Sony says no to Android Wear for now, will stick to its custom OS

Sony was one among the first of the electronics giant to jump into the smart watch category and it has so far launched a couple of smart watches. Until now, both the products haven’t really made it to the larger crowd. Sony SmartWatch does not use Android as its OS, but works with Android smartphones.


Last week, when Google announced Android Wear SDK for smart watches, LG and Moto were the first manufacturers to jump aboard with their LG G Watch and Moto 360 respectively. Sony was not a part of the list of manufacturing partners at that time and Sony don’t seem to be willing to be a part. Sony has announced that it will not adapt the Android Wear OS for its smart watches, but will continue to push its own OS for its smart watches.

According to Sony US head, the company has invested a lot of efforts and resources into the company’s own platform and it hopes to continue in that direction. In an update to the original statement, Sony has mentioned that it is still evaluating its options and is open to Android Wear.

Sony has tweeted from its official account saying that doors to Android Wear isn’t closed yet.


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