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Samsung confirms yet another smartwatch, this one powered by Android Wear

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Apr 2014 19:24 User comments (1)

Samsung confirms yet another smartwatch, this one powered by Android Wear Samsung has confirmed another smartwatch set for release this year, this one running on Google's Android Wear operating system.
Last year, the company got into the market with its first-generation Galaxy Gear, which uses a Samsung-modified version of Android. Earlier this year, the company announced its Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo devices, each of which run on the Tizen operating system. Samsung's new Gear Fit fitness band runs on its own completely different OS.

Hankil Yoon, Samsung's SVP of product design, confirmed the Android Wear-based device in an interview. Android Wear is Android optimized for wearable devices.

So far, LG and Motorola have also announced watches that run on the OS, set for release over the summer. Google is expected to be building an Android Wear reference device, likely using the Nexus branding name.

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118.4.2014 12:20

finally! looking forward to it :D

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