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



1. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

I think android wear should have to more than a notification platform...... we should be able to control more features of phones like change songs, start stop resume downloads... change phones profile, switch on/ off phone(this is tricky bcoz when phone is off no Bluetooth will be available,... locate phone,and etc etc... for now android wear is built around Google now....I think it should be independent platform with Google now as a feature....

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'm excited about Android Wear, yet I'm going to have to agree with you. I am a bit underwhelmed by the functionality. I'm really going to have to wait and see the final product before I judge it though.

3. StanleyG88

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

The only one that I would consider wearing is the Moto 360. The best watch replacement.

4. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

By end of year? Moto 360 is supposed to be out by summer, so that makes it up to late september

5. wolfsaviorzx unregistered

I don't like google now so android wear doesn't really appeal to me.

6. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

I wonder if Microsoft will release a watch with cortana. next year will be wearable going mainstream, if all the companies release something.

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