Samsung's first attempt at putting together an advanced smartwatch based on Android, the Galaxy Gear, met with a very rough reception at the tail end of last year, and the company quickly switched to its own Tizen software for the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. In emailed comments to The Verge, Samsung has confirmed Yoon's timeline of a 2014 release for its new smartwatch and clarified that it will indeed be using Android Wear. Together with the Gear Fit, which runs its own custom software, Samsung will soon be supporting three different operating systems for its wearable devices.
Google announced Android Wear back in March. A Developer Preview of Android Wear is already available, you can learn more about it here.
Motorola was the first to debut a watch powered by Android Wear. The Moto 360 has an iconic design, featuring a round face and premium materials. Check it out here.
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