ASUS launches dozens of Android devices every year, and a new report has them working on a new wearable. It’s a smartwatch, and it’s set to run Google’s new Android Wear platform.
TechCrunch is reporting that ASUS is working on an Android Wear smartwatch that’s set to hit the streets later this year in September. Little is known about the device, but it’s said to have an AMOLED display and a very low price tag. Somewhere between $99 and $149 if the information passed to TechCrunch pans out.
It’s not the only new Android device ASUS is working on either, as they were one of several companies confirmed by Google yesterday as hardware partners for Android TV. It’s not the companies first time on the TV bandwagon, and it definitely won’t be their last. We just hope their version of Android TV goes over a little better than ASUS Cube did.
We may not know much about ASUS’s smartwatch plans at the moment, but that will change in the weeks ahead as it’s hard to keep a device under wraps these days. A low price point could make this one popular, but it’ll need something special to compete as 2014 is shaping up to be the year of the smartwatch.