Motorola is putting Android smartwatches on hold1 min read

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Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch is a great Android Wear. But the company has no plan to introduce a newer version of it. According to The Verge, Lenovo-owned Motorola confirmed it won’t launch a smartwatch on Android Wear for 2016, as it doesn’t see enough of a market opportunity.

Shakil Barkat, head of global product development at Moto, said: “The company doesn’t see enough pull in the market to put a new smartwatch out at this time.” He also added: “Wearables do not have broad enough appeal for us to continue to build on it year after year.” Barkat said and indicated that smartwatches and other wearable devices will not be in Moto’s annual device roadmap.

Moto 360
Moto 360

Smartwatches were once considered as the next big device but the sale is decreasing. That is why Google’s Android Wear 2.0 has been delayed until next year. And to remind you only a few companies have updated their Android Wear this year. So, the Moto 360 released in 2015 is expected to receive an update to the new software. But the original model launched in 2014 will not.


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