Sony won't make devices based on Android Wear for the time being
Google announced Android Wear couple of weeks ago and its also revealed the list of partners for the same but it seems like Sony won't be joining in. It will instead pursue its own road with its smartwatches and other wearable technology products. Ravi Nookala – Head of Sony Mobile US, has stated that Sony will continue to work on its Android-based smartwatches because it has already invested money and time in it.
In a statement later on, Sony stated that it has not closed down its door to Android Wear but it wants to focus on SmartWatch 2 and SmartBand for the time being.
So that pretty much means that we won't be seeing any Android Wear based devices from Sony at least this year. Sony surely crashed a lot of hopes when it stated that it will not integrate its SmartWatch platform with Android Wear.
"We're excited about the potential of Android Wear to extend the mobile OS experience into wearable devices. While we are currently focused on our in-market wearable offering, including SmartWatch 2, we continue to work closely with Google as a key partner and continue to evaluate opportunities across a number of areas as we extend our SmartWear Experience. We've already invested time and resources on this platform, and we will continue in that direction," said Nookala speaking to CNET.
Sony will eventually jump on the Android Wear wagon as per us if things turn out positively for the platform. If it becomes popular, there's surely no stopping Sony. But for the time being, there would be no wearable device from Sony based on Android Wear.