As far as the wearable market goes Samsung has evidently told everyone that it is not kidding around. Last year it released the Galaxy Gear, a smartwatch that might not have performed too well, but it laid down the foundation for what’s to come. Now two new Gear smartwatches have already hit the market alongside an activity tracker but it appears that there may be more wearables up Samsung’s sleeve. The company may release an Android Wear smartwatch in the coming months.
For those who don’t know, Android Wear is a new SDK launched recently by Google. It aims to push the Android platform into the wearable market. Companies like LG and Motorola have already committed to making devices. Having Samsung onboard as a partner would no doubt be beneficial for the platform as well.
SVP of Samsung’s product strategy team, Yoon Han-kil, told Reuters that despite Samsung’s Tizen push “Android still needs to be our main business.” He added that this also applied to the company’s wearables. Samsung has long been rumored to be working on multiple Tizen devices, including the much rumored smartphone, and latest reports suggest that it might be released in the second quarter of 2014.
The company hasn’t detailed anything about the expected Android Wear smartwatch as yet, so might have to wait a while before hear anything official about it.