As most Google services are blocked in mainland China, China’s tech industry has benefited by developing customized Android ROMs, Android app stores or alternative services. Therefore it’s not surprising to see Chinese developers beginning building customized operating systems or services for Android Wear.

Mobvoia Chinese-language voice search service developer, today unveiled Ticwear, a customized Android Wear system in Chinese, in Beijing. It integrates the voice search and recommendation capabilities Mobvoi has developed. Starting with WeChat, Mobvoi has made its voice search service available on Android, iOS and Google Glass.

A dozen customized versions of Chinese mobile apps or web services are now on Ticwear, namely WeChat (messaging), Dianping (ratings, reviews and group-buy), Qunar (travel), AutoNavi (maps & navigation), Didi Dache (taxi booking), Yongche (car hauling), Weibo (microblogging), Dayima (women’s health), Toutiao (news), Jiecao Collection (entertainment content) and Zhonghuawannianli (calendar).

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Tracey Xiang

Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com