Sony won’t use Android Wear for its smartwatches

Sony, one of the most fervent supporters of the Android platform, has said it won’t be embracing the smartwatch version of the software that Google recently announced. Android Wear is a customized, trimmed-down variant of the mobile operating system intended to reside on wearable devices of various form factors — starting off with smartwatches — but Sony has taken the position that it has already invested too much in its own watch OS. The SmartWatch 2 that Sony introduced at IFA last year is actually the fourth generation of its smartphone companion device, with the software gradually evolving and maturing every year. It’s therefore understandable that, at least for the present time, Sony would seek to continue building on the…

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