Samsung Will Launch Another Smartwatch This Year, This One Powered by Android Wear

gear 21If you’re confused when it comes to Samsung’s smartwatch strategy, don’t worry — it looks like Samsung is just as confused as you are.

Last year, the company launched the Galaxy Gear, powered by a heavily customized version of Android. Suffice it to say we were not fans of the Galaxy Gear.

Earlier this month, three new smartwatches were added to the company’s lineup. The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are powered by Samsung’s own Tizen software, and the Gear Fit runs a completely different real-time operating system.

Now, Reuters has confirmed with Hankil Yoon, Samsung’s senior vice president of product design, that the company is currently developing its fifth smartwatch. And in keeping with the company’s strategy thus far,Verge says it has confirmed what Yoon hints at in his Reuters interview: The new device will run Android Wear, which is a tweaked version of Android that Google unveiled earlier this year.  More

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