South Korea's Samsung is set to launch a smartwatch powered by Google's Android Wear OS designed specifically for wearable devices.
The Samsung Gear 2 and Gear Fit haven't been out so long and there are already rumors about a possible successor to the Gear 2 that will arrive later in the year.
Wearable tech market is in an early stage of evolution with growing adoption. Samsung, which is no stranger to wearable devices, might come up with a smartphone powered by Android Wear sometime later this year.
Google has launched its own Android Wear OS made specifically for next-gen wearable devices. Moreover, Samsung is one among the prime partners to build devices powered by Android Wear.
Speaking to Reuters, Yoon Han-kil, Samsung's senior VP of product strategy, revealed that the company certainly has a plan to launch an Android-based smartwatch sometime later this year.
Samsung did not reveal when buyers would get a chance to lay their hands on the purported intelligent watch. But if Samsung is building a smartwatch powered by Google's Android Wear, it would go neck-to-neck with the LG G Watch and Motorola Moto 360. Let's not forget that the company's own wearable devices either use Tizen or a completely custom OS.
Samsung's first ever smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear, was not less than a disaster. Originally launched at IFA Berlin 2013, the device was panned by critics for unappealing design. Now, Samsung has just launched the Gear 2 and Gear Fit, and both of the devices run either Tizen OS or a complete unknown operating system.
Not long ago, the Gear Solo and the Gear Now have reportedly gotten trademarked by the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office).
We could possibly learn more about Samsung's plans later this year at IFA Berlin tech show. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!