Google considers Fitbit purchase an investment in Wear OS


Wear OSAfter officially confirming the $ 2.1 billion acquisition of US Fitbit in the same week as rumors pointed to the deal, suspicions began to intensify over the possible arrival of its own smartwatch, previously called ” Pixel “. Watch “.

Following the formal confirmation from Rick Osterloh’s post, we had one more positioning by the search giant pointing to the deal as an important step in making the proprietary Wear OS system (formerly Android Wear) a more robust and current platform.

According to the blog post by Sameer Samat, Vice President of Product Management, Android, Google Play & Wear operating system, the contract is considered an excellent opportunity for Wear OS development, thanks to Fitbit’s knowledge of wearables.

This agreement underscores our belief in the importance of wearable technology and is also an excellent opportunity for Wear OS. We look forward to collaborating with Fitbit to bring together the best of our smartwatch platforms and healthcare applications and enable our partners to build the next generation of wearable devices.

For now, there is no conclusive information about the next steps yet, but it is expected that from now on, we will see a greater drive to make Wear OS more aligned with what the consumer market is looking for, gaining strength to compete with Tizen and watchOS. , and we can see our own device.

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