According to CNET, Samsung will appeal to Google’s Android Wear OS for their next wearable device. Google is holding its I/O developer conference next week and the rumor is Samsung will use this opportunity to introduce their next smartwatch. The fact that Samsung is looking to use Android Wear in its future devices shows us that they are committed to maintaining a strong relationship with Google, despite the appearance of Tizen. The Korean company used their own OS for the former smartwatch (Gear 2 Neo).

What is Android Wear?

It’s a new platform designed by Google specifically for wearable devices. It is based on the Android operating system, except it’s lighter than the former. This helps especially with preserving battery life. One of the reasons Samsung chose Tizen instead of Android for the Gear 2, was that Android was not optimized for the basic functions that a smartwatch uses. This caused the battery to drain a lot faster.

Android Wear wants to bring the world closer to you. The slogan ‘information that moves with you’ pretty much sums it up. You can learn more about what Android Wear is all about in the video above. The purpose of the smartwatch is to give you live suggestions that will make your life easier. You can access everything from live directions, notifications, Google searches and more with a simple voice command.

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Samsung is not the only manufacturer to look towards Android Wear. Reports indicate that Motorola and LG will both release smartwatches using Google’s OS, with the possibility of seeing them at the same I/O event.

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