Motorola is reportedly bowing out of the smartwatch market and will not pursue a release under the Android Wear 2.0 banner.
Shakil Barkat, the head of global product development at Moto, told The Verge there isn’t “enough pull in the market to put [a new smartwatch] out at this time.”
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This comes following a number of Moto 360 releases that flattered to deceive amid very high expectations.
The original Moto 360 was expected to be a standard bearer for Android Wear, but initial excitement failed to translate into sales.
The follow up devices, the Moto 360 2 and Moto 360 Sport, addressed some of the initial gripes but have not proved critical or commercial hits.
Meanwhile, those seeking a replacement for Moto in the realm of circular-faced smartwatches could soon be considering the Apple Watch.
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According to the filings (via Apple Insider) entitled "electronic device having display with curved edges," there would be little different to the existing screen beyond the change in shape.
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