Android Wear-based Samsung smartwatch to be released this year

In an interview from earlier today, a Samsung executive told Reuters that the company would (finally) launch a Tizen smartphone later this year. He also hinted at a new Samsung smartwatch, and now The Verge has it that this smartwatch will run Android Wear.

According to The Verge, Samsung confirmed via email that its first Android Wear-based smartwatch should be introduced before the end of 2014. Unfortunately, there are no other details about this for now.

Android Wear was announced by Google last month as an extension of Android - one that’s specifically made for wearable devices. Prior to today, only Motorola and LG confirmed that they’d release Android Wear smartwatches this year. LG’s device is called G Watch, while Motorola’s will be launched as the Moto 360.

Of course, Samsung already introduced three wearables this year: the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo (both running Tizen), and the Gear Fit (based on Real Time OS). Last year, the company launched the Galaxy Gear, which used an older Android-based platform. Well, we'll be waiting to see what Samsung's Android Wear device can offer.

P.S.: The image seen above is a generic one presenting Android Wear; it is not specifically related to Samsung.

source: The Verge


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