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Samsung trademarks Galaxy Wear, could be its first Android Wear device
Although Samsung’s latest smartwatches may have been using the company’s tweaked Tizen operating system, Samsung has made it pretty clear that the company would also be releasing an Android Wear smartwatch later this year. We might already have a name for this next range of Samsung wearables, as the tech giant recently applied to trademark “Galaxy Wear” at the Korean Intellectual Property Office.
The trademark application appears to have been submitted on May 28th, just two days ago, and was accompanied by the image that you can see below.
The Galaxy branding suggests that this device, whatever it is, will be using Android of some sort, note how the Galaxy branding was dropped from the new Tizen powered Gear 2, and therefore will most likely be Samsung’s first Android Wear device. Unfortunately, the trademark doesn’t reveal anything about what Samsung is planning for the Galaxy Wear, but perhaps it has something to do with the Moto 360-esque patent for a smartwatch that appeared just a few days ago. Then again, it might not even be a smartwatch.
With Motorola and LG both preparing their own Android Wear devices, it’s likely that Samsung is also reading its own competing device. We’ll be watching closely to see what Samsung is working on. I can’t wait to see what the Android Wear product line will have to offer come the end of the year.