Samsung allegedly launching an Android Wear smartwatch at Google I/O

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By Sam Sabri on 21 Jun 2014 07:53 am

Samsung is apparently set to launch an Android Wear smartwatch this upcoming week at Google I/O. CNET is reporting that the upcoming wearable is one of several new devices to run Android Wear. LG and Motorola are expected to show off new watches as well.

Samsung is taking its experience with Galaxy Gear to make an Android Wear smartwatch. It just a few weeks ago that we learned Samsung had switched Galaxy Gear from Android to Tizen.

Not much is known at the moment on what Samsung will actually bring to the table. We do know taht Samsung is alleged to be working on two models: one using Samsung's own chips and the other using Qualcomm technology. As far as the design, pure speculation at this point. Will this be an existing smartwatch retrofitted with Android Wear? Or a new design? We'll find out this next week.

In the meantime, let us know if you'd rather have an Android smartwatch from LG, Motorola or Samsung.

Source: CNET

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Samsung allegedly launching an Android Wear smartwatch at Google I/O


Very much looking forward to the announcement. I have the original Galaxy Gear and I manually updated it to the Tizen OS a month or so ago and have been overly happy with it.

Can't wait for AndroidWear. My next watch will be either the 360 or Samsung's AW device. The ecosystem Google is creating with AW should make for sooooo many more apps compatible with many different devices.

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Samsung is a giant and can afford to take risks by introducing it's Tizen based devices and keep investing in android devices, also a player like Samsung putting it's weight behind android wear will give the entire platform much needed marketing boost.Exciting times!
**Note: There is a typo 'taht' in 3rd para 2nd sentence of the article