Wearable tech brings Google at odds with Samsung
There is trouble in paradise again between Google and Samsung. First, it was disagreements regarding Android customization and now, the arguments revolve around Samsung’s wearable tech.
The Information reports that CEO of Google, Larry Page confronted Samsung’s Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee regarding the South Korean tech company’s decision to focus more on the Gear 2 and Gear Fit instead of the Android powered Gear Live. Talk about Google being touchy!
While the details of the heated conversation are not available, one thing is for sure. Google wants Samsung’s undivided attention! It wants its biggest hardware partner to focus most of its time to devices equipped with the Android platform. It was reported previously that Google did not even want Samsung to be treading the wearable tech waters until Android Wear was ready.
This request obviously was not adhered to with Samsung releasing Gear Live and paying more attention to Tizen powered devices. The meeting also revolved around Samsung’s modified version of Android, often referred to as TouchWiz. The company’s lineup of mobile apps designed to replace Google services like email and messaging was in addition, brought up.
Neither party has decided to comment on the issue.