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Sony won't use Android Wear

Google is hoping that smartwatch makers will opt to use Android Wear, 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.

Source: CNET





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