Sony won't use Android Wear for future products, but remains open to the platform

With the recent announcement of Google's new wearable platform, Android Wear, many well-known hardware manufacturers like Motorola and LG were listed as partners for the upcoming platform. One company that was noticeably absent from that list was Sony. Sony has created two smart watches, the Smart Watch and Smart Watch 2. The Smart Watch 2 was released at the tail end of 2013 and currently runs Android. 

According to CNET, ​Sony has confirmed that it will not be an official partner, and will not produce any Android Wear products in the immediate future. It will instead focus on its current offerings and focus on its own platform. While Sony has opted to pursue its own techonolgies it has not ruled out the option for future Android Wear products, and will continue to work closely with Google. While we wont see an Android Wear product for a couple months, it will remain to be seen how much of a difference there is between a wearable running Android and Android Wear. The Smart Watch 2 is currently available and is compatible with all Android smartphones running Android 4.0 or later.

Source: TechCrunch via CNETImage via Sony 

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