The Apple Watch and the Android Wear devices will be available in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update in September, and Microsoft is already talking about their availability.
In an interview with The Verge, head of Windows and Devices Andy Rubin said that he hopes the Windows 8.1 operating system and Windows 10 version will bring the two devices together, and that Microsoft’s goal is to have both devices available by the end of 2018.
“We’re really excited to have them on our platforms,” Rubin said.
“That’s a goal that we’ve been working toward since day one, and I think that we’re close to it.”
Microsoft will also be working with Nokia to make Android Wear a part of Windows 10.
Microsoft announced at Build last week that the company will support Nokia’s Band 2 fitness tracking device and will make its Windows 10 Android Wear platform available for both devices.
“Nokia is working with Microsoft to make the Band 2 wearable smartwatch part of the Windows ecosystem,” Rubin added.
“They’re working on that now.
We’re really eager to bring that to people and help bring that functionality to them.”
Android Wear will also soon support Microsoft’s Cortana voice assistant, which Rubin also mentioned will be coming to the Windows platform.