Jun 21 AT 9:15 AM Nick Sarafolean 9 Comments

Samsung set to launch Android Wear smartwatch at Google I/O

Galaxy Gear Fleksy

Things just got interesting in the wearables world. According to a new report from CNET, Samsung is planning to show off a new smartwatch powered by Android Wear at next week’s Google I/O conference. For nearly a year, Samsung has been creating its own smartwatches, initially powered by Android, but then switching to Tizen. With Android Wear specifically designed for devices like smartwatches, it seems that Samsung is willing to go back and test the Android waters.

Samsung is said to be creating two versions of the smartwatch. One model would contain a Samsung processor while the other would contain a Qualcomm chip. It wasn’t specified which one would be shown off at Google I/O, but both should perform well.

If the rumors shape up to be true, then we should see smartwatches from LG, Samsung, and Motorola all hitting at the same time, making for some stiff competition in the wearable market. As we don’t know everything about the devices yet, we’ll hold off judgement until all three are officially revealed. We can’t deny, though, that the circular Moto 360 is tempting.

Which smartwatch are you most looking forward to?

Source: CNET

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