Sony Smartwatch 3 Won’t run Android Wear

Sony was one of the first manufacturers to bring out a Smartwatch and all though it is already lacking behind with LG, Motorola and Samsung joining the battle with their Android Wear devices, Sony’s next gen Smartwatch 3 won’t run on Android Wear currently making it the only manufacturer to not have a smartwatch with Google’s Android Wear OS

According to Digi-Wo (Which has a great history of accurately leaking information about Sony products) we will see Sony reveal its new smartwatch during IFA 2014 where we can expect Sony to reveal a square designed smartwatch with much improved specs over its predecessor. However, mayor improvements have been made to the display as it now features a much higher resolution and a transflective screen, which allows you to look at your display even in direct sunlight.

In order to compete with Android Wear, Sony has made a great deal of changes to its OS as it has been completely redesigned, we can also expect more apps to become compatible with the OS. The smartwatch will feature build in WIFI but can also work via 3G when paired with a smartphone. Similar to other Android Wear Smartwatches, the device can be charged wirelessly and is water and dust proof.

Do you think Sony can still compete in the Smartwatch market or do you think they have already lost the battle? Let us know!

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1 comment

  1. What is it about the concept of an “ecosystem of apps, functionality and user integration” that companies like Sony simply choose to ignore and create their own OS in competition?

    Sony do NOT have ANY integration across any of their offerings – from PlayStation, various Audio Visual appliances, phones and computers. They all use disparate and third party OS’s. Why on earth would they persist in continuing to create their own wearable OS? Their own phones use Android – why wouldn’t they just use Android Wear?

    I think they would stand a decent chance against the likes of Samsung and LG if they produced a wear device.
    In 6 months time – after meagre sales of SW 3 – they will begrudgingly bring out SW 4 with Wear.

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