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Samsung to launch new SIM enabled wearable at IFA

News by Luke Jones on Wednesday August 27, 2014.

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The Galaxy Gear 2 is about to get a new sibling
The Galaxy Gear 2 is about to get a new sibling

When a new mobile oriented event arrives, we are not content with just seeing what smartphones and tablets are released as the wearable market is now making its presence felt. No company has done more to pad out the smart watch market than Samsung, but then the Korean giant does that in any category. At its IFA press event in Berlin next week, Samsung will launch yet another smart watch from its Galaxy Gear range.

SamMobile, who is just about the most reliable source on all things Samsung has said today that the company will release the Galaxy Gear Solo wearable next week. It will land alongside the Galaxy Note 4 smartphone, and will be the much talked about SIM enabled smart watch from the company. While there is speculation about whether this is Android Wear or Tizen based, we think it is probably going to be running Samsung?s own Tizen software. That's because the Korean company sees the platform as its base for wearable tech in the future, while there is also the little fact that Android Wear does not support SIMs.

The Galaxy Gear Solo could be the most important smart watch that Samsung has ever made. A SIM enabled Gear could be the first true smart watch that will allow the user to make and receive calls and could expand the smart watch idea towards being a standalone product.

Samsung faces increased competition in the wearable market with HTC and ASUS set to join the Android Wear party next week. Of course, the round faced Motorola Moto 360 and LG G Watch R to land, both of them with the chance of capturing the imaginations of consumers. Samsung is now apparently working on its own round faced smart watch to counter those devices, but that product will not arrive until the end of the year.

source: SamMobile

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