i’m Droid

i’m Droid is the custom-tailored version of Android that runs on the i’m Watch. i'm Droid is the only full-fledged version of Android especially made to run on a smartwatch, featuring an optimized UI for the smartwatch form factor, innovative power-saving features such as Smart Tethering, and some unique capabilities.

i'm Droid is based upon Android 1.6, slimmed down of its features which are not needed on the i’m Watch. We’ve worked on the OS of the i’m Watch adding support for advanced features not available on the underlying Android distribution, to perfectly integrate it with the i’m Watch hardware and to overcome the differences and limitations that the smartwatch form factor has on respect to the smartphones Android was designed for.


Some examples of basic user input interface are the Dialer app, where an user can type in a phone number to call, or the Calculator, where the user inputs the numbers to operate upon. Those are simple numeric inputs, no alphabetic characters, and no configuration inputs. In those cases you can use the Numpad sample project that we’ve provided on our GitHub account, with both the Android library and a basic usage example app. The library itself is tailored to the Dialer Numpad example, but you can customize it by changing the button drawables, using the provided callbacks or adding new ones, etc. To use the Numpad library, just clone the NumPad repo on GitHub, and reference the Android library project from your app’s.