Friday , June 8 2018

Lenovo signifies interest in wearables, and maybe Android Wear

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Lenovo is set to enter the wearables market according to Lenovo Mobile Division president, Liu Jun. Jun told Mobile Geeks that we’d see a Lenovo wearable before the end of the year, hopefully, or early next year.

This really shouldn’t be a surprise; Jay Parker, president of Lenovo North America announced at CES in January that Lenovo would be probably be doing so.We’ll be interested to see whether Lenovo goes down the path of an Android Wear device, or some other platform (as Samsung has done with the Gear 2, for example). Google hasn’t specifically mentioned Lenovo when outlining its hardware partners, so it’s entirely possible that Lenovo’s going it alone (like Sony has done).

Lenovo being more of a presence in APAC than elsewhere in the world suggests that the watch may first launch into Asian markets rather than the US, but that’s really just speculation; we’ve no information on where a Lenovo wearable will show up.

One hopes that once the Motorola Mobility sale goes through, Lenovo take a bit of inspiration from the hugely anticipated Moto 360.

Source: Mobile Geeks.
Via: Android Central.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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