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Samsung, others seek piece of nascent smartwatch market

AP     4th September, 2015 09:54:51 printer

Samsung, others seek piece of nascent smartwatch market

New York: Samsung and other tech companies showcased new computerized wristwatches this week — all aimed at challenging Apple, a relative newcomer to selling smartwatches.

 

Apple Watch was the leading smartwatch in the second quarter, with an estimated 4 million shipped worldwide, for a market share of more than 75 percent, according to Strategy Analytics. Samsung was a distant second with 400,000 shipped and a 7.5 percent market share.

 

However, the market is still nascent, and Apple Watch isn't an option for people who use Android smartphones.

 

Samsung's Gear S2 will work on Android — and for the first time, not just Samsung's Android phones. Meanwhile, watches running Google's Android Wear software will now work with Apple's iPhones.

 

Here's a look at how the watches compare and how the marketplace is shaping up in light of this week's developments at the IFA tech show in Berlin.

 

 


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