Ever since day one of its existence, Android Wear has had partner companies we haven’t heard a peep out of in terms of products to show, the most popular being Samsung. While we knew the South Korean OEM was signed on to offer Android-powered watches in the near future, its own flagship Gear wearable line made the switch to Samsung’s own Tizen OS recently — and we haven’t heard very much since. That all changes today though, as a report out of CNET suggests a Samsung Android Wear Watch will make an appearance next week at Google I/O for its official launch.
Samsung reportedly has two Wear-powered watch models in the pipeline, one built off of Samsung processors (most likely Exynos-branded), and one based on Qualcomm’s offerings. The source doesn’t state which one of these will be launched during I/O this week.
Samsung, of course, declined to comment, but this definitely has us thinking that Android Wear will be the main focus of I/O this year.
LG is expected to introduce its G Watch at the event, and we’re expecting a peek at Motorola’s Moto 360 as well. As for the yearly I/O giveaways, last we heard a free G Watch was in the cards. Now we’re hearing otherwise, as one person tells CNET that the Samsung watch will be given out.
If you’re going to I/O this year, it sounds like you’ll be having a swell time for sure.