With just a week left for Google’s developer conference to kick off, a new report from CNET suggests that Samsung will unveil its first Android Wear device at the conference, citing sources familiar with the matter. The device is likely to be similar to the Samsung Gear devices released last year. Android Wear, announced in March, is Google’s operating system designed specifically for smartwatch and wearables.
The device is said to be powered by Samsung’s own chips together with another model of processors produced by Qualcomm. The company refused to provide a comment on the Android Wear device but stated that it’s “committed to relentless innovation and new products are always in development.”
The first generation of Samsung’s smartwatch was powered by Google’s mobile operating system while the second generation of Gear and the Gear 2 Neo ran Samsung’s own open-source software called Tizen since the company found out that running Android on its smartwatch and wearable devices greatly reduces its battery life.