Android Wear powered Samsung smartwatch coming later this year

As the smartwatches based on Android Wear are getting popular, it is believed that the smartphone honcho Samsung is also planning to take a plunge into this particular segment. In an interview with Reuters, a Samsung executive has revealed that the firm is planning to announce a Tizen smartphone later this year. He also tipped that the South Korean tech giant is working on a new smartwatch that is claimed to be based on Android Wear.

Android Wear

As per The Verge report, Samsung has confirmed through an email that it’s first ever Android Wear powered smartwatch will be introduced by the end of this year. However, there are no other details pertaining to this new smartwatch that is in the pipeline.

Last month, Google announced the Android Wear software in order to expand its Android platform to the wearable devices. Well ahead of Samsung, other manufacturers such as Motorola and LG have already taken the wraps off their smartwatches based on Android Wear with the launch of Moto 360 and LG G Watch respectively. These devices are also in tow to be released this summer.

Though the upcoming smartwatch will be the first Samsung wearable device to be based on Android Wear, it is not the first such device to be launched by the firm. The Korean firm already has three watches namely Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo running on Tizen OS and Gear Fit running on Real-time OS that have been announced at MWC earlier this year. Already, in 2013 Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Gear based on an older version of Android OS.