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Sony Decides to Pass on Android Wear OS for Their Future Smartwatches

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, Mar 26, 2014.

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    A number of different OEMs are getting on board with Google to use the new Android Wear OS for a line of smartwatches. Motorola is the OEM that seems to be going "all in" at the moment, but ASUS, LG, and HTC plan to get in on the action too. Even Samsung plans to introduce an Android Wear based smartwatch even though they are already offering their Galaxy Gear 2 and Gear Fit products with Tizen instead.

    It turns out there is one big hold-out. Sony has decided to pass on the Android Wear platform for their smartwatches. They will be continue developing their own in-house OS for wearables. Of course, it's possible they might change their mind in the future, but for now they will continue to forge their own path. Sony Mobile US boss Ravi Nookala revealed said:

    He also added,

    It might not be the wisest of moves in the long run because Android has proven itself time and time again, but it's easy to respect Sony for sticking to their guns. Do you think Sony can differentiate themselves from the crowd in the oncoming wearable smart-devices market?

    Source: CNET
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    Of course everything Sony does is proprietary then they wonder why their stuff fails. From PSP, Vita, Cameras, Memory, etc. They create a device then force you to use their memory at 10 times the cost of generic, then you need to use their batteries at 5 times the cost, etc. Just nuts that nothing they do is standard and they could be a bigger force but they still don't learn.
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    Well, its kind of what they do. They may fail at some things(like this), but they do help lead the technology push. You meantion cameras, You do know that they are the biggest camera sensor maker in the world, on top of that, they produce the best sensors on the market. There probably isnt one camera maker that does not use them(canon, nikon, olympus, panasonic, pentax, fuji).

    Anyways, on this topic, this was a bad decision. But it is good to have choices.
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    And don't forget BetaMax. That silly VHS format will never catch on. It's Beta to the end!