Samsung will launch Android Wear smartwatch at Google I/O – report

by: Bogdan PetrovanJune 21, 2014

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Samsung will show its first Android Wear device at Google I/O next week, says a new report.

According to CNET, which cites people familiar with the matter, Samsung will be the third Android Wear partner to introduce a smartwatch powered by Google’s wearable-centric operating system. Samsung’s device will be similar to its Gear smartwatches, which are running Tizen, according to the sources.

Samsung is said to be developing at least two versions of its Android Wear smartwatch, one powered by an in-house Exynos chip and one with a Qualcomm chip, but it’s not clear which version will be shown at I/O.

In the past, our own sources have told us that there will be another company launching a Wear smartwatch at Google I/O, besides LG and Motorola. Aside Samsung, Android Wear partners include Asus, HTC, and watchmaker Fossil, as well as component makers like Qualcomm and Broadcom.

Samsung looks to be following the same strategy of diversification it used successfully in the smartphone business, by releasing devices with multiple operating systems. Its Tizen-powered Gear line has not been a genuine success so far, but the company may have better luck with Android Wear, which features closer integration with Android smartphones and tablets.



  • Anonymousfella

    This’ll be the Gear 3? Or just an Android Wear running Gear 2?

  • wat

    “Android Wear, which features closer integration with Android smartphones and tablets.” Hardly, all they do is send bloody notifications over and tell the time.

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  • Noel Kelly

    Another one? Tell the market to get their floatation devices, Samsung are going to flood this one, too… *yawn* When’s the Moto 360 due again?

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  • Benjamin Pavel

    Why the F*ck does Samsung ALWAYS have to make 3433535675 same model phones with different chip inside? It’s HELL for mods as they have to develop for 2 kind devices then. Sheesh, you and your Exynos Samsung.

  • Pineda R.

    I bet the name will be Samsung Galaxy Wear 2… Haha that’s awesome :-)