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There have been rumors recently that LG's G Watch might be the focus of Google I/O's Android Wear discussion, with the nascent device possibly being handed out to attendees. Whether Moto's watch, the Moto 360, would make an appearance has remained unclear. Until today though, those were the only two Android Wear devices even rumored for I/O cameos.

Cnet has reported, however, that Samsung will (according to sources) be throwing its hat into the Android Wear ring at I/O as well, debuting an Android Wear smartwatch of its own. Cnet's sources only divulged that the manufacturer may show off a watch at I/O, one of two models apparently being developed (one with Samsung's own chips and one with Qualcomm processors).

Beyond that, absolutely no details have been revealed, so this is definitely a rumor to be taken with a grain of salt. Fortunately, the I/O keynote is just a handful of days away, so we should be finding out soon whether Samsung has a Googley wrist-mounted device in store.

Source: Cnet

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  • ClarkDV

    Why would they even give a crap about tizen with this being made.

    • Jon Snow

      Yeah I don't understand why they are dividing their attention when it comes to wearable tech

      • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

        I think they're still trying to figure out which way they want to go. Releasing a smartwatch so early seemed like a "First" kind of move, and now they're trying to find direction. As Cnet mentioned, Samsung has alluded to the idea that Android was too battery-hungry for a watch, so they switched to Tizen, and now they're trying Wear (allegedly).

        • akellar

          Well if the 36 hour stand-by time rumored for the G Watch is an indication of Wear battery life they may be sticking with Tizen.

          • PoisonApple31

            Screen always on, constantly talking to the watch, yeah Wear battery life will be crap compared to Tizen.

        • raj

          All samsung need to do for this smartwatch is get their price right.

      • taz89

        I think the current gear lines will be only for the galaxy devices and there future tizen devices. The Android wear versions will be for all Android devices. This way they have a wearable that will work with all Android devices and with tizen versions that is more tightly Integrated with there own devices and is not tied to google /wear development time table and will give Samsung the ability to do what they want. It's win win situation.

        • raj

          At the current moment it will only work with Android 4.3+ .

        • AbbyZFresh

          The problem is this, which line of watches will Samsung promote more? the Tizen gears, or the Android Wears?

        • Pratik Holla

          I am afraid they will end up half assing both ends of it. Problem with tizen is that with samsung, it posses less developer clout. Google has a higher reputation for bringing devs along. And the fact that the gear 2 was over-priced and confined to galaxy devices has not helped it pick up dev support. In addition, lets be honest, android wear UI looks WAY better than Tizen. If tizen and Android wear were sitting side by side each other, you would pick the nicely animated android wear watch.

          In addition, android wear looks like it has the 'notification at a glance' concept down solid and is pushing devs to make apps like that. Samsung, even with its second iteration, has not gotten it right as notifications are not as elegant and work with only a few apps. With their Gear watches, Samsung has had a "Lets get it out there and iterate approach" which I dont respect and nor should any customer.

          • PoisonApple31

            Have you even tried a Gear 2 or Neo? There hasn't been an app yet that I have tried that doesn't work with the notifications. All that is being missed out on is the Google Now integration - considering I barely use it, I don't regret my purchase at all.

    • Richard

      Battery life.
      LG G watch has rumored 36 hour standby time.
      The new Gear wearables are rated at 72 hours battery for light use.

      • Vito Lee

        I believe that the Gear 2 (Neo) aren't always on like the G Watch so that's probably why they have a longer battery life.

  • Tom Harman

    That's only compatible with galaxy series device's, loll.

  • nebula

    A Samsung android watch? I remember the last one. And suddenly, surprise mutherfuckers, your android watch is now running tizen!

    • C64

      That was the first thing i thought

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  • http://petercast.net Peterson Silva

    I just hope I/O isn't broadcast the same time as a World Cup match. I'd just hate to divide my attention between the two =P

    • Tomáš Petrík

      Oh I believe it is.
      Nigeria vs. Argentina is played at that time.

    • Mike Reid

      You just HAVE to know immediately ?

      I thought human multi-tasking was mandatory now anyway.

      • Brett Besa

        Humans can't multitask, they task switch.

        • Rizwan Qamar

          Humans can multitask :) see when when you shit and pee at the same time its multitasking :P

        • trimeta

          To be fair, before multi-core processors, that's all computers did too.

  • vgergo

    I would probably pick the Samsung out of the three. But only if there is zero byte of Samsung software on it. Samsung software is terrible, but when it comes to hardware Samsung managed to build some experience in watch making.

  • RiTCHiE

    The Moto 360 will kill them both!

  • SuyashSrijan

    *skinned Android Wear smartwatch, with more bloatware and gimmicks.

    • Thomas’

      Android Wear has other, more strict licensing agreements than Android.

  • Arch9

    galaxy wear!

  • Sigmund

    Samsung Galaxy Watch BS. I didn't had the opportunity to get anything for my Nexus 4 yet. -.- ... and no, i don't want a Pebble. Looks like a toy for me

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