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LG: Android Wear adding iOS support would be great for us

Google is hoping to make Android Wear devices compatible with iOS, and now LG has suggested such a move would be a boost for the wider wearable space.

Although it is considered unlikely Google and Apple will be able to reach an agreement to make cross-platform support a reality – especially given the upcoming Apple Watch release – LG is keeping its metaphorical fingers crossed and looking at the potential positives of such a move.

“If it does happen, it’s great for us,” Shaun Musgrave, LG’s Product Marketing Manager said addressing TrustedReviews. “It would open the market up even more and it would definitely give Apple a bit of competition – if they would allow it.

While the notion of such a move has been largely laughed off, Google’s Android Wear PM, Jeff Chang, surprised many last month by suggested the company’s wearable OS could sync with iPhones in the future.

If introduced, it would allow devices including the LG G Watch and Moto 360 to be used alongside the iPhone, not just Android-powered smartphones.

Speaking in an recent interview, Chang stated: “We always want as many users as possible to enjoy our experience, so in terms of enabling more people to use Android Wear we’re very interested in making that happen.”

Despite hoping for the best, LG remains sceptical on any such coming together of bitter rivals Apple and Google.

“It will be down to Google to get it through the door and we will see if that comes about,” Musgrave told us.

Looking at the potential pitfalls he added: “The issue then is the apps, where would you get them from? Through iTunes or the Play Store? They would need to work that out and I don’t know how they’re going to do that.”

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