Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Sep 2016 21:25 UTC
Android

Time stands still for some in the smartwatch market.

With Apple set to release "Series 2" of its Watch and Samsung prepping its Gear S3 timepiece, many of the biggest players that have embraced Google's Android Wear software have decided to hit pause on their own efforts.

It seems like only Apple and Samsung are willing - and capable - of propping up what is at best a lukewarm product segment.

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Goes to what I have long said.
by Windows Sucks on Thu 15th Sep 2016 01:47 UTC
Windows Sucks
Member since:
2005-11-10

Android is popular on phones and that's cause everyone needs a phone.

Out side of that Googles other products like Chrome cast and Chrome books etc don't run Android.

Things like Android TV and Android Wear are complete flops.

Google should keep Android to Phones and a some tablets and that's about it. (Might be best to sell those them selves at this point)

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

And update the Play Store contracts to require OS updates or when not respected, the access to Play Store would be invalidated.

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l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

"Android is popular on phones and that's cause everyone needs a phone. "

Exactly. Very few people actually "need" a smartwatch right now (i.e., in their current form, state and capabilities). Quite a number of people need fitness trackers, but of those there are many, being orders of magnitude better than what smartwatches offer in this area.

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Windows Sucks Member since:
2005-11-10

Right.

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