The unconfirmed Samsung wearable we’ve been hearing about over the last few weeks has been mentioned in yet another report. According to latest word from SamMobile, Samsung’s very next smartwatch will be called the Galaxy Watch and there will be no Gear S4 this year. The tech blog is confident in this and goes even further to clarify what more to expect from the upcoming timepiece.
We first heard about the possibility of a Wear OS smartwatch made by Samsung a few months ago. Shortly after we passed along the report, the rumor was shut down by tipsters. However, the once rumor has come back into full circle after a trusted leaker reported that the watch is real and could launch later this year after all.
We’ve been hearing about the possibility of an LG smartwatch for a few months now. However, we are yet to see any images or leaked photos of the watch. LG might be keeping it a secret, but nobody can hide from the FCC. A few days ago, a mysterious LG watch made its way to the FCC, leaking some information with its certification documents.
A trusted source believes Samsung could be on to something nobody would have expected. Evan Blass reported on Twitter that some Samsung employees were caught wearing Wear OS powered Gear smartwatches. This is the first time we’ve heard of the possibility of a Samsung Gear smartwatch with Google’s Wear OS platform, though we’re not convinced just yet that it’ll happen.
Google I/O 2018 was held last week and shortly afterwards, the search giant released a second developer preview for Wear OS. The first preview of Android P for the wearable platform was outed for developers and manufacturers on April 1, and a whole list of smartwatches that received the Wear OS name following the transition from Android Wear were confirmed to get the update once made available publicly. We don’t know when that will happen, but a more stable preview build [Read More]
A Wear OS smartwatch could be right around the corner having passed through the FCC earlier this week. This is usually one of the last stops a product takes in gaining its approval and certification for sale in US markets. Can you guess which company it’s from?
Last week, Google introduced a new Wear OS build based on the Android P system upgrade for mobile. The operating system for wearables has been due for a substantial upgrade, but this is more or less another incremental upgrade. Here’s everything we know.
A few days ago, a Google community manager made an important announcement that would rebrand Android Wear to the name Wear OS. The operating system for smartwatches will now be called Wear OS everywhere you see it, and this change continues to roll out in many places.