We previously knew that Samsung was working on an Android Wear alternative to the company’s insipid Gear smartwatches, but we never imagined the device was this far along in the development pipeline. According to a CNET source familiar with Samsung’s plans, the company will introduce its first Android Wear-powered watch at Google I/O this week in San Francisco.
Samsung has reportedly been prototyping two smartwatch models; one packing a Qualcomm chip and the other powered by a processor of Samsung’s own design. CNET was unable to glean any other technical details, or even verify which variant the company intends to unveil this week.
Beyond Samsung’s plans, CNET confirmed reports that LG will launch its Android Wear device, the G Watch, at I/O.
Google I/O attendees will allegedly receive a free Android Wear device following the keynote. The last rumor pegged the G Watch as the gift of choice, but Samsung’s smartwatch isn’t outside the realm of possibility.
All should become clear in only a couple of days.