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ASUS to Possibly Launch Android Wear Device at IFA

According to ASUS CEO Jerry Shen, who held an investors conference on Tuesday, a new Android Wear device may be debuted at this year’s IFA in Berlin, Germany.

Shen mentioned to investors that once announced, ASUS will followup the smartwatch with aggressive marketing efforts, but should not expect to see great revenue returns on the device or sequel device for roughly nine months. 

The following is a quote obtained by Focus Taiwan of ASUS’ CEO, stating, “We’re dreaming big about the future of wearable devices, but the dream will not come true this year or in the first half of next year because the market demand has not picked up.” 

Google announced Android Wear with ASUS as one of their partners, as were plenty of other companies. Much like Samsung and LG’s offerings, the ASUS-made Android Wear device is reported to be priced very affordably, making it an easy choice for consumers. However, at this time, no specifications or hardware details are known.

If ASUS does indeed launch an Android Wear device at IFA in September, will you be interested if it is a cheaper, more plasticy type of watch?

Via: Focus Taiwan
  • LG71

    They may release something, but will never update it. Not worth it for me. I love their laptops, but will never buy another tablet from them ever.

  • Mchl496

    While my laptop may be asus… im never going asus tablet or anything close to a tablet again. Never forget #TransformerPrime

  • Braden Abbott

    Please ASUS, no matter what you have to cut costs with, please make sure it has an excellent display. We have seen your focus on brightness before with your Super IPS Plus mode on devices in the past. We need you!

  • Nick V

    I love their products, so I am going to keep an eye out. If the Moto 360 is available before their announcement, then they may lose my sale, even if it looks great.

  • calculatorwatch

    Too bad they are going more for affordable rather than cool. I would love to see a Transformer Watch that docks inside something else.

    • Mech_Engr_09

      smartwatch inside a smartphone inside a tablet! mind blown!

      • calculatorwatch

        Exactly, one gadget to rule them all!

  • shamatuu

    didn’t think they would be interested in it.

  • Fatty Bunter

    I hope Android Wear is built with all kinds of wearables in mind (based on the name, it certainly seems like it). A ring, a wristband, a glove, headphones, whatever. I’d also love to see creation implementations of these.

    • Feed Jake

      Those tattoos that unlock your phone are a great idea, but I’m not that invested in unlocking my phone that I want to wear a sticker on my arm. But a ring would be an awesome way to do it.

  • Ramshambo2001

    Round “plasticy” maybe, and needs to not look like a calculator watch.

  • Bryan Mills

    Asus quality control hasn’t got any better, in my opinion, so, no I will not get one.

    • koopadoop

      Asus ROG products have been really good for a while, it just depends on the sector I guess.

      • T4rd

        I had to RMA my TF300 Tab 3 times for the tab and keyboard. They made me pay $20+ shipping each time and I had to wait about a month to get it back. So I paid $60 to not have a tab for 3 months. I’ve seen much worse horror stories several times on my computer forum for their motherboards and graphics cards. Thus, I’m not buying anymore of their products.

        • William_Morris

          I’ve had an ASUS Sabertooth mainboard and one of the 27″ slim LCD monitors for over 3 years without so much as 1 hiccup. I also have a 1st and 2nd gen Asus Nexus 7, both work fine. Heck, I even have an original TF101 still up and kicking. Diff’rent circumstances for diff’rent consumers, I suppose. :-

          • T4rd

            Yeah, the gist is; if you don’t have any issues, then Asus is great. But pray you don’t because you’ll be waiting a while to get a replacement and that’s if they don’t decide to randomly deny your RMA request for some bogus reason. I’m still using an Asus P6T Deluxe (X58) mobo thats had my i7 920 OC’d to 4 GHz for years without issue, it’s an awesome board, but I’m still not going to buy any more Asus products until they improve their RMA process significantly.

          • William_Morris

            Will hope the same for whatever products you have left, my friend.

          • T4rd

            Here’s one of the stories I’m talking about: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1764403&highlight=

            They eventually owned up to their mistake and replaced his card, but only after 3 months of fighting them on it. There’s many more similar stories I’ve read on there as well.

      • yeah, fvck Asus. My first gen N7 was nothing but headaches. I had to repair it myself. They suck.

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