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Samsung's Android Wear smartwatch might be called the Gear Live, alleged specs also leak

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Samsung's Android Wear smartwatch might be called the Gear Live, alleged specs also leak
We've already shared a number of rumors and speculations that Samsung's about to reveal an Android Wear smartwatch at Google I/O today. Now, a new set of rumors suggests that the gadget in question might be known as the Samsung Gear Live. The alleged hardware specs of the wrist-worn device comprise a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of on-board storage, and a 300mAh battery might be keeping the whole shebang runing.

The processor of the Gear Live is said to be a 1.2GHz one, however, it is unknown if it will be a Qualcomm or an Exynos one. Of course, we can see two variations of the wearable, each of which sporting a different SoC. The Samsung Gear Live might also come with a heart rate monitor and IP67 certification on board, which will make the wearable dust- and water-resistant. The rumor mill also suggests that the Galaxy Wear might hit the shelves as early as July 7.

Some ten days ago, a mysterious Samsung smartwatch cleared the FCC – rolling under the SM-R382 moniker, the gizmo was somewhat smaller than Samsung's current array of smartwatches, the Gear 2, the Gear 2 Neo, and the Galaxy Gear. All of the latter, including the Galaxy Gear, run on Samsung's own Tizen platform.

As Google and Samsung have allegedly never ever been in warmer relations, it is very likely that the giant from the far East could come up with its own take on an Android Wear smartwatch during the event. LG will most probably showcase its G Watch and Motorola will (hopefully) demonstrate its eye-catching Moto 360, so we would wager that Samsung won't trail much behind the competition this time, too.

Google I/O 2014 is just around the corner, folks, so stay tuned for more!

source: ALT1040 via SamMobile

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posted on 25 Jun 2014, 04:05 2

1. joey_sfb (Posts: 6533; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


posted on 25 Jun 2014, 04:12

2. galanoth (Posts: 426; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)

I thought Tizen is an open source operating system like AOSP.
Samsung doesn't own Tizen, they are just one of the partners in it.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 04:20

3. aayupanday (Posts: 580; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

That design is too much like the Moto-360...

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 04:26 5

4. nctx77 (Posts: 2373; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)

That is the Moto 360.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 04:53 1

5. Anshulonweb (Posts: 432; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)

i am getting really excited about Google I/o.....last year's was quite boring and nothing much new was there to offer...

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