Rumour has it that Sony is looking to launch the Smartwatch 3 at IFA 2014 taking place next month in Berlin, Germany. It seems that the device will not be part of Android Wear and will follow the footsteps of its predecessor, the Smartwatch 2.
The Smartwatch 3 will sport a low-power transflective LCD display and be WiFi-capable, hence allowing it connect to the internet independently of the need of a smartphone. The device will also be waterproof, dust resistant, and could support wireless charging. It seems the company is planning to keep to the traditional square design for the device.
Hopefully with Sony’s pull away from Google’s Android Wear platform, we’ll see a better and improved version of its own operating system this around. We’re not quite sure whether this is such a smart move but it sure is a risky one especially so late in the game.
Only time will tell whether ruling out Android for its smartwatch is a genius of a move or the stupidest move the company has ever made.