Anonymous, 14 Oct 2016Android Wear is a proprietary OS. Google never released its source code, just some base compon... moreAndroid Wear is an open source OS with closed source components. That doesn't make it proprietary.
why round screen?
everyone understand rect shape screen can be better utilized. can use the space at corners, along the edge efficiently
can the manufacturerers be a bit more practical?
I wonder if these watches will have that outside bezel touch thing. I think it's Google's Project Soli.
Anonymous, 14 Oct 2016Smartwatches appeared to be not as profitable as manufactures expected. That's the reason.Maybe. It sewms that Apple is the only one doing well in the smartwatch space
OMHO Google should rely only on software and services. They should left the hardware components to others like HTC Samsung etc.
Am sure these smartwaches and Pixels phone will be bigger failure to them.
I wonder if Google's Project Soli is on these new watches. That would be really cool if it did.
pika2000, 14 Oct 2016Android wear definitely needs some boost from mothership Google. The OEMs ran out of ideas alr... moreSmartwatches appeared to be not as profitable as manufactures expected. That's the reason.
t064r, 14 Oct 2016Where in the article does it said Google will use proprietary OS?? Google has Android Wear, ch... moreAndroid Wear is a proprietary OS. Google never released its source code, just some base components as part of AOSP. You can't build a functional OS from them.
As long as good battery life (3 days min), and not this Pixel crap, I am in.
Let me guess...it'll be priced similarly to Pixel phones? No, thank you. Google is taking the wrong direction.
CWWOIL TNAYRB, 14 Oct 2016if it's battery life no gonna last a week then it's not smart enough.Ok. By your logic.
Your not smart, you can't last a week without food.
Your phone is not smart enough also.. it dies in 1 or 2 days.
Your PC is super dumb, it dies once it get plug out.
Android wear definitely needs some boost from mothership Google. The OEMs ran out of ideas already. Samsung already decided to do tizen. Asus/LG don't even care anymore. Huawei didn't even bother to include ambient light sensor on theirs (yeah user have to adjust brightness manually). The only decent one is Moto 360, and Lenovo is bored with it already. It shows that the OEMs are losing direction. If Google wants to remain relevant in the wearable game, they need to do something.
Anonymous, 14 Oct 2016I won't buy a device with a proprietary OS. This is not OK, Google.Where in the article does it said Google will use proprietary OS?? Google has Android Wear, chances are, that's what will be used on the their smartwatch.
Just dropped $699 for an Apple Watch, you are a bit late Google.
if it's battery life no gonna last a week then it's not smart enough.