Samsung's first Android Wear smartwatch might be announced at Google I/O

Samsung's first Android Wear smartwatch might be announced at Google I/O
We already know that Google's I/O 2014 conference will be a place where, among other things, wearables are going to have an important role. What we didn’t know was that Samsung may announce its very first Android Wear-based smartwatch there.

According to CNET, the upcoming Samsung Android Wear watch will be "much like the Gear devices Samsung has released in the past year," and all Google I/O attendees might receive one. 

It’s said that Samsung is working on two different models: one using an Exynos chipset, and another one based on a Qualcomm solution. It’s not clear which of the two will be announced at Google I/O. In any case, the new smartwatch could be the Samsung SM-R382 that was spotted at the FCC last week.

Google I/O will be held in San Francisco between June 25 and June 26. Besides Samsung, LG and Motorola will most likely also showcase their Android Wear smartwatches during the conference: the LG G Watch and the Moto 360. LG’s G Watch will probably be the first to start shipping, with sales expected to begin in early July.

Note: the smartwatch pictured above is the Tizen-based Samsung Gear 2.

source: CNET



1. DaHarder

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 10, 2009

This year's Google I/O is shaping up to be quite monumental. Good to see Samsung showing its engineering flexibility by truly leading the way with 'wearables' rather than sitting back and mooching off the development groundwork being laid by other companies. Google Wear bodes well for the future of 'wearables' and there's little doubt that the next Android version will be impressive as well.

6. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

So, a watch every other month that they have been in the wearables market is "leading the way"? Good to know. At this pace, they will be on the Gear X before 20 months has passed.

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

You can't sell what you don't have. People are buying plenty of Samsung product including Apple inc.

11. willard12 unregistered

I'm sure Casio, Fossil, Movado, Swatch, Omega, and Invicta have survived for so long by only releasing 1 watch per year. Or, maybe they release a lot more and have people working for them that know a whole lot more than me about the number of devices they should make and when they should ship them.

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

lol no thank you. #moto360alltheway

12. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Lol, I'm with you. They just can't seem to produce anything aesthetically pleasing, unless they copied it.

14. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, i have a Galaxy S5 and literally the only things i really like about it are the Camera and the Display which i still think is too large but still gorgeous and the fact that i can cover it with a Spigen Case because i looove Spigen Cases.

3. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

This will really get my attention if it is compatible for all Android phones. The Gear 2 is actually really nice when you hold it and wear it and the 360 looks too bulky.

4. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Gear 2 hardware with Android wear software. I really like the feel of the Gear 2 on my wrist.

5. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Finally Samsung is giving us a smartwatch that will hopefully work with all Bluetooth enabled smartphones, instead of just a few Samsung smartphones. But I just don't know why they even bothered to make two models with different chipsets for this smartwatch, like they annoyingly do with all their smartphones...

8. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Could be supply issues.

9. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Maybe it is like Apple and their move from PowerPC to x86 and Samsung just wants to be ready to flip the switch.

10. HouTexan

Posts: 462; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

This should be great. I really like Gear 2. Can't wait to see how 'Android wear' looks on it!

13. blackberry_Boy

Posts: 213; Member since: May 27, 2014

I'm confused android wear what's the difference between the one the have out now ??

15. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

The one they have now only works for a select group of samsung phones, sadly :/. Tbh i'm not much for watches at all but i've played around enough with the Gear 2 to find it highly usable :p

17. blackberry_Boy

Posts: 213; Member since: May 27, 2014

Ok so this next one will be available to work with all Android phone like the pebble.

18. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Yes! if the rumors are true that is :)

16. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I'm kinda sadden that SONY won't make a ANDROID WEAR watch like the MOTO 360.

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