Samsung 2016 Latest News & Update: Android Wear Not Totally Dead Yet

By Snooky Grawls , Updated May 26, 2016 06:06 AM EDT

Samsung has been doing great coming out with smartphones one after the other though these are not the only ones Samsung has to offer. There is another segment, their Android Wear line, which unfortunately may not have any new smartwatch to offer though the company did refute the claims made by Fast Company.

Fast Company alleged earlier this week that some Samsung executives told the company that the company will no longer cater to Samsung Android Wear devices. In the same report, Tizen OS was singled out as far better in terms of battery management than Android Wear and one of the reasons tied up to the Android Wear row.

Samsung responds

It didn’t take long for Samsung to refute the claims, saying there was no truth to the rumor. In fact, Samsung says that they have not changed their commitment as far as the Android Wear line is concerned.

"We disagree with Fast Company's interpretation. Samsung has not made any announcement concerning Android Wear and we have not changed our commitment to any of our platforms."

Is Samsung buying time?

The response of Samsung may have (temporarily) doused water on the flames but some are not entirely buying it. In the eyes of many, the reply was seen more of Samsung pointing out that Fast Company was not able to interpret the whole situation in the manner that it should be.

It doesn’t change the fact that Samsung may have diverted its focus on its other products (i.e. smartphones) considering there are no new smart wearables lined up as of to date.

There is a chance that Samsung may be dilly-dallying as it tries to improve on its own OS (Tizen) and ponder on the future of its smartwatch line.

Samsung has the knack of quietly exiting the scene, something they did with their camera line before that ended up being discontinued. Will the Android Wearable line follow the same fate?

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