Samsung may surprise us with Android Wear smartwatch next week

Looks like there are more surprises in store for us at the Google I/O than we had expected till now, even as a report is now pointing out the possibility of a Samsung smartwatch having been slated for unveiling at the event. This apparent device won’t be a Tizen-based affair this time around, with Android Wear being its platform of choice.

Samsung committing to the said OS will mean a good thing for Google, seeing the company’s large market share with its other products. This is probably why Mountain View’s annual developer conference has been chosen as the stage to unveil it to the world.

Samsung Gear 2

Expect no design innovations with the device though, as it is said to have been based on the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo gadgets. A source in the know of CNET has revealed that the South Korean giant has readied two different models of its Android Wear smartwatch, with one among them grabbing a Samsung chip and the other, a Qualcomm unit. However, it’s unclear which one will be showcased at the event.

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An ambiguous piece of information which the aforementioned source has provided is that LG and Motorola will also be launching their respective Android Wear devices at Google I/O next week. Whether this applies to the already showcased LG G Watch and the Moto 360 or completely new smartwatches remains unclear. We’re betting on the former possibility.

As we wait for the developer conference to get underway and finally make everything clear about the rumored Nexus device, the next Android version and the fresh Samsung smartwatch, the atmosphere is getting restless. Make sure to come back to this space again for knowing what happens at the event.