Samsung VP confirms the company is working on a watch
posted by Maxwell R. / Mar 19, 2013, 3:33 AM
Lee is the executive vice president of Samsung’s mobile business and did not offer any comments about what the watch might do (besides tell time), or how the features would work. No mention was made of a release date or price point either.
About a month ago, some screen shots emerged of a purported Samsung Galaxy Altius smartwatch which seemed to be running an operating system called AltiusOS. The interface had an appearance akin to a Windows Phone tile layout rather than any kind of familiar Android widget action. This year, Samsung will be unveiling a number of new devices including an anticipated Tizen OS device.
As to which devices Samsung’s smartwatch would work with, it would seem safe to think that it will be a component that would work with Samsung’s bread-and-butter, and that is Android. The timing of the device will be interesting too, since we are also expecting Apple to have a watch product sometime in the near future.
For now though it is good news to see that such a product is in fact acknowledged by Samsung and that it is in the works. Unfortunately, we still do not know much about the product in any dimension other than it is a watch. We expect it will be a giant departure and advancement from the S9110 watchphone from 2009. What would you like Samsung’s smartwatch to do for you?
Posts: 124; Member since: Apr 01, 2012
ROFL!!! There is speculation that Apple is making a watch and Samsung announces that they are making a watch too.. Lets see who brings it first to the market and then go about suing the other... Not sure when they are going to grow up...
posted on Mar 19, 2013, 3:40 AM 5
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i think Sony must sue both of them. LOL but Sony never seeks trouble.
posted on Mar 19, 2013, 3:48 AM 10
Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012
Don't kid me and please dont be such absurd either. EVERYONE SHOULD BE ABLE TO MAKE EVERYTHING Let's say someone invented a steam car. And I invented a Diesel Engine. Question: Can't I make a car? Is it copy? You can patent wahtever you want but you cant patent a whole thing...like cars, Tvs, Computer etc..otherwise by now we all have same s**ts This patent war between Sammy and Apple misleads so many people..dear
posted on Mar 19, 2013, 6:26 AM 9
if the watch is the smartwatch, I'm sorry to say that Sony is the one who started it, not Apple dude... either way, I personally think that Google glass is even more innovation than making the watch :)
posted on Mar 19, 2013, 3:50 AM 14
"In June 2000, IBM displayed a prototype for a wristwatch that ran Linux. The original version had only 6 hours of battery life, which was later extended to 12. It featured 8MB of memory and ran Linux 2.2." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S
posted on Mar 19, 2013, 11:15 AM 1
Posts: 149; Member since: Sep 02, 2010
Actually the first to make something like this was Lg, with the LG-GD910 3G Watch Phone way back in 2009. But as usual, others are taking credit. Just like Lg wasn't given credit for coming out with the first "iphonish" device. Apple took credit for that one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?
posted on Mar 19, 2013, 7:54 AM 4
Hope u know that sony was the first too make a smart watch lg was the first too make a calling watch. Dont start laughing & saying samsung copies apple idiot.
posted on Mar 19, 2013, 8:46 AM 0
Posts: 149; Member since: Sep 02, 2010
What makes the Sony watch a smart watch? all it does is push content from the phone to the watch. the Lg watch is not a "calling watch", it is actually a phone. And the point is Lg come out with the first phone on hand idea (the first working prototype), which sony developed/took in a different direction several years later. bottom line, Lg was first
posted on Mar 19, 2013, 9:43 AM 0
Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013
It was always going to happen, Apple make a watch then have Samsung do it too, whatever Apple DOES, Samsung is going to follow and make the product better.
posted on Mar 19, 2013, 4:30 AM 3
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well funny how sony has already made a watch so who's copying who ?
posted on Mar 19, 2013, 5:04 AM 3
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Its easy, Samsung and Sony is gonna sue Apple, that's all. :)
posted on Mar 19, 2013, 7:07 AM 0
When will u guys stop? Sony makes the smart watch first. U dont see them going around suing everyone like apple.
posted on Mar 19, 2013, 8:48 AM 0
Posts: 29; Member since: Mar 14, 2013
except apple didnt make a watch DERP
posted on Mar 19, 2013, 8:53 AM 0
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