Google teams with Samsung for wearables platform


The Google and Samsung tie-up means Samsung will use Google’s Wear OS for its upcoming Galaxy smartwatches instead of its own Tizen platform. — AFP

SAN FRANCISCO: Google and Samsung said they were teaming up on a joint software platform for smartwatches and other wearables in a move ramping up competition with market leader Apple.

The move, announced at the Google developer conference in California, means Samsung will use Google’s Wear OS for its upcoming Galaxy smartwatches instead of its own Tizen platform.

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