Sony Says It Will Stick with Its Own Platform for Smartwatches
March 25, 2014 11:05 AM
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Sony won't use Android Wear
Google is hoping that smartwatch makers will opt to use
, a special version of Android OS that is specifically geared towards use on wearable devices. While many hardware makers are jumping on the Android Wear wagon, Sony is currently saying no.
Sony has said that it plans to continue to use its own platform. Sony's Ravi Nookala said, "We've already invested time and resources on this platform, and we will continue in that direction."
Sony Smartwatch 2
Sony has had
limited success with its smartwatch efforts so far
, so it certainly has a big task ahead of it in the smartwatch future.
Sony competitor LG is expected to be the first company to offer a smartwatch running Android Wear. Motorola has also offered
details on its Android Wear-packin’ Moto 360 smartwatch
which will launch this Summer.
Motorola's Moto 360 uses Android Wear
Sony isn't alone in its choice to use its own OS either. Samsung uses Tizen in its
Gear 2 smartwatch
, but it has also signed on to use Android Wear in future devices.
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RE: Just a suggestion
3/25/2014 12:53:16 PM
Doesn't sound like a bad idea, but I am guessing its hard enough as it is getting people to spend $ on any smartwatch, so adding cost isn't going to help.
RE: Just a suggestion
3/26/2014 7:40:13 AM
If Zenith has a market for selling watches, then there's certainly a market for smartwatches. Not the same market as the people buying $15 Timex's, but a market nonetheless.
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