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Google tries to woo iPhone owners with Android watch app

Google Inc. is introducing an application that will connect Android smartwatches with Apple Inc.'s iPhone, escalating the rivals' battle to strap their technology on people's wrists. The move thrusts Google onto Apple's turf in an attempt to boost the lackluster sales of watches running on its Android Wear software. The program uniting devices running on different operating systems was released Monday in Apple's app store. Until now, Android watches only worked with smartphones powered by Android software, just as the Apple Watch is designed to be tethered exclusively to the iPhone. Google's new app, though, will enable the latest Android watches to link...

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