Com 1 announced awhile ago on Indiegogo that it was looking to launch a crowdsourced Android Wear. The device looked like the basic Android Wear device but its spec sheet caught our attention especially with the price tag it was potentially sporting. We were looking forward to seeing the end results but now it looks like we will never see the Com 1 smartwatch.
The project has been pulled due to a rights infringement complaint by Google. The Com team has already started to issue refunds and are working on a back up plan for those looking to stick with the start up. The team might just use another operating system instead of Android Wear.
So, why did Google pull the plug? Well, it might be because Com 1 promised Android Wear support and utilized the AW UI images and brand without first arranging some kind of deal with Google. Or, it might be because Google wants to run the show and isn’t letting just anyone jump on the Android Wear bandwagon. There is a lot of competition existing and coming up in the smartwatch marker, so Google wants to make sure it has full control with every chess piece move Android Wear makes. It wants to make sure OEMs are up to the standard of representing its smartwatch platform.
Maybe Com 1 just didn’t live up to Google’s expectations. Sad but most probably true.
Source: Android Authority