Samsung may unveil Android Wear smartwatch at Google I/O

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Samsung is about to introduce its first Android Wear powered device at Google I/O next week, according to a new report.

Online technology publication CNET cites people familiar with the matter as source to report that Samsung’s wearable would be similar to its Gear smartwatch devices which were released earlier this year.

It also adds that the South Korean giant has been working on an Android Wear smartwatch powered by Samsung’s own chips, as well as on another model powered by Qualcomm processors. It is not clear whether Samsung will show both or one of the versions.

It’s worth pointing out that Samsung’s new Gear watches run Tizen, the Linux-based operating system developed under the leadership of Samsung and Intel. It is even replacing the Android-based operating system of the Galaxy Gear, its first smartwatch, with Tizen. Samsung is also in the list of Android Wear partners, so the rumour doesn’t really come as a surprise.

LG and Motorola are also expected to unveil their Android Wear-based smartwatches at Google I/O on June 25. The two companies have been teasing their devices ever since Google announced Android Wear – a project that extends Android to wearables like smartwatches, in March.

 

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