Motorola abandons the connected watch race

These are bad times for Android Wear. A few weeks ago, major smartwatch manufacturers including Huawei, LG and Motorola announced that they would not release any new devices to the market for the rest of the year. One of the main reasons that could have motivated this was, in all likelihood, Google's decision to postpone the release of Android Wear 2.0 until the beginning of next year, a decision that logically harms all manufacturers who intended to launch an Android Wear smartwatch, since they would not be able to offer the slightest function that would differentiate them from the models which will not be updated for this excellent update of AndroidWear.

But apparently, it seems that one of them, Motorola, has decided to throw in the towel and according to The Verge, the head of global product development of the mobile division of Motorola and Lenovo, Shakil Barkat “there is not enough market appeal to launch a new smartwatch on the marketAt least right now. Without Moto in circulation, Google finds itself without one of its main dancing partners since the arrival of Android Wear on the market with the first generation of Moto 360. According to Barket “wearables don't have enough appeal , at least for us, so for now we will stop launching new models, although this does not mean that in the future we will be able to return to the market.

One of the main functions that Android Wear 2.0 will bring us is to try to make smartwatches more independent from smartphones, adding functions that allow us to control functions directly from our wrist, as well as offering important improvements in personalization and especially in their performance. At the moment we do not know if the rest of the manufacturer they will continue to bet on Android Wear or if they will make the jump to TizenSamsung's operating system, which although has its limitations in terms of applications, demonstrates much greater agility, performance and battery consumption than Android Wear.

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