The Korean manufacturer is already one of the leading players in the smartwatch space thanks to the Tizen-based Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo offerings, but now it is believed the Galaxy S5 maker will adopt Google’s new wearable-centric OS.
With wearables – and the Android Wear OS in particular – set to be a key focus point of Google’s I/O developer conference next week, CNET has cited claimed ‘people familiar with the matter’ in suggesting Samsung plans to join LG and Motorola in backing Google’s wearable-friendly software.
According to the claimed insiders, Samsung’s upcoming Android Wear watch will be “much like” the company’s existing smartphone devices.
Sadly, for those as excited as we are by the Moto 360’s forward-thinking form, this suggests that the mooted device will be a square rather than round-faced smartwatch.
As well as supporting the Android Wear platform, the currently unconfirmed Samsung wearable will reportedly be powered by the manufacturer’s custom chipset.
Although Samsung has yet to confirm any plans to launch an Android Wear powered smartwatch, the company recently stated that it is “committed to relentless innovation and new products are always in development.”
Google I/O is set to be held in San Francisco this Wednesday and Thursday, June 25 and 26.
We will be bringing you all the latest on Google’s annual showcase so stay tuned to TrustedReviews to see if Samsung’s rumoured Android watch enters the realms of reality as expected.
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