Samsung Snubs Report On Android Wear Discontinuation

by CXOtoday News Desk    May 26, 2016

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Samsung has rejcted the news regarding the discontinuation of its Android wearables, citing that the company has not made any announcement regarding its Android wear and that it has not altered its commitment for any of its product line up.

While the company may have strongly rejected the claims of the Fast Company’s findings, speculations are on the rise as Samsung has not disclosed any further plans for its wearable devices, running on Android OS. 

The report highlighted that Samsung officials have claimed that Tizen OS come as a better alternative for wearables, fetching a higher power back up and better compatibility with the company’s other smart devices.

Samsung has retained the top slot when it comes to shipments of Android smartphones for quite some time now. This however can’t be hold true for the company’s wearable devices running on Android with just one smartwatch, Gear Live available in the market.

Google and Samsung have witnessed minor scuffles in the past. In the year 2014, Larry page, the then CEO of Google informed the Vice Chairman of Samsung, Jay Y. Lee that he is disappointed as Samsung is favouring Tizen Operating System against Android. 

While the co-CEO of Samsung Electronics, J.K Shin in the year 2013 said that he visualizes Tizen and not Android for running its portfolio of products.

The nascent smartwatch market is presently dominated by Apple Watch, despite being not the most important offering of the company. The Cupertino based electronics giant shipped a total of 1.5 million units in the first quarter of 2016 as per IDC figures, helping the company bag the topmost position in the segment.

The total smartwatch shipments for the quarter stood at 3.2 million units, giving Apple a significant share of 46 percent.