid , firmware that aims to become the option alternative to Wear OS .
In the same way that happens in the smartphone market, with the successive Android updates leaving on the way to a multitude of devices without new versions, the same circumstances occur in the market of smartwatches. With the release of the new version of Android Wear, currently Wear OS , will remain without major upgrades multitude of smart watches.
Luckily, AsteroidOS has just been launched, a firmware that was born with the aim of being the alternative to Wear OS and offer users an updated software with an ecosystem of applications and functions in continuous expansion.
At least that is how the development of this operating system has been shaped by its own creator, who announces native basic functions, but also the necessary tools so that application developers can offer their apps on the new platform. In fact, an SDK is already available for this purpose, as well as different tutorials to facilitate the adaptation process.
On the other hand, a community of users has been created from which to share creations such as the design of new spheres with which to personalize smartwatches.
And speaking of smartwatches, the list of compatible models for the moment extends to the LG GWatch, LG Watch Urban, LG G Watch R, Sony SmartWatch 3 and the different versions available from ASUS ZenWatch . However, the developer of AsteroidOS has promised that the list of models will be expanded in the coming months. Of course, for the moment users with iPhone will not be able to synchronize their smartphones since there is no compatible app for now.