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Samsung’s New Android Wear Smartwatch Coming Next Week, Says Report

by Brandon Russell | June 21, 2014June 21, 2014 9:00 am PDT

Samsung Gear 2

Motorola, LG and soon Samsung will join the Android Wear revolution at Google I/O next week. Sources speaking with CNET claim the Korean company has a device planned for the big wearable push, which is undoubtedly on the verge of breaking into the mainstream. With so many top companies already tipped to lead the charge, it’s really no surprise to hear Samsung’s name thrown into that mix. Asking Samsung not to use Android Wear would be like asking the sun not to come out.

The company’s wearable is expected to be similar in execution to Samsung’s Gear smartwatch, CNET said, and could potentially contain a Qualcomm processor; CNET also mentions another model equipped with Samsung’s own chips, so we could see multiple Android Wear devices. Samsung already offers a Gear and Gear 2, which both run Tizen, so introducing two different wearables certainly wouldn’t be unprecedented. It would be a pretty big turnaround, however, for Samsung to go running back to Google.

Samsung, unsurprisingly, declined to comment on CNET’s story, but you’d expect that ahead of next week’s big unveil. The company merely said it is “committed to relentless innovation and new products are always in development.” If Motorola and LG are already in on it, you can bet Samsung also wants to be invited to the party. Guess we’ll find out next week.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...