Asus Moving Away From Android Wear Due to Poor Battery Life

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Asus Moving Away From Android Wear Due to Poor Battery Life

Android Wear may be the most popular OS for wearables right now but that doesn't mean its perfect.

As with most mobile technology, the battery life of wearables is a major issue for both manufacturers and users, and its one that has been targeted by Asus in new comments made by CEO Jerry Shen. He has suggested that the company could be moving away from the Android Wear OS as a way to use power more efficiently: ""The major concern is about saving power.We will continue to work with Google on Android Wear, and we will have another [ZenWatch] that is not based on Android Wear and features a longer battery life."

So the company will retain Android Wear for their next few wearables but will develop its own OS for the future, hopefully one which will mean we don't have to charge our watches every evening, which is far from convenient. Asus could release as many as three smartwatch devices in the next year, including one which featues its own SIM card and can make and receive calls.

The first Asus ZenWatch is available now.



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